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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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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 20.47%
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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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Labatt's "50" has been around longer than I have. It was the slosh of my college days. Drank gallons of it. Awful stuff. Of all the commercial Canadian ales (okeefe, golden, toby, kakabeka, redcap) this is the least like an ale. It actually tates like a slightly bitter lager with lots of carbonation.

Pours a light gold, heads weakly disappearing quickly. Aroma is slightly sour with lots of CO2. Start is crisp and slightly bitter then this full malty taste takes over with a sweet finish.

Is it ale or lager...I dunno but it's great if you like belching.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2003 23:02:41 | More by pootz
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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 165 ratings.