Laker Premium Lager - Brick Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 27.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-16-2003

Brewed for Ontario beer drinkers with only the finest and highest quality ingredients, this classic Canadian style lager delivers a crisp, easy-drinking finish that is less filling and has no aftertaste.
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Photo of DaveBar
3.25/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Excellent North American style of beer from and independent brewer. Please support the little guys or else we will eventually limit our selection. Difficult business to break into and there are so many gems out there we just can't get...

A- Nice North American Style Beer!

S- Nice North American Style Beer!

T- Nice North American Style Beer!

M- Nice North American Style Beer!

O- Nice North American Style Beer!

LOL a great choice for Canadians.... the little guy needs to survive!

Thx for reading

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.23/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured a deep clear lager with a large bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma is dominated by adjunct with some grioss sweetness. Taste is quite bland with some bad adjunct and some gross sweetness being easily discernable. Quite forgetable and you have to think that a buck a beer can get you something better.

Photo of buschbeer
2.44/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

473 ml can
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is a pale yellow colored liquid the is absolutely clear. It is topped with an inch of white head.

S - It has a sweet floral and grain smell with some grassy notes.

T - The taste reminds me of Labatt Blue. It is lacking in much flavor. I get a little grain and grass. That's about it.

M - Thin

O - I assume this is what Canadian hillbillies drink. It is cheap, tasteless beer.

Photo of Bigmrred
2.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty average pale lager. I keep it around for when relatives drop by. Very cheap and also Canadian/independently owned. Nothing I'd buy for myself, but I'll buy it over a macro brand any day.

Photo of Shiloh
2.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a very dark offering from the Brick Brewing company with a very limited crown..the body is medium and the nose is limited..The taste is fairly evenly balanced leaning ever so slightly to the hops which it retains in a weak aftertaste..
There is nothing impressive about this brew but it is drinkable..

Photo of thehyperduck
2.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tallboy can from the LCBO; packaged in January of this year if I am deciphering the code correctly. Brick seems to have removed the 'premium' from this brew's name - whether that indicates a relative drop in quality or just acceptance of reality remains to be seen.

Pours that familiar golden-yellow colour, generating a fizzy white head which puffs up rapidly, but disappears almost as quickly as it came, leaving no remnants in its wake save for a few wisps on the surface. Looks like any other cheap beer, and the aroma doesn't stray very far from this theme - wet hay, grainy pale malts, and corny sweetness are the dominant notes. It has that same apple juice vibe that I find in most of these 'value brand' lagers.

Pretty standard taste, with barely any traits worth mentioning, good or bad. It basically just tastes like grain and corn water. A bit too sweet, a little vegetal, but also very diluted and watery, so none of these flavours are particularly overbearing. Slight lemony flavour toward the finish; aftertaste is a bit metallic. Thin-bodied and watery, with good carbonation for the style that provides a crisp bite - and for all its flaws, Laker Lager is still easy to throw back.

No one is going to mistake this for quality beer, but it's at least tolerable - and from a pale lager at this price point, you can't really expect much more than that.

Final Grade: 2.58, about a C- on the letter grade scale. You could do much worse than Laker Lager...that being said, doing better will probably only cost you a quarter more, and the difference is noticeable. I wouldn't turn this down if offered, but I can think of plenty of other pale lagers I'd rather have. As far as Ontario value brands go, I would place this somewhere in the middle - not great, but not monumentally unappealing either. Reminds me of a crappier version of Carling.

Photo of beerdrinker2010
3.7/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a totally acceptable beer and for the price it's a regular for me. It's a little punchy and bitter initially, and burns slightly going down, but the aftertaste is strongly of wheat crackers which is something appealing in a beer on a hot day, in multiple quantities. Ignore the snobs and those who make up their minds before even trying something. It's a worthwhile beverage for "slugging them back ".

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear pale golden color with a fizzy white head of fluffy foam. Some lace, and a medium level of carbonation.

