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Labatt Blue Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Blue LightLabatt Blue Light
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Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labatt Blue Light was introduced in 1983 as a lower-alcohol, lower-calorie version of Canada’s most popular brand. Blue Light uses specially selected North American aromatic hops and the same strain of lager yeast as the one used to produce Labatt Blue. The result is a crisp, clean and delicately balanced beer, with a slight sweetness and citrus-like hop character.

Added by Todd on 10-22-2001

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.57/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, some coded bottling information on the bottleneck. Acquired a single bottle from my neighbors. "Canadian Pilsener" No abv listed.

Poured into clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - Pale gold with a finger of thin wispy white head that goes down quick. Good clarity, with apt carbonation. Minor frothy lacing. Has a good classic draft beer appearance to it. Looks okay.

S - Nose has next to nothing: minor notes of dusty cooked cereal grains, and little else. Hops? I don't know. One of the most void of aroma beers I've ever had.

T - Taste is about as inoffensive as the nose, if a couple steps up: a sweetened husky / corny / grainy flavor. Notes of sweetened cooked corn and cream, sweet & grainy, with minor herbal earthiness present. (Hops?). Very husky / corny stuff. Certainly not the worst light adjunct lager out there; it outdoes many of the bigger more popular brands.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, grainy, husky. Light-bodied and easy drinking stuff.

Overall, a seriously underrated beer in the realm of cheap shitty macro lagers. Definitely rivals many of the bigger more popular brands like Miller Lite and Bud Light in terms of taste. In that aspect, recommended for what it is.

Labatt Blue Light -----2.5/5

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.8/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off Labatt Blue Light is my go to beer. I love this stuff. Overall I am trying to keep and open mind compared to higher end micro-brew beers, that I have recently started enjoying. This beer was out of a can. I have noticed a taste difference in the past between bottled and canned versions of this beer. (Bottled is always better, right?)
Look-It's a light colored beer. The beer had a big head that took about 5 minutes to dissipate.
Smell-The smell of this beer is not all that pleasant. It smells like malt, bread, and hops. The hops seem more noticeable the more and more I smell it.
Taste- It is a light tasting beer overall. It tastes of corn malt and very light hops. It's an incredibly smooth beer. It's definitely watery but what do you expect from a light name brand beer. It's a great tasting light beer.
Feel- It's a great drinking beer if you plan on drinking 6+. Good beer for just about any day.
Overall- It's an easy drinking beer that is easily comparable to a bud light or coors light. It is not a bottom of the barrel beer, but it's not expensive. Overall it's a great bar beer and it's one of the top ones on my list.

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Photo of stevoj
1.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another bland cereal lager, but with fewer calories. Yea! Otherwise it’s watery with just a hint of flavor. Not sure why these are so big in the States... When visiting the mother-in-law, this is what I get.

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Photo of mynie
1.66/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap (and in cans) at the BB&T Center in Buffalo, where it is easily the most accessible beer.

Labatt always struck me as Canada's Budweiser--not necessarily because of popularity and market position, but it just had a similar-tasting grain bill and nearly identical bodies. I don't dislike macros, but Bud for me is a distant third behind Coors and Miller, so I don't get it very often. Ditto Labatt, which falls squarely behind Molson and Moose Head.

And, true to form, Labatt Light tastes quite similar to Bud Light: very fizzy, very watery, with just a mild push of cereal sweetness to keep you from confusing it with seltzer. It's far too tame to be offensive, but certainly nothing I'd ever seek out to drink.

My apologies to Coors Light. All these years, I've sworn that it was the wateriest beer imaginable. Turns out I was wrong, and the true King of Nothing Award should go to Labatt Blue. It's not *bad* in the regular sense, but it's just not really there.

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Photo of ordybill
1.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The beer has a clear faint yellow color with a thin tiny white head. The aroma is corn and water?. The flavor is a weak watered down beer flavor. Not a good beer.

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Photo of Tank880
2.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Decent plain beer. I have some nostalgia for it from going to hockey games to living up north. Worthwhile beer. Love the 28 packs at a good price often $20.

