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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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1,628 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 99 | 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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1.2/5  rDev -54.5%

rpbisaillon, Aug 22, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
1.25/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

If I were a Canadian eager to prove my country is not "the 51st State," I'd be ashamed to see the maple leaf on this product. It's just all the worst aspects of the standard American "beer." Pale, pale colour--but that is what the style calls for, so a few points there. Plenty of adjunct to assure as little actual flavour as possible. Unless the malt and hops are so well balanced they cancel each other out, like matter and antimatter... nah. The company claims this beer has a "fruity character;" since when are corn and rice fruit?

DrunkMcDermott, Nov 24, 2003
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

rale, Jun 29, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

vicsju1991, Jan 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

terence, Sep 01, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

gibsonj7, Jul 30, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

randylangford, Mar 21, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

mrjbrown27, Jan 06, 2014
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1.3/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On-tap 2/23/07 at The Celtic Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of skunky corn and other adjuncts, some malt almost no hops.

T: Flavors of grain and corn are the most prevalent with a little bit of macro sweetness. The malt character is very thin and there's not much of a hops presence either. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Not crisp and not smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, dry and clean finish.

D: Not tasty at all, the fact that it's not filling is about the only good thing I can say about it. I definitely would not drink it again.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of Barraclou
1.3/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Presentation: At the local hockey playoff night, I had it in can and on-tap. Labatt Blue had the reputation of the best-selling beer in Canada a few years ago. Also, that's what you usually got when you order draught pitchers. :(

Appearance: The clear and yellow color is ok. The head was average. A white foamy head lasts on top for a few minutes.

Smell: I didn't smell much. No smell on-tap and a very light one in can. Not exceptionnally good...

Taste: Awful. Pilsner? I would call it an bad adjunct macro.

Mouthfeel: Acid. I felt my tooth feelings melting down. I try to keep it positive, but it is hard to give quality.

Drinkability: I always try to avoid Blue. I rather go with Bud before Blue. Also, Blue is very risky for hangover.

Barraclou, Mar 29, 2005
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.