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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer

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151 Reviews

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Reviews: 151
Hads: 545
Avg: 2.69
pDev: 49.07%
Wants: 21
Gots: 178 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

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Photo of Lahoi
2.31/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A very cool bottle, but wasted on a very below average beer. I fully intended on liking this beer based on the bottle alone, but alas, I could not. It's sort of like a bad Rolling Rock. It smelled skunky. Maybe that's normal, or maybe it's because of the green bottle that lets in too much light. It didn't taste all that skunky, though, so that's a plus! This is just a typical AAL in a superb package, which is why my overall score is a 4.0.

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Photo of importedfromdet
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks nicely carbonated, lighter. Small head. Awesome bottle.

Smells of a regular macro lager. Sweet notes.

Taste is very basic, of a macro lager but crisp. Mostly of grain. Very basic, but ends smooth.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Smooth all the way thru.

Overall it is a simple bill, but very drinkable. A step up above typical American macros. If looking for something smooth, non-offensive, this fits the bill.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
2.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Free bottle from my local craft shop. Not expecting much but who knows.

Look - Pours crystal clear yellow with a finger of bone white head that leaves quicker than it showed up. Carbonation appears nearly dead. Lacing isn't even a factor.

Smell - This is the most skunked thing I have ever put up to my nose. There is nothing else to mention in this department.

Taste - More skunk. Bit of white bread. Even more skunk.

Feel - Medium bodied with zero carbonation. Swallows like water and thankfully drops the skunk.

Overall - Not much to say. Another generic green bottled euro lager.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.52/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The five is for the rad bottle. Best part of this beer. Otherwise just a watery lager. Smells like your typical green bootle Heineken or moose head or what have you but hardly has any flavor. Maybe if wet is a flavor. It is wet.

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Photo of eaglesont
2.89/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

dat bottle doe....

I could always use a little enlightenment to make up for my poor life choices. So when the opportunity to try this "enlightened beer" came around I didn't want to miss my chance.

First impressions are, great bottle, and I am going to save that one. Once opened, I poured into a cold glass. Basic white froth, aroma light and sweet if any. Light yellow color, straw I guess you could say. Taste is sweet, notes of honey, but finishes pretty poorly. No really malt presences. Mouthfeel is silky, lingering finish.

Over all it is what it is. A Chinese made beer for the masses. Points for bottle creativity, points subtracted for lacking enlightenment.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge not too long ago, having never had or seen this before. Yes, the bottle was the best attribute of this beer but it didn't taste anywhere near as bad as I thought it would and easily beat out the big-market Macros that this would inevitably end up being lumped in with. Since this was only sold via the single bottle, I didn't buy more than one but I would grab six of these at a time if they were sold that way!

Nice golden pour to this with a thin head that settled down pretty quickly. Not a big aroma to this either there was just some grain and honey to it that wasn't easily discernible. Lots of dough in the taste along with a hint of filler and some grass in the aftertaste, with the feel of blood orange juiciness to keep this light and lively. Good amount of carbonation here and fuller than other European counterparts of this style, with the grain sticking around a bit in the aftertaste. No skunkiness in this bottle, thank God!

A nice amount of alcohol kept this at the session level and it would have been easy to down another bottle of this after giving it the inspection. Can't say that I've seen or had anything like this and even though it was an Australian beer brewed in China, this stood up as well as anything like this from Europe or America. Great for the summer when a simple "lawnmower beer" just won't cut it!

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Photo of Ike_Potter
1.92/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear Pale yellow color with plain white head and very light lacing. Skunky smell and an off putting taste. Decent finish but definitely a beer you'd wanna drink very cold but then it's not worth the price

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Photo of Weisenbeer
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Smooth when cold. Had with sushi. Not bad, but let's face it, the Chinese are not known for beer. I say stick to fireworks and math my Chinese friends.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.71/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From bottle, Clear light yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grass, citrus. Taste is watery with notes of citrus and grass. Needs to be very cold.

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Photo of Nickholland
2.27/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The bottle is the best part of the beer. It's by no means a drain pour but it's nothing special, lacks any real flavor. Pretty similar to an adjunct lager with that skunky euro flavor.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.31/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

June 25, 2015

11.2 oz Buddha bottle, pils glass

A – Medium straw and very clear. A thin white head appears on the pour and disappears quickly. A lot of effervescence.

S – Flour and uncooked bread dough, and grainy-sweet. Maybe some very light herbal hops, a bit of corn/rice-like sweetness. Just not much here.

T – Uncooked bread dough, grainy-sweet with a bit of rice. Hops are very low, but slightly herbal, perhaps with a touch of lemongrass.

M – Moderate-high carbonation and mildly effervescent. A light crisp sweetness, with just a bit of slickness, and a tinge of bitterness on the finish.

O – Let’s be honest: the best thing about this beer is the bottle it came in. However, it is comparable to the better versions of adjunct lagers, not horribly sweet or cloying or slick. Actually a pretty well-made, though watered-down and fairly aroma-less and flavor-less. I would not decline another one (if it was free.)

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fruity, light, and a hint of honey. Very refreshing.

