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Beerlao Lager - Lao Brewery Co.

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176 Ratings

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lao Brewery Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beerlao is brewed from the best local rice and overseas high quality malt giving it a unique taste. Beerlao was launched in 1973 and has become the best selling and leading brand in Laos. It was also awarded gold medals by various international competitions. Beerlao is one of the most successful exports and is currently available in 13 countries worldwide.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-01-2003)
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Photo of Spikester
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold with two fat fingers of pure white head that lasts. Still has a small white head after most of the way down. Leave a lot of lace on the sides.
Smell is lightly malty and a bit of pungency from the rice. No skunk.
Taste is sweet malt and rice with a nice twang of noble hop bitterness in the finish.
Medium body and ample carbonation. Finishes dry and crisp. Refreshing.
Overall an excellent example of the Euro lager style. Better than most I have tried.
I am surprised to be honest I wasn't expecting much. From a handsome 500ml can.

Photo of BaronJin13
4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Experienced in : Luang Prabang, Saigon
Appealing to me : Very good taste, refreshing, I like the after taste
Less appealing to me : - - -

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

Photo of Chief99
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Sergioelijah
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of LutherBrau
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of arini10
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of avalon07
3.01/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A little bit of skunkiness in the aroma, along with malt, hops, and grain.

T: Tasted of malt, grain, light hops, the aforementioned skunkiness, and a light grassy quality. There's a metallic harshness (not overly present), along with a thinness that doesn't serve this flavor well. Not terrible, but not great either.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly thin and watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: For what I can only assume is a mass-produced beer, this is OK, but hardly memorable.

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

I decided on a lager for lunch, so I pulled out this single I bought a few weeks ago. One of my life 'beer' goals is to have a beer from every state (41 so far) and at least 100 countries (36), so when I saw this Beerlao Lager, from Laos, I had to try it.
There was a nice, long lasting head when I poured it into the glass, with plenty of carbonation rising to the top. Many of these type of beers have heads that fade quickly, so I was impressed that it lasted almost as long as it took to drink it. The aroma was slightly sweet, expected from a beer made with rice & malt. I was prepared for the worst when I took my first swig, but instead I was pleasantly surprised. I would equate the taste with Budweiser. For an import from Laos that may have been months old, and could have suffered the consequences of traveling half around the world, this lager was still fresh tasting and enjoyable!

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, grain, and corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, grass, fruit, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable for what it is, but the aromas are pretty much like any other mass market lager out there.

Serving type: can.

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jchanrahan
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Great lager for Asia. Easily one of the best available around here in my honest opinion.

Photo of Flexmar
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of CTaylorBrew
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Robyn
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of Howlader
1/5  rDev -67.2%

Photo of Aimeeford
4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

Photo of devildog1775
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of endless1408
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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Beerlao Lager from Lao Brewery Co.
72 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.