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

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70
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164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 20.54%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, the pale dusty golden colour shows its clarity off and a thin crown of white lace. Clean aroma with a thin sweet malt and faint alcohol. Pretty damn smooth when poured into a glass yet still retains its crispness. A touch of malt comes to the palate with a faded but drawn out hop bitterness and spicy flavour that mingles with a semi harsh graininess.

At $8.99 a 12-pack I'll pass as there is far better to come from a can a cheaper at that.

Serving type: can

07-20-2003 03:12:03 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown twist-off bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Bright, clear, light gold beer with a pure white creamy foam head.

Smell: Not too much in the aroma. Faint grain, faint herbal hops.

Taste: Smooth, crisp, refreshing. Malt sweetness is thin. Loads of dry grain/husk tannin falvours and feel. There's a light hop bitterness -- slight lemon-like twang, salt -- that flashes the palate. Light fruity esters. Finish is grainy, dry.

Notes: The Ballantine XXX Ale of Canada? Not too bad if you're looking for a quick beer to suck down and quench your thirst.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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S - Grains with some cooked cereals.

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Labatt Canadian Ale / Labatt 50 from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.