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Labatt Blue Royale Light - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 24.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: carpandean on 02-24-2014

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Photo of cincyfan81
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very smooth for the abv not a lot of taste though

Photo of jpd026
1.9/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

not good, in fact bad

Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Labatt Blue Royale Light
12 oz. blue glass bottle, ink-jet dating on the neck of the bottle is illegible
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Apparently blue glass does not protect beer completely from UV rays because I smelled a bit of skunkiness when I first poured this beer.

And what's up with these "light" beers that are actually stronger than normal beers? This one's 6.1% abv with 141 calories as opposed to Labatt Blue which is 5.0% and has 153 calories. If flavor doesn't matter and you're just trying to save calories, but still want the alcohol, drink vodka (an ounce of 80 proof/40% abv is just 64 calories)!

Moving forward, there aren't a lot of hops to it (in flavor, aroma, or bitterness) but at least the alcohol balances the malt. The malt component is lacking as well. I'm not sure if it's adjunct as it doesn't really come off that way, but neither is it particularly grainy. It's just bland, and without any hop flavor to give it a little spice it's just dull. So, the alcohol balances the malt, but does the malt reign in the alcohol? For the most part, yes. The alcohol is apparent, but it's not detracting; and I guess if that's why you're drinking this beer, you want to know that it's there. Based on the number of strong Canadian beers I've tasted in Canada I might suggest that the alcohol is a 'flavor' component they're looking for, but this is not a Canadian product, it's an American product! It's made by Labatt USA. This beer is neither brewed nor sold in Canada. Therefore I can only surmise that this is being marketed to compete with Bud Light Platinum, which also comes in a blue glass bottle, and has a similar alcohol and calorie content at 6.0% abv and 137 calories.

It's an interesting product, sociologically, but it's not worth tasting.

Photo of indus_bird
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +56.9%

Labatt Blue Royale Light brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Ltd with an ABV of 6.1% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of an American style Lager. The smell is rich with grains and some sweetness. So far so good. The taste is not bad, it has a small bit at the end. This brew is smooth all the way around. The aftertaste is fruity but it is not bad. Labatt Blue Royale Light has a nice balance to it for having an ABV of 6.1% The mouthfeel is nice and crisp. They did a nice job with brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jharris0624
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of sweemzander
1/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of BBlov
2.72/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labatt Blue Royale Light has a very thick, white head, a mostly clear, yellow-gold appearance, quite noticeable fine white particles roiling about, and a surprisingly heavy amount of lacing clinging to the glass. Aroma is of pungent, sweet & sour grain (think Genesee Ice). Taste is of sweet, malt liquor-like beer, a bit of alcohol, and even a back-note of hops. Again, think of Genesee Ice. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Labatt Blue Royale Light finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. How this is a light beer with 140 calories, I would like to know.

RJT

Photo of Eprice30
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tdm168
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of gulli
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of 22Blue
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bluejacket74
2.72/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

24 ounce can, I think I bought this at Kroger or some other grocery store recently. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Not much to the aroma, just smells like corn and grainy malt to me. I think it tastes pretty much the way it smells, but there's some sweet malt and a white grape flavor noticeable too. It wasn't too bad at first, but I was liking it less and less the closer I got to finishing the can. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and is well carbonated. I don't think I'd buy this again, but I'd drink it if someone gave me one. I've had far worse brews than this, not bad for being a "light" lager.

Photo of Wortman1998
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sunnyandovercast
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of Bigcat21
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a blue 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, some grains. Taste is mild, light grains, a touch of corn, a tad more flavor than your average light beer. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.07/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Huge 24 ounce can brewed and bottled where all great Light Canadian lagers are brewed, Rochester, NY of course. This is direct competition with AB's blue bottled Bud Light Platinum weighs in at a 6.1% abv. Pours into a glass pale straw color completely filtered with creamy white textures, fine speckled lacing. Aromatics corn, cereal malts, clean somewhat clean aroma nothing like those malt liquors that normally come in these 24 ounce cans. Flavor fortified sweet flaked corn and cereal notes, cooked veggies, grainy husk notes, mild generic hop burps pretty blah at least it was brewed at High Falls Brewing aka Genesee Brewing. Mouthfeel highly carbonated seltzer water with some slight residual sugars tying all of this together. Not horrible but definitely leaves a lot to desired, What's the guy doing with hoser beer from Canada...I would have thought that Molson Canadian would cease and desist letter for this beer being labeled as a light Canadian Style lager.

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a one finger head of pure white foam and tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a corny and bready nature with some hints of a grainy smell as well as some fruity smells of apricot and peach.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter corny flavor mixed with a lighter level of a bready and doughy tastes. The doughy flavors quickly lose ground leaving only a bready flavor on the tongue that is overall very-very light. The corny sweet flavor fade toward the middle then resurge at the end where they are met with some other flavors of a more papery and light grape taste, leaving one with a somewhat off, but decently crisp, sort of wine like flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is quite high. The higher carbonation and thinner body create a more champagne like feel for the brew which actually matched very well the lighter and somewhat crisp flavors of the beer.

Overall – Not really a super tasty brew, but is has some odd dry champagne like characteristics that make it more drinkable in conjunction with its thinner body and higher carbonation. Too bad for the more corny and papery flavors or actually this may have been a much more enjoyable brew.

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Labatt Blue Royale Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.