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Lucky Lager - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
53
awful

95 Ratings
THE BROS
51
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 34.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lucky Lager was introduced to beer drinkers in 1934. The name Lucky was selected from a name-search contest. Fully fermented, Lucky Lager uses select ingredients and hops to deliver a remarkably clean, crisp-tasting beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2004)
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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 473-ml can into a tall draught glass.

Appearance - I've never had this low-cost, butt-of-all-jokes brew and thought I'd try it. Poured a faint straw colour with very little head.

Smell - corn, barley and a little bread. Not utterly lacking, compared to some, but still not much.

Taste - not great. Reasonably clean, with a little hop bitterness and trailing corn taste.

Mouthfeel - below average, not much flavour, so it's basically pour it in and swallow.

Drinkability - it depends. With a bowl of potato chips and nothing to do, it would fit. Not appropriate if you're looking for a good beer experience.

Photo of steeler
1.63/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Ah lucky lager, this is a brutal beer. Even for a buck a beer, still freakin horrible, i can't beilieve people drink this?

A - Average macro

S - Smells of old dirty beer, like a wet grass smell. Just awful.

T - Awful. Tastes like mineral water, best way to describe it.

M - Watery, carbonated. Not too bad.

D - Terrible. Even on a hot day on the deck, this beer still just doesn't go down.

I used to drink this when I was younger, thank god I dont drink this anymore. Now if only I could get my friend to stop offering me one. AVOID!

Photo of harley101
1.02/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what can i say about lucky lager, hmmm you get what you pay for. it looks like piss and tastes like sour metallic water. I only bought it cause i was broke and wanted some beer, but next time i think ill stick with water. It smells like it tastes absolutely terrible. Labatt should cease to make this so called beverage as it demeans beer.

Photo of Jason
2.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

473 mL can purchased from the Niagara Falls LCBO.

Pale yellow golden color, clarity is fine. The head is lacking due to poor retention. Wet hay aroma, not much else ... perhaps a bit of cooked corn. Thin blanket of astringency covers the palate for the most part. Small amount of hop bitterness shows no flavor. Creamed corn flavor dominates the finish.

I quickly realized that this beer was undrinkable and of poor quality. Not recommended.

Photo of Antilochus
2.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

(insert sarcastic comment about luck here)

4.80% abv, 341mL twistoff bottle. Found after a party at my house. Poured into a lager glass.

Appearance is clear yellow, effervescent body under a modest white cream head. Leaves a cloud and a thick collar.

Aromas of metal, spice, creamed corn. No malt aromas at all.

Sweet palate, aggressive carbonation stings the mouth. Oily texture. Loads of residual sugar in the finish, which is short. Could use way more maltiness... weak.

Photo of Shadman
2.58/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Do i feel lucky?

Macro color and look..very fizzy head. Started pouring a bit on the agressive side and thought whoa..overflow...nope...just slacked off the pour and the fizziness took care of the rest. Noted a hint of lacing though.

No real aroma noted..which is good ( no corn, skunk, cabbages, sewage) and bad ( what the hell is in here...vodka, methanol, ,) So i can neither slam or endorse.

Taste..pretty innoculous..no real bad flavors, but none of the good one's, ( bold cracker like malt, crisp hop) that make a good macro lager. This has a bit of a bite @ first, nothing nasty, and then a hint of sweetness..again nothing nasty. Finish is quite drying.

Given how fizzy it was on the poour, the carbonation level seems a bit flat.

Scoring it average on drinkability given it's A: Very affordable read: cheap) and goes down much easier than most of it's cheap brethern

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Used to drink this quite often way back then,easy drinking,goes down well,nothing much for flavor or smell,just beer to drink.It's a piss yellow color with white fluffy head that gone fairly quick and nearly no lacing at all.Smells of stale corn,musty grass and taste is the same too,goes down well though when well chilled,medium carbs with a bubbly feel going down,usually this is well priced so if you want to just sit around and drink beer for the sake of it and not much into great flavoring,chill it and drink,not that bad.

Photo of shivtim
2.1/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

About time I got around to reviewing this from notes. Jan-Jan brought us some of this down from Can-a-duh. It's clear yellow, with bubbles and a big old white head that becomes a medium 'ol white head then a small 'ol white head. Looks like a Canadian lager! Nose is wheat, metal, and corn. Taste is light sweet grains, maybe some slight hops on the end. Not too much. However, it does a good job of representing "the vast cornfields of Canada." Mouthfeel is watery. Drinkability is tail-gate level.

Photo of aforbes10
2.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks (?) to Janice for bringing this back from Canada. Pours clear, with a touch of yellow. thin head of tiny bubbles. Smells like corn and water. Corny and sweet flavor...some light banana-y flavors, but really like a Canadian miller lite. thin and bubbly. fairly easy drinkin'.

Photo of oakbluff
1.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours out like a 50/50 combo of apple juice and water. Weird white head- seems as fake as and maufactured as the icing on a mccains deep and delicious cake. Smells like swamp water. Taste - luckily this lucky lager comes across almost tasteless to escape the initial swamp water smell. Its so watery you could use it to rinse out your toothbrush. Cooked vegetables, hint of rotten sugars and that's about it. Carbonation is high. I am enjoying this beverage with a bag of Chili and Lime kettle chips from local grocer. I needed the chips to give me something to talk about it - now here's some flavour- crisp peanut oil fried potato with a sweet chili flavouring that is brings the head, but then the calming lime kicks in to bring you back to earth. Good times... Then I take a swill of the lucky and am reminded why this is the choice of cheap assed, alcohol loving canadians. Oh Canada...

