Labatt Blue - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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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
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
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
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.