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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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BA SCORE
65
poor

385 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 10
Gots: 62 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

warpedrevolution, Apr 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kristenrae8, Apr 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

AlkaholTester, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Pelicanrocks, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.15/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a globe glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear yellow body with a snow white head that is supported by a sea of slow bubbles. The head sticks to the glass as it breaks up.

S- The green dry licorice note has some noble hop hints and a faint sulfur hint when it is pretty warm. The smell is nice but pretty clean.

T- The soft slightly sweet taste of corn has a dry raw grain hint to it and a flat flavor in the finish. The field corn flavor returns on the exhale.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a flat texture on the tongue and a tight scrubbing fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice aroma of a good Kolsch but the flavor just doesn’t follow through. It has an odd “flat” flavor which is the only way I can really describe it. Almost like club soda without the carbonation.

rhoadsrage, Mar 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

ripweblo, Mar 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mrmitsui29, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of yoitsarch
3/5  rDev +10.3%

yoitsarch, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
3/5  rDev +10.3%

eawolff99, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
2/5  rDev -26.5%

TastyIsBeer, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of ChrisKuhns
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

ChrisKuhns, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of rolanduzer
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

rolanduzer, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I remember buying a bottle of this a few years ago because of the unusual bottle design. I then found myself repeating such an endeavor again this week. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wild rice, sweet biscuit, light corn, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, a prevarication between sweetness and mild funkiness created throughout. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a slightly mediocre little lager, nothing close to special or even memorable beyond the bottle.

TMoney2591, Feb 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

FalconA, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Hunter
2.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Gets an extra .5 points in appearance from me for the kickass bottle. In all other respects: smell, taste, mouthfeel - this beer is a near clone of Rolling Rock. There taste of adjunct is much less about corn, and more about rice. Otherwise? This is a good beer to knock back with friends with BBQ or pizza or Chinese takeout. Not one you have to think a great deal about in terms of complexities or subtleties.

Hunter, Feb 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Stevie_Janowski, Jan 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.2%

drslap, Jan 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Resuin, Jan 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

OregonGrown7, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Interesting Buddha shaped green bottle, dated 28/09/13
Pours a very pale straw yellow topped with a thin white head that actually leaves some lacing on the glass, but it's minimal. Aromas are nothing to be desired, grain, grass, metallic, not much else. Tastes are rather bland with grain, corn, cereal, grassy hop. Mouth-feel is thin and watery with moderate carbonation. Overall, it's at most, average for the style - no better and no worse than most of the macro-lagers out there already.

barnzy78, Jan 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

camelgar, Dec 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

C2H5, Dec 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.38/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lucky Beer... labeled Luckybuddha on the front of the green-glass 'Buddha' shaped bottle.
There appears to be no freshness date but the back label reads "IMPORTED BEER - PRODUCT OF CHINA... .. BREWED AND BOTTLED BY CHEERDAY BREWERY HANGZHOU, CHUNAN COUNTY, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA'
11.16 oz. bottle, 4.8% ABV
$1.99 @ Whole Foods, 10020 Regency Circle, Omaha, NE

As might be expected, the green glass has left this beer skunked. It's also somewhat hazy. It appears to have had some yeast sediment in it...? Or is that just sediment because it's old (doesn't taste particularly old)...

It pours a deep golden-orange body beneath a short head of short-lived bright white froth. Interestingly, it still leaves curtains of tiny spots and splashes with each sip.

The aroma is ... skunk... but with some sweetish and grainy malt behind it. The hops that are there don't quite make it through, but they do add to the generic "beer" aroma - topped only by the skunkiness which brings it up to the "imported beer" arena.

The flavor, as usual, follows the aroma: generic imported beer that's been skunked. There's a bit of a light sweet malt character to it, and a touch of floral character. Also some graininess and grassiness. It's very-firmly bitter, and well-balanced. In this case, the Chinese have done a very good job of replicating a low-priced, exported southern German 'Pilsner".

Easy to drink, and with that "european aroma and flavor", this is a great beer to share with your neighbors - especially given the odd-looking green Buddha bottle ;)

NeroFiddled, Dec 25, 2012
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
65 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.