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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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335 Ratings

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 25.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company visit their website

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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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 09, 2012
Photo of vickersspitfire
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, this beer has a crystal clear , golden blonde body with mild carbonation and is topped off with a thin white head that quickly thins out into a layer of fizz with almost no lacing. Some malts aromas are evident along with some mild citrus fruits smells like grapefruit and lemon. It’s very light on the tongue with a light mouth feel, but its very crisp and refreshing. Its got a sweet overtone to it but not much else. It goes down really smooth, maybe too smooth- but not bad overall.

vickersspitfire, May 08, 2012
Photo of NeverSettle
1/5  rDev -63.2%

NeverSettle, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of no8
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

no8, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of theempire
4/5  rDev +47.1%

theempire, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of SenorPeligro
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

SenorPeligro, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of OldTime
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

OldTime, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
1.75/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the little Buddha bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A-No head, pale golden hue. Good carbonation. Clarity is high.

S- Skunky, light malts and grains. Grassy.

T- Grass, golden malts, wheat.

M- Super light with overcarbonation.

O- Smell sucks, taste is meh.

Murrhey, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
1.95/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very light, straw yellow colour with a thumb sized, bubbly white head and crystal clarity. The head lasts surprisingly well for a pale lager and holds for about a minute before gradually reducing in size but the colour is horrible.

Corn and other adjuncts in this one. It's basic and very much cheap pale lager like, with a very clean and almost metallic finish.

Lots of corn and cheap lager hops in the taste with a sharp, chemical like flavour following this. Again it is very basic but not overly offensive, just lacking complexity.

Very light and watery with a sharp and dry chemical finish and a very sticky feel to it. Not great on the palate at all I'm afraid to report.

Everything about it screamed that it was a cheap and basic pale lager. At a push it could maybe go well with some spicy food but in truth what lager doesn't?

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flyingpig, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of jarmby1711
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The only thing Lucky about this beer is that it is not the only beer available .
Blandly ordinary , serving the function only to wet a dry and parched throat.
The bottle is pretty interesting.
A beer to guzzle and not put too much thought into , which , is clearly exactly what I have done

jarmby1711, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got a couple of bottles of this for 60p (roughly one U.S. dollar)
mainly for the bottle but I got two so I could have one full and one empty, so okay I'll be brave and try this dodgy brew.

I'm not going to pull any punches, piss coloured with white head that goes faster then galloping knob rot round a brothel.

The Aroma is deceptively nice, hoppy and floral with malt notes.

Flat as a pancake depth of flavour you get the grain and expect the hops and nothing but to be honest I have had far worse cheap lager beers.

Thinner than a super model's IQ mouthfeel but not overly fizzy.

Drinkable, that is the best I can say.

EmperorBevis, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of dbossman
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Slightly hazy, sunshine yellow with a steady one inch head; some lacing; pretty bubbly

S: Grassy and grainy; lots of straw-like aromas; a bit musty

T: Grainy with some musty earthiness; finished okay--a bit watery and simple but also fairly pleasant

F: Somewhat thin and watery but not over-carbonated either

O: Not a bad BMC-like lager; fairly baland and unassuming but really not all that bad

dbossman, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of TownDunkel
3.63/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lucky Beer - my wife saw this bottle and said I had to try it, so I figured I havent got much to lose.

Appearance - very pale and not very impressive. Similar look to coors light

Smell - Not much fragrance, but better than your big name beer. I picked up hay, honey, and some light flowers

Taste - This made the beer for me. Such a great light flavor, prefect for the summer day when a porter or stout may be too much. Taste matches the smell

Moutfeel - a decent mouthfeel, along with a average amount of carbonation. Not overbearing but no so light its natty light.

Overall - a good beer when your tired of the specialities for a day. Instead of Bud Light, buy a Lucky Beer, and its cool bottle!

TownDunkel, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of bundy462
2.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw, slight white head, like a light beer.

S: Very clean, not much going on. Some corn and grain.

T: Corn, very sweet. Like an American Light Lager with some sort of sweetener in it. Finishes pretty clean. Nothing interesting or great here.

M: Moderate carbonation and a thin body, crisp.

O: Bought this one because of the cool bottle. The bottle is definitely better than the beer.

bundy462, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of zbooks
2/5  rDev -26.5%

zbooks, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +10.3%

dmorgan310, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.98/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucky Buddha has a medium, white head and a just slightly hazy straw appearance, with little brown flecks floating about and a decent amount of lacing. The aroma (green bottle) was happily not skunked, but one gets sweetness, white bread, and a kiss of the hops. Taste is lightly roasted barley, bread, some paper, sweetness, bread crumb, a touch of pleasant bitterness, and there are other obscure flavors which I can’t pin down (honey?). Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lucky Buddha Beer finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and easy drinking. This is a delightful lager.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of claytong
3/5  rDev +10.3%

claytong, Jan 19, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

tbeq00, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mcorwin, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
2.2/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Large white head, smooth, pale yellow body.

Reeks of un-cut skunky urine. Disgusting.

Light fruit, apple character in the taste. Bland, some macro corn aftertaste. Not nearly as bad as the smell.

Lightish feel, not quite watery.

Novelty bottle, that's it.

zaphodchak, Dec 31, 2011
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2.08/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - One finger of reasonably creamy white head, resting on a pale yellow golden body, the head is gone in about 30 secs and leaves just a few small traces of lace spots.

S - Typical adjunct lager aroma of corn and metal.

T - As with the nose, with some grain malt alongside.

M - Light bodied with decent carbonation.

O - Nice bottle design apart from the green glass, the contents however...meh.

dansmcd, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Otisimaas
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Otisimaas, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of rab53
2/5  rDev -26.5%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
65 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.