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Labatt Blue Light - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Blue LightLabatt Blue Light

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516 Ratings

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 31.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-22-2001)
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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.23/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Try as I might, I can't come up with an interesting theme for today's Macro Smackdown XIX. The only thing Labatt Blue Light and its competitor (Sapporo Light) have in common is that they're both non-U.S. light lagers... with blue labels. Let's see which one comes out on top.

Acid-washed straw, a lighter and brighter hue that can be seen on the other beer. The head is a lighter and brighter shade of white and is surprisingly attractive given the style. I'm even seeing the beginnings of some decent lace deposition.

The nose is pretty much a dead ringer for an American macro lager, non-light division. The beer smells like reasonably fresh grain with almost no hop notes and no off-aromas. Not bad... not bad.

Even by light lager standards, Labatt Blue Light is woefully underflavored. Each mouthful delivers a hint of beer-like flavor that is quickly washed away before it can gain a toehold on the taste buds. That keeps it from being offensive, but then why bother drinking beer at all? I wonder if the brewery simply mixed Labatt Blue with distilled water.

It's difficult to judge relative differences when the mouthfeels are as light as these two. I'll give this beer the edge because it has more carbonation. At least there's the illusion of a mouth party, even if the guests leave a lot to be desired.

Labatt Blue Light isn't horrible beer... hell, it's barely beer at all. It's the winner of this competition largely because of the intangibles; appearance and mouthfeel primarily. Congratulations to our northern neighbors for their second MacSmack crown.

BuckeyeNation, Aug 28, 2007
Photo of DWolf
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DWolf, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of mjtiernan
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of dhep16
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. The color is a pretty light golden color. A good dose of carbonation bubbles and a semi-decent white head. The nose is a bit grainy without much there. Nothing horrifically off-putting, though there is a bit of a metallic astringency, which starts to come out more in the flavor and especially the feel. Not a good beer and I would not recommend this.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of DarrenBrule
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

avschmitt, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of BrianMurphy
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BrianMurphy, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of gpblackgt
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

gpblackgt, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of ramrod666
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of KevinL
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

KevinL, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Iamjeff6, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

andrenaline, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Tyflyya
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Tyflyya, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, minimal sticky lacing. The nose is slightly malty, but mostly grainy. The taste is kinda malty, grainy/ricy. Light Body. Kinda Drinkable, not that bad, but still... I use to really like the regular version moons ago.

Wasatch, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of dithridge
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dithridge, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of carmike813
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

carmike813, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

There's really not much to this beer. It's a light macro lager, all of which lack flavor but promise to make it up in drinkability. It's grainy and has a faint tea-like taste, but nothing much else.

It's just light beer, same as the next one. I'd rank it above the bottom feeders, but well below decent lagers. It's a little smoother going down than other lights, as they didn't up the carbonation too much to mask the flavor.

Labatt makes good commercials, however. That's gotta count for something.

ElGrecoVerde, Mar 10, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

kirchy, Aug 14, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wrightst, Aug 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

GreenEggsHam1, Oct 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

callahwj, May 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TheHammer, May 22, 2012
Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
54 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.