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


on tap


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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Listigovers (1101) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Pale yellow and sweet, goes well paired with some seawater spraying in your mouth. Cheap easy drinker lager better than Labatt or Molson.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (3585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Just because Im on the Island! On tap. Pours a clear gold with moderate head. Aromas of corn sugar and grain. Flavors of same plus chewy malts. Maybe because its fresh and on tap - its not as bad as others rate. Cant say its very inspiring tho... Definitely a pounder for after a round of golf on a hot day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vnaan (14) - - APR 24, 2016
The only people who think this beer is an A+ are hicks and inbreds. Not a bad beer but not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Id been eyeing this one at the liquor store for awhile, wondering (or perhaps dreading) what this cheap lager may taste like in comparison to the oodles of other cheap lagers Ive tried around the world. It pours with a slightly creamy but rather crappy head and heavily carbonated body. Aroma is all corn sweetness, not overbearing or disgusting however. Flavour is soft caramel leaning slightly into cardboard territory with a dry finish. While certainly not great, this is not in the drainpour category and probably isnt too bad an option for a cheap back porch brew that can be downed by the dozen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (14809) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Draft - Light sweet malts. Clear pale gold with a decent whitehead. Light sweetness and not much else. Lights and wet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Not necessarily a bad beer, just mass produced and generic. Aroma and flavour of wheats and grains, with little else going for it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz can (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of the same. A light bodied brew I would pound in college.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
No real flavor, zero head, and slightest hops. Pretty gross stuff IMO. I literally found this under the seat while borrowing an alcoholics car. I'm glad I didn't pay for it. Disclaimer: I put it in the fridge, drank it in the house, and did not drive after. Can't say the same for the previous 5 from the pack unfortunately.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
exeter (529) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Well its a Canadian legend. Not not all legends are great in the end, just look at Lance Armstrong. This beer is like Lance in that it pretends to be something its not. Is it a lager? sort of...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
brleo (78) - - MAR 8, 2014
Complete garbage that gets by purely on marketing it as some kind of sign that one is an "islander" (Vancouver Islander, that is). Aroma? What aroma? Theres simply nothing there - air tinged with a hint of grain. Appearance is about the same as a Budweiser or any other macro lager - pale yellow and not much else. Taste is minimal, like club soda with essence of beer. Palate is faintly metallic, lifeless wisps of nothing. Overall, I cannot understand why on earth this beer is popular, other than as a "camping beer". Even then, theres a lot better choices out there.

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