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


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.69/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Metalchopz (2730) - 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 (5078) - 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 (2473) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Itís too bad there isnít a zero on this rating scale for this beer. Itís awful. Really bad bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lagerboy (1662) - 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 (8141) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2011
A - Little to no nose A - Light yellow T - Sugary sweetness throughout P - Watery O - The smell itself gives me a headache.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
bottle. Blech, sickly sweet adjunct aroma and taste. All sweet corn. Its really cheap though, so thats a positive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with small white head. Aroma is corn heavy with maybe a hint of grassiness. Flavour adds a staleness that manages to make it worse than the aroma. Bit of a metallic finish. Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dougbabydoug (1) - the riv, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011 does not count
this beer is amazing. i spent over half my childhood drinking this beer. if your looking for a good beer to drink this is the beer for you. they even have people playing hockey or fishing or having a bbq on their caseís so yuo know tis good for everything you want to do in life. now lets go get lucky tonight ; )

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