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Labatt Ice - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt IceLabatt Ice

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184 Ratings

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 28.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-30-2001

Labatt Ice, introduced in 1993, was the world's first Ice-Brewed™ beer and the most successful new brand introduction in Canadian brewing history. Labatt Ice is a fully fermented beer that is allowed to mature at cold temperatures. Labatt Ice uses selected North American hops to complement its smooth, full flavour.
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Photo of ROGUE16
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of barnzy78
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of TheDarkKnight
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rbuisson
5/5  rDev +89.4%

Photo of KC9LDB
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This is a nice, perfectly golden color with a quick white head.

Smell – The grain is stale and raunchy here and reminds me of old gum stuck under a chair.

Taste – The grain is a tad better at the taste and thankfully lacks that horrid sweetness you find with a lot of ALs. The beer is not flavorful by any stretch but at least it doesn’t offend the buds like it did the bulb.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with vigorous carbonation.

Drinkability – This barely stayed out of my sink.

Photo of gabedivision
3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 ounce can to a SA perfect pint glass.

A- Pours a clear light yellow with highlights of gold and heavy visible carbonation, and a 2 inch head that wraps and slimes to the side of the glass. Smells of boiled corn, wheat, grass? smells sour and a bit offensive. The taste is a bitter sweet sour, grainy and a slight touch of booze on the end. The feel is very light, watery, crisp, and sour. Overall this beer is exactly what you think you might get out of it, its got a slick black design, bold logo, but lacks in everything inside the can. Not horrible, nice for a cheap buzz.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can (99¢ special) served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head, lots of bubbles and halfway decent lacing.

S - grainy adjunct aroma.

T - grainy with a little sourness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O - just another ice beer.

Photo of bluejacket74
2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

24 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about an inch and a half white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and grainy malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a slight bitterness noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light but not watery, and it's also a bit slick, surprisingly. Carbonation is good. Rating it for the style of beer this is, I'd say it's close to average overall. It's not an awful brew, but it's not exactly good either. For $1.19 a can, I can't complain too much. I'd drink it again for that price, especially if there weren't any better choices available.

Photo of buschbeer
2.73/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24oz can
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It pours yellow and clear. Three inches of white head disappear quickly.

S - The aroma is grainy with whiffs of alcohol.

T - The taste has mild sweetness and a grainy quality. I also pick up on a hint of alcohol.

M - Watery

O - It tastes like most average to below average adjuncts.

Photo of Hoagie1973
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Same graininess and basic aroma and flavor as a Labatt Blue (that is to say, a fairly typical adjunct macro) but with more of an alcohol harshness. Rough over-artificially carbonated mouthfeel. They say that the ice brewing process makes for a smoother beer, but I don't get that from this one. Not undrinkable, but nothing to go out of the way for.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
2.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear golden color from a 22 oz can, with ABV on the can.
Decent head which fizzes away quickly.
Aroma is malty and grainy, feels like rice and wheat husk with malts.
Taste is again malty with a trace of bitterness. Watery mouthfeel, typical of an adjunct lager.
Trace of lacing along the insides of the glass.
Fairly crisp beer, perfect for a party/gathering. Not a beer I would go out of my way to get, but wouldn't mind having it at a get-together.

Photo of sixerofelixir
2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24 oz can.

Pours an ultra-clear, very light, golden-yellow. A bunch of carb trailers. A soapy, white head soon disappears into nothingness. Smell is faintly sharp and grainy. Taste has a mild dash of bitters and sweetness to it, then finishes slightly sour. The feel is thin and fleeting. Drinkability average. Overall, this is just a bland, watery beer. It's cheap, though..

Photo of yuenglingfan101
2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than most American beers. Nice 24 oz. can. Smells fresh if cold. Taste of hops is a bit weak and it gets weaker as the drink goes along. Drinkablity is average because after 1 or 2 it loses all of its drinkability. Cheap beer with decent taste decent drinkability about really sums up this beer. I would recommend those who have a unique taste this beer. Mouthful is average just as the smell, taste and drinkabilty are.

Photo of puboflyons
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 24 fl. oz. can M91-0-825. Sampled on Jan. 2, 2010. It pours a golden to pale yellow with a hefty dose of fizzy white head that diminishes in no time. Constant carbonation. There is a very grassy and cereal aroma to it and a dash of hops. The mouthfeel is medium but slightly oily. The taste is also rather grassy and vaguely alcoholic with a sour aftertaste. It was only 99 cents for this can at my corner store and that about sums it up.

