Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 1.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Laker Red is our newest addition to the popular priced Laker family. Brewed with a combination of darken malt gives this all natural strong style beer its amber, reddish hue.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
robinvboyer (3412) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Cloying, vegetal, fusel alcohol, and loads of wet paper. Cheap grains, lots of cloying sugars dominate. The finish has no bitterness and a rough cooked veggies after taste. Yuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spab (2724) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
473 ml can from the Beer Store. Pours a clear amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is some caramel, light grains and a bit of corn. Flavour is cheap caramel malt, corn syrup and light graininess. Syrupy mouthfeel. Mediocre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strangebrewer (957) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
can. Poured clear deep amber with a thin diminishing off-white head. Sugary sweet malt aroma. Medium body with average carbonation, slightly dry metallic finish. Flavour of roasted carame malt and molasses with grassy grains and an odd vodka note.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lvanbelkom (11) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Laker red is my go-to cheap beer. A staple for Ontarians looking to go local but that is just about where the bus stops. Very bland, familiar red lager flavour, no real distinct body or finish... just throw it back and turn the music up I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (2562) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
Originally rated August 2005. Their site still says 5.9% ABV, but the label on my bottle is at 5.5% ABV. Bought in Ontario too. Pours a clean golden-brown-red colour with a foamy off-white head. Light carbonation and retention, with no lacing in sight. The nose is pretty impressive though, with strong rusty malt. The mouthfeel is watery and the taste is far from what it smells. Mostly corn. Starts off slightly bitter, but middle is corn, finish is corn and aftertaste is corn. Nothing offensive, and if you like corn... you will like this one. Just don’t expect a red tasting brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice reddish colour, that is quite clear, the beer was refreshing, it had a very nice and easy drink taste, prob the best laker product I have tasted. very crisp

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle from brewery. Poured light brownish red with little head that faded quickly. Aroma is of light malt with nothing else. Taste is similar. Really smooth. Ok I suppose.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2009
341mL bottle from a mixed-6, from the brewery retail store. Pours out a clear red with a big white head. Looks nice, but the aroma is pretty bad, not much going on except some crappy malts with corn and adjuncts. No hops, no distinctive malt characteristics. Lame. The flavour is just as lame, really not much to speak of, same crappy probably adjuncty malts, a tiny hint of caramalt except that it’s so faint I might just be hallucinating. Not as cloyingly sweet as you might think but there is absolutely ZERO hop activity here. I would not willingly drink this again. Lakeport Red actually has more distinct flavour to it, which is absolutely pathetic. Really not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Tasted 11/3/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with an amber hue. Moldy ring of head. Caramel cereal aromas. Medium bodied with sweet malts and a bitter acidic finish. Moderate effervescence. Touch dry in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredthecat (314) - CANADA - MAR 19, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 one of the best buck a beers, a much stronger and initially better taste than would be expected, but after a few beers it gets a little annoying.

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