S: Sweet aroma of adjuncts and grain. Some cardboard aroma. A light grassy notion. Fair.

T: Bland and non-descript maltiness with the ghost of bittering hops. Some mild sucrose flavor is noted. Very mediocre, yet not offensive or unappealing.

M: Kind of flat, yet mildly crisp and tolerable. Carbonation is short lived, leaving this one flat on the palate.

D: Not bad for "a buck a beer", but I'm not sure i'd come back to it if offered other choices. Fair overall.

Notes: Special thanks to biegaman for the sample.

Photo of pootz
2.3/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had to pick up some beer for a bud so I got a mix pack of this Laker at the brewery to taste. Glad I didn't have to get rid of 6 of these. I tried the "Premium" lager I dread the less than premium Lakers sitting in the fridge.

Pale gold... fizzy, short, quickly vanishing white cap..little or no lacing. No detectable odor..wierd. Little decernable taste a rice and corn spritzer or soda water with a barely detectable hop definition and light esters in the quick finish. Flavorless, fast finish, watery mouth feel...leave it on the shelf unless this terrible buck a beer fizz is all you can afford...then I've tasted lo

Photo of biegaman
2.1/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bravely drank from a mug. Weak pour, little head. Pale, clear yellow as expected. A damp and unfavourable aroma, luckilly very weak. Mouthfeel is hefty, texture a bit of a mess. I don't think they let these value lagers sit long enough before selling them. Flavours have not developed, carbonation is weak. Terrible really. Quite unfavourable in all aspects (even for a value brand) One of the worst I have had the (dis)pleasure of trying to date, and - odd as it feels to say it - would probably prefer domestic macro.

Photo of Tyler_V2
1.85/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

One of my least favourite beers.

Photo of drinkininthewood
1.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I was at a relatives over the holidays and was offered a beer, i replied by saying " sure why not " and they replied by saying "Laker lager, Laker light, Laker honey, what would you like..."

Not much of a Laker lager it is! : )

Served from a 341 ml brown bottle into a mug, no freshness date or anything.

A- Ok. Its macro, piss yellow color, soda like explosion of foam and then nothing, no lace or anything really.

S- Smell is of grains, corn, slightly musty, smells like deviled eggs>>not good.

T- very bland, mostly grains and flavors of corn and dextrose, acidic, vegetables.

M- carbonation that attacks the tongue, light in bodied but this brew is way too carbonated.

D- bland and boring, i had more than one if you can believe it, but not more than two.

Overall this is one of the cheapest tasting beers ive ever had. The commercial on the radio is of some guy cracking one open guzzling it down and then belching for like 15 seconds...this beer is terrible. Shame on you Mr. Brickman.

Photo of slitherySOB
1.85/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of those "cheap drunk weekend" beers, I guess. Pours a pale yellow with a very small crown of foam on top. Smells a bit like soggy cardboard, malts, and corn syrup. Taste is pretty bland. Water soaked in grain, I guess. It had flavour, but it was weak. Reminded me of Wonderbread, a little. Little flat and tinny. Not even drinkable as a thirst quencher beer. Leftovers from May 24 weekend. I'm putting the rest in my garden to ensure slugs don't damage the plants.

Photo of cyrenaica
1.06/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

341ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on October 1, 2009 after purchasing from the singles bin at one of my local LCBO outlets. There's not a lot to say about it. It's a translucent gold colour with a thin roicky head. The aroma is grainy malt and sour hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium high carbonation. The flavour is weak grainy malt with a fair amount of sweetness. Any bitterness is lost. Not a good beer.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.1/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear dark straw. Some head, not very solid.

S - Grassy, metallic hop and a generic maltiness in low quantity. Somewhat vegetal.

T - Lackluster. No aftertaste and not much beforetaste either. Some lemon, some hop. Very crisp.

M - More body than expected. Light but not watery. Carbonation is moderate - not too fizzy/

D - Pretty drinkable. Overall impression is typical macro with some more body but not flavour.

Laker Premium Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.