Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

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660 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:
660
Reviews:
187
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
25.75%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
252
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Franziskaner
2.56/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow colored with a fingernail of brilliant white covering the vast majority of the top. Light lacing. Aroma is European lager yeast, corn, faint German bittering hops. Slightly skunky aroma. The the flavor is initially ...absent. Once it hits the back of the palate there is plenty of that Euro lager yeast and corn flavor. The mouth is light, crisp, and a bit thin.

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Photo of Kwak
1.89/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

beer tasted a little skunked not sure if that was what they were going for
kool bottle

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

From bottle, Clear light yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grass, citrus. Taste is watery with notes of citrus and grass. Needs to be very cold.

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Photo of Nickholland
2.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The bottle is the best part of the beer. It's by no means a drain pour but it's nothing special, lacks any real flavor. Pretty similar to an adjunct lager with that skunky euro flavor.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear bright light gold with a fairly long lasting head of foam.

Big whafts of corn, sweets, the general and non deviating nose you get for the style.

Corny, grainy, sweetness reminds me of a malt liquor. Somewhere in there, just a kiss of the hops. Sorry Schlitz for stealing that.

Usual body. Run of the mill. Boring.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.84/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pens1967
2.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Cool bottle. Bad beer. Not a repeat.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

June 25, 2015

11.2 oz Buddha bottle, pils glass

A – Medium straw and very clear. A thin white head appears on the pour and disappears quickly. A lot of effervescence.

S – Flour and uncooked bread dough, and grainy-sweet. Maybe some very light herbal hops, a bit of corn/rice-like sweetness. Just not much here.

T – Uncooked bread dough, grainy-sweet with a bit of rice. Hops are very low, but slightly herbal, perhaps with a touch of lemongrass.

M – Moderate-high carbonation and mildly effervescent. A light crisp sweetness, with just a bit of slickness, and a tinge of bitterness on the finish.

O – Let’s be honest: the best thing about this beer is the bottle it came in. However, it is comparable to the better versions of adjunct lagers, not horribly sweet or cloying or slick. Actually a pretty well-made, though watered-down and fairly aroma-less and flavor-less. I would not decline another one (if it was free.)

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fruity, light, and a hint of honey. Very refreshing.

Would drink again. Although at the price point, probably wouldn't outright search it out to purchase again.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.33/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad euro pale lager.

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Photo of whatname
2.17/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlackBeerDown
2.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I fully admit I only bought this beer for the bottle. That's about the only good thing about it though.

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Photo of Suds
1.61/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From an interesting green, Buddha-shaped bottle, this beer is pale yellow with no real head. The aroma is sulfur and grain. The taste is slightly salty, and sweet. No real malt or hop character. Not appealing at all.

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Photo of mactrail
2.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellowish color in the Belgian goblet. Dissapointing head, but it's plenty spritzy on the tongue. Flavor is corn, soybeans, club soda. Faint flowery aroma is the one nice feature.

This is really no worse than a lot of cheap Euro lagers, even to the wee skunky hop note. I wouldn't drink anything regularly from China though. From the 11.16 oz bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of coopdog1000
2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jesticals
3.38/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Love the look of the bottle. It smells great but the taste left something to be desired. Tastes like overly carbonated water with a splash of beer flavor...but just a splash. Overall, for the cost, not worth it.

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Photo of -Rick
2.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet JUST BECAUSE.

Look: Crystal clear light golden body with nice rising bubbles. A white head dissipates to a cirrus cloud film. Light lacing.

Aroma: A skunk must have took residence inside this green bottle.

Taste: Thankfully, the skunk did not leave any traces of himself in the taste profile. The beer starts off a bit sweet and malty, some grains and cereal adjuncts for good measure, with a semi-grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body.

Overall: I am delighted that I did not buy a $10 sixes of this. I bought a single bottle for just over $2. This beer is no better or worse than any other green-bottle skunk bomb on the market.

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Photo of reptile3141
2.49/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
2.68 out of 5 based on 660 ratings.
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