Myanmar Lager Beer | Myanmar Brewery and Distillery

Myanmar Lager BeerMyanmar Lager Beer
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Myanmar Lager BeerMyanmar Lager Beer

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Myanmar Brewery and Distillery

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 02-05-2006

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Ristaccia
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frasergrove
3.59/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.52/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.69/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw filtered with moderate carbonation, topped with 3 fingers of white head with a corn yellow tinge.

Smells of skunk, malt, cardboard, and wet dog fur.

Malt, cream corn, clean linen, a hint of grainy molasses. Little bitterness on the end.

Light body, moderate fluffy carbonation.

Finally I got my hands on a Burmese brew! I couldn't find any on my Burma boarder runs, but now I found it online! Drank in Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 23rd, 2016.

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Photo of mrcraft
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
2.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts with a moderate amount of corn adjuncts and some light grainy adjuncts. Very light aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy malts with a moderate amount of corn adjuncts and an overall slightly stronger than light amount of sweetness. There are light flavors of grassy hops in the finish which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away in a moderate amount of time.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lacks the watery aspects of a lot of Asian AALs.

O: Refreshing and easy to drink with only the very faintest of skunky aspects (surprising considering the fact that it comes all the way from Asia and is in green glass bottles). Nothing great but certainly better than I was expecting for my first beer from Myanmar, especially considering the number of disappointing offerings in this style from Asia.

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Photo of metter98
2.65/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle at Kimono Rooftop Beer Garden, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose. Bits of corn become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of adjunct malts—corn seems to stand out in particular—and contributes a subtle amount of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It's not watery.
O: This isn't a bad adjunct lager from Myanmar. It doesn't have any "off" flavors or skunk to it.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jeanphoenix
2.29/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jamesinbangkok
4/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Does the trick a warm day at the border. Way better than anchor in Cambodia, but not as good as beer Lao in, well, Laos.. Great while still cold, tastes like beer and makes one drunk. Can't ask for much more.

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Photo of filmguy
1.65/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

America has its Bud. Myanmar has its Myanmar. There really isn't a reason to drink this swill unless you're in Myanmar without an alternative, which will likely be the case at some point since there are many restaurants that only serve this.

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Photo of muldersha
2.29/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had from a 640mL brown glass bottle purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a somewhat gree/gold straw color with a chunky, large bubble white head. It's quick to dissipate, but leaves an acceptable lacing.

Super skunky and metallic aromas of old hops and dusty tin cans mask more subtle and pleasant aromas of bran, caramel, honey, lemon, and oats.

Medium bodied and malty on the palate with some ripe fruitiness.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.02/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok beer on a hot day

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.02/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AgentMunky
2.4/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 640mL bottle into a branded mug.
Two fingers of stark white head have surprising retention. The beer is clear golden with mild effervesence.
It smells...not good. Sharp, sour, vaguely both skunky and metallic.
By god though this beer is drinkable. It's like thicker soda water with a light sweetness and mild tang. Not the 'bad lager' tang, the aftertaste is surprisingly clean, but just bit of a bite. That said, it's a watery, more or less flavorless beer. If Drinkability were still a component, it would get high marks, but overall it's not worth your time.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml green bottle served in a small beer glass in a dingy little Burmese (Myanmarian?) restaurant in Takadanobaba area around Tokyo.

Looked clear golden, with a medium to big head. Head fades fast. Smells like an AAL, but with greater emphasis on pleasant characteristics like grass and less emphasis on unpleasant characteristics like ass.

Taste is a little sweet, not inappropriately so, generally inoffensive. As far as AALs go, it's not bad at all.

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Photo of rredshift
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SFQuixote
2.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A surprisingly pleasant and enjoyable brew - probably my favorite in Myanmar. Typical average lager profile at an excellent price.

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Photo of virinow
2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SVD
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Martinmcfaul
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of tangoafterdark
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of leitmotif
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Poupae
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of migwell
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is the ubiquitous Myanmarian brew, and undoubtedly the generals still in command of this lovely little country are getting a generous kickback for allowing it to become the #1 beer in the country. I spoke to some Europeans living in Malaysia who said that several times a year they would drive up to Burma (the colonial misnomer for this country, in which the Burman tribe is the largest, but far from the only, group) to drink this beer, a pleasant change from the appalling Tiger beer foisted on Malaysians.

I spent a month in Myanmar, and drank enough of this rather poor lager that I was actively seeking out the few alternatives (Dagon, Mandalay) or the wretched ABC stout. It's OK if someone is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to drink it, or if you're travelling in Myanmar, which I thoroughly recommend that you do, but otherwise, give it a pass!

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