Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by chinchill:
2.9/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours a light yellow-gold with an ample off-white head. The head is nicely creamy but reduces to a thin ring and very thin 'islands' within minutes. Medium+ carbonation is visible.
S - The nose is about as expected: weak, tainted by adjuncts, and little influenced by hops. It isn't bad, however, with no real off-odors.
T - Labatt Blue's flavor is definitely on the lighter end of the scale for lagers. It does have enough flavor to spark a clear sensation of sweet grains followed by a very mildly bitter finish. The clean finish leaves a reasonably durable impression of malt with a more ephemeral impression of hops.
M - crisp in the mouth with a rather thin body.
O - No real negatives other than the lack of substance.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2011 19:51:18 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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 1,360 ratings.