Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
2.95/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Last reviewed May 2007. That was a bottle; this is a tallboy can. I used to be kind of fond of this stuff but haven't had it regularly in years.
Pours a pale straw, topped with a puffy two-inch white head that is in a hurry to leave. Lots of bubbles imply a high level of carbonation. Smells like most other members of the style; stale malts and adjunct sweetness.
Taste is pretty bland as well. Grainy, pale malts and adjunct sweetness (seems more like rice than corn to me). Slightly dry finish with no real aftertaste. Watery and thin-bodied with high carbonation, this is a prototypical adjunct lager. Nothing outstanding or stomach-turning about it.
Reviewed a can of Molson Canadian last week so it only seems fair to give this one the same treatment. I used to prefer this over Canadian but in recent years my preference has drifted to the Molson end of that spectrum. Blue is a generic, barely-acceptable macro lager.
[Updated Oct 26 2013]
I don't know why I keep coming back to beers like this, I guess I'm a sucker for blandness. I'll revise a few things from my last review - this pour actually looked pretty good in the glass, and in my opinion Labatt Blue actually has the ideal mouthfeel for an adjunct lager - moderate carbonation, light body and really smooth/easy-drinking. Too bad it doesn't taste very good. This is slightly cheaper than Canadian, and also slightly crappier, so I guess you get what you pay for. Acceptable if you need something cheap for social drinking, but not one of the better macros in my opinion.
Final Grade: 2.95, a C.
Serving type: can
07-30-2011 21:07:41 | More by thehyperduck
More User Reviews:
3.21/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I drank this straight from the bottle just to enjoy and relax after work today.
It was a clear golden color- what you'd expect from your typical macrobrewery.
A very light smell, hard to detect, but some wheaty notes of malt are what caught most of my attention.
The taste was pretty average. Wheat, grass, malt. It tasted a lot more refreshing and clear than a lot of similar brews.
Pretty decent mouthfeel. Not as smooth as I'd like, and a little too much carbonation.
This was a decent beer. Nothing special, not horrible. I'd drink it again, it's perfect for a weekend, relaxing, or after mowing the lawn.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:57:01 | More by boogieman
2.6/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured on tap at Syracuse's New York State Fairgrounds.
A: A nice golden color with a very faint amber tinge. Deeper than your typical cheap pilsner but still lacking in color.
S: Very minor aromas of citrus and hops on a yeasty boozy base.
T: More body than a Bud or a light beer but not overly strong of anything. Lots of bready flavor with a very mild hop bite. Not too noticeable but not terrible.
O: If you're near Canada and your options are domestic Lights and Labatt Blue, take the Blue. Otherwise get something else.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 19:18:31 | More by jsausley
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,523 ratings.