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Laker Ice Premium Lager - Brick Brewing Co.

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Laker Ice Premium LagerLaker Ice Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
67
poor

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.41
pDev: 25.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ice-brewed beer that has a clean, fresh, smooth finish from the ice-filtering process. Laker Ice is then carefully filtered to create a very drinkable brew with an appealing aroma and a higher alcohol strength.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-11-2003)
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traumaqueen


1/5  rDev -58.5%

04-03-2012 04:56:17 | More by traumaqueen
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

1.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The third of the teerible"buck a beer" Brick sodie pops I endured. This is definately the worst so far. Same fizzy, no-head, pale straw colored look. Aroma non existant except for a slight damp cardboard smell....watery, gassy mouthfeel dominated by carbonation and the weak taste of sour vegetal juice....fast finish with no detectable malt or hop presense...this is like a sour veggy soda pop....not to be recommended or taken seriously.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2005 19:48:54 | More by pootz
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

As soon as I saw the words Laker and Ice together, I knew this was going to be a painfull review. The apperance is a little impressive, golden amber with a thick head. The smell is very sweet.

The taste is very sweet and shortly after becomes stale. Very weak aftertaste. If your getting it just for the alcohol, my opinion would be just to get malt liqour. At least you get more alcohol with your poor quality beer.

Serving type: can

02-02-2007 01:29:37 | More by CrazyMike
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

1.98/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Definately the worst of the Laker series. Some malt to start, fizzy carbonation, and then airline fuel and dry finish. Tin metallic aftertaste. Old stale Beer smell, yellow colour, thinnish mouthfeel. Drain pour. CHeap price though, and broken pack at Bayview-Sheppard LCBO.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 03:56:54 | More by Sammy
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -17%

06-15-2013 16:47:36 | More by TheBeeraholic
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pours a pale golden colour, no head and no lacing.

S - Sweet corn, grains, apple juice and a bit of honey on the finish.

T - Same as the nose, sweet corn, grainy malts, lots of apple juice with a hint of sour cider, and corn syrop on the finish.

M - Thin and watery with a wet finish.

O - There's a reason this is $1.85 a tall can. Nothing special here, not worthy and a waste of a twoonie.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 20:48:38 | More by andrenaline
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-14-2013 23:15:32 | More by ThinkAgain
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-10-2014 00:40:13 | More by WillAndSarah
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The can says this is brewed by "Laker Brewing Company - Rochester NY". I guess its contract brewed on both sides of the border.

Pours deep gold with a foamy long lasting head that musters up a respectable amount of lace. Sweetish malt with vegetal highlights and some wet grainyness fills the nose. The taste is sweet and limpid. corn and iron flavors are worth noting. Hops offer a mild and coarse bitterness. The finish is sweetish.

Looks nice, but very bland to drink.

Serving type: can

10-27-2008 03:02:57 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tallboy can from TBS; packaged in August 2012. Lucky review #7 in a series detailing various widely-available pale lagers that I've neglected to review or even try for one reason or another. I am always a little hesitant to pick up any beer whose name ends with "ice", but for the benefit of consumer knowledge I am willing to risk life, limb, and perhaps even liver. There's no claim on the label of this being "premium" (or even a lager) anymore - I can only assume that even the marketing department had trouble convincing themselves it was a legitimate use of the term.

Pours a deep golden-yellow colour, generating nearly two finger's worth of fizzy, frothy white head. I am, of course, not surprised to see it fizzle away before my very eyes, but at least it manages to leave behind a soapy ring around the edge, and a thin cap at the surface rather than evaporating totally. Decidedly unpleasant aroma, even for the style - lots of corn syrup sweetness, grainy malts, and a whiff of solvent.

Unfortunately, the flavour isn't all that appealing either, with the solvent/fusel notes from the nose being even more prominent here. Corny sweetness, pale malts and wet cardboard are the more tolerable tastes near the start of the sip, but these lead into considerably more vegetal, syrupy and boozy notes toward the finish. Sweet aftertaste; pretty boozy for something of 5.5% - that's not enough for the beer to taste hot or anything, but the total vacuum of other prominent flavours in the profile allows the ethanol to blunt-force its way through. Light-bodied and watery, with relatively high carbonation - although honestly, I would prefer it a little higher, to help scrub away the off-flavours. Not very difficult to consume quickly, and I reckon you probably should, because this is not the kind of beer that improves as it warms.

