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Lucky Buddha Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

Not Rated.
Lucky Buddha BeerLucky Buddha Beer

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BA SCORE
63
poor

262 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-06-2007)
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rw1992

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +13.6%

05-12-2014 02:48:58 | More by rw1992
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Soto

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

05-09-2014 04:52:29 | More by Soto
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Giesch

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

05-08-2014 20:48:45 | More by Giesch
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Johnroby

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

05-08-2014 00:10:08 | More by Johnroby
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bkrbdan

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

05-03-2014 19:46:13 | More by bkrbdan
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +13.6%

04-30-2014 19:50:33 | More by tdm168
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.21/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden color with a one finger head of white foam and tons of big carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a very low level of retention, fading fast to leave almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is very light with just a hint of a corn like sweetness as well some rice and a bit of grass.

Taste – The taste begins with a light corn sweetness mixed with some rice and a little bit of bread. Upfront there is also some light hay tastes as well as a faint grass flavor. As the taste advances the grass and hay fade all while the corn grows even more potent and sweet. In the end a sweet but moderately smooth flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Bother are fantastic for the lighter and sweeter corn flavors of the beer making for a more refreshing feel.

Overall – Sort of standard run-of-the mill American lager. Cool bottle but not quite as cool contents. Just decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 03:32:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev +13.6%

04-26-2014 18:43:15 | More by cmwilliq
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sweemzander

Illinois

1/5  rDev -62.1%

04-21-2014 23:11:12 | More by sweemzander
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-14-2014 14:23:46 | More by Steve_Trick
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2014 21:57:06 | More by Hopstout
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2014 02:42:36 | More by dbrauneis
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ChaelCox

Virginia

1/5  rDev -62.1%

04-12-2014 16:16:55 | More by ChaelCox
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-11-2014 19:51:09 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

04-11-2014 03:06:23 | More by chrisroarshack
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ApplePi

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2014 07:22:09 | More by ApplePi
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jokelahoma

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a novelty Buddha bottle into a pint glass.

Clear pale yellow, no head to speak of.

Smells like a skunk. Hey, it's a green bottle light lager. I'd be stunned if it smelled any other way, to be honest. One builds up an odd anticipation of that skunked, lightstruck aroma, and it would be disappointing to not get it from a green bottle.

The taste is just about what one would expect. Very Heinekenesque, yet a bit creamier and not as crisp. It isn't awful by any means. It's just a simple light lager from a green bottle. Again, no surprise.

Mouthfeel is strangely creamy for the style, but not overly so. Otherwise it fits exactly what one would expect.

Overall, this isn't terrible. There are much better examples of the light lager style, hence the rating. It's made in China, so I suppose I have to hope there isn't some additive that will kill my dog the second I breathe on him, but otherwise it is decent. The novelty bottle is cute, and certainly an eye catcher on the shelf. Otherwise, worth trying once, but I can't see many going back for more.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:35:35 | More by jokelahoma
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

2/5  rDev -24.2%

04-02-2014 01:12:41 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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marzenfannm

New Mexico

3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I came across this at local sushi place. Pleasant summertime beer. Reminds me of a light Mexican beer. It is presented in a fun bottle referred to as a Bhudda Bottle for its shape.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 02:28:21 | More by marzenfannm
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +42%

03-27-2014 22:38:53 | More by Beerlover
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

03-24-2014 14:41:30 | More by Rhf9120
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heytomcat

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

03-20-2014 03:08:46 | More by heytomcat
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Smarty_Pints

California

2/5  rDev -24.2%

03-19-2014 15:32:06 | More by Smarty_Pints
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blastoderm55

Texas

2/5  rDev -24.2%

03-16-2014 03:03:47 | More by blastoderm55
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.33/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled tonight on 3/12/14. Had this one before back in August, 2012. One of the coolest bottles out there that is embossed. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass (poolball 'Green 6').

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Some light spotty lacing was seen. The aroma is of some sweet corn and maybe rice grains but that is about it. Slight 'skunky' as is super common for beers in a green bottle for some reason. The taste is actually more complex though light-bodied with a light sweetness from the corn and rice grains. No bitter or harsh aftertaste to speak of. Perfect carbonation. Overall, the cool embossed bottle is a keeper and worth that extra half a point higher rating I gave this one which was included in the rating. :)

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 01:10:49 | More by BeerWithMike
Lucky Buddha Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
63 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.