Leo Beer
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #178
Ranked #29,918
2.74 | pDev: 22.63%
May 22, 2023
Oct 09, 2002
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Rated: 3.75 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

May 22, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by smbslt from Illinois

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 3.18 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Okay there is this story behind this beer - for me, that is.
We have recently moved from Vienna, AT from Japan and after having looked for months for an apartment we finally found it, rented it and started moving our stuff there.
After having spent a day cleaning out the new place we managed to stay until quite late that we started wondering if we’ll be able to find anything out there to eat for dinner - in Austria everything closes at 8, Saturdays at 6PM and Sunday nothing is open. Great. And this was a Sunday. But we realized that things are open at the Central Station and even until quite late so we decided to go to this Thai fast food joint my wife’s been wanting to go for long but even that was tricky - buses were running in 30 minute intervals, subways were also quite rare and having wasted quite some time in transit it dawned upon us that we are not going to make it.
Still, I’m stubborn enough not to give up until it’s really over, I told her I’m gonna try to make it. We got off at the station 6 minutes before closing and I started to dash through the crowd, about 600+ meters through 4 stories upwards. It was a race against the clock and even Run, Forrest Run couldn’t help me to the 4th floor, my legs were failing me… but I got there - and I saw people still standing in line!
I got there, euphoric for it still being open, although the cooks were already started shouting something in Thai when seeing me - guess something like “What does he want at this time?”
And then a badass, mean-looking boss lady appeared, asking “And what do you want?” I stuttered my order, panting, still wearing that doggone mask, gasping for air, was rather pointing at the food, this and that I want, and in the end I saw what’s in the freezer and said “and… and a Leo beer!”
Then the boss lady reached vack to the freezer and started digging through the beers lining up, trying to reach deeper and deeper behind - to pick up the coldest bottle for me!
I was almost jumping for joy, this act of kindness really made my day. Not only we made it and my wife could finally taste this Thai food joint, the owner saw that I could have used a cold one after having ran my heart out so she gave me the ice coldest Leo on the planet. Bam! And at seeing this, the oldest gramdma cook shouted out with a smile on her face, looking at me - no idea what she said, but it felt as if she said “well good for you, son!”
Well, it was. And the Leo went pretty well with the amazing Thai food, pad thai and pho soup. Was a great night out and I even enjoyed this beer pretty much.
Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 3.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 3.44 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
Rated: 2.53 by BeerWasp from Germany

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 2.9 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.74/5  rDev +73%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Leo has a thick, spongy, white head, and a clear, bubbly straw appearance, with roiling white sediment specks and moderate lacing. The aroma is of pale malt and cracker. The flavor is of sweet, pale malt, cracker, and grassy hop bitterness. Leo has a medium body and a crisp finish.

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.77/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg, thanks to Gr0ve. ABV was 5%. Pale golden colour, moderate head. Moderate sweetish aroma, notes of grass and maize. Bland flavour, sweetish.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head. Looks like lager.

Smells sweet and of toasted grain. Smells more than a little like Singha from the same brewery. Scent of noble hop and wheat bran. Smells nutty.

Starts out sweet with a bit of a bitter snap at the end. Tastes mildly of malt and toasted grain. Hop is distinctly grassy.

Mouthfeel is light like seltzer water.

Overall an OK beer but not something you would want a case of. Typical Asian lager. Think I like Singha better.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.72/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Review: 330ml bottle of Leo Beer: 5.0% vol.

In cans and bottles.

The colour is a pale golden yellow with a small white head, that does die a death very quick. Some carbonation and the general look is ok.

Lovely aroma on the nose, a nice beery smell, a little sweet but nice, even if its a little faint. Sweet corn, the hops and yeast and mild grains……

A lager taste is there for sure, but on the low level, watered down and with minimal hop presence. Light grains and that’s about it really.

Also a bit raw and a slight astringent aftertaste.

Not nice, no flavours and not smooth or crisp enough to be enjoyed. A nothing beer.

