Lucky Lager - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +41%
The beer of my youth! Don't know if Pabst still brews this or not. Last I heard it went out with Falstaff. Not the stuff that is now brewed by Labatt's, but the real Lucky Lager: Found on the bottom of the cooler in every "ma and pa" store in Washington State. To me, I always thought it tasted better than Rainier, Olympia, or Rheinlander. Hell, for $6.99 for a 12 pack of 11oz stubby bottles, how could you go wrong? It always had a consistent look, smell, and more importantly taste. Unfortunately as Red Hook, Hanks, and Pyramid took off, this one was the loser in the popularity contest. If they ever brought back the "real" Lucky Lager, not some Canadian knock-off, I would drink this again in a heartbeat.
06-26-2014 00:43:24 | More by 302BeerGuy
3.2/5 rDev +20.3%
Im sure this isn't the same as the original. Im also sure it makes little to no difference.
pours clear and pale yellow with minimal fizz that dies quickly.
Nose is full of corny type adjunct lager smell. typical.
Taste is exactly what one would expect. Cheap adjunct lager. It is what it is folks.
Mouthfeel is the same as every other macro lager.
Drinkability is high, as all carbonated water plus corn brews are.
Overall, this is a macro ladies and gents. You knew what you were buying, so don't act all pissed off about it. It's not terrible beer, it just is what it is. People love to hate. But you know what. I like all styles of beer, as long as they don't taste like shit. This doesn't taste like shit, it tastes like...macro beer. Fairly refreshing, and easy to drink anytime.
07-31-2009 07:38:24 | More by AKBelgianBeast
3.08/5 rDev +15.8%
This is an oldie but goodie. The beer pours a typical clear yellow color with little to no head. The smell is of grain and not much else. The taste is great for what it is. It is not too sweet or skunky. The flavor is dominated by grain but it is not to the point that it sucks. This is a very drinkable macro and if it is offered to me I will not turn it down.
04-11-2004 09:15:31 | More by Dmann
3.15/5 rDev +18.4%
Appearance Clear yellow in the body with a tinge of orange and some very active effervescence. The head was big and white but went down quickly.
Smell This is good ol American grain at its best. The traditional aroma leapt from the bottle even before I got the top to the 40 ounce bottle completely unscrewed. Theres also a bit of must as well. The absence of skunk or other offensive odors is promising.
Taste This really isnt as bad as it could have been. I certainly wouldnt call it good, but I will say that it doesnt suck.
The grain is actually quite big, and it doesnt have that overpowering sucrose sweetness at the end like most American macros (especially its cousin PBR). In fact, I think Ill upgrade this one from doesnt suck to not bad.
Mouthfeel I felt that this was Lucky Lagers strong point. The carbonation was a smidgen above the usual Alka-seltzer types found in most macros, and there was a refreshing character to it as well.
Drinkability This went down better than I thought it would. Theres nothing offensive in the bottle and it makes you feel damn American holding one of these 40s.
01-21-2004 01:34:08 | More by RoyalT
Lucky Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.