Leo Beer - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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3.93/5 rDev +42.4%
Notes from first week of Dec 2010
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.
01-20-2011 15:41:12 | More by sfprint
3.8/5 rDev +37.7%
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.
10-09-2006 11:10:07 | More by blurredphoto
3.7/5 rDev +34.1%
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.
06-13-2012 13:33:46 | More by patre_tim
3.43/5 rDev +24.3%
Clear medium yellow colour with an average, frothy, good lacing, medium lasting, white head. Aroma is a light malt, toasted, sweet corn - and of cooked vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet and lightly bitter with a average duration, with a corn like after taste. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is light. Not too bad but I was thirsty for something other than abc stout on a hot 39C day.
06-15-2012 01:28:09 | More by stoutman
3.38/5 rDev +22.5%
For the price that it offers, its not a bad beer. It was very refreshing when I had it and it left a descent impression on me. Not the best beer, but definitely drinkable and better than alot of the domestic beers from back home like bud light and all that other crap. Overall, I would prefer to drink this over Chang any day. Give it a try!
06-11-2009 02:06:17 | More by johnnymoto
3.38/5 rDev +22.5%
A crisp, clear color. Finger thick head takes about a minute to die down. Looks like a lager should.
Aromas of slightly roasty malts, buttery, and sweet citrus hops. Not bad.
The taste is a little like… buttery movie popcorn with a light hop touch. Definitely some corn flavor. Not bad (for Thailand)
The mouthfeel is light and crisp, medium follow through.
I could have a few of these.
04-23-2011 10:23:40 | More by OneBrewru
3.33/5 rDev +20.7%
Had a bottle of this at the Siam Heritage restaurant in the Parco department store of Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a regular pilsner glass. This Thai brew is a yellow-gold brew with complete transparency with a foamy white head that disappears after the first sip and leaves the glass completely clean at the end of its life. The smell was pleasant throughout the entire drink, however, even as it warmed a bit (a quality lacking in most lagers/pilsners). Also, the taste was wonderfully smooth yet also had hints of grain and even orange. This lager went well with the spicy Thai food we ate, and I would definitely choose it again among a selection of other lagers from SE Asia.
02-18-2012 01:56:11 | More by shigg85
3.18/5 rDev +15.2%
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 Thais, its very similar to our American light beers but with a little more flavor. A light color and if drank like most other Thais, 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.
02-01-2007 00:00:06 | More by barryhurley
3.05/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a glass mug.
A: Light golden yellow color. Two finger head that recedes quickly. Leaves little to no lacing.
S: Sweetness, grains, slight caramel, citrus.
T: Grainy, sweet, slight alcohol, slight bitterness.
M: Creamy mouthfeel. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
D: This beer is not too bad. There are some bad batches out here in Thailand that will taste a bit too sweet and will give you massive headaches, but this batch was decent. Easy to drink with a meal or by itself. Refreshing on a hot day. Try it if you haven't.
10-03-2011 11:59:53 | More by krazyboi
2.95/5 rDev +6.9%
My buddy Road Warrior got three beers for me on his trip to Malaysia or Thailand or somewhere out there....I noticed those folks are big on putting Tigers and Lions on their bottles.....That's pretty cool...wish we had some Tigers hopping around the woods here...This beer poured very charged up...high carbonation..frothy white head sits atop a champagne colored liquid...nose is grassy and husky with a background smell of raw sewage or hard water.......body is medium with a little more sweetness than I imagined...flavor is interesting...must be an adjunct type sweetness that I'm tasting..it's not bad...mouthfeel is a little slick and sweet....creamy from that big head on top...
Not an exceptional beer, but a little different...I consider this a straight lager...and it's definitely drinkable and packs a punch at 5.5%
01-15-2003 21:35:31 | More by ZAP
Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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