Lost Lake | Camo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of woodychandler
2.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I screwed up and added this under City Brewing, LaCrosse, WI. I am now trying to correct my error. My original review follows in its entirety.

I CAN hardly believe that I am adding this beer. It seemed to be widely available during my recent road trip. My problem with it was that it only came in a 24-oz. CAN and I had better things to drink, so it got shipped east.

This was definitely a fizzy, yellow beer judging by its behavior when poured. I got a finger-plus of fizzy, bone-white head with really low retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was slightly sweet with a cereal quality that screamed adjuncts. More bad news in a CAN, although not as raucous as some. Mouthfeel was effervescent, fizzy, slightly palate-cleansing, but without much flavor. Boy, was this ho hum. Finish left me with a light sweetness, but nothing more.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Mora2000
2.03/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Huge thanks to swalden28 for sharing this great canned beverage.

The beer pours a clear light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grainy with some grassy hops. The flavor is grain and corn with not too much else. The mouthfeel is pretty watery and the carbonation is about medium. A standard adjunct-laden lager with nothing good going on.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ZAP
3.08/5  rDev +63%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Been seeing this advertised lately on TV...it's cheap....been waiting to find a single to try and now I have..says naturally brewed on the can...what the hell does that mean? I guess that shows all those artificial brewing fuckers out there huh?

Looks ok...yellow colored...minimal head...some cooked corn on the aroma..smells malty for a an adjunct lager...

On first taste I'm initially struck with how sweet this is for the style...but it is kind of a cheap malt liqourish sweetness...has a sweet apple like fruitiness too...certainly not a clean tasting beer...but never the less the taste is more assertive than most in this style..

Body is on the light side of medium...maybe I'm just thirsty but it's going down fast....lacks any real harsh taste...the sweetness could get to you if you are kicking back 13...or 14 or so but for one beer it is fine....I could see buying this if I was back in college..until I drank 13...14 or so and figured out this is too sweet to session with (as we boys used to call it back in the day)...

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Photo of Florida9
2.65/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked this one up in what had to be one of the shittiest liquor stores I have ever been in. This place was so crappy, they didn't even have singles of Bud or Miller Lite. But they had this one available. $0.92 for a 24oz can. I couldn't resist.

A: Very light pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Little retention. Exceedingly clear.

S: Sweet corn malt, reminiscent of Capt'n Crunch. Rice and a bit of perfumed hops.

T: Very mild flavor of slightly sweet graininess. Corn. A slightly off-putting acrid aftertaste.

M: Light in body with heavier carbonation. Clean and almost crisp.

D: Considering how close this one is to drinking straight tap water, I don't see how this couldn't be an easy drinker. And while I wouldn't go so far as to consider this anything coming close to a pilsner (as the label would suggest), this beer is surprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of FreshHawk
2.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Light fizzy, clear yellow - what you expect from the style. Somewhat large foamy, bubbly, sticky white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving no lace.

S - Sweet cereal and corn aroma. Maybe a very little grassy hop aroma, but not much if there is some.

T - Yep confirms the nose with a lot of sweet cereal and corn flavor. Fairly sweet flavor. Hints of grassy hop and apple fruitiness, but they are mostly dominated by the sweet cereal/corn.

M - Very light body with a lot of carbonation. Pretty thin and watery.

D - A little too sweet to really be drinkable. Not enough hop flavor to balance out the sweet cereal.

Notes: It is what it is, a cheap adjunct lager. A little too sweet to really enjoy, but it isn't horrible. Overall it isn't bad for what it is, especially for the $14-15 for a 24 pack. If you are drinking cheap, you could do worse.

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Photo of Cramerican
1.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jakemn91
1.39/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of IntriqKen
1.39/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ok, this is just about as bad as they get.

Smell is immediately way too sweet with lots of corn.

Taste is horribly sweet with lots of sweet grains and absolutely no hops to redeem itself with.
It's pretty much like drinking a beer flavored soda pop.

$5 a 12 pack and I will gladly dump it out.

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
1.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

pours very clear gold color with a little white head. the nose is grains and alcohol baby! not very pleasant. the taste is grains again, a lemon zest, subtle malts, slight slight hops. light bodied, slight sweet finish. I think I may have very well found my new favorite beer!

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Photo of Mistofminn
2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My old roommate came over last night, bringing one of his buddies from home. His buddy brought a case of Lost Lake over. I've never heard of it before, and was actually eager to try it. I knew it was going to be bad, but why not. In good company, bad beer often seems better.