Would drink again. Although at the price point, probably wouldn't outright search it out to purchase again.

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Photo of Suds
1.61/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From an interesting green, Buddha-shaped bottle, this beer is pale yellow with no real head. The aroma is sulfur and grain. The taste is slightly salty, and sweet. No real malt or hop character. Not appealing at all.

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Photo of mactrail
2.89/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellowish color in the Belgian goblet. Dissapointing head, but it's plenty spritzy on the tongue. Flavor is corn, soybeans, club soda. Faint flowery aroma is the one nice feature.

This is really no worse than a lot of cheap Euro lagers, even to the wee skunky hop note. I wouldn't drink anything regularly from China though. From the 11.16 oz bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Photo of jesticals
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Love the look of the bottle. It smells great but the taste left something to be desired. Tastes like overly carbonated water with a splash of beer flavor...but just a splash. Overall, for the cost, not worth it.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.01/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet JUST BECAUSE.

Look: Crystal clear light golden body with nice rising bubbles. A white head dissipates to a cirrus cloud film. Light lacing.

Aroma: A skunk must have took residence inside this green bottle.

Taste: Thankfully, the skunk did not leave any traces of himself in the taste profile. The beer starts off a bit sweet and malty, some grains and cereal adjuncts for good measure, with a semi-grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body.

Overall: I am delighted that I did not buy a $10 sixes of this. I bought a single bottle for just over $2. This beer is no better or worse than any other green-bottle skunk bomb on the market.

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Photo of FrothFanatic
3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle says imported from China so not quite sure why this site has listed as an import from Australia. Nonetheless the bottle of the beer is awesome looking pretty much the main reason I bought the beer. It smells like an ordinary lager but tastes a lot better then your typical lagers. Real malty sweetness but balanced perfectly with bitterness. Pours a beautiful gold head dissipates quickly, lots of bubbles very little to no lacing retention on glass. Overall a pleasant little beer with a 4.8 abv would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.64/5  rDev +72.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle says product of China not Australia. Pours golden yellow. Little to no head. Very crisp and refreshing. Tastes like a euro lager from Germany etc... without general skunkiness. Was such a great beer.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.16 oz. Funky green bottle poured into a pils glass. Gift from father-in-law

A- clean, golden-straw body with loads of carb. White head quickly drops to a thin film. Decent stick.

S- sweet, like creamed corn. A little grassy and minty. Maybe a little floral.

T- definitely sweet. More of the corn flavor. Faint, grassy hops. Fairly crisp finish.

M- Clean and heavily carbonated (providing a tingle).

O- mostly a novelty beer for the cool bottle. Not the worst, but doesn't stand out. Probably not something I'd purchase again.

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Photo of pat61
3.29/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale straw with a 1” rapidly dissipating head
S: Perfume and light grains, a dash of corn perhaps.
T: Has an appreciable level of malt character for a euro lager with traces of grain sweetness and a very mild bitter finish.
F: Medium light body, medium to medium low carbonation.
O: The beer is probably more interesting for the bottle than its contents.

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Photo of zac16125
2.16/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

330mL bottle into a Stella Chalice
no bottling dates

A: Crystal clear, very light pale yellow, just over 1/2 fingers width of white head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves only a few small patches of lacing. 3.25

S: Skunky, sweet malts, floral noble hop notes, 2.25

T: Adjunct-y, corn like, some sweet malts, subtle noble-type hop characters. Not very good at all. 2

M/D: Medium body, carbonation low and generally undercarbed, drinkability is low. 2.25

O: So I essentially just bought this for the cool ass bottle. Turns out that is by far the best part of this product. Beer is pretty bad, not a drain pour, but certainly nothing I would purchase again. Honestly one of the worst beers I've had in a while. At least I have this sick bottle to add to my collection! 2

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Photo of CraigS119
1.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Something my dad had in the fridge at his place cuz he "thought it was cool." Looks like piss. Smells of pungent apple cider vinegar, faint hint of acid. Tastes like a watered-down rancid apple juice. Down the drain it's going unless my fiance like it! 1/10

What she said: "Wow.. I did not expect that. Very mild, almost no aftertaste. I think that you would say that it's a watered-down beer, but I like it." 8/10

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Photo of Kavanaghkt
4.01/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I tried this beer on St Patrick's Day Parade the Saturday before the holiday. I had seen the bottle several times before but never tried it. I highly recommend trying this beer, it's definitely worth the bottle as a souvenir.

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Photo of Elaineblo
2.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This beer is very light, smells like bong water, it has the taste of weed watered down/hemp. which is just horrible. On vacation visiting my parents my dad asked why I smelt like weed.....it was very awkward!

The only thing cool about the bottle is using it for crafts but the drink itself is horrible even if you like a light fizzy beer

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer brewed by The Lucky Drink Company, with an ABV of 4.8% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of american lager. The smell is sweet, with some grains and malts. Not much to the smell of this brew. The taste is rich with flavor. You pick up on grains in the taste of this brew. Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer is rich, smooth and refreshing. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This is nice drinking brew. Overall I'm giving Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again, thank you The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
65 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.