Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by semihobo:
3.18/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2006 04:32:27 | More by semihobo
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2.39/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
This is the epitome of average in terms of beers, remarkably lacking a body or a real strong flavor and feeling like a domestic beer playing dressup in imported beer's clothes. The beer, as a whole, is surprisingly very flat and doesn't bear much taste, although I wouldn't say it isn't drinkable and likely easy to session. I will try to see if I can pick up other Labatt flavors throughout the rest of the year (Light, Royale Light, Lime, Max Ice, etc) , but these beers, after the disappointing flagship brand, will be one of the last I seek out, especially since finding single bottles of some of them proves to be a grating challenge and I doubt I'll be able to drink a six or twelve pack of these before they expire, if they're anything like regular Blue.
Serving type: can
07-09-2014 19:24:33 | More by SteveJeremy
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.