Beerlao Lager | Lao Brewery Co.

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Beerlao LagerBeerlao Lager

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Lao Brewery Co.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +59.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +51%

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4.35/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Typical straw color of macro lagers with slight lacing in the glass.

Smell: Nice, crisp lager smell without the skunk.

Taste: I love this beer...very full taste and one I will definately try again.

Mouthfeel: Smooth

Drinkability: Very good...

I've never tried a beer from former French Indochina but this one did not disappoint. It was a full bodied lager that was enjoyable. I hope I can find a six pack.

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4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I haven't drank Beer Lao for over 10 years, and I came across it in 99 Cents store. They have a sticker on the can now that denotes it's Gluten Free. Did some research and found out that Beer Lao is made from Thai's Jasmine Rice. I'm not sure about this Gluten Free fad, but didn't even realize what was the ingredients. Finished a whole 6-pack over the weekend.

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4.21/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
Aroma- Not much there maybe some grain and rice
Appearance- Pours the traditional Asian beer clear pale yellow color. Had a nice thick white head
Taste- Had a nice flavor of malt and grains, a little thin on the flavor side. but still pretty good.
Palate- A light bodied medium carbonated beer. Has a dry finish
Overall- My first beer from Laos, not bad. I would drink this again

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.86/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beerlao is best enjoyed in a large, extra cold bottle on the banks of the Mekong River. I was recently in Laos and consumed, on average, 10-15 bottles a day (it's hard not to at $1 for a liter; and that's bar prices!). I bought some in the smaller bottles upon my return to the US from a Thai supermarket and it wasn't as good. May have been a combination of the hot/humid storage conditions and the amount of time the bottles had been sitting on a shelf. Regardless, this is a very refreshing beer that I much prefer to Singha/Tiger/Leo/Chang and other SE Asian beers. Nice crisp taste with no bad aftertaste. Pours a good head and is quite carbonated. Worth a try (if you ever visit Laos, the stuff is 100% unavoidable: only 2 beers served in the whole country)...

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3.8/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer multiple times while traveling in Laos. Served cold from a large bottle the beer is clear and golden with a light, white head of foam.
The aroma consists of faint corn and malt scents.
The taste is fresh with a little malt and a crisp clean finish. Nothing bold or overpowering about the flavor, plain and simple.
Very drinkable with food and coversation at a restaraunt or street market.
Believe it or not this beer has won awards in international competitions and is supposed to be one of the most consistently brewed beers in SE Asia.

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3.8/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

have readily found the bomber-size bottles of Beerlao Lager in Thailand and Cambodia, and it's everywhere in Laos. Have also seen it in the states in the last couple of years. The brewery's web site says they make all their beers with rice, and evidently I like rice beer when I'm traveling through the heavy humid heat of SE Asia.

A - very pale gold, decent head w/ little retention, looks just fine

S - very little smell, perhaps some faint graininess.

T - very clean, very simple w/ very little hops. definitely leans to the more grainy, sweeter side of pale lagers

M/F - light & crisp

O - crisp & simple, not meant for extended analysis. I have always found a date stamp on the bottle or can and it definitely makes a difference if you find it fresh (first few weeks). Not recommended after 2 months old...

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3.79/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with large army of bubbles racing to towards a modest white head. The smell is a musty sweet corn and light malt aroma. Almost American macro-ey. The taste is a couple notches above the macro scene though and is fairly interesting. It unleashes a nice wave of black pepper, light fruit, faint malt, and a hint of hops. Nice! This is a light bodied brew that finishes slightly dry and it drinks down super easy! I have to say that I enjoyed this beer and would have it again if the scenario was right. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Experienced in : Luang Prabang, Saigon
Appealing to me : Very good taste, refreshing, I like the after taste
Less appealing to me : - - -

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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Beerlao Lager from Lao Brewery Co.
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