Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
2.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off into my Sunset Grill & Tap pint glass.
A: Pours a very pale yellow with a finger head of very light, bubbly carbonation. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a very fine ring of lace on the sides of the glass.
S: Smells like skunky, sweet corn husks. No alcohol noticed, and certainly no hops. Just watered down malts and barley.
T: It tastes just like it smells; sort of like sweet corn, with a hint of aluminum. Strange, because it was poured from a bottle. Not the worst, but not one to savor.
M: Mouthfeel is watery, but carbonation is heavy, like drinking a ginger ale. It's crisp, but I don't know that I'd call it refreshing.
D: It's a macro lager, not a pilsner, so don't be fooled by the label. For a macro, I'd say it's better than macro lights, but not any better than Bud or MGD. I'd use this for beer pong, or for watching a long baseball game.
I wanted to pick up the Labatt 50 ale, but decided on this instead. I'm hoping the other offerings from this Canadian breer are a bit different, but for now, Molson will stay on top as king of the Great White North.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2007 18:37:22 | More by Gambrinus1184
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2.81/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
11.5 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic label and a branded twist-off pressure cap acquired a part of a 6 pack at my local corner mart and served into an Avery stem-tulip in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as a pilsener.
Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Mediocre complexion and consistency. Subpar creaminess and frothiness. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes.
Body colour is a transparent translucent copper of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible; it's quite clean. Appears adequately carbonated.
Overall, it's a pretty average appearance for the style.
Sm: Sweet malts and corn adjunct. Clean barley. Generic characterless hops.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
A bland boring aroma of average strength. Not real inviting. Meh.
T: Generic sweet malts, corn adjunct, and clean barley. That's about it.
No hop profile, yeast character, or alcohol comes through.
Painfully simple. Boring. Unbalanced. Not a gestalt build - or even a real cohesive one. Lacks complexity, subtlety, nuance, and intricacy. Not an inspired or bold brew. I'm not really enjoying it.
Mf: Smooth, wet, crisp. Light to medium bodied. Okay thickness. Mediocre presence on the palate. Unrefreshing. Average acidity. Overcarbonated.
Texture doesn't really suit the flavour profile all that well.
Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, boozy, harsh, or rough.
Okay presence on the palate.
Dr: A downable beer in this style. I'm not horribly impressed, but I do like it for what it is. I doubt I'd get it again, but you could do worse in this style. This bottle will be easy to kill. This is about as average as they come, but I do want to point out that the price point and availability are both excellent. Pedestrian.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 07:27:06 | More by kojevergas
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 1,359 ratings.