Brewed by Labatt Breweries (InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
London, Canada


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lucky Lager was introduced to beer drinkers in 1934. The name Lucky was selected from a name-search contest. Fully fermented in Bohemian-style tradition and slightly darker in colour than regular brands, Lucky uses select ingredients and hops to deliver a slightly sweeter taste than most lagers.

Short version of the Lucky Lager story: the brand was founded by General Brewing in California. This was folded into a consortium led by three BC breweries. General Brewing later split off from the consortium and was eventually brought into the Pabst fold. The BC breweries later became Labatt's and thus there are two lines of ownership of the Lucky Lager brand. The brand is today more prevalent in Canada, especially British Columbia.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
355 ml. courtesy of Shane Bergman. Aroma is faint, some malt hops. Taste is faint- malt, little hint of grains, little to no hopes detected, and faint hints of cream corn. Watered down; nothing on the palate. Not a lot of flavor- but easy to drink. Better than most cheap, mass produced American beers. I come from a town (on the island) where people drink this stuff like water; so I tried to be respectful.. Just so little to this beer. I guess itís drinkable, but overall meh..

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Had the pleasure of revisiting this at a bar in Victoria on Monday. Thanks for reminding me of the rancid think you guys do with water and have the audacity to name beer. It reminds me of my misguided youth and makes me want to run outside and see if there are any election signs to steal or fences to jump in seek of midnight trampoline jaunts. Iím feeling lucky. Are you, punk?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drunkasfack (12) - cobble hill, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
vancouver island original. there are better beers for sure but thereís no better way to fly an islander flag than pop one of these!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Aaronlikesbeer (1) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012 does not count
Originally from Vancouver Island this beer was the stuff of low budget youthful adventure. I sampled this beer again in appropriate circumstances, in an icefishing shack selling christmas trees for a local charity, it was below -40C with wind chill.(poured from can) Nostalgia aside: On pouring it has a small white head, it is a very clear yellow, it looks like a typical canadian lager. It has perhaps a very small malt aroma, I cant smell any hops. It tastes like not very much, a very slight malt flavour, not very forward at all, hardly any noticeable bittering from hops. It is highly carbonated and feels like it in the mouth. There is very little discernable hop character. I finished it, but it definitely reminded me why I like to be sure to pick up my beer before the liquor store closes and I am relegated to the vendor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
Had many of these on Sunday at a friendís... drunk from the can. Didnít get sleepy at all, as a heavier beer would have done, so Iím reminded a bit of why the pale lagers remain popular.

A bit tangy, but other than that this had very little flavour. Smells like corn. Reminded me a bit of a poorly made Italian pale lager. Really feels like it was made in a factory.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Straight from the can at a neighbourís house, and I only accepted it to be polite. Awful. Awful is too nice a word for this watery, bitter dreck. I worked at a liquor store once and have a memory etched into my skull of this picture-perfect jock slamming a 24-pack on the counter, looking me in the eye and saying íThis is -such- good beer,í with every iota of his soul. More evidence that North American lagers are brewed solely to console insecure girly men.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wanja (695) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2012
355ml can pours a pale straw color with a small white head that leaves no lacing as it settles. Aroma is light grains and hops. Taste is cheap grains and horrible hop bitterness which lingers. Below average macro lager.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerniverous (5) - - APR 27, 2012 does not count
Yes, I scored 100% for this beer. I love it, From the crisp cheaply imported aluminum tab as its snaps open letting your nostrils be the first to know just how beautiful the fusion of beer and cheap really is., Followed gracefully by the taste and feel of the cold , almost erotic splume as they cascade over your already salivating tongue and lets you know "I ... am .. truly beer". The after taste is the most splendid engagement as it lasts merely for eternity, however, it is a taste you wish would last longer. If you dislike this beer, you should probably talk to a doctor, because you may have syphilis. or retardation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Originally reviewed Jan. 11, 2007: oh my lawrd. only way to get any head from this is to pour from a minimum 4' above glass. disappears instantly. colour is like what i urinate after a day of only consuming water. smell is identical to the can it came out of, and i may be wrong, but perhaps the can was handled by a vagrant with wet dog on their hands. taste is, not much of anything. beer? no sir. i don't think so.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Metalchopz (2608) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Originally rated May 2005. Says on the can that this brew is inspired by an original California recipe. Pours a pale golden colour with a fizzy white head. Quickly dissapears and no trace of lace. Carbonation is crazy like ginger ale soda with big bubbles at the bottom of the glass and very active. Even the head going down does the sound of the ginger drink after pouring. Fzzzzzz. Aromas of malt seems normal. Not much in the taste. Just light malt in the background. Perrier water mouthfeel. Refreshing for students and their bank account... but horrible for people looking for a beer. Just not there.

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