so china makes everything that we use on a daily basis, they make our clothes, our ipods and they made the very device that i am using to write this review on, but the question currently on my lips is will they soon be making the beer we drink? i can honestly say that if i wasn’t writing for this page i would never have bought this beer with my own money, i’ve tried many of these Asian lagers and ive been disappointed with many of them, so was my trepidation merited or was lucky Buddha beer the exception to the rule? lets find out.
- 4.8% APV
- brewed in china
- desecrates a religious leader
this comes in a green bottle, has that ever filled you with hope because i know its never a good start in my eyes. the bottle was shaped like Buddha (see picture), i found the bottle shape to be cute in a tacky sort of way, you know the way i mean, its like going to grandma’s house and seeing her old ornaments from when she was young, strange but with an odd charm about them.
when i poured this into the glass it was quite lively but quickly fell flat leaving only the smallest of head, that was long for this world, giving this the usual green bottle problem of a flat looking beer. this had a look closer to apple juice that that of a lager i was looking forward to.
again this smelled like every other green bottled beer, im starting to think that they may have just purchased the recipe from one of their European counterparts, the smell given off by all these beers is a slight citrus smell but mostly it smells bitter and spoiled.
like every sequel the taste follows on from the aroma, this beer had a watered down feel with a slight citrus aftertaste, tasted rather off and the citrus was only present to hide that fact.
this was the cheapest beer on offer at my local bottle shop and boy was it ever clear why, there was no redeeming quality to this beer, other than the funny looking bottle. i think this might be one of the the rare beers i would turn down if i was offered it for free.
in conclusion avoid this beer at all cost, i know this is a mass market beer and they are never up to the levels of the smaller brewers but i think i would rather have that headache in a can Budweiser over this. it had no redeeming qualities what so ever and i think it may be a good while before the Chinese take brewing from the world.