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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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1,706 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 13
Gots: 124 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001)
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Ratings: 1,706 | Reviews: 588 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NiceTaps:
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

NiceTaps, Mar 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

I just like this. It is mostly a historical liking on my part. But it's a nice standard pilsner.

Tank880, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of RyanLaCount03
1.74/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I was not a big fan of Labatt Blue the only time I ever tried it. While sitting around a camp fire for a field trip in Grand Marais, Michigan, I was given one of these beers. The smell of the beer was horrible, while the taste of it wasn;t much better. I may give it another try sometime, but i am not a fan of this beer.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

beerhunter13, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just what you'd expect from the Canadian version of Budweiser... A thoroughly average beer. Can't understand why people drink this as oppossed to cheaper American Lagers.. Just goes to show image goes a long way in beer. The same people (mostly preppie college students) who insist that Budweiser and Genny are "crap" will call this their favorite beer. Very perplexing. Try a Molson instead!!

ExtraStout, Jul 20, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -6.1%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Driver8k, Dec 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

theParish, Dec 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

StephSwander, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Aaron420
3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

So I am not really sure what the exact color of this one is cause well I refuse to pour it into a glass. There is not much you can say about this one it is a normal macro beer,heavy on the corn flavor, very mild hops. They are built to drink and drink a lot of them. All in all I would rate this one way above most of the American macro beers, well except PBR. But this will defiantly have a place in my fridge especially during hockey season.

Aaron420, Dec 24, 2010
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

WuAnquo1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Todd
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.5oz brown twist-off cap bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: A very clear, extremly pale yellow beer that pours a thick, patchy, pure white head that trails down the glass and eventually settles to a creamy lace.

Smell: Some corn, light esters and faint grain in the aroma. Fairly clean and uneventful.

Taste: Watery, near flat -- low carbonation initially. Tastes like a beer that has been left out overnight. Mouthfeel is rather creamy and smooth, body is thin, light. There's little malt flavour, except for faint dextrins. You can taste adjuncts (rice, corn, maybe both?) and what little sweetness they lend, followed by a quick bitter twang. The beer goes tea-like in flavour with a slight "skunk" character in the back, sulfur, metallic and light herbal flavours. Finish is slightly dry.

Notes: Water anyone? For those of you that appreciate hardly any flavour, body, aroma or beers that you can suck down just like water ... here you go! Seriously, this beer is a great alternative to BudMillerCoors anyday. Not as clean as these other big boys, but it's different. So, if those are the sort of beers that you are into, why not make a switch to Labatt Blue for a change.

Todd, Oct 21, 2001
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

CaeserTits, Apr 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

H8B8, Apr 04, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Labatt Blue is a Buffalo favorite. If you were to walk into any bar in Buffalo your sure to find Labatt Blue or Blue Light on tap or in bottles. Labatt Blue pours a light golden yellow with a big foamy head. It has good carbonation and clarity. The aroma is light with rice cereal malts and grassy straw like hops. The flavor is delicate with some sweet cereal malts up front that turn dry with a crisp citrusy bitter finish. "Blue" is light bodied thin and a highly drinkable Canadian pilsner. It's a great beer for watching hockey, [GO SABRES] or as an accompaniment to a traditional Buffalo style fish fry.

generallee, Apr 26, 2008
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4/5  rDev +51.5%

JonBrand, Aug 24, 2013
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2.05/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a bright straw colored beer with a head that quickly came and went not unlike a soda head.

Smell is of some rice, skunkiness.

Taste is of extremely watered down rice, light malts, and maybe some hop spiciness but no bitterness.

Mouthfeel is more like a coca-cola than an actual beer. Very watery amd highly-carbonated with those big, burning bubbles.

Drinkable if you are partying and want to get smashed I suppose, like the purpose of any Macro Lager. Other than that, nope.

Doomcifer, Nov 07, 2006
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

petewheeler, Aug 17, 2014
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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.