Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lucky Beer - China 11-4-11

The Low Down:
Any beer blog that rates packaging has to eventually come to this. Chinese Lucky beer.

The Buddha abstained from alcohol, as it interfered with the quest to realise the full potential of the mind. With that said, this is the greatest bottle ever. I'm going to continue talking about the bottle so I don't have to talk about the beer.

Cashing in on religion with gimmicks is nothing new, but if you are going to suggest that the supreme enlightened one would be associated with a fermented malt product, you would probably want to try and make it a good one.

Sadly, Lucky beer cannot make that claim. it tastes roughly of soda, the lightest hops, and the waters of the Yangtze.

Packaging: 10/10
Look at that guy! he's so happy. a moulded bottle in the image of the Buddha. Perfect.
Refreshment: 7/10
with no strong flavours, and plenty of carbonation, you can drink this like water. This is because that is pretty much what it is.
Flavour 2/10:
Dirty alcohol taste and just the slightest hint of hops. nothing to keep you here.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.8% surprising.
Price: 7/10
$2.00. Very cheap, and probably worth it if you desperately need to get your drink on.
Total: 31/50
Conclusion:
Mike's face in the background says it all. If not for the fact that it contained a reasonable amount of alcohol, and came in an amazing Buddha bottle, I don't think anyone would actually drink this. Jesus was able to turn water into alcohol. Seems like the Buddha can turn alcohol into water. Unlucky.
Cheers.