Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer

Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Reviews: 204 | Ratings: 712
Photo of Nass
3.37/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Wow! I really dig this bottle design. There is no date anywhere on the bottle. The beer pours a thin head with a fair amount of carbonation for the style. The aroma is loud & skunky but I do enjoy some skunky pale lager from time to time. On to the taste, this beer is watered down with some slight hops & barley on the backend. I agree that Lucky Buddha is average for this style, but I don't think it's as bad as some folks are saying it is. Cheers! B-

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Photo of MetalHead7734
2.24/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Standard American Style lager. I think I picked up a hint of skunkyness on the nose. Pale yellow. Had a very fluffy head of moderate thickness. The taste wasn't impressive but it was still somewhat decent. A little creamy. It's easy to drink.

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Photo of Dirrtydutch
3.58/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

it's light, crisp and more of a bright almost citrus flavor in the finish than other simple lagers. i like how the thick bottle retains coldness for a bit longer. it's not trying to be an exquisite explosion of flavor, but it offers a better alternative to your corona/heineken/etc.

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Photo of Spartanxv
2.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

overall an okay lager. It has a slight "stinky" smell, but the flavor is very mild. It reminds me of a light beer with more flavor, almost like a heinken. The bottle is honestly the best part. I am glad i tried it, but is a novelty compared to better lagers.

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Photo of yungdepression
2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: like unhealthy pee pee
Smell: broccoli that's been urinated out a diseased weiner
Taste: considering the attributes above not as bad as one would expect. Like a deep bottom shelf beer. Oh well...
Feel: like a frozen loogie going down the throat

Overall it's a piss-poor beer but I would drink in the event that I really wanted to get drunk and there was nothing else to drink

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Photo of elnachooo
1.38/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

¿También te llamó la atención y la compraste por su botella?. ¿Sí?. Yo también fui uno de ellos. Es lager muy sencilla, dorada, con un pequeño aroma a malta y lúpulo. En boca es acuosa, con poco gusto.

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Photo of superspak
3.61/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/6/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Bit of skunky aromas/flavors, but not overwhelming. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this a good euro pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. This held up pretty great considering the date. Very clean pale malts/grains, and solid earthy hop presence/balance. Not overdone on adjuncts. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.72/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Had this one back in July 3, 2018. Written from notes.

appearance. big perfect white seafoam head. strong patchy stick. medium-low retention. clear, pale yellow stick. very light amount of floating sediment at the bottom of bottle. 3.5

smell - thin corn and cardboard musk 2

taste - malt liquor lite. all corn and musk, no flavor or alcoholic kick. 1.5

mouthfeel - unrefreshing. makes you make a face. 1.25

overall - one of the worst beers I've ever had. The bottle i reall cool though. 1.5

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Look: Thin, clear yellow with almost no white head. What attracts people is definitely the Buddha bottle.

Smell: Skunky sweet malt.

Taste: Very mild malt bready malt taste, with a little bit of skunkiness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, highly carbonated.

Overall: A very dull Euro lager that got just as skunked as every other Euro lager in a green bottle.

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Photo of BuckeyeBill10
4.06/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fun bottle. Freaks folks out at first glimpse. Beer was fine, but, it may have been through a couple of temperature variations before it made my beer frig. Impacted overall taste.

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Photo of Spechopper1007
2.36/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I picked this "little" Buddha up today and it was pretty good not the best but not the worst. Its head is white and quite big and fluffy. The aroma is a nice light hoppyness and vague citrus. The taste is nice and light. And color is pale yellow. Overall this is a beer more for decoration than anything but still is a so so beer.

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Photo of KEH
3.36/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single bottle, and poured it in my ceramic beer mug. It's a very pale straw color with a fluffy white head that dissipates rather quickly. I noticed the aroma that others commented about, but wouldn't say it's skunky. It reminds me of Heineken or Pilsner Urquell, and I suspect it's just the variety of hops they used for bittering, and none of it really comes through in the flavor. Overall, this is a very drinkable lager that comes in a fun bottle. I'm not sure I'd stock it, but I might order it if I'm feeling like beer at the Asian restaurant in Marquette (as they serve it by the bottle.)

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.69/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for what it is. I bought a twelve pack of cans from an international food market nearby. I don't generally drink this kind of beer, but I thought I'd give it a try. I believe that beer, especially imported beers should be bought canned as often as possible; bottling in my opinion raises the risk of fouling the taste. Probably not worth 15.99 per twelve pack, but I can mark it off my list, and give it a better rating than most others have, though most others fell for the "cool" (though probably skunky) bottled version.