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Photo of metter98
2.32/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of adjunct malts with notes of rice and hints of corn. Faint bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and quite watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily, but only because it is mostly water and the adjunct flavors aren't too strong.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of JebBeerFish
2.79/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

During a hurried stop at a supermarket on my way home, felt like picking up an inexpensive 24 oz. beer. I had bought Blue Light years ago before I discovered craft beer. Paid .99 for it, and am not going to rate it against a $14.99 4 pack beer.

We all know what light beers look like, so I won't bother with that. I did get a weird soapy taste with the beer. Flavor was below average, and disappointed me even at the .99 price point. While not a horrible beer, will not buy again anytime soon, maybe in desperation someday.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice golden color with thick head. Smells like the standard fermented corn. Not much flavor, like watered down labatts. Kinda dry going down. Not many redeeming qualities here.

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Photo of rypkr
2.99/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks clear and clean like any adjunct. Smells like nothing. Tastes like most other in its class but a little more funk. Standard carbonation.

If I'm session drinking with friends I'm not opposed to drinking macro adjunct beers occasion. But even then, this would be low on my list of said beers.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
4.6/5  rDev +109.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why everyone hates this beer but it's probably because I am a woman that I love this beer so much. It is light and flavorful. Could drink this anywhere, anytime. Easy to drink and doesn't make me feel as full as other beers. Would not recommend eating this with food since I don't think it would bring out many flavors. Perfect for tailgating or spending a day watching sports at an arena. Would highly recommend this for women.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.41/5  rDev +55%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Labatt Blue Light brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Ltd., with an ABV of 4.00% This brew pours out a light amber color, with a small with head. The smell is bold with flavors, you pick up on grains and malts. There is a also a hit of sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is mild with flavors, you pick up on grains and malts. Labatt Blue Light dose have the watery taste that most light brews have. It is not bad. The mouthfeel is rich ,bold and smooth. I like how smooth Labatt Blue Light is. There is nothing overpowering about Labatt Blue Light, it has a nice balance to it. This is a light brew that has a decent taste to it. Overall I'm giving Labatt Blue Light a 3.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.74/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

24oz can from Market Basket, I guess because it was a buck.
Pale yellow with a bubbly white head. Faint bready crackery malt and spicy floral hops. Hint of metallic. Not exactly horrible, in fact passable on a hot day, but horribly bland.

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Photo of Toemas
3.7/5  rDev +68.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

LIGHT BEER - good solid one at that. Certainly not Awfu.. however it is a drinking beer, some of you might not know what that is.. for when you drink a bunch of beers . some may hype it up with the term "session" ..... no surprises on this canadian mass market favorite. easier than Miller Lite, less sweet, same for the nasty silver one . more flavor than Budlight, less carbonation, no joke great Sat Sun afternoon beer when in bonus time. i.e. Daytime Hockey Playoffs ... also got a free hockey stick opener.

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Photo of dacrza1
1.7/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DATE TASTED: January 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal ... OCCASION: Seahawks/Packers--what an ending... APPEARANCE: clear, golden body that releases sparse bubbles; off-white hand sloughs off to an uneven quarter-inch; soapy lacing... AROMA: some fragrant hops suggest a somewhat sophisticated premium lager; however, doughy malts make clear the beer's style... PALATE: reasonably, light, oily and watery consistency; highly drinkable and cleansing; as beers go, quite weak...TASTE: light hops tease faintly as flowers; malts suggest some beefy dough, but as expected, a lukewarm offering...OVERALL: perfect for a day of mindless drinking only, this is too weak to pair with food and not worth sessioning...

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.71/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard Ales pint glass
From: My brother
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: July 26, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a pale, clear color with two fingers of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled corn, skunky malts, pilsner notes, honey, grass and cereal.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got honey, corn malts, sourdough bread, grass, cereal, light banana and faint Circus Peanuts.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, somewhat skunky finish. Somewhat refreshing.

Not a bad American Adjunct Lager, but not great.

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Photo of joe12pk
2.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Don't usually drink light beer but this was Labatt, and I liked their suds as a lad.

A - Straw. Nice head that dies quickly. Minor lacing

S - No smell

T - Some light corn and a little hops.

