Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer
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2.68/5
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701 Ratings
Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company
Australia
luckydrinkco.com

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,481
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
701
pDev:
25.37%
 
 
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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 DaddyPaws
2.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mclusal
2.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.74/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
2.61/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WTFReport
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Callednumbers
2.66/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 AustinRT
2.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of npachl
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 Pmicdee
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcb7472
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
2.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of windowside
2.36/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sisterofba
3.14/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 FadetoBock
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
Beer rating: 2.68 out of 5 with 701 ratings