Lucky Lager | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,812
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
114
pDev:
36.45%
Bros Score:
2.03
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by sid:
Photo of sid
2.73/5  rDev +34.5%
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.

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Photo of BigFudge
5/5  rDev +146.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The greatest beer of our lifetime.
The only people who don't like lucky lager are terrorists and the French. Lucky is best enjoyed after a long day of jacking lumber, building pipelines and wiping your ass with an endangered snowy owl.
Easy-to-carry cases allow you to carry your 24 in one hand and your axe and/or shotgun, wrench or buck antlers in the other.
Best enjoyed with half a can of Copenhagen Wintergreen in your lip.
To properly appreciate the taste and aroma of a lucky lager I recommend that you cleanse palate with 15 other lucky lagers first

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Photo of Purplegrimus
5/5  rDev +146.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer really can only be seriously judged after a 15 pack

lucky doesn't usually like the traditional sipper style judge.

this beer needs to be guzzled by a thirsty soul after a hard days work.

so for the average office worker you might want to shy away, this beer is too much for you.

did you just split 2 chord of wood?
here is your opportunity to end the day perfectly.

as you turn another one upside down for a job well done.

heres to you and your lucky.

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Photo of beerhunter13
1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Jason
2.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Another appearance from the kitsch retro department. Nasty dull yellow, no head. Equally appalling aroma, best thing about it was the metallic can quality.

Taste completely missing, again, best thing = metal can. Corn and water are the main ingredients, doesn't even get that mild corn syrup sweetener thing going for it. Clean enough I guess, thanks to the water. Alcohol way to noticeable at this abv.

No hops, yet somewhat bitter, despite all the water. Fughetaboutit.

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Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of biboergosum
1.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

355ml can. My experience with this offering is limited to one New Year's Eve party, many years ago, when my beer ran out too early, and I took to cans of this. Also, my favorite local bottle shop carries it as well, leading to the situation where I'm standing at the checkout, with a stack of different IPAs, stouts, and Belgians, while the (admittedly stereotypically) homeless-looking patron behind me in line grips their six-pack of Lucky Lager.

On to the beer: it pours a crystal clear, pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of billowy, loosely foamy, and large-bubbled off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky cobwebbed lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of stewed corn mash, soaked Wonder Bread, a middling acetone astringency, and rotten hay. The taste is more grainy, rather sweet cooked corn, gritty mineral water, metallic singed butter, and anemic weedy, herbal hops trying, but failing, to provide some semblance of balance.

The carbonation is average, just dimly frothy, the body pretty much a standard lightweight, and clammy and sugary in its plain-ass smoothness. It finishes sweet, kind of astringent, with adjunct grain and indeterminate skank alike.

Yuck. Bleah. Cheap is as cheap does. Still, not the lowest on the totem pole for the style around here, a position which I believe is permanently reserved for Minhas products. And further, I would easily prefer this over PBR at that certain type of beer-agnostic party.

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Photo of Sammy
2.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of traumaqueen
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of pugdogbeer
2.4/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Lucky Lager for me is a memory of outdoors and yardwork - also a cult beverage here on Vancouver Island. When I chop wood in mid fall this is the reward. A can of very cold Lucky. So that's what it means. If it is not so cold it makes your hand freeze then the taste is just not the same.

As a beer, it is well below average with the appearance of a glass of watered down piss. Hardly any lace.

As a lager it is below average but has a strange sweet bite when drank. Apparently this is due to the short fermentation time of just under a week.

The cost of a six-pack is under $10 so affordable. It is better than a softdrink. Barely.

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Photo of BigAl18
2.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DOCRW
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.38/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of dvmin98
2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Merlin68
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ThinkAgain
1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of irishkyle21
1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of largadeer
2.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of James_McBeerDrinker
3.25/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Honestly, I think beer drinkers have gotten a little too snooty these days. The staple beers of out father's now languish in mediocrity while 21 year old hipsters go around thinking they own the world of beer reviewing. This is where lucky lager comes in, legendary in my home town this is honestly a reasonable beer and I think it's safe to say it is often better than some of its contemporaries. Now it's certainly not a 5 star but it has its perks a) it's cheap and b) it goes down smooth. So why not take a chance on an old classic huh, who knows you might get lucky.

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Photo of Antilochus
2.14/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.03 out of 5 with 114 ratings