Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by Kendo:
2.55/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Somebody left a decent amount of this beer at my house, so what the heck - I'll drink one for scientific purposes.
A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass, it looks pretty good for what it is - light yellow body with nice rising bubbles and a 2-finger bright white head. Some lace clings to the glass after each sip.
S: OK, this is where it starts to go downhill. Some grain and then corn. Perhaps a faint, faint, faint sense of florally hops - but that might be wishful thinking.
T: Follows the nose - husky grain, corn and maybe some diacetyl coating the tongue (is that possible in an AAL?). Too sweet - too much like corn syrup, I think it is. Finishes with a lingering, mouth-coating sweetness; there's no real bitterness providing any sense of balance. Thankfully it's light overall, or else that sweetness would be particularly off-putting.
M: Light in heft, carbonation appears adequate but there's still a slick feel to it. Maybe that's just the impression from the palate-coating sweetness (or the diacetyl), but there is a surprising slickness here.
O: There was a time when I looked forward to going to Syracuse to visit an old college roommate. He swore by this stuff then - mainly, I think, because it was cheap and perceived as fresh (having come not too far from Canada). But now when I go to Syracuse I visit Blue Tusk and drink good beer. For what this is, it's OK. I've had worse.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2012 00:27:45 | More by Kendo
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3.21/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I drank this straight from the bottle just to enjoy and relax after work today.
It was a clear golden color- what you'd expect from your typical macrobrewery.
A very light smell, hard to detect, but some wheaty notes of malt are what caught most of my attention.
The taste was pretty average. Wheat, grass, malt. It tasted a lot more refreshing and clear than a lot of similar brews.
Pretty decent mouthfeel. Not as smooth as I'd like, and a little too much carbonation.
This was a decent beer. Nothing special, not horrible. I'd drink it again, it's perfect for a weekend, relaxing, or after mowing the lawn.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:57:01 | More by boogieman
2.6/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured on tap at Syracuse's New York State Fairgrounds.
A: A nice golden color with a very faint amber tinge. Deeper than your typical cheap pilsner but still lacking in color.
S: Very minor aromas of citrus and hops on a yeasty boozy base.
T: More body than a Bud or a light beer but not overly strong of anything. Lots of bready flavor with a very mild hop bite. Not too noticeable but not terrible.
O: If you're near Canada and your options are domestic Lights and Labatt Blue, take the Blue. Otherwise get something else.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 19:18:31 | More by jsausley
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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