Final Grade: 2.4, a D+. Laker Ice is OK by 'ice beer' standards, but disappointing by adjunct lager standards (as low of a bar as that is). I'd probably take this over Carling Ice, Old Milwaukee Ice or Labatt Maximum... but if I'm setting the bar that low in the first place, I'd rather have a regular adjunct lager. Regular Laker might not be a very good lager, but its big brother here is straddling the line between tolerable and unappealing.

I'm honestly surprised at how much of a difference 0.5% abv can make - I have no real problem with standard Laker or Carling; cheap and bland as they are, they are fairly inoffensive. But that extra 0.5 is enough to transform them into beers that approach drain-pouringly bad levels of lameness. If you absolutely need to find a pale lager at 5.5%, I still say James Ready is about the 'best' you can hope for in this price bracket, forget about all this iced garbage.

Serving type: can

11-11-2012 15:37:03 | More by thehyperduck
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, grains, and lots of corn. There is also a bit of a floral taste and also an unidentifiable cooked vegetable flavour. It ends with a grainy yet sweet aftertaste.

Overall – To be honest it was really much better than I was expecting. There was a bit of an odd taste to it, but it was in no way undrinkable. Not something I'd buy again, but it went down fast after my hockey game.

Serving type: can

11-01-2011 13:18:54 | More by spinrsx
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to bobsy for including this as an extra in a trade (I really only wanted it for the can).
Black label with metallic blue maple leaf, Mak'er A Laker, only says Laker Ice, I guess this one isn't the 'Premium Lager'. Brewed by Laker Brewing Company, Rochester NY.

Pours gold color with a foamy white head, actually had decent retention and some thin strings of lace. Sweet grainy smell. Wet grass malt taste, some metallic aftertaste. Tolerable, not as bad as I was expecting, would do in a pinch (Better than anything by Mountain Crest).

Serving type: can

03-28-2009 04:56:33 | More by BigBry
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-26-2013 00:34:15 | More by MJ63
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pretty brew when poured with a thick crown which quickly disapates leaving a wide island lace and heavy glass ring/cling..Colour is a medium honey gold and very clear..Taste initially is sweet then flattens out..definite malt beverage with limited evidence of hops..nothing special here.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2003 15:14:34 | More by Shiloh
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

07-31-2012 02:02:57 | More by beerhunter13
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CaptainIan


3.03/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I usually pick up a "Laker" beer and expect nothing, but I was actually really impressed with Laker Ice.

It has a nice golden colour and a very sweet smell. I was most impressed with the taste. It was very smooth and thin tasting, and had a very high quality taste that could compare to the top tier Ice Lagers. There was no after taste and paired very nicely with nachos.

It smelt bland and there was nothing overly special about the taste. I would like the taste to be a bit more complex, but it makes for a very fast drinking beer.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 02:48:46 | More by CaptainIan
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cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Does the job... Honestly, this is a mass produced lager, it honestly isn't that bed, it isn't that great, it is a go to beer when you want something that honestly doesn't make you think more then you just want another beer... Apparently I need to say more and more and more and more, I have nothing more to say so I am blah blah blahing right now, is this enough word to describe a run of the mill ice lager??!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 03:46:04 | More by cattersley
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good cheap beer for Canada.

This one of the last independent brewers. Please support the little guy!! Without them we only lower the competition and our selection ultimately.

A- Golden goodness- Beer!

S- Beerie goodness

T- Typical North American beer flavor

M- Same as above!

O- Good cheap beer

Thx for reading

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 21:58:48 | More by DaveBar
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steeler

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer i was looking forward to drinking, as i really like ICE beers.

Anyway, grabbed a tallboy can of this from the LCBO, can looks really cool, with "make'r a laker" around the top of the can.

Pours out a golden yellow stock macro color with a little .5 inch ring of lace.

Smells nice and fresh, and inoffensive. Pretty good acctually.

Taste is great, goes down smooth, with mild bitterness with a sweetish taste, and finishes with little after taste that doesnt linger.

Mouthfeel was like every other macro, thin and watery.

I could slam these cans all day long, its great, the ABV is just right, and overall i was pleased with this, and I will buy it again, hopefully i see it in bottles. Anyway, try it out.

Serving type: can

04-26-2009 15:18:54 | More by steeler
Laker Ice Premium Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.