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Labatt Canadian Ale / Labatt 50 - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Canadian Ale / Labatt 50Labatt Canadian Ale / Labatt 50

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70
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168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
John and Hugh Labatt, grandsons of founder John K. Labatt, launched Labatt 50 in 1950 to commemorate 50 years of partnership. The first light-tasting ale introduced in Canada, Labatt 50 was Canada's best-selling beer until 1979 when, with the increasing popularity of lagers, it was surpassed by Labatt Blue. Labatt 50 is fermented using a special ale yeast, in use at Labatt since 1933. Specially-selected North American hops and a good balance of dryness, complemented by a fruity taste, provide Labatt 50 with all the distinguishing features of a true ale.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-24-2001)
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - short head that quickly disappeared. A thin layer of bubbles, and some lacing along the sides.

Smell - smells like a 1970s beer - that's when I first smelled it. I could pick 50 out anytime. I really like the dried fruit notes and barley malt aromas, because it still has an overall fresh quality to it.

Taste - malty flavours dominate the taste at first and then give way to some hop bitterness. A very long finish, with a rather enjoyable aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - very refreshing with the right amount of carbonation. Again, the aftertaste has great character.

Drinkability - I had to rate this a 5 since there have been many, many nights of plenty with this beer. I've enjoyed it for years and years and it's always a great standby with great taste, refreshment and character. La cinquante, c'est.. la cinquante!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 02:38:10 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Labatt Canadian Ale / Labatt 50 from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.