M - Light

O - Hops made it somewhat enjoyable. This is better than MCB light beer, but I'm not buying this one again.

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Photo of hoffhin2
1.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Light golden color and clear. Small to medium head that dissipates very quickly.

Smell: Maybe some malt.... All I can really smell is water.

Taste: It is a smooth and very easy to drink beer. Pretty bland with a somewhat sweet taste. It is very thin tasting and clearly watery.

Overall: Its clearly an average beer at best. During college I drank quite a few labatt blue lights and enjoyed them. My appreciation for beer has changed now though and I would consider this beer nothing special but something I will drink when on special when I am out for dinner.

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Photo of SerialTicker
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

24oz can for about $2.50. Had straight from the can, so I'll skip the appearance -- based on what I've seen in pictures, it looks pretty blah.

Smell: A very faint grain and corn sweetness. Nothing skunky or off-putting, but there's not much going on.

Taste: Almost like nothingness... honestly. Really does drink like carbonated water, but there's a slight bit of grains and corn sweetness... VERY slight. I don't think I've had a beer with such little flavor. There's nothing off about it at least, which makes it really drinkable. Extremely light, but pleasant with its slightly sweet flavor.

No hops to taste, no malt flavors that you'd TYPICALLY get in a craft beer... just a mild cereal grain flavor, with corn, and subtle sweetness. It costs a bit more than a made-in-America adjunct lager, and it tastes basically the same. Still, I think I'd choose a Labatt Light over a Bud Light, Coors Light, or even Miller Lite.

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Photo of armiakhe
3.71/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

When I had Labatt Blue light it was on tap at a bar. The coloring was a light yellow/clear and I had the aroma of corn in it for sure and a little malty. The taste was a little blan probably because it was light and not just Labatt Blue. It was also medium carbonated.

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Photo of fx20736
2.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From my next door neighbor.

Poured from a can into a mug, served at fridge temp.

yellow with 1 finger white head that disappears. No lacing.

aroma hops & yeast.

mouthfeel: thin

taste: malt with some corn sweetness, not much hops. Faint mustiness on the aftertaste.

notes: this is product. weak, insip, boring. hated it. Amazingly this beer sells like crazy here in Rochester which makes no sense as Genny is much better, and a lot cheaper.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

This one pours a clear yellow, basically looks like water. Looks quite fizzy.

Smells metallic, and like not much else. Maybe some creamed corn.

Tastes metallic too, and maybe a little like creamed corn. It's kind of grainy, but the carbonation takes over the flavor, it's all you get. It's honestly like really gross metallic seltzer.

This one is really light bodied, with a very high level of carbonation.

Pass.

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Photo of Kromes
2.3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very clear straw color. Looks like a light ginger ale.

honey malt and lots of corn and a starchy aroma. Almost has a wax smell to it like an unscented candle.

Very sweet with a little bit of corn. Sort of like frosted flakes with a tiny bit of hop flavoring thrown in.

Very light feel. Watery and high carbonation like soda.

For a major light lager, it's not bad compared to some of the others. It lacks flavor. Just mostly sweet and light.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Average see through yellow with a massive white frothy head. Left little lacing.

S - Corn, rice, malt. Less than most light lagers.

T - Light corn, seltzer water, slight malt

M - Heavy carbonation with a medium body

O - Overall, this was a less than standard light lager that I wouldn't buy again. You can get a " Value Pack " at Kroger which consists of twenty cans for eleven dollars. This is something that you bring to a party for everyone else, That way nobody asks for ( And usually wastes ) your good beer.

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Photo of tectactoe
1.7/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Labatt Blue Light is exactly that -- light. Much like other macrobrew light beers, there isn't much of anything to speak of. Very little flavor (some grains, corn maybe) which is overpowered by carbonated crispiness. The beer has a faint grain/wheat smell, it's incredibly thin bodied, and is extremely clear in color with a soft yellow hue. No head retention - but most of the time you're not drinking this for it's appearance, taste, or smell. You're drinking this because it's cheap and you want beer.

Marginally better than a Bud Light, but still, this is probably closer to water than it is to beer. Not much happening at all.

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Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
55 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.