Beerlao Lager | Lao Brewery Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lao Brewery Co.
Laos
beerlao.la

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beerlao is brewed from the best local rice and overseas high quality malt giving it a unique taste. Beerlao was launched in 1973 and has become the best selling and leading brand in Laos. It was also awarded gold medals by various international competitions. Beerlao is one of the most successful exports and is currently available in 13 countries worldwide.

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-01-2003

BEER STATS
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#43,972
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
269
pDev:
18.75%
 
 
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9
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Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.78/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours crystal clear honey yellow with an adequate white head that falls away quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is faint, nothing very discernable. Flavor is a touch sweet, but very simple, no hop bitterness. Feel is thin but crisp and adequately carbonated. Over all just an okay (at best) beer.

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Photo of RichardLeahy
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ironhand24680
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

REFRESHING. ..
IF U CAN TASTE IT. ..
THE MALT AND HOPS R SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM AMERICAN BEER!

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RayCannata
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chiefz1
2.34/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Rihup
2.25/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chitoryu12
2.97/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Clear urine yellow with a decent white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Yeast, rice, grass, and a little skunkiness.

Taste: Heavy on the rice, with a little bit of hop bitterness countering the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker and less carbonated than expected for a lager.

Overall: Interesting. Not that great, but it's rare to drink a predominately rice beer (jokes about Budweiser side).

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

a rice lager very popular over there in parts of asia, but not something i see around much in colorado. i found this one at cho 77 on broadway, a delightful street food eatery, highly recommended. the beer is basic, simple, and familiar already, but somewhat different from its fellow asian lagers too. i think the rice adds quite a bit, a dry almost nutty element that most of these dont have. it stays away from tasting as metallic and cheap as some of the other adjunct beers in this style, but unfortunately that doesnt make it delicious. its a little sweet for what it is, and has a papery complexion, not as much barley character as it seems to want. no hops at all, and a lager yeast that doesnt seem quite robust enough to dry this out. nice carbonation though and a moderate body, not too watery like so many of them are. it warms up poorly, but is well refreshing when its ice cold. i nice quencher and offers good relief from spicy and oily foods. outside of this context, its a lot less enjoyable. reminds me of traveling to thailand though, good memories there...

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Photo of Simon212
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tomesco
3.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 11.2 fl oz bottle into glass. Mfg code is 'JI/JA/8JAG'.
Clear, straw colored body. Less than one finger white head with aggressive pour, settles to island and ring. Few spots of lacing.
Sweet aroma of rice malt and lager yeast.
Clean flavor of malt, lager yeast, and slight spicy hops. No complexity.
Thin mouth feel. Clean pass through of flavor profile. Minimal after taste.
Made to be clean, crisp lager for tropical climate. Easy drinking, no skunk. I can see this beer used for an every day, many occasions regular lager drinking beverage.

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Photo of JasonLWest
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a Rice Lager (see first ingredient on the helpful label) and the taste is more like a regular Adjunct Lager than a Euro. I don't taste the skinky euro hops, or really any hops for that matter. It's mostly a sweetish, grainy brew with a dry finish.

Appearance is sterling, the color is literally gold and the creamy white head rises nicely in the tall Rodenbach goblet. As a light quaff, this is better than a lot of tasteless lagers. Also it doesn't have the club soda taste so prominent in the lightest lagers. The cornflakes taste lingers, but overall it's not bad at all. It's a Carlsberg Group product. From the 640 ml bottle purchased at a Southeast Asian supermarket.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can.

A: Grassy, floral hops with a grainy malt sweetness.

A: Straw color, clear, with a mostly uniform white head.

T: Crisp, light caramel malts with cooked rice flavors, floral, with a moderate hop bitterness through the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright; the beer is crisp, with decent floral hop flavor, but lacks taste and body.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.12/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of sebgrossi
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From estucerveza. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. Light bodied and refreshing, without much flavors but grassy bitter, nice rice notes in aroma and taste and light sweetness

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Photo of puboflyons
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottle coded Manufactured JE/JB/BJAG, Sampled on November 10, 2017.

The pour is yellow with a quick fizzy white head on top and decent clarity.

The aroma has a rice character along with sweet grainy malts and grass. Typical Euro-style lager character.

The body is light-medium and smooth.

Mildly sweet cooked rice flavor but overall clean, crisp, and mildly bitter at the finish. This style is not meant to do anything more than quench your thirst and this would do the trick.

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Beerlao Lager from Lao Brewery Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 269 ratings