Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer

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The Lucky Drink Company

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

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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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Photo of Curt3
3.66/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, so I bought it for the bottle. It is super cool. The beer is just okay. A golden yellow beer with a faint wheat smell and a pleasant smooth taste. If the choice is between this and any of the American mass market beers, choose will be happier.

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Photo of MinerBob
2.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Really cool bottle nice color with a good head but like most beers that come in a green bottle it has a skunky smell but surprisingly not a super strong skunky taste. I understand why beers get skunky would really like to try this in a fresher state but not going to China to do it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours somewhere between a shade of amber and gold. Some foamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells a bit like a Budweiser, tastes a little bit better. A little bit of light malt. Can't complain. Cool ass bottle.

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Photo of Beerdrinker21
3.47/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

To start, I am a collector of all different types of bottles, so the look of this bottle drew me in as something to keep when I was finished with the beer, regardless of whether or not I liked it. Now onto the important part.

A: Plain, with a pale peach colour. Similar to what Coors or Bud Light looks like.

S: Neutral. Nothing special. Has the smell of stale Cheerios.

T: Surprisingly, this beer is tasty! Has a sweet taste to start, followed by what I would describe as freshly made bread. Nothing too harsh with this beer at all.

F: Has a thick swallow to it. Light carbonation, but enough to give you the refreshing burn. Has great drinkability, as once you are done with a sip, you want to go for another!

Overall, I would say this beer is quite refreshing, and can be drank at anytime of the day. I wouldn't get drunk on this beer, but is a great beer to have around, plus you get a cool bottle!

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Photo of colts9016
2.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A pale yellow color with a one finger white fizzy head with poor retention. The beer is clear with good carbonation.

N: A slight skunky aroma, bread, yeast, corn, hay, and a some floral,

T: Skunky, yeasty, corn, hay, and some toasted crackers.

M: Carbonated, and light body.

O: Not a very good beer it does have a cool looking bottle.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the intriguing bottle, it pours a clear golden amber with a nice head, dissipating to a thin layer as you slowly drink it. Initial funky adjunct scent as the bottle was opened, followed by a more pleasant smell as you enjoy it. Light malty flavor. Better than I expected overall.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I just love this bottle - if you're gonna drink a lager why not go for this? I mean come on it comes in a green buddah shaped bottle for crying out loud. As far as taste goes it's a fairly straight forward lager. Nothing to write home about. I am not so sure it's a true a "pale euro lager" on par with a Stella but it's definitely better than any of the standard American "adjunct lagers" for sure.

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Photo of q33jeff
1.61/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

samsmith33 (733) - - APR 17, 2015
I bought a 6pack for the really cool bottle, and the good luck, though they should probably sell them in 7packs for good luck , don’t ya think. This is my 3rd over the course of a week, and I didnt bother pouring this one into a glass. That tells you about all you need to know. A full step better than budweiser, but not much else. It’s cold beer. Enjoyable enough for the good luck."

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Photo of Dentist666
3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

4.7% ABV. Brewed with rice.
Poured into lager glass.
Clear light golden with decent white head, moderate retention, some laces.
Smell - grainy, slightly corny, rice, a bit papery.
Taste - clean malty, rather sweet, adjuncts, queer hues.
Light & crisp.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure why this is listed as "Australia" since both the bottle and the website state it is brewed and bottle in China.
Pours crystal clear pale gold with a short head that disappeared fast and left nothing. Nose is grainy and slightly sweet...actually decent for an EPL but no real hops noticed. Flavor is...hurray, it's not skunked. Basically a crisp euro lager..a bit of hay and Apple as some others have said. Not much there, although I'm not waiting for it to warm to room temp to see what else emerges. Mouthfeel is on the watery side. Hi overall, not a bad EPL choice with a pizza.

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Photo of Carlton1964
2.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured a nice light amber, with about an inch of light foam. Smell was like that of a mass produced beer from an area that caters to steelworkers....and the taste matched the aroma. This is not a negative if that's your thing...fact is though....this is nothing special is a VERY special bottle.
I've spend many weekends in central PA in my daughters college soccer days trying local brews I spotted in my travels...Lucky Buddha would be right at home in the Keystone State.

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Photo of CraigP83
2.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Incredibly clear. Like looking through a yellow tinted window. Smells slightly skunked until you get your nose in there, a little metallic similar to a Heineken. Taste isn't special

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Photo of Foyle
2.47/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into pilsner glass. Appearance: pours a 1" white head that drops moderately with some light lacing. Color is somewhat cloudy light gold with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: yeasty white bread, a bit of grassy hops. Mouthfeel: light and watery, with a damp finish. Flavor: mild barley sweetness, a bit of paperiness, some grassy hops, and sour tang that borders on the edge of unpleasant. Overall: ok, but just not much going on here. The body is light and flavor profile is as well.

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

Pours a clear yellow with 1 finger head. Smells very malty. Tastes very watered down with a malty finish. Okay carbonation, okay lacing. Cool bottle design. Wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of zeff80
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A - Poured out a clear yellow color with a white, one-finger head.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of corn and was rather sweet.

M - It was a little thin and watery. A light-bodied beer.

D - At least the bottle was super-interesting!

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

The reason i bought this beer is probably the same as most people's...It has a cool bottle (and bottle cap). It's not a bad beer but it's very light and bland tasting with a little euro-skunk thrown in.

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Photo of stevoj
2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

It was the bottle that caught my eye. Average pale lager, light malt aroma, even lighter taste. Very mild bready finish. Light, wispy head, very pale golden body. Easy to drink, easy to forget.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was listed as craft beer where we ate tonight and I was thinking "Funky Buddha", which is good craft beer. This is a typical chinese-style mass produced bland lager with rice, and probably the most watery and thin beer I've ever tasted. Beautiful bottle though.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured out of that cool as hell looking bottle

A: straw to dark colored gold clear body nice fluffy looking head

S: light corn and some rice with a little bit of an off smell like cardboard

T: taste follows the nose perfectly with the cardboard oxidation coming out strongly on the finish

M: Standard for a regular lager lighter to crisp

O: Except for the awful cardboard and oxidation taste of this beer it wouldn't be too much different than most macro AAL beers. It would probably benefit by not being in the green bottles.

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Photo of Stewart-Louisiana
1.67/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a light international lager. It uses rice along with barley malt to make it lighter, which is reasonable in a Chinese beer. But, no beer lover would want to drink this stuff. The bottles are beautiful. I bought a second six pack just for the bottles to decorate a window. Of course, green bottles, especially for an import, means drink it fast and keep it in the dark or else instead of no taste you get skunked beer. It will be too late when bought from most stores. If you for some reason actually like the beer then buy it in cans - which they do produce. But the best part is the bottles, so you can't win.

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Photo of jimdkc
1.91/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another purchase due to the interesting green Buddha bottle. I will probably re-use it to bottle mead or cider... I may buy a few more, just for the bottles!

Pours a very, very pale straw with a thin white head.

Aroma is the worst aspect of this beer. Badly skunked due to the green bottle. This is really the only note you get in the smell.

Taste... What little there is... Is non-offensive light lager. The taste is pretty much overwhelmed by the skunky aroma.

Body is thin and watery. Lively carbonation.

Buy it for the bottle. It's an easy drinker... If you can get past the skunk!

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