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Beerlao Lager - Lao Brewery Co.

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160 Ratings

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3
pDev: 21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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 FLima


2.28/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Golden color with a two finger fluffy head with low retention.
Initially it brings more bready malt than average for the style with hints of booze, sulfur, honey, floral hops and non-malted cereals.
Flavor of malt sweetness and cereals with hints of booze, lemon, floral hops and oxidation.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
If on one hand, it is hoppier and uses rice as opposed to corn; on another hand it has a strong oxidation and sulfuric notes. Don’t let it warm, I started with a higher note and was forced to downgrade it along the degustation.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 18:10:37 | More by FLima
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

11-16-2013 02:59:20 | More by PeterVesti
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

11-02-2013 03:11:08 | More by LarryAppleton
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

10-31-2013 11:22:18 | More by dcmchew
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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

10-27-2013 16:21:17 | More by Mississippi
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New Mexico

3/5  rDev 0%

10-24-2013 21:32:16 | More by todd101
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-18-2013 18:29:13 | More by HRamz3
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-07-2013 20:53:45 | More by harpus
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-16-2013 01:07:44 | More by cwc
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3/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 19:33:47 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.6/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in Beijing.
330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Born on date: 1/18/13.
ABV: 5%
Ingredients list water, barley, rice, yeast, hops.

A- Light watery yellow look of a adjunct lager. However the two-finger frothy head actually managed to stick around for a few minutes. Lots of carbonation rushing to the surface.

S- Grain, lemon, a bit of sourness.

T- More bready grain. A hint of peppery lemom. A bit of sulfur.

M- Not as thin as the appearance suggests. Prickly carbonation.

Good carbonation along with a slight acidity make this a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Great on a hot summer day with a plate of spicy peanuts.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:50:12 | More by beijingbrewer
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

08-04-2013 15:57:59 | More by innominat
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3/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2013 20:08:42 | More by crobinso
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

07-16-2013 23:11:12 | More by enelson
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4/5  rDev +33.3%

07-10-2013 09:09:28 | More by magpieken
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New York

4/5  rDev +33.3%

06-15-2013 19:18:35 | More by chrishiker1409
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

06-13-2013 03:26:27 | More by randylangford
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2.43/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of some citrus and a bit of malt sweetness, just a bit musty.

T: Taste is quite bland with some mild citrus and malt sweetness with a trace of fruit in the background. Just a bit of bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, fairly smooth but quite bland.

O: Goes best with a tropical climate.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 00:43:20 | More by soju6
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-30-2013 01:33:03 | More by h4ger
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3.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is our last beer from Lao Brewery. There were only two on the list. I can't imagine craft brewing is a big business in Laos. I do, however, like beers that use rice in the brewing process. I was curious to learn they serve this warm over ice in Laos. I am drinking it cold from the fridge, but if and when we are in Laos I will order it room temperature. Drink it like the locals do. They also mention the local food, and that would be my favorite part! I don't have big expectations for this one, but here goes nothing.

In the Glass: It looks like a typical domestic beer. It does have a nice head, and I am seeing a TON of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. It almost looks like champagne below the surface.

Nose: That is what I'm talking about. This smells great. It has a nice creamy aroma and a hint of sweetness coming through from the rice. Speaking of rice, I LOVE the Flying Fish Wild Rice DIPA that recently came out. This isn't an IPA, but will be (I promise) easy to drink leaving a nice somewhat sweet aftertaste begging for another drink. Let's try it!

Flavor: There are times I sit in a bar and say, "What should I order?" I did that on Sunday at Papago Brewing Company. I wish I had this flavor on my mind when I was trying to order. They didn't have any Euro pale lagers on tap, but still. This is a creamy bottle of deliciousness. The sweetness really comes through here, and like I said… it is VERY easy to drink. This would taste great on a hot summer day. See, why don't golf courses have a Beerlao cart?

Mouthfeel: This is my favorite part of this beer. It is nice, somewhat thick, and creamy. The beer leaves a nice thin layer of sweetness on the palate. That is coming from the rice. I would love to see a brewing company make a batch of beer with rice. I have no idea how they do it… now I must find out. I wonder if Steve McFate at Fate Brewing Company here in Scottsdale would let me work with him on a wild rice beer. Like I have time for that!

Aftertaste: Those same sweet notes carry over, and every time I swallow it begins to dry. (The burp is pretty boring. Tasted more like my lunch than it did the beer I am drinking.) This is a beer, regardless of the ABV, is easy to drink and I can see myself drinking a pitcher of this. I would also like to visit Laos for that food. I am also going to look into other Laos brewing companies. This is good. It's not great, but I could drink a bunch of this carbonated sweet nectar. Yummy!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 21:31:56 | More by rickyleepotts
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev 0%

05-11-2013 15:18:14 | More by dcbeers
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3.69/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden with a slight orange tinge, almost no visible carbonation, filtered, 1 finger of creamy slightly yellow head. Fair lacing.

S: Malt, hops, very faint, very American Adjunct Lagerish.

T: Malty, slight hops, thick and somewhat bready, I get a hit of yeast that fades fast near the end that is slightly sourdough.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. Thicker than I’d thought it would be.

O: Good body, nice taste but not outstanding. Certainly great for this part of the world. Hits the spot and is cheap for this area, cool can. Goes great with pub food, and would be great with Lao/ Thai fare.

Serving type: can

05-09-2013 14:06:45 | More by patre_tim
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-09-2013 00:18:05 | More by cadaugherty
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New York

2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste has a slight bit of sweetness with flavors of corn and rice as well as a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and somewhat clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable but nothing really stands out about the taste that would want to make me want to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:28:44 | More by metter98
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South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -25%

04-07-2013 14:55:57 | More by johnbosma
Beerlao Lager from Lao Brewery Co.
70 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.