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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
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1,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 20
Gots: 238 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

Labatt Blue is the best-selling Canadian beer in the world. Introduced in 1951 as Labatt Pilsener, it was named for the colour of its label by fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team. Blue was the first brand in Canada with a twist-off cap and won the silver medal in the International Lager category at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards. Labatt Blue, brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, is a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavoured beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.
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Ratings: 1,833 | Reviews: 627
Photo of bluesfan1181
2.22/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

It is what it is. A good beer hockey league brew. Serves it's purpose as a thirst quencher in place of Gatorade. Nice on a hot day too or while bbqing. Nothing spectacular by any means.

Photo of entenduintransit
3.1/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's honestly the best cheap and easy to drink beer out there. One of few beers you can get drunk on and actually enjoy it.

Photo of Maiora13
3.32/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Basically what I think of when i think of pilsner. Growing up in Detroit it is basically a domestic and my go to beer of choice. That being said it is not distinctly flavorful or original but it is fun and easy to drink.

Photo of ClayPA
3.54/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer isn't bad in a pinch if you can handle macrobeers

Photo of gopens44
2.28/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

One of my Stanley Cup playoff beers. This one stands out (to me at least) against other AALs due to it's heavier grain bill. It actually smells like and tastes like I am drinking something with at least some depth. The edges are tainted with a phenolic sting that is a little off putting, but otherwise, you could do a lot worse.

Photo of meganrosso
3.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has a smooth finish but is not a high quality

Photo of BigWillie69
5/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Labbats is Awesome. Canadian beer headquartered in Buffalo NY

Photo of weller79
3.22/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

taste great watching the Hawks win a Stanley Cup

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh yes the lovely Canadian ones

Photo of DevAJ
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not necessarily bad, but it's a pretty one note beer. I honestly would rather drink Budweiser than this. At least with Budweiser there is a little complexity as you can taste the rice in it. I'm not much on hoppy beers, but I'm actually pretty disappointed in how weak it is for a so called pilsner. My first pilsner was Bofferding and that is supposedly considered a "beer for the masses" beer here on BA and it's quite a bit hoppier than Labatt.

Photo of SoulFroosh
3.69/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure how people review beers in this place. Something's not right.

Comparing to American adjuncts it's decent stuff.
Nice maltiness, balanced -- even has a genuine pilsner taste to it.

I'll happily drink this over any of the AAL's.
Cheers.

Photo of hophugger
2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rated from notes on previous tasting

Photo of AuntBea
3.83/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK beer, better that some domestics.

Photo of ordybill
1.03/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a faint corn smell, not much of a beer aroma.
Appearance- A god awful faint yellow with a very small white head.
Taste- uhhmm, horrible is a good word for this beer. barely resembles a beer flavor.
Palate- When the palate category is the highest rated on a beer that should say enough. I can choke it down and it stays down.
Overall- I haven't had Labatt Blue in 25 years and i remember it being more shall we say drinkable. I don't know if my taste buds changed or if they tinkered with the recipe but this is terrible.

Photo of Hoss76
1.66/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I want to like this but it's just another adjunct beer heavily marketed around here. I guess moderate carbonation made the mouthfeel ok and it is not completely offensive when cold. Corn aroma and taste become more pronounced as it warms. Perhaps it gets a gold star for nostalgia sake.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.29/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hey, listen. It's not on the top of the list of awesome craft beers but in a pinch ($1.15 for a 24oz) it works and isn't bad. Plus, when your friends come over for football they will relish drinking an import instead of Miller or Bud

Photo of dukeandduke
2.42/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

3/2 Bottle - Clear pour, not very thick or heavy. Minimal smell, not many flavours while tasting. Minimal carbonation.

Photo of Winston3737
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's truly an awful beer.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.84/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brilliant straw color. The white 2 finger head is quickly dead. Nothing special.

Flavors and aromas of corn with a fruity/sugary feel. Very faint taste but well balanced.
Slight metallic smell.

Light slick body with average carbonation. Short and faint sugary finish.

Overall : Bland beer with added sugar to compensate. Still feels relatively fresh.

Photo of Edbutryn
4.94/5  rDev +87.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't understand some of the reviews. Top rated beers are nasty. And some of my favorite are ranked 6 or 7? I've tried the beers that are ranked high and have to ask… why? I've read the reviews and don't get it. I think, if it's not BAC over 5.9, it's considered piss water. But flavor that doesn't make me squeal and want my eyes to water, isn't a qualifying factor for a great beer for me.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.46/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As far as adjunct lagers go, this is a better one. Great appearance with color and head. Nose is a weak spot though with some cereal grain and hint of canned veggies, but the flavor on the palate is a decent malty-grainy taste with balance of hops to make it have some overall flavor worth enjoying. Too many adjunct lagers seem designed to have as little flavor as possible, but this one is more flavor forward and a decent flavor. If I was a regular adjunct drinker, then this would be in my fridge fairly often.

Photo of dikebrewery
1.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I recon I'll stick ta drinkin' dem buds

Photo of mark5692
4.02/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My only problem is that the bottles are only 11.5 oz and cans are 12oz. Hey do the math. Regardless, I'm a big fan of Blue, not so much Blue Light I love the taste and color. Its a beer that serves many purposes, great for getting a buzz, great for relaxing and great for watching sports. Can't really go wrong with Labatt Blue

Photo of forgedinmetal666
1.59/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like spoiled rice. Did not pair well with the barleywine I was drinking at the time. Awful beer. Don't know what it looks like because I drank it out of a can.

Photo of elamb106
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw colored beer. Not much happening here in the way of flavor.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.