Laker Premium Lager | Brick Brewing Co.

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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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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by allergictomacros:
Photo of allergictomacros
3.1/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear dark straw. Some head, not very solid.

S - Grassy, metallic hop and a generic maltiness in low quantity. Somewhat vegetal.

T - Lackluster. No aftertaste and not much beforetaste either. Some lemon, some hop. Very crisp.

M - More body than expected. Light but not watery. Carbonation is moderate - not too fizzy/

D - Pretty drinkable. Overall impression is typical macro with some more body but not flavour.

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +72.4%

Photo of traumaqueen
1.25/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DaveBar
3.25/5  rDev +40.1%
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.23/5  rDev -47%
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 ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of buschbeer
2.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bigmrred
2.41/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +6.5%
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 +9.9%
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 -3%

Photo of Aleks_Ross
3.56/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrinker2010
3.7/5  rDev +59.5%
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 +6.9%
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 -3%

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of oldp0rt
2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kaelingirl
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pootz
2.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had to pick up some beer for a bud so I got a mix pack of this Laker at the brewery to taste. Glad I didn't have to get rid of 6 of these. I tried the "Premium" lager I dread the less than premium Lakers sitting in the fridge.

Pale gold... fizzy, short, quickly vanishing white cap..little or no lacing. No detectable odor..wierd. Little decernable taste a rice and corn spritzer or soda water with a barely detectable hop definition and light esters in the quick finish. Flavorless, fast finish, watery mouth feel...leave it on the shelf unless this terrible buck a beer fizz is all you can afford...then I've tasted lo

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Photo of hopsolutely
2/5  rDev -13.8%

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Laker Premium Lager from Brick Brewing Co.
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