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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
63
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1,498 Ratings
THE BROS
62
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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 7
Gots: 51 | 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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CaeserTits

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +42%

04-05-2012 01:22:15 | More by CaeserTits
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +42%

10-28-2013 20:33:49 | More by rhinonau
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PrvoPivo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +42%

05-20-2012 18:15:42 | More by PrvoPivo
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theaceofspaeder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +42%

03-13-2014 14:40:55 | More by theaceofspaeder
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horsecorosous

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +42%

06-16-2013 01:05:57 | More by horsecorosous
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msondel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +42%

11-23-2012 00:44:04 | More by msondel
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LagerHOGGER

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +42%

10-26-2012 14:44:15 | More by LagerHOGGER
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +42%

01-01-2014 22:50:18 | More by tygry
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JackRB

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +42%

01-12-2013 04:31:59 | More by JackRB
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MakeIncuSciBus

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +42%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a little funny, almost a urine color, but who really cares? I really like this beer. I would agree with some who say that there is a "funky" after taste, but it's not horrible. I love the initial taste of this beer, and would recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 02:13:56 | More by MakeIncuSciBus
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +42%

11-03-2012 01:32:59 | More by milkbone_underwear
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larrytm56

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +42%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one when I was in Canada, and liked it fine. I even brought home some, yes I paid the duty. It smelled fine tasted good. Its look was average pale yellow. It had a higher alchohol content wich also helpped it.I would drink it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 10:59:36 | More by larrytm56
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +42%

07-12-2013 21:14:10 | More by Extrajoker00
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Ryanc23


3.75/5  rDev +42%

04-17-2012 14:56:49 | More by Ryanc23
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cet128

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +42%

08-08-2013 18:17:39 | More by cet128
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sportzfreak1393

New York

3.75/5  rDev +42%

05-21-2014 01:50:25 | More by sportzfreak1393
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Jason1124


3.75/5  rDev +42%

06-05-2012 08:06:05 | More by Jason1124
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revdrkevind

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Let me preface this by saying I live not so far from Detroit, deep in the heart of Red Wing hockey territory, and you just can't get away with living here without chugging a lot of Labatt. I'm very partial to this beer as a constant (read: cheap) drinking buddy.

s- On tap, of course.

a- A pale golden/amber. Just a touch more dignified than domestic swill, and thus the theme is set. Light head fizzles away to nothing.

s- Pretty average. There's some above-average notes of hops and veggies, but just barely. Hop-hounds will slam you for even imagining there are hops here, but they really are.

t- See also, smell. This is actually pretty good for a cheap beer you can pound all night. The bits of hops and veggies mean this beer just screams to be paired with food. Unlike plain domestics (Bud-Miller-Coors), there's taste here to qualify it as more than just water. Not by much, but it's there.

m- Purely average, but that's not so bad. It's certainly above BMC, as there's just that little hint of texture that puts its toes over the line.

d- I tend to prefer my LaBatt one pitcher at a time, all night long. If you're restricted to bottles, you may need two hands. It's always available, it's always cheap, and it's better than the other domestics. Frankly, I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2010 17:07:11 | More by revdrkevind
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +42%

02-11-2013 03:03:23 | More by spikechiquet
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dsreeves

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +42%

12-08-2013 19:24:27 | More by dsreeves
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RickS95

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This relatively inexpensive Canadian brew really hits the spot for me.

Appearance is very American, nothing exotic. Same goes for smell, but you can almost taste the sweetness with each whiff.

It's got a smoothe taste and is easily drinkable. Just a touch of aftertaste, but nothing bad about it. This is a good beer to eat a meal with, it's not to heavy and cleanses the palate within seconds of the aftertaste.

I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 04:19:13 | More by RickS95
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beerrookie

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried it because I can't get Blue light anywhere here in Tallahassee. First of all, I don't know why so many people bash this stuff. Appearence is a little darker than alot of macros. Had a 2 inch head, in a pilsner glass, that died fairly quickly. Smell's not that different than any other macro. The beer itself tastes a little more "robust" than Bud, or Miller. Still don't know enough about mouth feel to tell you guys.
I've heard a couple people say this beer will give you a hangover if you drink to many...I'm not willing to find out for myself. Personally I prefer this to Molson Canadian, to me its a little easier to drink...esp when it warms up. All in all a better beer than Bud, Miller, or coors at about the same price.
Can any of you Canadians tell me if it is the same exact brew as you guys get in Canada?

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2005 08:28:43 | More by beerrookie
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap in minnesota was pleasantly suprised!

pours deep golden with a 1" white head. Good head retention & lacing

Smell: Slight fruit notes, not much else

Taste: Clean & malty with a slight fruitiness. Finished pretty malty

MF: Good balance & carbonation

Pretty darn drinkable. Was skeptical, so I had 2 more. This was tasty. I would say this beer must need to turn quick to stay in form, but maybe it just hit the right notes that evening

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2006 03:45:51 | More by russpowell
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this average everyday beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was very beercolored. The beer had no head at all and looked flat. The smell was a little like pee. Othere thanthat the beer was good.. It had a nice clean taste if you held your breath and was pleasant enough to drink. i will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 23:55:21 | More by Minkybut
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is brewed in my hometown of London Ontario where you can buy it fresh from the brewery. Drinking it fresh definately helps the flavour.

Out of the can it pours a clear pale yellow with a small head and no lacing

Aroma is light and dominated by malt with minimal hops.

Taste follows from the nose and is very typical adjunct lager. Nothing really to complain about though, malt forward with a pleasant bitter and dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very high carbonation

Serving type: can

06-05-2009 12:22:16 | More by EatsTacos
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.