1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Not Rated.
Labatt BlueLabatt Blue

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
62
poor

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 20
Gots: 208 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001

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.
View: Beers (40) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,796 | Reviews: 614
Photo of ordybill
1.03/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a faint corn smell, not much of a beer aroma.
Appearance- A god awful faint yellow with a very small white head.
Taste- uhhmm, horrible is a good word for this beer. barely resembles a beer flavor.
Palate- When the palate category is the highest rated on a beer that should say enough. I can choke it down and it stays down.
Overall- I haven't had Labatt Blue in 25 years and i remember it being more shall we say drinkable. I don't know if my taste buds changed or if they tinkered with the recipe but this is terrible.

Photo of Darwin232
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoss76
1.66/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I want to like this but it's just another adjunct beer heavily marketed around here. I guess moderate carbonation made the mouthfeel ok and it is not completely offensive when cold. Corn aroma and taste become more pronounced as it warms. Perhaps it gets a gold star for nostalgia sake.

Photo of grahuba
2.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phar0s
2.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Kishvier
2.64/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.54/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 5EKF
2.69/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cheesepuffs
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BcCraft710
2.79/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TopherBreski
2.29/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hey, listen. It's not on the top of the list of awesome craft beers but in a pinch ($1.15 for a 24oz) it works and isn't bad. Plus, when your friends come over for football they will relish drinking an import instead of Miller or Bud

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dukeandduke
2.42/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

3/2 Bottle - Clear pour, not very thick or heavy. Minimal smell, not many flavours while tasting. Minimal carbonation.

Photo of Winston3737
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's truly an awful beer.

Photo of mbratt93
2.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of McMatt7
2.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
2.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BCborn
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psmith161
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.42/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Brilliant straw color. The white 2 finger head is quickly dead. Nothing special.

Flavors and aromas of corn with a fruity/sugary feel. Very faint taste but well balanced.
Slight metallic smell.

Light slick body with average carbonation. Short and faint sugary finish.

Overall : Bland beer with added sugar to compensate. Still feels relatively fresh.

Photo of KeithE
2.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.