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Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,584 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 83 | 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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rpbisaillon

New York

1.2/5  rDev -54.5%

08-22-2014 16:35:20 | More by rpbisaillon
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

02-26-2014 21:43:23 | More by JIMTRK16
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

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?

11-24-2003 14:18:52 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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wroywel

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

04-06-2013 21:09:04 | More by wroywel
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David19457

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

03-20-2014 20:42:28 | More by David19457
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

12-13-2012 02:18:21 | More by ScaryEd
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russwilliam

New York

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

07-31-2013 03:16:44 | More by russwilliam
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caverog

California

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

11-30-2013 01:11:52 | More by caverog
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mgironta

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

09-16-2012 15:12:59 | More by mgironta
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

06-29-2013 14:44:38 | More by rale
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

01-26-2013 02:18:07 | More by vicsju1991
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

09-19-2013 01:18:38 | More by Krakpoff
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Triat00

Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

06-05-2014 23:33:03 | More by Triat00
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RWLawman

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

03-04-2012 20:32:43 | More by RWLawman
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

07-09-2014 03:54:27 | More by antichuckmoore
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

05-03-2014 04:21:04 | More by Durandal_777
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gibsonj7

Arizona

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

07-30-2012 02:08:15 | More by gibsonj7
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

03-11-2014 01:33:28 | More by Jcarter1221
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FriedGold2112


1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

05-03-2012 06:10:57 | More by FriedGold2112
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

08-05-2014 23:56:42 | More by jbdpsu82
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

03-21-2012 02:44:38 | More by randylangford
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

01-06-2014 06:16:00 | More by mrjbrown27
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.3/5  rDev -50.8%

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.

02-24-2007 16:09:21 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Barraclou

Quebec (Canada)

1.3/5  rDev -50.8%

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.

03-29-2005 19:31:29 | More by Barraclou
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blackc5

Washington

1.35/5  rDev -48.9%

Hmm, what to say that hasn't already been said. I recall a time when I actually liked this, and thought it was better then your standard BMC. Maybe it was that appeal of it being an import and all that ice they use in the marketing. Having it again after all these years, and it is just a standard, terrible American (Canadian) Adjunct lager, and although many would claim it is somehow better than your standard BMC, I just don't taste it... Seriously, why even bother drinking this...

01-16-2010 07:13:09 | More by blackc5
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.