Photo of Viggo
2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cleary pissy yellow/straw, fluffy white head forms, disappears pretty quick, some lacing. Smell is sweet, lots of corn, alcohol, adjuncty, pretty bland and standard. Taste is on that level, very weak, wheat, corn and citrus, again pretty standard, but slightly less appealing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Same as most.

Photo of biegaman
2.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours from can with a thin head that bottomed out in very fast time. It didn't even look like beer from the pour, almost a beige colour. Incredibly pale colour, completely transparent. A faint aroma of corn adjunct. Only prominent if you sniff for it, really not all that obtrusive, but again - still there, and still macro gross. High carbonation but light mouthfeel. A little crispness. Again, no malt or hops - just adjuncts. Nearly - but not quite - refreshing. Flavours (like aroma) very hard to find; and you almost wish you didn't find them. Flavours seem tasteful enough at first but end on a really cloying adjunct finish. On par with all other Ontario macro.

Photo of Sammy
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not the worst macro I have had, brewed in London. Nothing to look at, a pale yellow with non-existent head. Corn dust aroma. Thin and one sip is manageable, maybe two. The rest was a drain pour. Number one selling cheap lager in Canada. Goes to show you.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Lucky? I sure don't feel that way after drinking this... Now, I will admit I have a place in my heart for the cheap lagers and ales that turned me on to beer in general, but this one is rough. Being totally objective, I can't say much about this beer for posterity. Pours out to a undesireable yellow orange color with a head that disappeared like a fart in the wind. Low carbonation. Aroma of absolutely nothing. Nada. Couldn't get any indications of any ingredients. Taste was nearly non-exsistant. Is that malt? Rice? Corn? I can't tell. Mouthfeel was boring and watery, with only a touch of carbonation. Drinkability is not good. This is beer for those who don't like beer. Not recommended.

Photo of funkengruven
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another one of the bunch I picked up this afternoon.

This poured a very typical macro yellow with a 2mm head that leaves a bit of lacing. This however does not smell like a typical macro, Rotten Eggs are the predominant smell here. Pure adjunct flavor. Corn is the big one here. However it's not too too bad going down and if you can get past the smell, you can stomach it.

I wouldn't bother with this one again.

Photo of sid
2.75/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

What can I say about this beer that hasn't been said. $7.45 for a 6 pack is one of the cheaper beers in Ontario and its a big step up above Yankee Jim but not as flavourful or tasty as Lakeport Honey or Laker Red. The pour creates a regular two finger head, the usual pale macro yellow familiar with molson canadian and labatt blue. Taste is smooth, not very flavourful, goes down easy. Tastes of corn adjuncts dominate the flavour.

When you buy this beer you know what to expect however when your on a tight budget and you see $10.95 for molson canadian or labatt blue and then you see $7.45 for Lucky, I can tell you from a lot of experience..you will not tell any taste difference between them. A "OK" beer for the cheap hearted but nothing to write home about.

Photo of slitherySOB
1.75/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cheap, hot day lager. It was twelve bucks for a twelve pack, what the hell? Serve cold, because as the beer warms it worsens. Pours a very pale gold. I imagine it would look like water if some grains soaked in it for a few days. Not much of a head. Maybe a 1/4 centimetre of foam? Strongest smell is malt, which is still pretty weak. Taste is bland, bit sweet, not much else. Watery mouthfeel, and drinkable like water. But at the right moment, better than water. It's the kind of beer I'd probably be drinking this summer as I'm playing baseball or soccer.

Photo of Shiloh
1.78/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The best thing about this brew is ita appearance, well it had a nice two finger crown for a short duration and that is about it.
A budget brew for college students?...Nah, they may be broke, but they would not waste what little money they have on this stuff.
A thin golden hue with limited carbonation. The body is lighter than any average "lite" beer. The nose is from the wort.
The taste is very thin and sweet to the end.
I see no reason to brew this product, I wonder what market there is for this crap...Not recomended!

Photo of pootz
1.35/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My buddy’s "cottage lager" when he’s supplying the beer...its cheap....that’s all I can say for it. This was foul tasting urine when I tried it in the US and Labatt can’t do it any justice either. God help you if you ever take a swig when it gets warm...all the raw edge of the under cooked/under aged adjuncts comes through. Pours pale yellow, no head, over carbonated in the bottle, aroma of boiled corn sweetness. starts gravelly on the palate then departs a cloying adjunct taste balanced with a rough edge from poor aging. Tastes like unfinished adjunct swill. I rate this a notch above "wildcat" as Canada’s worst beer.

Photo of TerryW
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear gold, lots of carbonation, coarse soapy looking head. Head settles to a thin film, no meaningful lace.

This is just another characterless macro. Slight odour of hops and malt, nothing distinguishable. Thin bodied, slightly bitter-metallic, not strong in the flavour department.

Tough to write about dull beers like this, never mind drink them. What can you say? Lucky? Not!

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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
53 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.