Photo of tone77
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet corn. Taste is crisp, malty with some notes of corn. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall as the scores show, this is an average beer in every way.

Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I probably would never buy this beer back home, so, in the interests of trying different things, I thought I'd try one of these in its hometown...

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden hue, with lots of thin soapy white head, which leaves consistent sparsely webbed lace around the glass. It smells of sweet corn/rice grain, and mild rotting mulch hops. The carbonation is on the high side, the body is quite cloying, and it finishes with an off-dry white graininess. The extra booze that purportedly makes this 'Icy' is not really noticeable.

A typical Canadian macro lager, nothing more.

Photo of woodychandler
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

CAN you dig it? Yet another new beer in a CAN for me to review!

I got a finger's worth of fluffy, bone-white head, but with low retention. It was as if it could not wait to reduce to wisps. Nose had a distinct lager-like sweetness, hearkening back to a time in my youth when I thought that all beers smelled this way. Mouthfeel was medium but there was very little taste to it. The finish was equally unobtrusive. It was simply a mild lager at a reasonable price. It sure beat some of the crap that I've subjected myself to in cans of late.

Photo of nlmartin
2.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer was served cold and poured into an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a very nice coppery coloration. Active carbonation dances to the surface of my glass and leaves a white film of head on my glass.

Smell: This beer has a slightly malted slightly corny aroma. A twang of grassy hops. The alcohol peaks its head up but I think its some of the sweetness of this beer.

Taste: The beer has a suggestion of light toasted malt. A bit of tannin and hop flash enough bitterness to make the flavor good. Very clean flavors.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light but not watery. Very smooth and well rounded. The carbonation level works well with the beer. This isnt a half bad throw back beer.

Photo of steeler
4.5/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I grabbed the big 710ml can, looks very old school, and I really liked the can, anyway pours out that deep golden yellow color with a bit of head, id say one inch, looks like every other ice beer. Smell, is a tad above average, smells a bit cleaner than most ice beers. This is the best tasting ice beer I've ever drank, it goes down super clean, and tastes smooth, no lingering aftertaste, slight bitterness, and not sweet. Damn good. This is a nice full bodied beer, so the mouthfeel is good. This is a perfect beer for a bbq out in the heat, and when paired with a hamburger, this beer is golden. I love this beer.

Photo of armock
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a straw color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of corny grainy malt

T - Is just like how it smells but the malt is sweeter

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - I was a little surprised with this beer it really wasn't all that bad sure there are better beers out there but when you only have two dollars and want a beer while in a NY gas station its a good buy for a 24oz can

Photo of Stunner97
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Golden yellow with a nice moderate foam head, very nice small bubbles stream peacefully up the glass

SMELL- corn and grains, slight malts and a very slight hops, slight sweetness

Taste- very slight grains with a very mild hops and slight malts, slight bitter hops finish, nothin over powerin here yet a nice smooth palatable flavor here

Mouthfeel- smooth light and refreshing palate, light bodied and guzzalable

Drinkability- Highly drinkable, very crisp and refreshing, a good session beer at a good price, gets you buzzed quick and fast at a price thats hard to ignore, very well better than most American macros, worth a shot or two

Photo of yuenglings
3.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this one right out of the 24oz can it was handed to me in.

Smell: not much of one, little bit of a sweet corn smell

Taste: not bad but not to much here eather, kind of bitter at first then there is a sweet and grain like taste

Mouthfeel: Kind of watery but smooth

Drinkabilty: After the first coupple of sips it really starts to go down smooth before i knew it i had drank 4 of these 24ozers and was feeling pretty good i may buy as case of theses just to keep to get my budies drunk

Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/4" fizzy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a faint pilsner malt scent along with a dry lager yeast aroma. There's nothing spectacular here. Just a crisp, clean smelling beer. The taste is average. It has a smooth, pilsner flavor that's easy going down and clean in the finish. There is little malt or hop taste here, but it's crisp and refreshing. The mouthfeel is average as well. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a pretty good macro lager. I'm a little partial to the ice beers. They're easy drinking and they've got a bit more bang for the buck.

Labatt Ice from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.