Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company
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3.14/5 rDev +15.9%
Brilliant golden color with nearly no head.
Aroma is grainy and slightly skunky, with a touch of floral hops.
Flavor follows suit, with a fairly bready background and definite skunky notes.
Body is fairly light, with moderate to high carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.
The skunky notes are offputting, but the overall background is pretty decent.
07-08-2014 00:41:46 | More by barczar
4.28/5 rDev +57.9%
It's Heineken without the aftertaste. Very solid summer beer, light, crisp and nice finish. Great beer to bring to a party or an event. It's funny to sit back and watch people react to the bottle. Side note: my girlfriend likes it...quite possibly just because of the bottle. :)
07-07-2014 17:08:16 | More by Socplayer5
2.59/5 rDev -4.4%
330 mL bottle picked up as a single at the LCBO, shaped like everyone's favourite bodhisattva; no freshness data provided. I mostly bought this for the bottle and cap, which I am presuming is not all that uncommon of a situation. Served well chilled.
Pours a clear, golden-yellow colour, topped with one half-inch of foamy white head that recedes almost instantaneously. A narrow collar and a few wisps of film on the surface are the only remnants. The aroma is boring and typical of the style; corny sweetness, pale malts, and not much else. This brew is not skunky, despite the green bottle, which makes me doubt the presence of any actual hops.
It tastes better than I was expecting, but that is more a function of the beer's general lack of flavour than anything else. Pale grain malts and rice provide some initial sweetness, but it becomes a little corny and gross toward the finish. A touch of wet hay also comes through, but the sweet corn flavour dominates for the most part. Light-bodied, but unusually creamy for the style, with fairly moderate carbonation levels. Easy to drink, at least.
Final Grade: 2.59, a crappy C-. The only thing Lucky Buddha Beer really has going for it is the bottle, and since I don't need more than one of these I sincerely doubt I'll ever purchase it again. The flavours are not overtly offensive - and that is the best praise I can come up with. Not the worst Chinese beer I've ever had, but I'd still take Tsingtao over this stuff. Pass.
07-03-2014 05:08:51 | More by thehyperduck
3.2/5 rDev +18.1%
A: A pale honey or chardonnay color, crystal clear, with a nice soft full head of pure white, the head sticks around for a little while, before slowly falling into itself through it's center. Bonus points for the bottle.
S: Light grain notes, as well as a slight tart aroma in there as well. No discernible hop aroma, but also no skunk coming from this green bottle!
T: Easy drinking brew, some light grain flavor, and some bread notes. Light, but mostly pleasant..
M: Very light, with plentiful carbonation. Slight cling in the finish.
O: Overall this is pretty much spot on for the style, light, crisp, easy drinking, and somewhat boring.. RIngs true to character, and every now and then you have to have one. Beats Budlight.
06-29-2014 23:32:03 | More by Beejay
1.28/5 rDev -52.8%
I picked a six pack up at World Market, mainly because the bottle is cool! It is your typical greenbottle lightstruck lager from Asia. Weak and watery with a slightly skunky smell. It probably would go perfect with a #36 at your local Chinese takeaway. The alcohol is a whopping 4.8. Not sweet and easy to drink. A forgettable beer. Nice bottle though!
06-22-2014 17:14:41 | More by bhest71
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
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