I didn't want to make my glassware angry at me for putting such a sub par beer into it, so I drank it straight from the can. It comes on way to sweet, and very strong on the corn. It finishes dry, with a metallic aftertaste. Very light and watery. My friend and his buddy where commenting on how they liked it (ugh...) and also at how it was half way between a "normal" beer and a light beer. I sort of laughed at that, but kept my mouth shut.

Overall, this beer is by no means a winner. I asked how much he paid for it, and he told me it was very cheap. He got a case, and a 24 oz can (of Lost Lake) for under 10 bucks, after tax. So I guess this could be a decent substitute for all the BMC drinkers out there who are strapped for cash. I would never buy this, but I know there are those that would.

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Photo of Carl_R
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of climax
2.13/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Lost Lake, found in a liquor store in OKC, was pretty darn cheap. I was hoping for a nice substitute for my cheap chuggin favorite, Old Milwaukee.... It wasn't.

It poured a pale gold, clarity was good. Lots of bubbles ran up to a quickly fading head.

The nose did have flavor, controversial though. Honey, cereal grains, almost rotting fruit, and a musty funk did what they could to impress me.

The flavor was better out of the glass than the can. But really, I just smuggled em into my golf bag for refreshment on the course, and it never did start to taste any better. Honey, corn flakes, and sourness was the verdict.

The mouthfeel wasn't too watery or dull actually. Light and fizzy was a given, yet there was a slippery yet syrupy texture to it.

It should be easy to drink, given it's purpose, but it's just not even good enough to do that. I'll be glad when this 12 pack is gone.

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Photo of jmbranum
2.19/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

NOTE: This is a review of the 3-point version of this beer that is sold in Oklahoma convenience and grocery stores. (The full-strength version of this beer is also sold in liquor stores, in regular and ice versions)

This beer is a good deal for the price ($1.99/six pack) and compared to most American macros it is not so bad. Compared of course to quality beer, well it is crappy and is only tolerable when drunk very, very cold.

As for the beer itself, it is light golden color and crystal clear with almost no head and very little aroma.

There are very little hops but the malt is surprisingly crisp and not overpoweringly sweet. Mostly it tastes faintly of grain.

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Photo of kguyty
1.83/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Awful... I had this beer when I was in college, and lets be honest... I had quite a few crappy beers while I was in college, but this takes the cake. No taste, very watery, no hops, no redeeming factor... I actually drank two of these one night and woke up with a hangover... will someone please explain to me how this happens... quite possibly one of the worst beers I have ever tasted.

For the price I would rather drink selzter water... I might as well, because this beer if very reminicent of that liquid...

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Photo of dragomni
1.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of umustdrink
1.7/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

10 bucks for a case...why not?

A - Very pale orange color, some bubbles float up to the top. Head was white, faded quickly to a sparse film. No lace to speak of.

S - Sweet grain, corn smell mostly with a little earthiness. Smell is pretty faint overall.

T - Very faint taste, some sugary sweetness, some corn, other bland tastes. The faint sweetness is what sets this just above Budweiser.

M - Carbonation is high as you would guess it to be, so there is a nice bite.

D - It's not good, it's not bad...well it is bad compared to almost every other beer. Whatever.

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Photo of skeetermoses
1.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The night was young, I was catching a good performance by a band called Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at the Conservatory. I had already finished about 5 Hineys and was working on a good buzz, when alas, my wallet laid bare. I scrounged around in my pocket for some spare change and lo, I found 75 cents. Thinking that I could only purchase a soda pop with my meager funds, I discovered this thing known as urine in a can, or as some may call it, Lost Lake. It is an okay beer if you are wasted, and don't remember how it tastes.

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Photo of Joeyuwp
1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of Monsteruss
2.3/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now I normally don't buy the cheapie beers, but in this case, I was short on cash and was curious.
When poured into the glass, the foam was very light wheat almost white in color, 1finger length and bubbly. The color was a light watered down yellow and very carbonated. The smell was a light typical pils of hops. The taste was crisp clean, not too much taste and no aftertaste. Mouthfeel - light-bodied, crisp. Drinkability - even though it's a cheapie beer, most of them have a bad aftertaste, but not this one. Good session.

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1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of Marshall_ofmcap
1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of NOOGIE
2.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: Poured 12 oz can into pint glass. Medium head which hangs around for a while. The residue gets left on the glass for the full drink. Typical yellow-straw-corn color.

Smell: Sugar, corn, and water not much else.

Taste: Just like the smell, sugar, corn, and waterand not much else.

Mouthfeel: Goes in wet and comes out with a sugary and dry aftertaste.

Drinkability: Nothing special, it almost has a "light" beer drinkability to it, but not worth trying again!

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Lost Lake from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 1.89 out of 5 with 29 ratings