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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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1,765 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,765
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 181 | 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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Reviews by semihobo:
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3.12/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From an 1/8th barrel at home, although I've had quite of few of these before.

Small patchy head that fades fast. Maybe the clearest beer I've ever seen, the "golden" color is straight out of a commercial. A bubble rises here or there.

Smell is grainy, a little sour, and hey a touch of hops.

Euro lagery mix of adjuncts and some hops, a little skunk in there as well. Maybe even some toasted tastes as well, and kind of sweet. Gets a lot sweeter as it warms.

Very low carbonation, a little fizz in the mouth and then it's done. Okay for the style, though, makes it easier to suck down. I think this is way better than the can carbonation.

I am perplexed. I usually drink cans of this stuff and I don't like it for the style, I have even expressed the thought that other than Corona it is the worst beer-for-the-buck there is ... paying import price for macro swill. Too carbonated, hops just taste skunky, and hard to get drunk off of (which is what I look for in a macro lager). Not the same on the 1/8th barrel, though! Quite a different story. This requires more research and maybe a new review ... for now, the higher rating (this one) stands.

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.

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of CaeserTits
3.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of H8B8
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 1,765 ratings.