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


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.72/5   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 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 neighbour’s 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 ’This is -such- good beer,’ 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 (771) - 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 (1282) - 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 (3095) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reebtogi (5762) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 It’s too bad there isn’t a zero on this rating scale for this beer. It’s awful. Really bad bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lagerboy (1962) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Lager yellow with a vanishing white head, grainy corny aroma. Taste is all corny grains, some background bitterness. Not as sweet as most mass produced Canadian industrial swill. The value priced quaff of choice for the Island boys. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2011
Can. Claims to be from General Brewing in Tumwater. Found this blast from the past at a corner liquor shop in Kyoto. Had to try it. Spicy, fruity nose. Seems like a Belgian blonde! A bit corny, though, with sulfur and ass. Some citrus. Looks like one too, cloudy brilliant yellow nearing pastel witha thin head. Tastes like a mild Leffe Blonde: sweet, spicy, yeasty. What is going on here? Is this just so old that it turned barnyard? It is unpleasant, but after reading the previous reviews, I am certian it is better this way!                  

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
355 ml can from LCBO. Pours very pale in colour, not much head at all. Corn aroma and taste. Refreshing only in coldness.

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