Leo Beer - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
1.84/5 rDev -33.3%
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.
09-06-2013 09:14:36 | More by flyingpig
1.88/5 rDev -31.9%
This is not as good as some of the other SE Asian beers (and that is a pretty big insult). Clearish yellow with no head whatsoever. Nose is weak hops and yeast. Taste is light grains, with not much going on. Mouthfeel is thin. Skip this and go for an Angkor or even Beerlao.
08-24-2007 00:28:48 | More by shivtim
2.03/5 rDev -26.4%
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.
12-13-2004 04:56:50 | More by Wintermute
2.1/5 rDev -23.9%
spending my hols in Thailand and sampling all local brews I can get hold of ....
smell is hoppy and nutty
the taste is somewhat chemical (there is some rumor about thai beers containing relatively large amounts of formaldehyde, which might be confirmed by this brew), lightly bitter and watery
an english style rather unpleasant lager ... neither smooth nor great taste (which would be the ad on the bottle ...)
01-03-2012 05:26:05 | More by Daredevil
District of Columbia
2.1/5 rDev -23.9%
Tried this beer from a can in Thailand. They were out of Singha and Chang, so this was the next obvious choice. It tasted similar to Singha and Chang, but was a lot less fresh. I would recommend having a Thai whiskey over this beer as I was not impressed by it at all.
02-04-2008 17:26:21 | More by alysmith4
2.23/5 rDev -19.2%
White can with a leopard on the front. I guess Leo's not a lion here. ABV 5.5, no freshness date.
Pours golden yellow with a reasonable white, sticky head. Fine carbonation, good lacing. Looks like a pretty decent lager.
Sweet light malt on the nose, with a little graininess. No hops noticeable. Pretty bland.
Pretty sweet on the palate, lots of grist, with a sticky yeasty aftertaste. Apart from those less-than-wonderful characteristics, it's very bland and watery. Mouthfeel flat and insipid. You could chug this one on one mouthful there's so little to it.
Not offensive, per se, but bloody flavourless.
01-25-2007 04:13:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
District of Columbia
2.45/5 rDev -11.2%
currently traveling through SE Asian and sampling all the local brews i can find. there's a distinct style to the light-bodied lagers specifically suited to the blazing heat and humidity of the region, so reviews are based on my understanding of the style here.
A - poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tall water glass. freshness date says it was brewed in the last 20 days. very pale gold, produces a frothy even head that recedes fairly quickly
S - i swear to god i stuck my nose in the glass for at least a minute and can't identify any particular smell whatsoever. there's, like, nothing... which is about average for the style
T - most of the lagers here lean towards a hint of pale malt sweetness w/ virtually no hop presence. my first sip made me think i had somehow caught the foil off the bottle in my mouth, except there is no foil around the bottle cap and i'm drinking out of a glass. there's some kind of hop bitterness trying to dry this out but the initial metallic flavor profile is too off-putting to try to assess what little else may be going on here. it tastes cheap
M/F - crisp and very light, good carbonation. hard to assess mouthfeel due to the unpleasant lingering flavor but it seems average for the style
O - i drank enough to review this beer but i won't finish half the bottle. i've had over 15 beers of this style while in this region. most of them are decent and quite a few are surprisingly good, but i can definitively advise not reaching for this one if there are other choices in the cooler when traveling here
10-26-2011 04:37:23 | More by bat6
2.55/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
02-20-2007 23:22:56 | More by Metalmonk
2.73/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
11-05-2009 10:23:54 | More by BeerSingh
2.73/5 rDev -1.1%
My friend brought this back with him from Thailand, just for me. And I say, if it's called Leo, why is there a leopard on the label, instead of a lion? He says "Leo does start the word leopard." So, don't call this "Lee-o"...call it "Leh".
Perfectly transparent, utterly yellow, slim, soon-gone head.
Slightly honeyish, though largely dull aroma...empty, vapid...eh...
In the mouth...wet and abysmally insipid. Evenhanded, leaning on the malt side, though possessing no particular heft. Thoroughly thin in body, and faint in flavor...a touch grainy...dull finish.
It's ultimately boring, and bland, but not horrendous.
Crap lager from Thailand. Hey, every nation has it's share.
10-11-2005 05:14:48 | More by feloniousmonk
2.83/5 rDev +2.5%
A: Pours clear golden with a sizzeling sound, lots of small bubbles in the liquid. The large white head is at first compact but quickly turns soapy. Only faint lacings.
S: Faint bitter hops, sweet, sweet malt with quite some corn in it. Citric notes.
T: Sweet malts, with some corn. Bitter hops. Some marzipan in the back. Citric notes. A bit artificial.
M: Aftertaste lingers longer than others in this style, nice bitterness. Body is medium while carbonation is strong and a bit aggresive.
O: A decent beer, rather nice considering the style.
05-22-2012 15:04:32 | More by Evil_Pidde
2.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Drank from a can, glass was not available. This beer had a similar taste and smell to other thai beers. The mouthfeel was slightly differnt. Was very smooth, almost creamy and tingled the tip of your tounge. This beer seems to be more popular with the locals, no idea why.
04-08-2009 07:12:30 | More by FrothyBeverage
Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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