Lucky Lager | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Lucky LagerLucky Lager
BA SCORE
2.04/5
112 Ratings
Lucky LagerLucky Lager
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:
#44,045
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
112
pDev:
35.78%
Bros Score:
2.03
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of BigFudge
5/5  rDev +145.1%
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 +145.1%
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 mdavidson
4/5  rDev +96.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +74.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +71.6%

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3.32/5  rDev +62.7%

Photo of James_McBeerDrinker
3.25/5  rDev +59.3%
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 kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev +59.3%

Photo of Bis4beer70
3.18/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If i'm thinkin' right,Lucky Lager was once famous for its 11 oz stubby bottles featuring a rebus under the cap.

From what i've heard,since the closure of the Tumwater brewery, this famous bottle has been discontinued...

I first tried this in Alaska back in 94' and it was a great lager then-drinking it while watching northern lights in Valdez & while playing guitar at the Bluegrass festival in Anderson that summer...i'm not sure if anything is the same about that beer now....

...not sure if anything in the world is the same as it was in 94' actually...some things are better,alot of things are worse...fortunately for us,beer (it's availability & diversity) with the "Craft Beer-Boom" is way better now than in 94'

...of course,the "bubble" is coming, they say...we'll see if alot of great beers soon go the way of the dinosaurs like "lucky lager" or not..until then,"Cheers".

Fun fact:

Brad Pitt in the movie "Kalifornia": "Adel, we are going to hike up that mountain that says Hollywood on it.We're gonna drink some Lucky Lager and howl at the moon...ow ow owww!"

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3/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of imfinished
2.88/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's drinkable enough if you just want the super cheap crap. But that's not usually something I bother with.

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Photo of cknoch
2.75/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of sid
2.73/5  rDev +33.8%
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 Shadman
2.57/5  rDev +26%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Do i feel lucky?

Macro color and look..very fizzy head. Started pouring a bit on the agressive side and thought whoa..overflow...nope...just slacked off the pour and the fizziness took care of the rest. Noted a hint of lacing though.

No real aroma noted..which is good ( no corn, skunk, cabbages, sewage) and bad ( what the hell is in here...vodka, methanol, ,) So i can neither slam or endorse.

Taste..pretty innoculous..no real bad flavors, but none of the good one's, ( bold cracker like malt, crisp hop) that make a good macro lager. This has a bit of a bite @ first, nothing nasty, and then a hint of sweetness..again nothing nasty. Finish is quite drying.

Given how fizzy it was on the poour, the carbonation level seems a bit flat.

Scoring it average on drinkability given it's A: Very affordable read: cheap) and goes down much easier than most of it's cheap brethern

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2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of pugdogbeer
2.4/5  rDev +17.6%
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 GrimmReaper
2.38/5  rDev +16.7%
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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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.04 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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