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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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BA SCORE
64
poor

402 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 26.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 71 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.6/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of FalconA
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Hunter
2.91/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of barnzy78
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Nizzle913
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
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 ;)

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.28/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured super light bright yellow lager with a small pure white foamy head with light retention. Aroma of adjunct and fusel alcohol is not very enticing. Taste is also dominated by adjunct with light fusel alcohol notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not just bland but actually quite bad.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml green glass bottle with a BB of May 2013. The bottle is shaped like a Buddha - lucky indeed. Picked up cheap from Morrisons not too long ago; the label states that this was brewed in Qiandaohu, China (though I assume it's the same beer).

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale gold colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of very light malt with faint notes of overcooked veg, stewed hops, a hint of cooked grainy sweetness and the merest whisper of noble hop overtones. Dull.

Tastes of ultra-light malt with a mild dry finish. Notes of weak stewed hops and overdone veg. Slightly sweet. A subtle hint of bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly, with a thin watery body. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of almost nothing.

Meh - pretty bland. Nothing technically wrong here, but it's dull as ditchwater. The only reason to buy it is the cool bottle - the downside is you have to drink the contents. Little aroma or flavour and no depth of character. I propose that this beer henceforth be called Sucky beer. Only get one if you want the bottle for something.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the most unique beer bottles I have come across so far. Bonus points just for the design.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a very mild skunk aroma. Taste is much the same with a corn flake flavor on the finish. There is a slight metallic flavor that I am getting after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a cool bottle but a product inside that is not good.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.33/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330ml bottle 4,8% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 18/05/2013

Appearance: The body is crystal clear and a very pale golden in colour. A rough pour yields a large white head that fizzes away quite quickly and leave a few patches of lace.

Smell: Hmmm, this doesn't really smell of anything - I guess nothing is better than the revolting noses of most macro lagers. Warming and some deep concentration yields some sweet adjuncts, pale grain and the faintest of toasted notes.

Taste: There is a little more flavour than there was smell and is not quite as bad as I expected. Sweet adjuncts, some pale grain and a metallic note are all that is noted.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with surprisingly pleasant carbonation for the style - medium-high level and fairly smooth .

Overall: Not a good beer by any stretch, but not as bad as I was expecting.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
64 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.