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Leo Beer - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
68
poor

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website
Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-09-2002)
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Photo of feloniousmonk
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.

feloniousmonk, Oct 11, 2005
Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

lacqueredmouse, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev +8.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
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.

Evil_Pidde, May 22, 2012
Photo of ZAP
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%

ZAP, Jan 15, 2003
Photo of tbeckett
3/5  rDev +8.7%

tbeckett, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
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.

Metalmonk, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -63.8%

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.

rastaman, Oct 09, 2002
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +8.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of shigg85
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.

shigg85, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

randylangford, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
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.

patre_tim, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

sd123, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
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.

flyingpig, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -27.5%

HRamz3, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of sprucetip
1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

sprucetip, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of alysmith4
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.

alysmith4, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of shivtim
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.

shivtim, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of endless1408
3/5  rDev +8.7%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Oidmoe, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of sfprint
3.93/5  rDev +42.4%

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.

sfprint, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of stoutman
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.

stoutman, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of beerpirates
3/5  rDev +8.7%

beerpirates, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of lzepplin01
3/5  rDev +8.7%

lzepplin01, May 07, 2014
Photo of Harkrank
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
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Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
68 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.