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Brand: Lucky Drink Company / Type: Ale

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      18.10.2011 00:37

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      A drink that knows where it belongs and sticks to its purpose, just add Chinese food.

      The most important thing to remember when drinking this is that it's a Chinese beer, so as you may guessed it goes great with the basics like rice and noodles; but a full Chinese is the one to have with this one. In terms of flavour perhaps, when compared to the strong bodied ales and wholesome beers this may come across to some as a slightly weak tasting brew, but fear not! It makes a very refreshing drink ideal for a summers afternoon lazing the sun with just enough flavour to remind you that it contains alcohol.

      Warning due to the appearance of the bottle you may find yourself saving a few from recycling this one, it is worth the purchase just for the intricate design coating most of the front side of the bottle with the image of Buddha. One negative side to this product is that the bottle is just too small, it would be far easier to import if it was in a bigger bottle plus then you'll be left with a bigger Buddha! If your new to beers from across the world then this is a very good place to start, combine with a take away to get the most out of it.

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      19.08.2010 13:26
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      Give it a go!

      I love Buddhas and I have a collection of wooden ones at home... I like the idea that they're lucky and I just love their huge bellies. So when I saw these green 330ml lucky beers on sale in Wetherspoons for the bargain price of £1.99, I had to try one, because not only do I love Buddhas, but I love beer too!

      The green glass bottle is shaped as a Buddha and it has a red bottle top that can be removed with a bottle opener. On the bottle it says that the larger has a 4.8% alcohol content, which I'd say is pretty average for larger.

      The beer is a light golden colour (it looked similar to a pint of Coors Light) and when I poured it into a glass it seemed to settle quickly leaving me with a smooth larger drink. It doesn't have a particular smell - it just reminds me of larger!

      This beer is brewed in China, it is made from rice flakes, malted barley and Czech Saaz hops. However, in my opinion it had a different taste than your typical Asian larger (like Tiger or Cobra beer) and it had a bit of a bitter kick to it that reminded me of Heineken or Grolsch. However Lucky Beer did have a light taste and I imagine would accompany Indian, Chinese or Thai food well.

      Since trying this beer in my local Wetherspoons pub a friend of mine bought me two bottles of Lucky Beer from Asda where it is currently on sale for £1.20 a bottle. I happily drank them and enjoyed the beer, however I couldn't bear to throw the glass Buddha bottles out so I have turned them into candle stick holders!

      Overall I'd say that Lucky beer is a tasty larger, but they need to start selling it in can form too, because my house only requires a certain number of candle stick holders...

      Four out of five stars!

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        03.05.2010 19:37
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        Worth a try

        After a busy afternoon trolling around the shops on Saturday we decided to stop in at our local Weatherspoon's for a well earned beverage. Weatherspoon's are always good for a bargain and we had a quick look through the menu to see what promotions they had on. Pretty quickly we spotted a bottle of 'Lucky' beer on special offer at £2 per bottle, and promptly ordered one each.
        'Lucky' is a light and fresh tasting beer from China which I will confess I had never heard of before. While the beer is quite light, it is not lacking in the flavour department. At 4.8% abv it makes a refreshing drink and is not too over powering. I found it quite similar to other far eastern beers like Chang and Leo.
        By far the most memorable thing about the beer was the bottle. It is made of green glass and is shaped like a Buddha in the lotus position. There is no labelling on the bottle to obscure the view of it and we liked ours so much that we took them home with us. Mine is now sitting on my kitchen table with some flowers from my garden stuck in the top.
        All in all I would say that this beer was very pleasant indeed, (helped along by the quirky bottle). It is maybe a bit steep at £2 per bottle in Weatherspoons (San Miguel is only 99p on Mondays), but it is worth it for the free vase (bottle).
        I would recommend 'Lucky'. It is not a particularly distinctive beer in terms of flavour, but perfectly acceptable for a Saturday afternoon in the beer garden.

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        18.11.2009 20:18
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        One hit wonder

        About a year or so ago I officially converted from a cider drinker to a beer drinker. I have my favourites, carling, Corona etc but I am always on the look out to try new and different beers.

        I often drink at Weatherspoons and noticed lucky beer being promoted. I thought id give it a try at a reasonably good price of £1.99 a bottle.

        Once I paid and received the beer I instantly liked it without even taking a sip. The bottle is green and shaped like a sitting budda, which I found quote a novelty.

        It's around 4.8%, not bad, and is brewed in China. The beer is decent, not too bubbly with a nice taste. The main problem I have with it is the fact that I enjoy drinking pints and this is only available in bottles (or only the bars around my area serve it in bottles). I find the bottle emptied quickly and did not satisfy me the way a nice pint does. The bottle is probably the equivalent of around half a pint, which in my opinion, for £2 is not worth it. The taste is nice, but for me it's a one hit wonder, trying it once but not bothering too again. You pay for the novelty bottle and the fact that its imported from the far east...ill stick with carling I think.

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        21.09.2009 18:23
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        I enjoyed drinking this and will try another one next time I'm in there!

        I was so pleased when I looked this item up in the Dooyoo list and saw it there, as I really wanted to write about this beer. On Saturday lunchtime we decided to pop into one of the local Wetherspoons for a quick rest in between doing the different shopping runs ( I know it's madness but you can get good buys if you shop about!). Well it was a lovely day so we said we would have a beer in the beer garden. With hubby having his usual Ruddles and I thought I would have a chilled lager.

        Well you could have knocked me down with a feather, as he came out grinning at me with a very strange shaped bottle of beer for me. It was a Lucky Beer which is in a green glass bottle shaped into the shape of a very fat Buddha. Well you might not think much of this, but I have been collecting little Buddha's over the last couple of years from large wooden ones for the garden to tiny silver keyring ones so this made my day!!

        Well it was a different drink as this is an Asian style lager with a very distinct taste to it. It is brewed in China and bottled there also. As I said before it comes in a green glass bottle with a red metal lid which will need a bottle opener to take it of, you will notice that on top of the red lid there is a picture in white of a Buddha.

        I poured some of this beer into a glass and could see that it was a lovely light golden colour with a good head on it. The colour reminded me of a Coors lager, on putting the glass towards your mouth your nose will pick up the smell,it being not much different to most of the others you can buy, a typical largery smell which is quite stong but not as strong as some of the lagers.( It didn't have that camel house smell if you know what I mean).

        The head settles very quickly leaving you with a very smooth easy drinking beer which isn't at all very gassy
        I'm not an expert on lagers or beers, but this does taste good and doesn't leave a strong after taste in your mouth so would be nice if drank with a meal as it wouldn't spoil it. This beer has been made from rice flakes, malted barley and Czech Saaz hops.

        This beer/lager is 4.8 Alcholol ( I'm not sure if it is a beer or lager is there a difference?) so not too high and has just come on sale in all Wetherspoons and Lloyds bars for £1.99 in a 330ml bottle, as this is one of the new beers for the Autumn.

        They say that you should rub the fat Buddhas belly as it will give you luck, I won't be rubbing it again after that afternoon!

        On going to the website I did like the way they were selling it with the sentence" Lucky Beer is to be sipped, slurped and is for Good times, Bad times or just average times. when your alone, out on a date or kicking back with your mates. Lucky is Liquid Gold" which I would agree with!

        I also found out that Orlando Bloom loves this beer and buy's it by the crateful!!

        A good 5 stars from me!!

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        Brand: Lucky Drink Company / Type: Beer