Rubbish beer, forgettable, tasteless, not enjoyable, I will pass on this……

Have tried Chang and Singha Premium and I have to say this is also a Thai beer that doesn’t do it for me. Perhaps it’s better in Thailand, but I can only go on what I get in the local off license and this beer is pretty tasteless, typical of Asian beers in general.
Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by shambeano from Australia

2.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
330ml bottle. Fill date 11/09/2020. Best before 11/09/2021. Poured into a tulip.
Look: very clear and pale gold. About 2-3 of fluffy head that has a decent retention, slowly falling down to a thin film.
Smell: pretty generic, a little sweetness, grainy, corn and a rice astringency. Not much else.
Taste: much like the smell, sweet And grainy, though a little less grainy than the smell.
Feel: Light but a little oily. Slight bitterness at the end and a dry finish.
Overall: yeah, there’s not much to it. Hot weather and spicy food type of beer.
Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 2.87 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 2.47 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 2.86 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 3 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by O-Meg from New York

May 23, 2019
Rated: 2.24 by Walnut from Missouri

Mar 26, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

1.67/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1/2" fleeting white cap

S: has a mild sweet rice aroma joined by light hops with traces of skunk and apple and very faint toast

T: mildly sweet with a lot of apple, a hint of movie popcorn butter and very little hop presence which would help balance the sweetness and help mask some of the apple and popcorn butter. Has a retched aftertaste.

F: body is light and the carbonation is medium high

O: Not pleasant.
Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 2.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 3 by Rihup from Illinois

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 2 by Hopsohard from California

Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Another ordinary South East Asian lager. Better than Chang, similar to Singha. That said, drunk ice cold at a beach bar in Thailand they all hit the spot in much the same way.
Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 2.66 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 1.25 by sephyrott from Spain

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3 by Andrewharemza from Australia

Jan 03, 2017
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Rated by CoinCoinCoin from Hong Kong

2/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Thin, no taste of hop nor malt. I prefer Chang in Thailand rather than Leo.
Jun 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
330 ml brown glass bottle with a branded pry-off crown cap purchased at a 7-11 in Bangkok.

5% ABV.

Malty, with a malt syrup taste and an overly thick mouthfeel that prevents it from being refreshing (even in 100 F Bangkok heat). No hop character (not even grassy Noble). No yeast character (which is to style).

Smooth, wet, overcarbonated.

Adjunct flavour seems closer to maize than rice, but it's honestly not that prominent.

A lighter mouthfeel and a grainier taste would be nice to start, but this isn't trying to be anything more than a serviceable macrolager catering to the hoi polloi. I think I may prefer Chang, but at this low level of quality - does it really matter?

Low C- (2.53) / BELOW AVERAGE

05/30/16 brief 2nd impressions from a cold bottle at a restraining Chiang Rai.

Soft, malty, and drinkable. The biting overcarbonation I noticed previously seems to mellow out once this warms a bit (to merely "chilled" as opposed to outright cold). Refreshing though shallow and simple. I can't identify any overt adjunct aside from maybe some maize, but it does have a cheap malt extract taste.

I remain surprised at its expense relatively speaking, but maybe that's because I'm used to swill lagers like this costing a quarter of the price or less in Eastern Europe.


06.05.16 further impression from a bottle in Pai.

Flat malt taste. No depth here at all. Not horridly imbalanced, and drinkable.

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pours a pale, bright, golden color, with a decent, froth head.

Smells of slightly fermented, sugared grains and corn.

Has a pleasant, lively carbonation with a nice, herbal finish, while maintaining its refreshing character.

Tastes of an aqueous, wet hay quality, together with a nice, noble hop bitterness, which becomes apparent especially during the finish, with slightly sweeter malts.

Super light, but well nuanced, refreshing light lager beer.
Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by sokol_1993 from California

1.58/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Had on my 2nd day in Thailand, Sunday January 10. Just moved into Juan Manee, and it was too hot after moving that I needed a beer. Bought one from the 7/11 at Samsen Soi 2 for about 35 baht (~1$). Was quite disappointed. Strange adjunct taste all over the beer.
Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by _drummer_ from China

2.64/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Not a bad beer. I get it in Thailand when I hit a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It's better than Chang, so if I want a beer at some places in Thailand that don't have BeerLao or something, I'll get this.
Nov 09, 2015
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Rated by mightyyt from Thailand

2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Prefer to singha from bottles
Sep 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Brought back by a friend from Thailand for my home collection. Pours a yellow colour with a white head that is fast to disappear. Aromas of malt, hops & nuts. Tastes were fairly smooth with again malt been fairly strong, but as with most mass produced Asian lagers lacking anything special. Feel was of above medium carbonation.
Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 2.76 by DrinkSlurm from New York

Jun 02, 2015
Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 103 ratings