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Labatt Blue Light - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Blue LightLabatt Blue Light

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173 Reviews

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Reviews: 173
Hads: 576
Avg: 2.2
pDev: 55.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 97 | 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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Reviews: 173 | Hads: 576
Photo of CBFanWish
2.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Puors a straw color with a thin, quick receiding head. The smell was not existant with no hints of hops or malt. The taste wasn't so bad. Kind of a grainy taste with the slightest hoppy bitterness. It went down smooth, I'll give it that. I really did enjoy it for a while. A nice beer to bring fishing.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.62/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Standard macro brew with a huge water aftertaste. Not my favorite to start with but it seems that this one if the regular Blue diluted with water. Try this from a can in a christmas party and let's just say that next year I'll make sure to bring my own brew.

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Photo of proc
1.8/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out to a usual, extreme, pale yellow of the style. Not much in the aroma department but some cereal/malt smell does come through. Taste is very light and slightly bitter and I mean slightly. Nowhere near its big brother, regular Blue tastewise and in comparison to other light beers, its well...light.

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Photo of TastyTaste
1.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale yellow in color with a medium sized head that fades fast. Doesn't smell like much. Cereal and little hops, if i had to guess. Tastes watery and unipressive. This isn't a very interesting beer in any aspect. I could drink about 16 of them, though.

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Photo of PiratePete
1.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer came along in 1983 as a replacement for Labatt Lite (which didn't actually go away). It is the better of the two but it is not a pleasant beer. It really does not have any redeeming qualities. It is a very pale yellow with an off-white head that looks like there might be some soap in it - no it wasn't the glass. Nose of something? - corn maybe. Thin, watery, no carbonation . Nearly tasteless and what there is is not all that wonderful. Hops I guess. I can not figure out why this is made.

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Photo of Jarod
1.56/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer when poured out of its can was a very pale watered down yellow color, but was super clear and well carbonated. The head that was produced was pure white in color and was fairly full and cloud like. But this fell to a lifeless liquid in the glass with only a shadow y image of its former cloud self. To my surprise there was some lace left on the sides of the glass from the brief foam. The aromas were faint, I nosed some light overly sweet malt, grains (corn), 1 flower, and a metallic overtone. The tastes were as faint as the aromas, I got a watery sweet malt taste, more corn grains then I care to have, and a brief stab of citrus before it went dry. The aftertaste was – well – nothing. Light bodied. Overall impression was not that impressive. The can said light and they were right, light aroma, light flavor and a light impression of a beer. To be honest it filled the beer gap for me at 11:00 at night at my buddy’s house while talking. It was hot, I was thirsty, I got a beer, and it kind of quenched my thirst. I guess it did its job. Not one that I would recommend or if I can care to drink again.

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Photo of granger10
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

People I know look to this as a "good beer". Well, they're wrong, but this is better than some American macro lights. Not much flavor. Slight malts mixed with slight bitter hops. Adjuncts are a little too noticeable. Skunky aroma just like the regular Labatt Blue. Good only for drinking games.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
2.01/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Straw color, thin head that will quickly disappear. Skunky, skunky and skunky aroma and some light grain on the nose. Thin, thin and thin and a definitive light bodied beverage, some malts and light grassy, earthy flavor, but not overly offensive. Very delicate hops detected later on, adjuncts detected in the background. Very watery and slightly oily throughout. An aftertaste that will have you reaching for a better beer.

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Photo of Ellbert
1.6/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I was very dissapointed in this beer. It was very watery. The mouthfeel was like seltzer water. I must say I enjoy his big brother, the original much better. There was a strange taste to this beer. I cannot name what it was but it was not pleasant. Not a good beer.

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Photo of budgood1
2.48/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.5 oz bottle. pours out a pale straw colour. a bit of a foamy head with some retention. some lace. light grainy aroma followed by a hint of hoppiness. light flavours of grain. oh so ghostly hints of some hop bite. pretty smooth mouthfeel followed by that irritating crispness that i despise light beers for. very lean body, bordering on watery. pounding a whole lot of these would be easy...too easy. it's my opinion that among light beers, this isn't too bad, but it's still pretty lame. while not as bad as advertised, still not worth anyone's attention. high drinkability. pure swill.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This is often a session beer around these parts, and while it is less than steller all around it is completely drinkable in that it tastes like nothing. Unfortunately it doesnt give much of a buzz either.

Very clear lager. It claims to be a pils which is infuriating. Very smooth and crisp but scores low on taste simply because there is nothing for the palate here...a little malted barley is all I could pick up.

Not a great beer.

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The light version of Labatt's flagship Blue is yet another light beer for the masses with little taste. Although quite watery and lacking in character, I did manage to find some redeemable attributes in this beer that puts it a half a notch above some other light beerwater.

Labatt Blue Light pours a pale straw color with a thin white foam head that disappears in about 15 seconds. The smell is of a very cheap light beer: some slight fruitiness, but the dominating feature is the musty/soapy smell which strikes me as somewhat dirty. The mouthfeel is unsurprisingly watery and fizzy. On the palette, this beer does have a somewhat fruity quality to it, with some underlying light malt and grains. Wateriness takes over most of this beer's character. There is an actual hop bitterness in the finish as well. The aftertaste is quite light, with barely some continuing fruitiness and grains. After a few moments, corn becomes very pronounced. This beer finishes with no alcoholic warmth either.

The fact that I detected hops in this beer surprised me, along with the somewhat fruity notes. I still don't find this as clean as any of Molson's products, but I would still rank it above many American light beers (*AHEM* Coors and Bud Light).

