Leo Beer | Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Thailand
boonrawd.co.th

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
30
Avg:
2.63
pDev:
22.43%
 
 
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3
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Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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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

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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

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My friend brought this back with him from Thailand, just for me. And I say, if it's called Leo, why is there a leopard on the label, instead of a lion? He says "Leo does start the word leopard." So, don't call this "Lee-o"...call it "Leh".

Perfectly transparent, utterly yellow, slim, soon-gone head.

Slightly honeyish, though largely dull aroma...empty, vapid...eh...

In the mouth...wet and abysmally insipid. Evenhanded, leaning on the malt side, though possessing no particular heft. Thoroughly thin in body, and faint in flavor...a touch grainy...dull finish.

It's ultimately boring, and bland, but not horrendous.

Crap lager from Thailand. Hey, every nation has it's share.

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Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.85/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours clear golden with a sizzeling sound, lots of small bubbles in the liquid. The large white head is at first compact but quickly turns soapy. Only faint lacings.

S: Faint bitter hops, sweet, sweet malt with quite some corn in it. Citric notes.

T: Sweet malts, with some corn. Bitter hops. Some marzipan in the back. Citric notes. A bit artificial.

M: Aftertaste lingers longer than others in this style, nice bitterness. Body is medium while carbonation is strong and a bit aggresive.

O: A decent beer, rather nice considering the style.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.24/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

White can with a leopard on the front. I guess Leo's not a lion here. ABV 5.5, no freshness date.

Pours golden yellow with a reasonable white, sticky head. Fine carbonation, good lacing. Looks like a pretty decent lager.

Sweet light malt on the nose, with a little graininess. No hops noticeable. Pretty bland.

Pretty sweet on the palate, lots of grist, with a sticky yeasty aftertaste. Apart from those less-than-wonderful characteristics, it's very bland and watery. Mouthfeel flat and insipid. You could chug this one on one mouthful there's so little to it.

Not offensive, per se, but bloody flavourless.

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Photo of bylerteck
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of ZAP
2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My buddy Road Warrior got three beers for me on his trip to Malaysia or Thailand or somewhere out there....I noticed those folks are big on putting Tigers and Lions on their bottles.....That's pretty cool...wish we had some Tigers hopping around the woods here...This beer poured very charged up...high carbonation..frothy white head sits atop a champagne colored liquid...nose is grassy and husky with a background smell of raw sewage or hard water.......body is medium with a little more sweetness than I imagined...flavor is interesting...must be an adjunct type sweetness that I'm tasting..it's not bad...mouthfeel is a little slick and sweet....creamy from that big head on top...

Not an exceptional beer, but a little different...I consider this a straight lager...and it's definitely drinkable and packs a punch at 5.5%

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Photo of shigg85
3.32/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a bottle of this at the Siam Heritage restaurant in the Parco department store of Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a regular pilsner glass. This Thai brew is a yellow-gold brew with complete transparency with a foamy white head that disappears after the first sip and leaves the glass completely clean at the end of its life. The smell was pleasant throughout the entire drink, however, even as it warmed a bit (a quality lacking in most lagers/pilsners). Also, the taste was wonderfully smooth yet also had hints of grain and even orange. This lager went well with the spicy Thai food we ate, and I would definitely choose it again among a selection of other lagers from SE Asia.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.76/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of notchucknorris
3.24/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwjd
2.79/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.67/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow, tones of carbonation, small white fuzzy head which fades to nothing in a couple minutes.

S: Smells of malt, hops, some skunk, reminds me of Pabst to some degree, and some cheap Chinese lagers.

T: Taste pretty much follows the nose, but its better than I expected. Malt, some hops, some skunk but very mild, some Pabst Blue Ribbon like taste (kind of a slight sweet Jello- like taste) but it passes way faster than Pabst’s would, and gives a nice yeasty pizzeria aftertaste.

M: Highly carbonated, light body.

O: Not bad for a cheap Thai beer. Would go well anything an American Adjunct would, but would be best with Thai food and salty snacks to fit its country of origin.

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Photo of flyingpig
1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

630ml Bottle in Koh Phangnan, Thailand (48 Baht):
Clear straw coloured with a thin, foamy white head that disappeared rather quickly. There is some minimal lacing left on the glass too but not a lot.

Faint adjuncts start things off, followed by some lager malts and a corn with a hint of skunk. The aroma is incredibly faint and hard to detect.

Light malts and some faint, grassy hops along with a watery taste and touches of bitterness. There isn't much going on with this one really and it's your typical, mass-produced Asian lager.

Light & thin bodied with a sort of watery feel and minimal bitterness. Smooth and quite wet at the end but also very bland.

Not a great beer at all and sadly a lot worse than I remember it being from the last time I was in Thailand although that may just be down to my tastes changing a lot since then. The beer was too thin and watery with both the aroma and taste coming across as too faint.

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Photo of Metalmonk
2.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wonderful wife went to Thailand and all I got was this stinkin' beer. My fault, though. I asked her to bring back a couple beers, knowing full well that Thailand isn't exactly known for its beer. But it's always fun to try something new...

A good pour produced a thin half-inch head that thinned quickly. Color is a very pale, very clear yellow. It doesn't look appetizing.

Aroma is wet straw, corn, aluminum and urine. Yum.

Flavor offers light, crispy hops that are almost fruity, with a little malt kick in the finish. Good sweetness, but too much corn flavor swimming around. It doesn't produce the metallic twang I expected, which is a relief.

Typical for the style, but it's hard to impress in this category.

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Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet, fizzy and yellow, with absolutely no head. Too sweet with too much alcohol showing through towards the finish, quite unpleasant, hence the crappy marks i gave it, horrible.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Andrewharemza
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shivtim
1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is not as good as some of the other SE Asian beers (and that is a pretty big insult). Clearish yellow with no head whatsoever. Nose is weak hops and yeast. Taste is light grains, with not much going on. Mouthfeel is thin. Skip this and go for an Angkor or even Beerlao.

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Photo of aleigator
2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of dcbeers
2.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Leo Beer from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
2.63 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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