Lucky Lager | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

BA SCORE
59
awful
111 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful
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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
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
43
Avg:
1.97
pDev:
37.06%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Tarzan1
1.8/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

I want to know if this is the same Lucky Lager that we used to be able to buy here in the states. Or is it just a different beer with the same name? I can't get it here in california so my Rating is just place holders so I can ask the question.

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Photo of BigFudge
5/5  rDev +153.8%
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 largadeer
2.09/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.7/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This looks like the old stuff, yellow, faint, soapy white head, just real straw yellow sadness. Aroma was corn in a metal can.

Taste again imparted a lot of metal, sweet corn breath. Lots of water. A lot of carbonation and unidentified hop acids. Look there is hipster retro kitcsh, but this is taking it a bit too far.

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Photo of fortyfield
1.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
1/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I will grapple with thee. My old arch nemesis: Lucky Lager. I first discovered this beer from a friend's father who was/is (?) a pipe fitter who works up in the Territories for half the year. My first actual taste of it came during a camping trip in which three of us, including myself, found ourselves single after some long, long relationships which ultimately ended in heartbreak, menthol cigarettes and plenty of crappy beer. We ended up with hypothermia and stomach ulcers after that weekend. Did again next year with Mountain Crest. No, these stories are not embellished or falsified. Anyway, back to the beer. Lucky is a favorite of the BC hippy, nature-nut, free spirit tree huggers who migrate a province over and weep thankful liberal tears as they discover their "Vancouver Island Beer" is still available here in Alberta.

All in all, it's crap. I do not disagree with the score here on BA. Watery, tasteless, yellow liquid from BC. That said, nothing good really comes out of BC anyway, so it's probably not the beer's fault. No smell really. Hint of malt, but besides that it's basically a beer you keep for the in-laws you hate.

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Photo of James_McBeerDrinker
3.25/5  rDev +65%
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 fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of FrazFraz
1.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigAl18
2.18/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beeeeeerman
1.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.75/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Cycle69
2.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of imfinished
2.88/5  rDev +46.2%
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 olradetbalder
1.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of misternebbie
2.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Merlin68
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rodgaze
3.32/5  rDev +68.5%

Photo of Hixxxx
3.56/5  rDev +80.7%

Photo of Bunman3
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Good news? It goes on sale all the time and tastes like Blue, Bud, Canadian, Pil, Kokanee or any other mass produced Canadian Lager. Bad news? It tastes like any other mass produced Canadian lager. This is a beer that tastes good when you are thirsty. Really thirsty. Otherwise, mix it with Clamato. Or Canada Dry. Or lemonade. If you're buying a Canadian macro, buy this and save yourself some money.

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Photo of Mack
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DOCRW
1/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of greenchicken
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
1.97 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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