Buddha beer! I don’t collect bottles, but if I did, this would be a beer I’d seek out. It’s not often beers are bottled in decorative bottles like this. Usually decorative bottles are reserved for liquors. As fun as it is to have a decorative bottle, it makes me a little worried about what beer I’m going to find within. If your beer is really good, do you need a bottle like this?
As one may have assumed, Lucky Buddha is a Chinese beer. It was another great find by Tamara. We had stopped by Total Wine to get her some zinfandel for her final entry into her A to Z blog. Of course, we had to check out the beer selection.
I had no idea what to expect with this beer. Being a Chinese import, I assumed that it would be a light beer. It was. I poured a light beer with a lot of head into my glass. The smell was slightly skunky, yet inviting. The taste was almost hollow. You could taste it around your mouth, but there wasn’t much in the center of your mouth. The aftertaste was pleasant. Overall, this beer was very similar to other Asian beers I’ve had – light and enjoyable, but unremarkable.
Would I buy this beer again? I don’t think so. The best thing this beer had going for it was the bottle. The beer wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. It was surprisingly inexpensive, however. Should you buy this beer? If you need a Buddha bottle, then of course. But if you’re just looking for a good beer, you might be better off with something packaged a little less fancy.
I give this beer 3/5 caps.