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Leo Beer - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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67
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 21.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-09-2002

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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
1.85/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

630ml Bottle in Koh Phangnan, Thailand (48 Baht):
Clear straw coloured with a thin, foamy white head that disappeared rather quickly. There is some minimal lacing left on the glass too but not a lot.

Faint adjuncts start things off, followed by some lager malts and a corn with a hint of skunk. The aroma is incredibly faint and hard to detect.

Light malts and some faint, grassy hops along with a watery taste and touches of bitterness. There isn't much going on with this one really and it's your typical, mass-produced Asian lager.

Light & thin bodied with a sort of watery feel and minimal bitterness. Smooth and quite wet at the end but also very bland.

Not a great beer at all and sadly a lot worse than I remember it being from the last time I was in Thailand although that may just be down to my tastes changing a lot since then. The beer was too thin and watery with both the aroma and taste coming across as too faint.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBrk
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet, fizzy and yellow, with absolutely no head. Too sweet with too much alcohol showing through towards the finish, quite unpleasant, hence the crappy marks i gave it, horrible.

Photo of Metalmonk
2.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wonderful wife went to Thailand and all I got was this stinkin' beer. My fault, though. I asked her to bring back a couple beers, knowing full well that Thailand isn't exactly known for its beer. But it's always fun to try something new...

A good pour produced a thin half-inch head that thinned quickly. Color is a very pale, very clear yellow. It doesn't look appetizing.

Aroma is wet straw, corn, aluminum and urine. Yum.

Flavor offers light, crispy hops that are almost fruity, with a little malt kick in the finish. Good sweetness, but too much corn flavor swimming around. It doesn't produce the metallic twang I expected, which is a relief.

Typical for the style, but it's hard to impress in this category.

Photo of sfprint
3.91/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from first week of Dec 2010

630ml bottle

A: Gold with small head, but reasonable rising carbonation.

S: Nice, slightly metallic but fresh malt. Relatively rich.

T: Wow, I didn't think I'd find any decent beers here but this one is well up there with good german and Czech pilsners. Nice malt vs hop balance. Fresh.

M: Relatively smooth with medium body. Very mild but pleasant carbonation.

D: Like the bottle says, "Smooth and Great taste." I will have to agree. Best AAL I've ever had, and i was fooled into thinking it wasn't one.

Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of lzepplin01
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of barryhurley
3.12/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hadnt been to Thailand in almost 10 years and the last time I went, I really didnt care about what beer I drank. This time around I made it a point to try every different one I saw. Unfortunately, for the most part there is only about 3 or 4 different ones to choose from.

Leo, which is made by the same brewery as Singha, is a very light but refreshing beer. The beer of choice of most Thai’s, its very similar to our American light beers but with a little more flavor. A light color and if drank like most other Thai’s, gets watered down because of all the ice which instantly reminds you of Bud Light. It had a good amount of carbonation and was very easy to drink.

When I first tasted it, I thought of all the normal run-of-the-mill American beers but when I got back home, I actually longed for the bottle with the leopard staring back at me on it. Its not an exceptionally good beer but it has a taste that, over time, grows on you.

Photo of BeerSingh
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one is not a patch on Singha. Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pale yellow with a slim head that disappeared without a lace. Smelt skunked and terribly metallic. Grainwater, vinegar and grassy. Taste was nothing to write home about - grain, raw bitterness and no maltiness at all. Just a bitter rendition of grainwater. Mouthfeel was very thin with an over the top carbonation. Not recommended, unless its the last thing available.

Photo of Harkrank
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of nu38
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mepenete
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.67/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow, tones of carbonation, small white fuzzy head which fades to nothing in a couple minutes.

S: Smells of malt, hops, some skunk, reminds me of Pabst to some degree, and some cheap Chinese lagers.

T: Taste pretty much follows the nose, but its better than I expected. Malt, some hops, some skunk but very mild, some Pabst Blue Ribbon like taste (kind of a slight sweet Jello- like taste) but it passes way faster than Pabst’s would, and gives a nice yeasty pizzeria aftertaste.

M: Highly carbonated, light body.

O: Not bad for a cheap Thai beer. Would go well anything an American Adjunct would, but would be best with Thai food and salty snacks to fit its country of origin.

Photo of beerpirates
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of blurredphoto
3.73/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Beer Leo is one of the most, if not the most, popular beer in Thailand. It is a direct competitor to Beer Chang, and from what I can tell has won the competition.

Why? 7-11 sells single bottles for 50 cents and big 630ml bottles for about a buck- very cheap in a ocuntry with high vice taxes. It is popular because it is such a good value- it tastes ok, and does not leave one with a nasty hangover.

I should mention that I have never seen a Thai person drinking it straight- it is always drunk with plenty of ice. This definitely waters it down to a very 'bud' like taste.

Photo of DrewGingras
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Wintermute
2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

630 ml bottle, Hati Restaurant, Ko Chang, Thailand

White head of large bubbles giving poor head retention. No lace.
Pale, golden yellow colour. Very clear.
Mild lager-like smell. Very faint hops.
Light bodied, but slightly heavier than others of its type.
Crisp tasting, very little hops. Slight sour/DMS in the taste, a little of which lingers into the aftertaste.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of thehmmthehmm
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of martun
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of endless1408
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of msinger1002
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Everydayoff
2.9/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass.

A:
Bright gold color, transparent with slim white head that rapidly dissipates, no lacing appeared. Carbonation is medium to high. Overall appearances look a bit dull.

S:
Faint malt, a bit musty, grainy and grassy which is general AAL's note.

T:
Distinctive sweetness from adjunct grains and cereals bring to balance by hop bitterness note in the finish.

M:
Light body, very crisp, high carbonated but smooth throughout a palate.

D:
Definitely easy drinkable but just quite mediocre consider in all aspects.

Photo of SuperMario
2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
67 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.