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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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1,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 20
Gots: 207 | 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: 1,796 | Reviews: 614
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Blue was/is the tap beer of rural Ontario. If you stop at one of the thousands of small taverns in the towns, villages and hamlets, this is the draught beer on tap. This beer had a bad rap as the choice of inexperienced drinkers on pub craws and collage pub hurl-a thons. It garnered the nick name of Labatt’s “Blur”. All the same, regardless of the lakes of this beer that have been consumed here I have only recently been reintroduced to it and I must admit it is a good standard thirst quenching draught beer. (I dislike the bottled product as it is far too carbonated and kills the mild character of this beer)

Pale golden color in the standard tavern 12 oz. glass. Slight heading (depending on how your barmaid taps it) that disappears fast. Faint, pleasant hint of grains, malts and hops, easy on the tongue like a light draft lager, clean finish with little after taste.

It’s not a beer to compete with the dozens of craft and micros on tap but this is the beer most Canucks quaff with fries or wings at the legion or the tavern in their small town.

This here’s yer draught beer in Canada eh?

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tank880
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Photo of BuffaloBilly
4.7/5  rDev +78.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers i've ever had, I can't believe some of these reviews. This is my favorite beer, this and moslon canadian. Defiently my beer of choice. Pours a nice golden colour, with a nice tall frothy head. This is a great beer hands down. I love it in a cold glass, in a can, I just love it. My absolute favorite beer, if you are looking for a great beer this is it. Two thumbs way up. This beer is definetly recommend, these reviews are messed up, this is a great beer.

Photo of BeerNarcisist
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

has a hint of wallpaper paste

Photo of RyanLaCount03
1.73/5  rDev -34.2%
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.

Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev +14.1%
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!!

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of GameOfBeers
2.48/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Driver8k
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of theParish
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of MikeC144
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of StephSwander
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Aaron420
3.03/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of BeerDreadz
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of DWolf
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of WuAnquo1
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Todd
2.96/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +42.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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