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Photo of Mysticmage
2.66/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours very clear. smells off as other suggest. typical beer taste. Nothing special here other than the very unique bottle for sure. Could see this one popular with the College crowd ;-)

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.92/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slight skunk on the nose, but honestly not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Acceptable for a lawnmower beer I reckon, but the bottle is still the best thing about this

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.51/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Poured from a green buddha shaped bottle. You know from the bottle color what this is going to smell like and the skunk bursts from the bottle on opening, big time. Pours a light to medium golden amber with aone finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat sour grainy malt and skunk. There are hints of light adjunct malt in there, but they are nearly masked. Flavor is better, typical international adjunct lager mild, sweet malt with a hint of grassy hops, very attenuated, light flavor that is actually better in the finish, where light adjunct malt is present into a slightly tart, ligthly grassy hop conclusion. Medium bodied with slight creaminess. Well the bottle is inviting and makes me want to like this despite all, but sadly, this is a really poorly made beer. The flavor is lighter and less interesting than any adjunct lager I've ever had. It is actually puzzling how this could be so skunked when the hops are as light as they are (isn't it an interaction of the hops with light?). Adjunct lagers are designed to be innocuous and harmless and this one is that, but very forgettable.

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Photo of ScaryEd
1.86/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Purchased because the bottle is lit as fuck.

Pours a relatively clear straw color with a hefty effervescent white head. Has minimal retention and lacing.

The aroma is skunky and metallic, with a hint of sweet corn.

The taste is basically carbonated water with cornbread soaking at the bottom. Not pleasant.

The feel is about right for the style. Lighter in body with lively carbonation. Crisp.

Overall, I guess this is OK if you absolutely have to have a beer on a sweltering hot day. But there are far better, cheaper options out there. This one is definitely not worth your time. Even for the bottle.

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Photo of IronLover
3.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow in color with very good clarity. Poured with a short, soapy white foam with low retention. Light pear and green apple aromas with vinous notes. No malt or hop aromas. Medium light bodies with medium light, slightly acidic , carbonation. No creaminess or warmth. Light, stale bready malt flavors followed by fruity apple and vinous notes. No hop flavors. Medium light hop bitterness. Finished with stale bread notes along with pear and apple flavors that hinder the drinkability a bit. The cool green Buddha bottle is the only thing that differentiates this from the average Euro Lager.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.68/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. At dinner, with leftovers of paella rice with squids from this lunch + chicken steaks. Sweet, corny, watery and bland. Some grass, lemon and even diacetyl. The bottle is the only thing special here, and even that is crappy

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Photo of BeerSexLove
2.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to love this beer because the bottle is beautiful, unfortunately it doesn't offer more than most of the generic ones. I wouldn't not drink it again but I wouldn't make an effort to purchase it. I kept the bottles and they look lovely displayed in a window - not a total loss.

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Photo of ArizonaBeerBear
1.41/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Read the other reviews, the only reason to buy this beer is for the cool bottle. Much like Budweiser, with a little more carbonation. Kool-Aid beer. Maybe on a hot day if nothing else is available.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

11.16 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

This beer pours a brilliant yellow color. It is topped with two inches of creamy, white head that leaves decent lacing.

As soon as I cracked it open I could smell the south end of a northbound skunk. Once decanted it wasn't as bad. It has a sweet aroma reminiscent of sweet corn.

The taste is light and sweet. The sweetness is almost candy-like. The finish has just enough hops to cut the initial sweetness, so that it is not overbearing.

Light mouthfeel

I bought a single because I thought it would look good in my fish aquarium. My fish like swimming into beer bottles. I wasn't expecting it to be good. The smell was as expected, but the taste was alright. It went down easy enough. I doubt I buy any more unless it would be to add another bottle to my aquarium.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a white head. Aroma is white bread, corn, grass and a bit of skunk. Taste is rather sweet. Corn and bread with a bit of grass and a hint of lemon.
Mouth is light and well-carbed.
It's inoffensive.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.96/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Grainy aroma with a hint of some sweeter malts. Taste of cereal grains with a slight spicy hop at the end. A little sweetness. Lighter bodied with heavy carbonation. Definitely better than an adjunct lager but not by much.

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Photo of Sabtos
1.74/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Sparkling pale straw yellow with a large white foam head.

Smell is sweet corn, buttered rolls, and grass.

Taste is sweet buttered corn, bread, and very sweet white grape.

This is very light and watery, with a pinch of a bitter finish. It's a little crisp but still wet.

This is your basic BMC corn lager, with a Chinese (or Australian?) paint job.

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