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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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BA SCORE
63
poor

449 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 102 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

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 Pegasus
2.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very pale golden color, with a small white head, which collapsed very quickly. The carbonation is slight.

Aroma: Strong, skunky cooked vegetable aroma, with some earthy yeast as well. Slight malt characteristics are present, but understated.

Taste: Typical American Adjunct Lager flavor profile, with lots of pale malt, some cooked corn flavors, and grassy hops. Towards the close of the taste, the hops assert themselves a bit.

Mouth feel: Fairly soft and pleasant, though a bit thin.

Drinkability/notes: The most interesting characteristic of this beer is the custom bottle.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom green glass bottle shaped like the Buddha, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of jdhilt
1.98/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Crystal clear straw color. Good carbonation and very light bodied. Sweet adjunct nose and flavor is similar with slightly sweet corn and grains. Should be drunk after mowing lawn and not while critically reviewing. $4.04 for a 330ml bottle from The Quad Las Vegas, NV.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Crimsonfloods
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
1.89/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a pale honey color with a quickly receding white, fizzy head. No retention, no lace.
Smell is slightly sweet, hops, malt and a floral note.
Taste is tortilla chips, hops, malt and a sweet note. Balance is decent.
Weak bodied, watery, under-carbonated, slightly drying. This is basically a somewhat more flavorful version of any megabrew light adjunct lager. Nothing to recommend it.

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +50.4%

Photo of macrosmatic
1.74/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.16 oz. anthropomorphic green glass bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Clear and straw-colored with a small white head and modest visible carbonation.

S: A very strong sulfur up front, maybe a bit skunked, with some grainy and pilsner malts underneath. Honestly smells quite unpleasant.

T: Light pilsner malts and corn adjunct sweetness. It is less sulfurous and skunky than the smell, just overall pretty tasteless. It does have an undesirable metallic aftertaste after the swallow.

M: Light, watery body. Low alcohol presence, and adequate carbonation.

O: Poor, very poor. I wouldn't recommend this to even a macro lager drinker. Avoid.

Photo of prock180
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of hopkrid
1.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Tamlin
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of aquazr1
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of JohnTurano
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of magpieken
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Taz_Michael
2.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured down the side of an imperial pint (yes... get over it, Aussies).

A: light golden. No head. Average carbonation. Looks like any other golden lager.

S: like *choke* That beer made in St Louis

T: come on! It came in such a cool bottle, too!

M: like a home brew beer kit

O: don't waste your money on the cool bottle

Photo of Sweffin
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of j-rod18
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of dtresca
2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Auraan
2.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear yellow with no head. Not impressive at all, but honestly, I have never seen an AAL with a good head or good appearance period. Scents of lager yeast and crystal malt, with some grain. About what I'd expect from the style. Flavor is light, with crystal malt, lager yeast, grassy flavors, sweet grain and some slight hop presence. Again, pretty standard, but not bad. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. True to AAL form. Not a bad American Adjunct. Better than most American versions I've tried. It's superior to the big 3, maybe not as drinkable as Pabst, but okay.

Photo of nheinzie57
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
2.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

11.16 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Golden yellow with no head or lacing.

S: Standard adjunct lager smell.

T: I could easily leave this blank. Not good. BMC bad.

M: Slight carbonation feel like a standard BMC beer.

O: We all know why I bought this one, for the bottle. I couldn't finish it.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.19/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Type: 11.16-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: World Market in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: July 11, 2013
Consumed: July 13, 2013
Misc.: Came in a heavy, green, oddly-shaped bottle with the Buddha on it

Poured a golden pale clear color with 2-3 fingers of white head. Plenty of foamy lacing along the sides on the way down. Pretty good retention on the top all the way down.

Initially didn’t smell anything, but then pilsner notes came on. Got corn, cereal, hay, honey, grass, wheat and caramel.

Tasted rather bland overall. Got cereal, honey, grass, hay, wheat, corn, lemon, banana, cloves and sour fruit.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not terrible for the style. It sure beats some other (Bud products, Miller Lite, etc.).

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
63 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.