Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.08/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
So, this was my go to beer for so many years growing up. You either drank Molson, Labatt, or Carling O'Keefe. So somehow this is a Canadian Pilsner it says on the bottle huh? Hmm. Well who knows. That being said I am curious to see again how this is since I haven't had one in ages. Imported from Canada does it taste the same? Well let's find out.
Why not for fun... pour this into a Pilsner style glass.. sure what could be better right?
Poured out of the bottle good ole Blue gives a simple three finger soapy head. The head falls at a clip on to a straw gold completely clear body. Very solid carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Leaves a very solid collar also throughout the drink This actually looks like a Pilsner in this glass, and looks really good I am kind of surprised. No lacing is apparent either.
Smell is crisp but also a strange sweetness, and some industrial chemical component (not sure what but like cleaner/solvent or something). Luckily the chemically-ness is kind of hidden so the smell overall isn't too offensive. Never really examined the smell of this beer.
As for taste and feel. Sweet at first with a muted crispness (this is not like a crisp Pilsner at all), some weak bread like component on the swallow. Strangely feels a little boozy for such a low abv which seems really odd, but a decent passable mouthfeel. Not carbonated at all either.
I'll admit the beer has taste to it but its very sweet (maybe its from corn?) and I am sort of having a hard time remembering if this is what I grew up with, it sort of feels close, but then again I always drank it out of the bottle. This is still pretty easy drinking all things considered but it gets into bubblegum beer territory.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2011 04:08:02 | More by smakawhat
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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
2.28/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
To me, it's the Budweiser of Canada, The Coca-Cola, and The McDonald's. Ya know the..meh.. the widely distributed, the average. No disrespect to any of those corporations. Ya pay a little more in the states with it being imported. The color and mouthfeel is light and uneventful but not offensive. Slight tracing in the glass, goes away quickly. Don't get me wrong, a drinkable beer, a buyable beer, drank it in Toronto and thought it was better there on tap. Leaves a heavy sharpy, alcohol residue on the tongue, so I wouldn't recommend combining it with other brews.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 23:02:09 | More by ChiChi
2.95/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It's been on sale for over a month now @ the primary place I buy spirits and so I gotta 12 pack of cans and my wife likes it; every now and again because it's so, unoffensive.
She likes the cans because they don't take as much room in the ice box as do bottles do and just havin' a quick brew after work while starting din-din fits the urge.
as for me, t'ain't bad. a very simple biere.
Serving type: can
02-18-2014 21:51:23 | More by odannyob
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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