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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Labelnoir (9) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011 does not count
Of the handful of locally available low-cost beers, This one is one of the more tolerable. Price wise, and taste wise. Leafy aftertaste, bitter and oily mouthfeel. But like I say, worth the few bucks that get you 6 of them in a pinch.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
This beer is ok for the price. Pours ok and it has a bit of flavour but it is nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tastes like every other lager you can get, clean, watery, mild in flavor, but the game under the cap is the clincher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Afeodoravitch (7) - USA - JUL 2, 2010 does not count
Itsí not that bad! donít let othersí rating fool you. if you are in the mood for a cheap brew that tastes OK this will fit the bill.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
473 mL Can. Pale straw body with a frothy white head that settles to a clingy layer. Corn dominates in the aroma with grassy and floral notes and accents of old socks and bread crust. There is something else that stings the nose; Iím not sure what it is. Oh... Itís chemical. Sweet corn dominates the taste, there is some grass there too. The hops are a whimper at the most. Remarkably smooth in the mouth followed by a very clean finish; the only aspect that truly stands out in any way. OTOH I count myself Lucky to be alive and knowing Iíll be sampling far better beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a very tall foamy head. Aroma is dull and light with a distinc corn aroma. The flavour is light and unoffensive with a sweet malty tang. This is a suprisingly good beer considering the price point. Way better than Canadian and much cheaper.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
Hardly any smell at all, just a hint of malt and bitterness, but it doesnít really smell like hops... a nice bit of head on pour that quickly fades, hardly any lacing. Actually tastes -good-, which means non-offensive, which you learn to expect from cheap clear lagers. Its actually fairly smooth, a bit of bite at the end of the sip, probably that bitterness you smell at the beginning. Not too bad actually, for what it is. I donít mind drinking it if thereís nothing around but other peopls idea of beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Extremely pale with fake foamy white head. Clean and bland aroma of noble hop and malt/wheat/corn. Tastes wheaty-sweet at first and later develops a very unfortunate tinny and soapy feel and aftertaste. I guess there are hints of grape and lemon and sarsaparilla before the train-wreck finish sets in. My teeth actually feel sticky now. Gross!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
This tastes pretty bland , the price is right though. Easy stuff to slug down

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
VertBaconStrips (2223) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
***review from canned swill night 2 years ago***
Yay! Cheap crappy beer! All hail drinking a six pack of beer cans out of a paper bag... Excellent very pale gold beer with crowds of happy oversized bubbles, unblemished white skim level head.Wonderfully oversweet swill, appealing skunky demeanor, cruddy malts, fine rice, sourness. This is great! I cannot wait to devulge into the awaiting burst of exotic flavors. Watery, sharply bitter and an after taste that will remain in your memories for minutes to come. Great rice tastes with value-priced hops and wheat. Value priced! The V is for vonderful. Incredibly this gets better when warmer - go figure. Itíd drinkable and if you are lonely and/or living on a bed of discarded tires.

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