Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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64
poor
659 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company
Australia
luckydrinkco.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
659
Reviews:
186
Avg:
2.67
pDev:
25.84%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
251
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MichialTanner1
2.39/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I admit it, I bought this one because of the bottle. I bought a few beers tonight that I've been seeing on the shelf for years, but never tried. So far, I see that I was right to avoid these for as long as I did.

It pours an entirely translucent straw color (as there is almost no head, I can read a receipt that the glass is set on, top to bottom). This, plus a slightly skunky odor, made me think it might have been better if drank straight from the green Buddha bottle.

It tastes like a flatter version of Coors Banquet beer--not the most repulsive thing I've tasted. But with it's other lacking qualities, I may be headed to the sink with it unless something "lucky" or "enlightening" happens to me in the next few sips.

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Photo of metter98
2.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle at Kimono Rooftop Beer Garden, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of rice malts and hints of pale malts. Some hints of corn and sweetness become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite light in body but doesn't have any "off" or offensive skunk-like flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Johnct
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not brewed by Lucky Drink Australia, it's brewed by a brewery in China, distributed by Lucky Drink in Australia, and then distributed into the US through a distributor in CA. Anyway, it doesn't taste awful. It's not as bad as Becks, kinda like heineken, worse than a Grolsch.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Light golden color, sweet watery taste, high carbonation, light mouthfeel. The bottle is what intrigued me, but the taste made me glad I only bought a single bottle. Would not drink again.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
2.79/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lahoi
2.31/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A very cool bottle, but wasted on a very below average beer. I fully intended on liking this beer based on the bottle alone, but alas, I could not. It's sort of like a bad Rolling Rock. It smelled skunky. Maybe that's normal, or maybe it's because of the green bottle that lets in too much light. It didn't taste all that skunky, though, so that's a plus! This is just a typical AAL in a superb package, which is why my overall score is a 4.0.

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Photo of KristaRph
3.27/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.32/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dba103
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ultimate
2.91/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LisaEisMe
1.66/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 101stJay
2.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Handsome_James
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MidwestBA
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Napkin_Pope
3.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smooth start, malty finish, but slightly skunky smell.

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Photo of importedfromdet
3.48/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks nicely carbonated, lighter. Small head. Awesome bottle.

Smells of a regular macro lager. Sweet notes.

Taste is very basic, of a macro lager but crisp. Mostly of grain. Very basic, but ends smooth.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Smooth all the way thru.

Overall it is a simple bill, but very drinkable. A step up above typical American macros. If looking for something smooth, non-offensive, this fits the bill.

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Photo of Raime
2.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Free bottle from my local craft shop. Not expecting much but who knows.

Look - Pours crystal clear yellow with a finger of bone white head that leaves quicker than it showed up. Carbonation appears nearly dead. Lacing isn't even a factor.

Smell - This is the most skunked thing I have ever put up to my nose. There is nothing else to mention in this department.

Taste - More skunk. Bit of white bread. Even more skunk.

Feel - Medium bodied with zero carbonation. Swallows like water and thankfully drops the skunk.

Overall - Not much to say. Another generic green bottled euro lager.

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Photo of hermit990
2.27/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The five is for the rad bottle. Best part of this beer. Otherwise just a watery lager. Smells like your typical green bootle Heineken or moose head or what have you but hardly has any flavor. Maybe if wet is a flavor. It is wet.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yeastofmyworries
2.07/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
2.67 out of 5 based on 659 ratings.
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