Labatt Ice - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.4/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz twist off brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin lace that dissipates into only a ring, tiny bubbles rise through the pale golden brew.
Hint of solvent alcohol with an astringent grain in the back of the aroma.
Forced crispness struggles to bring a smoothness to the palate, light bodied with a semi slick mouth feel. Fast snap of alcohol, flavourless hop bitterness and astringent grains. Alcohol is noticeable in a slowly warming way with an annoying solvent character that lingers with every sip.
Not very clean with an odd feeling in the mouth, the solvent aroma and flavour from the alcohol does not help either. Pass on this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2002 11:04:41 | More by Jason
3.38/5 rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12oz dark brown twist-off bottle. No freshness date.
Appearance: Crystal clear golden beer with a somewhat lively carbonation level that create a thin & tight pure white cream head.
Smell: Aroma is fairly clean. Faint grain and hop smells can barely be detected.
Taste: Upfront, this beer is creamy, smooth and malty. Body is medium to full with an even light malt sweetness. Notes of grain briefly appear, but are swept away by a flash of lemon/lime-like hop bitterness and carbonation on the palate. Fusel alcohols can be detected on the breath, bigtime. Beer finishes with a grain/husk tannin dryness.
Notes: 5.6% alcohol by volume and brewed using the Labatt Ice Brewing Process(tm), where the beer is dropped to -4°C, the forming ice crystals are removed and then the beer is aged. This leaves behind some strong-ass liquor that should be respected! If you want to get beer'd up, and quickly, this could be the beer for you. An easy drinking lager and instant brain rot material.
Labatt Ice beer also happens to be the first ice brewed beer in the world (born 1993).
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
2.84/5 rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
After a very expensive car repair that I had to pay for, recently, I wanted some brew that wouldn't further break the bank ... Stopped into my local beer distrib. and spotted this old econo-favorite for a mere $18/case (24 oz. "ghetto cans" as I call them ...)
There's not much depth to be tasted but the respectable 5.6% abv will get the job done when one is on a budget and wants something session-y .
It's no fine German pils/lager but for the money, you can't expect that from this formerly Canadian-brewed swill . Contract-brewed nowadays to I suppose, save money on the shipping over the border (I recall it tasting a bit better when it was still produced up in Canada.)
A few of these big ghetto cans will do ya unless you really wanna crunkify yourself (and I sometimes, do . : )))
No awards for Belgian-like complexity shall be won here but again, it was only $18 for case of the big cans ...
Serving type: can
01-14-2014 00:40:00 | More by Foam
2.41/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
poured big ass can into weizen glass
A-Light golden straw. When poured into my 10" weizen glass, 10" of off=white head...then the beer started to magically appear! A slight orange hue.
S- sweet, wet hay, corn, caramel, sugar, beer
T- not really sure how to describe the taste on this beer. Nothing is singled out. It's sweet, strong for an American Adjunct...if you agitate in the mouth, you can taste alcohol...
M- Mouthfeel is thin, but not thin enough for the style...
O-overall, as others have said, this isn't bad for an ice beer. Therefore, it's pretty good for it's style. However that's not saying much. What is the draw of this style? To me, it's a cheap buzz. It was Friday night and I had an extra dollar to spend at the grocery store. A stress reliever? A college pre-game in the bar parking lot beer? IDK, it's really not bad, but seriously, what is the purpose of this beer? It's too strong and the mouthfeel is off for a refreshing summer beer while doing work, and it's not really a session beer. ICE beer? IDK what else to say...
Serving type: can
10-05-2013 02:31:46 | More by mitch3114
Labatt Ice from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.