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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt BlueLabatt Blue

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1,576 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 81 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001)
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Reviews by techfed87:
Photo of techfed87


2.48/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a moderate head. Color is light to moderate yellow, quite clear. Smell is a bit neutral.

First sip is fairly straightforward. Flavor is lacking in hops, but does have a satisfying, if fairly meager, malt presence.

All in all, a decent, if only a little underwhelming, beer.

04-11-2011 00:46:12 | More by techfed87
More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03


1.74/5  rDev -34.1%

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.

02-20-2013 19:37:57 | More by RyanLaCount03
Photo of cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

06-20-2013 02:35:11 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

08-30-2012 11:11:39 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of ExtraStout


3/5  rDev +13.6%

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!!

07-20-2009 16:29:51 | More by ExtraStout
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

01-19-2013 03:14:48 | More by tbryan5
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2.48/5  rDev -6.1%

08-19-2014 00:54:20 | More by GameOfBeers
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-23-2013 02:21:38 | More by Driver8k
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

12-07-2012 08:22:57 | More by theParish
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

07-28-2013 15:06:31 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

04-09-2014 15:54:28 | More by MikeC144
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-26-2013 23:17:37 | More by StephSwander
Photo of Aaron420

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

12-24-2010 21:05:45 | More by Aaron420
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

02-08-2014 17:45:45 | More by DWolf
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

01-08-2012 22:25:44 | More by WuAnquo1
Photo of Todd


3/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

10-20-2001 23:53:21 | More by Todd
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

03-30-2014 17:49:05 | More by Jpinoniemi
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

04-05-2012 01:22:15 | More by CaeserTits
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-04-2013 13:23:06 | More by H8B8
Photo of generallee

New York

3.8/5  rDev +43.9%

Labatt Blue is a Buffalo favorite. If you were to walk into any bar in Buffalo your sure to find Labatt Blue or Blue Light on tap or in bottles. Labatt Blue pours a light golden yellow with a big foamy head. It has good carbonation and clarity. The aroma is light with rice cereal malts and grassy straw like hops. The flavor is delicate with some sweet cereal malts up front that turn dry with a crisp citrusy bitter finish. "Blue" is light bodied thin and a highly drinkable Canadian pilsner. It's a great beer for watching hockey, [GO SABRES] or as an accompaniment to a traditional Buffalo style fish fry.

04-26-2008 13:09:09 | More by generallee
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New York

4/5  rDev +51.5%

08-23-2013 23:26:29 | More by JonBrand
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Rhode Island

2.05/5  rDev -22.3%

Poured a bright straw colored beer with a head that quickly came and went not unlike a soda head.

Smell is of some rice, skunkiness.

Taste is of extremely watered down rice, light malts, and maybe some hop spiciness but no bitterness.

Mouthfeel is more like a coca-cola than an actual beer. Very watery amd highly-carbonated with those big, burning bubbles.

Drinkable if you are partying and want to get smashed I suppose, like the purpose of any Macro Lager. Other than that, nope.

11-07-2006 03:03:08 | More by Doomcifer
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

08-17-2014 18:00:19 | More by petewheeler
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2.28/5  rDev -13.6%

Borderline bad, not something I'd want to have to drink that often either even if it was handed to me at a party. A run of the mill cheap American Lager with a funny smell and a bland taste. There are so many other beers, even macro beers, that are better than this.

07-29-2002 15:51:55 | More by Jason
Photo of merlin48


1.78/5  rDev -32.6%

Another sampling from the "create a sixpack" at a local grocery. In college,many years ago, I thought this was a fine beer. It pours a very pale yellow body with an unimpressive white head that quickly vanishes without a trace. Aroma is faint, some herbal hops and a hint of skunk. Very light bodied, almost watery, but well carbonated. Taste is minimal. A hint of corn syrup and some grassy hops, nothing else to note. Nothing horrible, but nothing to recommend it.

12-27-2008 18:02:53 | More by merlin48
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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.