Laker Premium Lager | Brick Brewing Co.

Laker Premium LagerLaker Premium Lager
44 Ratings
Laker Premium LagerLaker Premium Lager

Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-16-2003

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by DaveBar:
Photo of DaveBar
3.25/5  rDev +27%
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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of traumaqueen
1.25/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of BeerDrinker24
3.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

For my review, I am not comparing this beer to any other beer, but am rating it as it's own entity. I purchased this beer in bottles from the Beer Store.
This beer really is refreshing, and for the price, it is a beer I would not pass up on if you are looking for something that tastes good, but you know you need to save money for a new set of winter tires, this is the go to beer.
Look: Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass, this beer is the typical "30 second appearance beer." By that I mean, it looks good being poured leaving a nice decent head that lasts 30 seconds or so before becoming a flat mess. It has the appearance of cheap ginger ale. Still looks good despite having very low qualities.
Smell: I for one, did not like the smell. It smells of cheap alcohol and water. I can't say I picked up on anything good here.
Taste: This beer tastes much better then it smells. It has a refreshing flavour, with very little hops, but more of a sweet syrupy corn flavour. It does not taste bad, but this beer is sweet.
Feel: The mouthfeel of this beer is light. Very light. Medium-low carbonation. It makes for a good beer to down on a hot day, or in the pool.
Overall, I would have to say this beer is good for the price. I won't be a staple in my personal weekly consumption, but will not be passed up on either at a buddies place, or when fundalage is running lower than normal. It is enjoyable, but there is better.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Laker Premium Lager brewed by Brick Brewing Co., With an ABV of 5.00% This American Adjunct Lager pours a nice golden amber color with a small white head. Little to no lacing to this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with grains and malts. You do pick up on a slight sweetness and mild hops in the smell as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew, for a American Adjunct Lager. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up a good amount of grains and malts. This is an American Adjunct Lager , with happens to one of my favorite types of brew. You do pick up on the corn and bread flavors in this brew. There is nothing overpowering about Laker Premium Larger,it has a real nice balance to it. The body of this brew is a solid medium. The mouth feel of Laker Premium Lager is Smooth , Rich, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. If you are not a fan of American Adjunct Lager this is not a brew for you.

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Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.23/5  rDev -52%
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.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.13/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Laker Premium Lager | Brick Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick, with spotty lacing, and a clear medium-light amber body.

I smell mellow adjunct grains and malts.

Tastes also like mellow adjunct grains and malts. Nothing really unique going on, really. Nice and clean finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll go ahead and rate Laker Premium Lager | Brick Brewing Co. with a 4. Not a bad AAL by any means, but I'm a Stroh's man in that regard.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of irishkyle21
1.5/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of buschbeer
2.44/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of CurtisD
2.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bigmrred
2.41/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.47/5  rDev -3.5%
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..

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Photo of thehyperduck
2.55/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

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Photo of Jenessa
2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of OneTuffPony
2.99/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aleks_Ross
3.56/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrinker2010
3.7/5  rDev +44.5%
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 ".

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.48/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of abcramer
2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Re-review. 473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. purchased from the LCBO for $1.90 CDN. Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment or I really want to have a full review for some decidedly mediocre beers (they may not be mutually exclusive), but I decided to revisit a beer that used to be known as the beer for "buck-a-beers"

Appearance - An aggressive pour yielded a sickly yellow colored beer, crystal clear with tons of bubbles. A mammoth three finger head was poured and has surprisingly decent retention. It didn't last for that long but it was close to five minutes.

Smell - Quite a bit of grain, some strange peppery notes and cooked veggies. Nothing horrible, but not terribly enticing either.

Taste - Clean and grainy, adjuncts are clearly in play but not too distracting. Slight metallic flavors and a sweeter than expected finish don't enhance the beer, but many AAL's are worse for these finishing notes as well. Aftertaste is non-existent and reminiscent of club soda.

Mouthfeel - Crazily carbonated, overkill with the fizz. Works for the style but very gassy.

Overall - For a former "buck-a-beer" you could a lot worse. For a drinkable AAL, you could do quite a bit better. Carbonation is overkill, but otherwise a completely enjoyable if bland AAL if that's your thing. I will pass, but definitely not as bad as I had remembered.

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2/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Laker Premium Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.56 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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