Labatt Blue Light - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 560
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 27.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-22-2001

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.
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Photo of Tone
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of a yeast cleanliness, tart malt, and some metallic - adjunct aromas. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, metallic - adjunct, and slight pale malt. Smooth overall, slightly better than average light lager. (389 characters)

Photo of WakeandBake
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a ultra light pale gold,lots of carbonation,and a thin white head.Aroma of sour skunky metallic corn,but not as horrible as the other macros.Flavor is slightly corny,and thin,a little sweet and skunky but again not horrible. Drinkable and not too bad for a light (268 characters)

Photo of armock
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't get why this beer has so many bad reviews its your average light lager nothing about it is off.

A - It pours a clear straw color with a white head that trys to leave spotty lacing

S - Has a light smell of grainy malt

T - Not much going on here a light malt taste

M - This beer has a light body with medium high carbonation to it

D - This is one of those beers thats made to be easy to drink where you don't have to think about all the flavors and smells you just drink it and watch some hockey. (508 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

[24 oz. can at 44F]
Labatt Blue Light is a very clear, very pale yellow lager with a fluffy white head. It has a faint aroma of corn and possibly lemon. It is light bodied, bubbly and watery with a reasonably crisp finish. There is not much flavor; notes of light grain and corn with a slightly lemony aftertaste. I just wanted to see why people always throw these cans in my yard. Now I understand.
(rated Jun 26, 2008) (420 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
1.86/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This came out of the 710 ml. can with the scenic new design. Can no. 1-159-8-1853D. Labatt may have redesigned the can for the American market but it hasn't changed this recipe. It pours golden with short-lived whte head and a lot of cabonation. Aroma of corn, wheat, and stale malts. Watery. Tastes flat. (305 characters)

Photo of zach8270
2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

can - 12 oz

Appearance - Very thin head with many bubbles. Light golden color.

Aroma - Slight corn aroma.

Taste - Semi-sweet taste.

- Mouthfeel - Feels good going down, easy to drink with very little aftertaste.

- Drinkability - The stereotypical light beer. Very good for drinking lots of, say at college. (314 characters)

Photo of EatsTacos
2.1/5  rDev -5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer is way too watery to even be considered for anything good. The carbonation is too hard. Taste is wet, stale cardboard, chalkiness, skunky. No hops, bad aftertaste, adjuncts

Honestly, most of the homebrews I taste are better than this. I don't understand why people drink light beers. Read the nutritional info on a beer, there aren't many calories. Beer is healthy and delicious and there is no excuse for buying any light beer. (439 characters)

Photo of PatrickJR
1.86/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from an 11.5 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale, clear yellow. A half inch of head forms and falls almost immediately. Nothing unexpected here for the style.

S - I think just a smidge of hops are pulling through with a mild peppery/lemony aroma. Mild cereal grain as well.

T - Complete nothingness almost. The vaguest suggestion of lemon peel and salt play on the sides of the tongue, but nothing else at all.

M - Somehow this has managed to be thicker and less carbonated than it needs to be. Two things that cannot work with a flavorless beer.

D - Eh. I want to say I've had worse but all of these guys are about the same. Unoffensive at least. (665 characters)

Photo of luciusgilmer
1.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Drank cold from 12 oz. bottle and also 12 oz. can.

A: nothing to see here; a thin looking straw yellow; watered down color (see below for more).

S: A bit too much like most cheap beers, though less offensive to the nose than full bodied macro brews.

T: Unpleasant, with some yeastiness, but almost all hints of taste other than "bitter" washed out with a watery taste. The finish is worse than the start.

M: Tastes sour and loses carbonation readily; not fun to have in the mouth for long.

D: It's plenty drinkable if you're drinking quickly and not into tasting.

Beers like this serve a function, but let's not pretend "to taste good" is one of them. These erviews are supposed to be constructive and not just bash beer, so here goes: something could change in this watery light beer, such as more malt, or better ingredients; that might help. (850 characters)

Photo of orcasteve
1.46/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

this was the best beer at my grandmas birthday party so i gave it a shot, i have hated this beer for years, this was tasting like it had been on the shelves for far to long, this had minamal hop presence and a caned corn flavor but just barly then it was washed down by a watter fall, i think that thay tryed to strip this one of all flavor, this is a beer that should never be consumed even if it were the last beer on earth (425 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
2.8/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow color with moderate white head. Poor retntion. No lacing.

Smell as a light beery character.

Taste has some malt sweetness, and is refreshing.

Thin at the end.

Not a bad beer as a spacer. No bad taste characteristics, mostly because there is littel taste. (279 characters)

Photo of drpimento
1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow. This beer is light alright. Like the brewmaster walked near a keg of water. Amazingly it does have some head and lace. Super pale yellow in color. Very heavy carbonation. Very sharp flavor and body. Sharp flavor of what? mmmaybe a bit of malt? No hop that I can find. Better than tainted water I guess. (307 characters)

Photo of bushbeer75
2.03/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can

Labatt Blue Light poured a very pale yellow color with "tons" of carbonation, little head and no lacing. Watery body with very [very] low malt flavor and dry body. Very low flavor over all. After all this is a light lager! Another brew that should be consumed cold.

[Macro] Light Lager style is my least favorite style of beer. Labatt Blue Light is not the best light beer or the worst one either. (411 characters)

Photo of OldYoda
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a light gold into my standard Troeg's pint glass - miniscule head that disappears quickly and no lacing at all.

Smell is musty and odd. Nothing that invites here.

