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Lucky Lager - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
54
awful

82 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.02
pDev: 34.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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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Frozensoul327

Michigan

2.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-01-2006 02:22:28 | More by Frozensoul327
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: can

06-30-2006 21:57:38 | More by funkengruven
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sid

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +36.1%
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.

Serving type: can

06-10-2005 22:30:11 | More by sid
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2005 03:38:29 | More by slitherySOB
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

1.78/5  rDev -11.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2005 05:31:22 | More by Shiloh
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

1.35/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2004 15:02:17 | More by pootz
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 20:19:57 | More by TerryW
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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
54 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.