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Photo of Pegasus
2.11/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: A small white head, which retains poorly, crowns this crystal-clear pale golden beer. The carbonation is profuse, fast rising, and rather fizzy; the lacing is fairly good.

Aroma: Faint malt and weak hops play off against a faint, odd mustiness.

Taste: Begins with thin maltiness, which turns sour midway through the taste, then fades to nothing. There is some slight hop bitterness near the end of the taste as well. The finish is rather dry.

Mouth feel: Considering how active the carbonation is, its surprisingly mild upon the tongue. Overall, the mouth feel is pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Utterly lacking in character, it might as well be a carbonated mineral water.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
1.73/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A pale comparison to the real Blue, this beer is much more watery and light. No real body feel. Nose and taste of mild adjuncts. The appearance is pretty standard and macro like, which to say, not that great. There are lots of ways to enjoy drinking beer; this is not one of them.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.18/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Okay this is simple, imagine Labatt's Blue which is relatively lighter american style lager, now imagine that same beer watered down. I don't know how they can get away making artificial beer, this just isn't beer. It smells of a mild malt sweetness very faint, no sign of hops here just chemical ridden stench. This is one poorly made beer that just over did it on the water and left out beer. Appears yellow and very fizzy (artificial carbonation), with a very thin head even when I poured it straight into the glass with no tilt. The bubbles are still rising from the bottom of the glass much like seltzer water, which also explains the mouthfeel of this beer. In the taste it is a very nasty watered down flavor that isn't sweet and isn't bitter it's just straight gross and unappetizing. There is no finish to speak of here, just blandness absolutely no flavor. You may have to take in a keg IV of this on to get a buzz, it is that watery. I don't ever picture myself drinking this beer ever again, no matter what.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had a can of this and a can of Michelob Light at a Bluejackets game. Back and forth I went between the two, back and forth, Labatt and Michelob, Michelob and Labatt. There literally was no difference. Both had next to no aroma or flavor. Both sucked sour frog ass. Taste tests between two crappy beers are not fun. At least they were free.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
1.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Okay, where do I begin. This beer is not very good at all. The smell is, well, nothing at all. The taste is something like corn or something that I don't really know. My girlfriend likes ligher beers, but I don't think this one even impressed her. Can anyone really find a ligher beer that anyone like? Good luck in your quest.

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Photo of slitherySOB
2.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

I rarely drink light beers. The only reason I bought this is because it came in a Labatt Holiday Pack. Carlsberg, 50 ale, Blue and Blue Light. This was the worse beer out of the four. Colour was pale. Reminded me of an old, used cigarette butt. Smell was their. That was it. Nothing special. Just smelled like beer. Taste, bland. Like Blue, but with too much added water. The good thing is, it's so weak you could drink it all day. Not impressed, though my bias for light beer. perhaps persuaded my judgement.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.3/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I guess after the Labatt bear finishes the regular Labatt's, he produces this. It is very light, with no taste. Take away the carbonation, amd it would be just runoff. This stuff is just plain awefull.

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Photo of putnam
1.46/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Smells oddly like the inside of a shower stall. What is that? Shampoo? Porcelain? Galvanized? Pale yellow/grey. Tastes like water with some oyster crackers floating in it. Maybe this is from the aquarium where they are farmed. Very good for oyster cracker farm water. Great!

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Photo of Jason
1.73/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

11.5 oz brown long neck twist, no freshness date. Head retention lacks but it is clear and very pale.

Odd musty, almost cheesy aroma. The smell is too clean and in an odd way seems incredibly stripped … oh yeah it’s a light beer.

Bland upfront and through the finish, crispness is lost and there is an underlying slickness in the mouth. Vague grain and bitterness though the bitterness could be from the hops or faintly astringent malt or both. I gather it is both. Nice to see the Canadians brew a real crappy light beer. NOT!

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Photo of ZAP
1.43/5  rDev -35%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I've never been a huge fan of Labatts but it's on tap all over up here and better than the alternatives at some of the places..I decided to try a master cylinder of their light...I expected more from this...it is extremely light in color like Bud...the nose has a sourish smell...the taste is hardly there...this rivals Coors Light for the most watered down beer out there...if you strain you get some slight grain pushing in...drinkability??? $hit I could can a 12-pack of this in an hour with no problem(I could can a 12 pack of water in an hour too, and this isn't much different)...It also features a dry finish which I don't care for in a beer that has little or no flavor..
Glad I just got one of these..

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Photo of Todd
1.22/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: 11.5oz brown twist-off top bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Extremely pale, straw yellow in colour with a foamy pure white head. Starts of pillowy then settles to a creamy lace with stick on the glass.

Smell: Extremely faint grain and floral aroma. Nothing going on here.

Taste: No malt body, sweetness of character. There's some dry grain flavour/tannin/feel on the palate, but that's it. Fizzy, light soda water, in feel and partially in taste. Beer goes twangy (slight citrus, lime bite) for a brief, split second, then back to the grain. Very crisp and dry.

Notes: There's absolutely nothing to this beer. It still has 111 calories which nearly the same as a Guinness Draught at 115, by the same volume.

Why? Why make it? Why drink it? Why does "light" have to mean lack of character?

Just wrong ... no better or worse than any other mainstream "light" or "lite" or "lacking" beer. I have to say it again ... Why?

Who drinks this stuff anyway? I'd like to meet them and take them out for some real beer. That, or jab them repeatedly in the kidneys until they switch brands -- the later might prove cheaper and more fun.

My rant is complete ...

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Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
55 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.