Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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64
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659 Ratings
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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 eaglesont
2.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

dat bottle doe....

I could always use a little enlightenment to make up for my poor life choices. So when the opportunity to try this "enlightened beer" came around I didn't want to miss my chance.

First impressions are, great bottle, and I am going to save that one. Once opened, I poured into a cold glass. Basic white froth, aroma light and sweet if any. Light yellow color, straw I guess you could say. Taste is sweet, notes of honey, but finishes pretty poorly. No really malt presences. Mouthfeel is silky, lingering finish.

Over all it is what it is. A Chinese made beer for the masses. Points for bottle creativity, points subtracted for lacking enlightenment.

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Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TBCE
2.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes similar to Heineken.

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Photo of Sandlin73
1.9/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Brittian
2.91/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of torwart94
3.46/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge not too long ago, having never had or seen this before. Yes, the bottle was the best attribute of this beer but it didn't taste anywhere near as bad as I thought it would and easily beat out the big-market Macros that this would inevitably end up being lumped in with. Since this was only sold via the single bottle, I didn't buy more than one but I would grab six of these at a time if they were sold that way!

Nice golden pour to this with a thin head that settled down pretty quickly. Not a big aroma to this either there was just some grain and honey to it that wasn't easily discernible. Lots of dough in the taste along with a hint of filler and some grass in the aftertaste, with the feel of blood orange juiciness to keep this light and lively. Good amount of carbonation here and fuller than other European counterparts of this style, with the grain sticking around a bit in the aftertaste. No skunkiness in this bottle, thank God!

A nice amount of alcohol kept this at the session level and it would have been easy to down another bottle of this after giving it the inspection. Can't say that I've seen or had anything like this and even though it was an Australian beer brewed in China, this stood up as well as anything like this from Europe or America. Great for the summer when a simple "lawnmower beer" just won't cut it!

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Photo of FriedSlug
2.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mwar
3.64/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of c7h
2.07/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Ike_Potter
1.92/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear Pale yellow color with plain white head and very light lacing. Skunky smell and an off putting taste. Decent finish but definitely a beer you'd wanna drink very cold but then it's not worth the price

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Photo of zekeman17
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ShawnOfSulfur
2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Weisenbeer
2.44/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Smooth when cold. Had with sushi. Not bad, but let's face it, the Chinese are not known for beer. I say stick to fireworks and math my Chinese friends.

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Photo of muller25
1.33/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

If you are not worried about toxic chemicals in all the drinks coming from China, go ahead have a few.

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

Photo of sporklift87
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BcOneSeven
2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of coastiebob
2.01/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of ASEIronMan
3.09/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
3.31/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzeilinger
2.88/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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