Lakeport Red | Lakeport Brewing Company

Lakeport RedLakeport Red
8 Ratings
Lakeport RedLakeport Red

Brewed by:
Lakeport Brewing Company
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lakeport Red is a medium-bodied and balanced beer. Three types of malted barley create this warm red copper-coloured beer.

Added by slitherySOB on 07-31-2003

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev +31%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MayonakaStout
1/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of Orbex
2.75/5  rDev +31%

Photo of mrmanning
1.18/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is Lakeport's newest buck a beer. And a buck a beer is too much. This is a pure adjunct and sugared all to hell mix of kife. The pour is appealing, dark copper with a beige head and some retention. The aromas are straight out the gutter wet paper, burnt malts, stale hops, maybe some old damp hay. The flavour profile is sweet and faux. Like brown sugar mixed with lakeport pilsner. A touch of old hops and cardboard, with syrupy ass. A complete debacle in a bottle. Why bother making a new colour of a beer you already produce?

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Photo of biegaman
1.32/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The beer is certainly not 'red' and isn't even entirely convincing to pass for amber, although I suppose it would not be wrong to call it that. The problem I have is that the beer looks dyed, its colour comes across more as a stain than result of any malt caramelization. Seems silly, for a beer this dull and generic, to devote a paragraph to the colour, but it does take its name from one after all...

I can't really nitpick about the head, which is thin and patchy but resilient and responsive to swirling. It too has a stained shade to it. Lacing is temporary. It is lacking in the usual steady stream of artificially carbonated bubbles. Nice clarity at least.

Here's where we get going ... the smell is awful. Simply awful. To describe it is a task as difficult as it is painstaking. It is so artificially sweet I feel as though I'm going to sneeze. Corn adjuncts meets fake caramel. No beer should smell like this. Period.

The mouthfeel is cloyingly sweet and tarnishes your taste buds. If texture can in fact defile, this is proof of that. I wouldn't consider the chemical, artificial 'nothingness' of the adjuncts a 'flavour' per se, so the beer has relatively no taste. I can say with certainty no barley darker than pale malt was used... that is to assume some actual barley did in fact make it in. It becomes creepy how this can befoul the mouth without actually tasting like anything at all.

I don't know what is a more of a tragedy - the fact that some brewery makes this, or the fact that some consumers buy it. It is a sad and maybe hopeless case in the province of Ontario.

Lakeport enjoyed great success in this province, supported by their "buck a beer" advertisement campaigns. They were subsequently bought out by Labatts. The stuff actually sells exceptionally well with a populace who is and has been offered nothing but, and knows of nothing other than, pale macro lagers. I don't think highly of these beers as a style but Lakeport in particular is repulsive.

This is the worse of worse as far as swill goes. Why anyone would put this in their body is beyond me. I don't want to imagine how I would feel if I was forced to drink an entire bottle. I truly wish I could escape to a place where terrible discount swill lagers like this couldn't find me.

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Photo of Viggo
2.96/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange/amber, thick white head forms, very nice lacing, sticky, settles to a thin layer, looks pretty good. Smell is caramel, floral/citrus hops, sweet, not very adjuncty, kind of earthy, not bad. Taste is sweet, little bit corny, some caramel, bit of fruit, sugary sweet finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Actually pretty good for a swill lager, easy to drink, some decent flavour.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
2.29/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

new at the beer store so i figured i might as well check it out.

Served from a 341ml twist off bottle

A- brown/copper in color. off white tan head disappears in seconds, laces ok.

S- sourish metallic smell, some malt.

T- starts off fairly bitter/acidic, can taste some hops, mainly roasted malts. Finishes kind of sweet.

M- Light bodied, aggressive carbonation. A little watery.

D- Not bad i guess, a little too carbonated for me.

Overall, well lets be honest, this is macro swill. But, its not $34 a 24>its 24 for $24. You get what you pay for, and in Lakeport Red's case, i would say thats a good thing. Buy a case and go camping or fishing with some buddies or something. (if i had a choice between Lakeports Honey lager and their Red, i would have to stick with the Honey lager.)

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Photo of slitherySOB
2.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This swill is alright. Sort of a copper, reddish colour. Small head. Smelled very malty. Bit of hops were detected. Tasted sweet. Little bitter aftertaste when swallowed. Very mellow beer. Not much too write about, but a good beer to have when you simply want to cool down or quench thirst,

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Lakeport Red from Lakeport Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.1 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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