Lucky Lager | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Lucky LagerLucky Lager
BA SCORE
2.7%
Liked This Beer
2.04 w/ 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:
#43,712
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
112
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.04/5
pDev:
35.78%
Alströms:
2.03
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Sammy
2.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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 spycow
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of biboergosum
1.94/5  rDev -4.9%
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 kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev +59.3%

Photo of largadeer
2.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of olradetbalder
1.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of woodychandler
2.11/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

CANadian beer in a CAN in support of The CANQuest (TM)! How lucky CAN one guy be?!? Well, judging from its scores, this may not (or may be) my Lucky day!

Not much from the CAN other than 1/8 of an "8 Pack" and "Estd 1934". Onward!

The Crack & Glug were fairly typical for the style. I got a foamy, frothy finger of bone-white head with low retention. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was cornier than some of the jokes I tell my students on a daily basis. No kidding, did they use any malt or hops in the production? In all fairness, I did capture a light sweetness, but it still was heavy on the smell of silage. Mouthfeel was fizzy, kind of watery, with a mild metallic taste to accompany all of the other stuff that barely tasted like beer to begin with. It was not downright unpleasant, but neither was it a beer to which I would readily return. Finish left a husky taste that made me CANtemplate opening something more palatable.

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Photo of Jason
2.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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 dvmin98
2/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of biegaman
2/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours from can with a thin head that bottomed out in very fast time. It didn't even look like beer from the pour, almost a beige colour. Incredibly pale colour, completely transparent. A faint aroma of corn adjunct. Only prominent if you sniff for it, really not all that obtrusive, but again - still there, and still macro gross. High carbonation but light mouthfeel. A little crispness. Again, no malt or hops - just adjuncts. Nearly - but not quite - refreshing. Flavours (like aroma) very hard to find; and you almost wish you didn't find them. Flavours seem tasteful enough at first but end on a really cloying adjunct finish. On par with all other Ontario macro.

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Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.7/5  rDev -16.7%
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 wordemupg
1.64/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

355ml can poured into pint glass 7/10/11

A clear straw yellow with lots of bubbles stuck to the side of the glass and a very short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S smells like a cheap macro, sweet grains, and maybe some cream corn and nail polish remover

T mimics the smell quite well and that's not such a good thing

M thin but well carbonated but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired

O nothing worth trying here, tastes bad smells bad what more do I need to say?

I could spend less money on better beer if you can believe that, even for a discount brand there's just nothing here worth visiting

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Photo of harpus
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bylerteck
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Crystal clear and pale gold. A half inch of rocky white foam appeared during the pour, but disappeared very quickly. No lacing. Not much aroma at all, just a bit of hay, cereal, and corn sweetness. Low bitterness with thin, dry cereal sweetness, slight citrus. A bit astringent. Light bodied with carbonation that was a bit harsh. Some dryness. Not the worst generic lager I've had, but certainly not the best from the large brewers in Canada.

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

Pours a cleary pissy yellow/straw, fluffy white head forms, disappears pretty quick, some lacing. Smell is sweet, lots of corn, alcohol, adjuncty, pretty bland and standard. Taste is on that level, very weak, wheat, corn and citrus, again pretty standard, but slightly less appealing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Same as most.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.65/5  rDev -19.1%
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 bumchilly25
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
1.31/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, well, nothing, wait a faint smell of lager, but really nothing. In the taste, faint lagery tastes, and a dry banana peel. A small bite and alighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness to nothing in the aftertaste. The banana throws me for a loop, but really not that good at all.

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1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Lucky Lager from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.7% out of 100 with 112 ratings
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