Leo Beer
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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From:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
 
Thailand
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #179
ABV:
5%
Score:
66
Ranked #29,853
Avg:
2.7 | pDev: 22.96%
Ratings:
95
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 06, 2022
Added:
Oct 09, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  19
SCORE
66
Poor
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3.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 06, 2022
 
2.9 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 23, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +75.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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.

RJT

Jun 15, 2021
 
3.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on May 21, 2021
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1.77/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by Sigmund from Norway

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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3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Zorro from California

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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1.72/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

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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2.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by shambeano from Australia

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
 
2.87 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Apr 24, 2020
 
2.47 by morrowd3 from Vermont on Feb 25, 2020
 
3 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2020
 
2.86 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Jul 13, 2019
 
3 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 09, 2019
 
3.48 by O-Meg from New York on May 23, 2019
 
2.24 by Walnut from Missouri on Mar 26, 2019
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3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia

T05

Nov 04, 2018
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1.67/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
 
2.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Jul 27, 2018
 
3 by Rihup from Illinois on Jun 03, 2018
 
2 by Hopsohard from California on Mar 30, 2018
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2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Spike from England

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
 
2.66 by MaxOhle from Illinois on Oct 03, 2017
 
1.25 by sephyrott from Spain on Jun 28, 2017
 
3 by Andrewharemza from Australia on Jan 03, 2017
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2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by CoinCoinCoin from Hong Kong

Thin, no taste of hop nor malt. I prefer Chang in Thailand rather than Leo.

Jun 04, 2016
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2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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

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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.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

***
06.05.16 further impression from a bottle in Pai.

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

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

May 29, 2016
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2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by aleigator from Germany

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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1.58/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by sokol_1993 from California

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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2.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by _drummer_ from China

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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2.85/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by mightyyt from Thailand

Prefer to singha from bottles

Sep 26, 2015
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2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

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
 
2.76 by DrinkSlurm from New York on Jun 02, 2015
 
2.86 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on May 28, 2015
 
2.79 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on May 10, 2015
 
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1.77/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by JobiWanKenob from Canada (QC)

Terrible, all the local Thais drink this beer served over ice in a glass. I drank it with ice, also straight from the bottle. Tasted similar both ways. Sadly, out of the 4 main Thai beers (Leo, Chang, Singha, and Archer) Leo is probably your best bet.

Apr 03, 2015
 
3.24 by notchucknorris from California on Apr 01, 2015
 
2.46 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Mar 14, 2015
 
2.79 by SuperMario from California on Jan 24, 2015
Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 95 ratings