Taste is most impressive in the fact that there really isn't much of any taste. Thin, watery and basically nothing.

I guess you could drink as many of these as you wanted - but only God would know why you would want to.

Just no point in drinking this and can't think of any good reason for the Canadians to make it. (488 characters)

Photo of Gehrig
2.31/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden yellow body with a thin patch of white foam, not unlike Blue. I see the sweet corn malt characterizes the nose as well; little else emerges, sadly. Not bad for a light beer, smoother than Budweiser to me, crisp, clean, certainly uncomplicated. Embarrassingly thin mouthfeel, as if bereft of texture--a downer. In sum, a moderately lighter version of Blue. Not the worst light beer I've ever had, but not one to seek out and consume. I'd avoid. (456 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
2.06/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On doing a review for ol' times sake on Labatt's I gave the Lite a try, knowing it would suck but I was curious if it was one of those light beers that is close to the original. NO.
A thinnish, yellowish discharge eminates from the bottle when tilted towards the glass but does give a nice head with some good retention.
A faint, airy aroma of some cheap beer ingredients and that's it. A sharp, carbonated feel on my tongue is the taste, like I was drinking a shaken up soda. No hops or malts or any real taste is in here although it does leave a drying sensation on the backbite, so you know you're drinking a beer. I don't see the point in this and I'm pissed I bothered in the first place. (693 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear, gold-brass with a respectable 1 finger, creamy white head which unfortunately collapsed soon after. Visible carbonation was strong.

S: The nose was light with fresh grains and a very faint lemon herbal hopping.

T: very faint as well with fresh lemon notes and light lime accents. Theres a light sourness in the finish. Overall for a macro, not bad, doesn't offend, but certainly doesn't impress.

M: very light, fizzy with a light tarntess.

D: For a macro, mediocre drinkability but with a slightly off finish that hurts the enjoyment. (560 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
2.37/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I've had this in all forms so I'll review the best one: on tap, even though they're all basically the same...

A - slightly lighter than the Blue, but has somewhat less head. Pale yellow with lots of bubbles

S - smells like a watered down version of Blue: corn, water, bare minimum hops.

T - very watered down taste, almost bland. If you drink Blue first, you won't even taste Blue Light.

M - way too much carbonation for a fizzy watery body

D - very drinkable if you ignore the taste. Like cold carbonated water that has been used to cook corn on the cob

Overall - I'd rather get a soda or just plain water. Yuck. (619 characters)

Photo of rye726
1.18/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The website says, "Crisp, clean and delicately balanced in its flavour delivery. A hint of aromatic hop with slight sweetness and fruity character." That really sums this beer up perfectly, not. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Almost no aroma, very light malts and yeast. Watery body with almost no flavor. It's drinkable, but so is water. I think I'll have a water. (371 characters)

Photo of generallee
3.19/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Labatt Blue is a Buffalo favorite. If you were to walk into any bar in Buffalo your sure to find Labatt Blue or Blue Light on tap or in bottles. Labatt Blue Light pours a pale yellow color with a big foamy white head. It has good carbonation and clarity. The aroma and flavor is similar to regular Labatt Blue but lighter. The aroma has rice cereal malts and grassy straw like hops in the nose. The flavor has light sweet cereal malts up front that turn dry with a crisp citrusy bitter finish. "Blue Light" is light bodied, thin and a highly drinkable Canadian pilsner. It's a great beer for watching hockey [GO SABRES] and calories. It also pairs well with a traditional Buffalo style fish fry. (695 characters)

Photo of giblet
1.83/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

boy was i dissapointed. i like labatt blue. it was my stand by macro for a couple years until i went for something cheaper. this light version is not very good. the appearance and smell are lighter but similar. the taste is not very good at all. there are better light beers for less money.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet (324 characters)

Photo of abriggs1
2.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

I've never actually had this beer. No, wait, I think I may have drunken some of this swill in Montreal or something. But I really don't have to drink it to know it tastes like moose piss. You would think that "Moosehead" beer would taste more like the piss of a moose, but lo and behold here comes Labatt Blue Light! Does that sound about right? Well Labatt Blue Light, I've won this round, but the next time we meet I may just have to chug you as fast as possible because you're the cheapest draft beer in all of motherfucking Canada. Oh yeah, and Canadian people don't honor bets. I have proof. (596 characters)

Photo of SirSaranac
1.83/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Hmmm.... Blue... And Blue light... people argue over which is better... The lesser of two evils in my opinion...

A- Faint yellow liquid with a small white head... no retention... Very clear... highly carbonated

S- Faint Labatt Sour corn smell... Yeasty... slightly metallic...

T- Same Blue taste... just more watered down... The metallic corn dominates... Sparse malt peeks in for a quick hello and then disappears immediately. Ugh... i wish i could type more about the taste, but it's so one dimensional.

M-LIGHT... over carbonated... metallic bite.

D-Ugh... um, this is DECENT if you're playing beer pong or something... Don't get it confused for something you actually want to taste though. (698 characters)

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.23/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (502 characters)

Photo of TheTrevor
2.37/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a yellowish clear color with an almost nonexistent head. The scent is subtle to nonexistent, but when I strained I was able to pick up some slight malt scent. The taste is about what you can expect from a light pilsner, which is nothing to write home about. A little malt and not much else. The mouthfeel is watery with a fair amount of carbonation at first that goes away after a short period of time. The only thing this beer really has going for it is that it's pretty drinkable, perhaps a decent lawnmower beer if nothing else was at hand. (560 characters)

Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
55 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.