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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: 125
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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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
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +10.3%

cfalovo97, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of djcreepshow
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

djcreepshow, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.28/5  rDev -52.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
2/5  rDev -26.5%

fisherbray, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.33/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Thehuntmaster, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of ThirdEyePA
2/5  rDev -26.5%

ThirdEyePA, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
2.65/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A random I scored in Winnipeg...

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thin layer of head with no retention and some spotty lacing.

S - Scent is quite mild, musty with grassy notes, sweet corn and hints of peppery spice.

T - Taste is dominated by sweet corn and bready wheat. Hints of caramel and toasted bread lingers on the palette.

M - Medium, smooth, though a tad dry for my liking.

O - This is average at best. If it weren't for the bottle I probably would never buy it. A perfect example of how marketing actually works!

andrenaline, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

valkyre65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +10.3%

bigox420, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Tech_Savy
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Tech_Savy, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Jmick28, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of JohnF51
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

JohnF51, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

maybe my favorite shushi beer. cool bottle obviously. pours hazy straw color with a one inch white head. looks like a wheat beer more than anything, and next to a tsing tao is looked positively unfiltered, but who knows. the smell is rather sweet from the malts, and a yeast that is a step up from generic provides some mild fruit tones. flavor is pretty similar to the nose, its is crisp and refreshing for sure, and stands up rather well to the hot wasabi. its a good palate cleanser between different fishes. mouthfeel is okay, bright and bubbly, but heavier than a lager should be i think. not a bad brew in the right context, btu certainly not something i would seek out outside of a sushi place.

StonedTrippin, Sep 05, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

MammothTarantula, Sep 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SocalKicks, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of soju6
2.13/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma is musty with some malt sweetness and grain.

T: Pretty bland taste with mild sweetness and coarse grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

Light body, almost watery. Crisp with a coarse texture. Not a lot here.

Best served cold on a hot day. Basic lager. Best thing is the bottle it comes in.

soju6, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

ZachRusk, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Xarenthel
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Xarenthel, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of doggball
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

doggball, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of ale207
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ale207, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Ranz
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Ranz, Jun 24, 2012
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
65 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.