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Lucky Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 22.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.73% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-19-2002)
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

11-15-2011 02:09:17 | More by rrock44
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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-28-2014 01:20:30 | More by kvadiat
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3.75/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 00:43:24 | More by 302BeerGuy
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

06-15-2014 13:53:53 | More by 2beerdogs
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1/5  rDev -62.5%

02-23-2014 20:28:24 | More by DOCRW
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

02-04-2014 11:13:04 | More by zestd
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

07-03-2013 05:03:14 | More by BlackBeerDown
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2013 14:19:58 | More by hurdjg
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

01-17-2013 06:34:42 | More by spycow
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

10-18-2012 21:24:01 | More by dvmin98
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

09-29-2012 17:41:52 | More by valkyre65
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-06-2012 01:04:45 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

04-14-2012 14:19:03 | More by avisong
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

01-18-2012 22:07:29 | More by TrojanWheels
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-28-2011 09:24:38 | More by jjkatter
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

12-05-2011 23:42:37 | More by eye2
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3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2009 07:38:24 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2004 09:15:31 | More by Dmann
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3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. There’s also a bit of must as well. The absence of skunk or other offensive odors is promising.

Taste – This really isn’t as bad as it could have been. I certainly wouldn’t call it “good”, but I will say that it “doesn’t suck.”

The grain is actually quite big, and it doesn’t have that overpowering sucrose sweetness at the end like most American macros (especially its cousin PBR). In fact, I think I’ll upgrade this one from “doesn’t suck” to “not bad.”

Mouthfeel – I felt that this was Lucky Lager’s 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. There’s nothing offensive in the bottle and it makes you feel damn American holding one of these 40s.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2004 01:34:08 | More by RoyalT
Lucky Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.