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Labatt Blue Light Lime - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Labatt Blue Light LimeLabatt Blue Light Lime

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 29.84%

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tubacharlie on 04-08-2010)
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Photo of Slatetank


2.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

poured from the clear longneck 12oz into a mug chilled.

Thc color is bright golden with good clarity and thick 2 finger frothy white cap with fine bead and good retention with a streamer of lace sticking and carbonation visibly rising at a moderately fast pace. The aroma is not good , more like lime seltzer than anything with a slight sweet malt ester. The feel is spritzy and has a light citrus tangyness with some mild sweetness and mostly dry finish with generally light body as expected.

The taste is slightly artificial with some lime seltzer taste as the aroma let on. The flavor of malt is very low in the taste profile with no alcohol or anything else really save for some cereal grain sweetness, it is a pretty bland beer after the initial lime essence goes away. Overall I was not disgusted, but it certainly lacks a lot in both flavor and overall enjoyment. I think this would probably be one of the last things I would reach for unless it was for cleansing the palate but it is not the best of the 3 light beers with lime I have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 21:18:39 | More by Slatetank
Photo of Spikester


3.03/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear pale gold with a small white head that was gone before I could walk down the hall to my computer. Some feeble laces decorate the glass.
Smells like lime.
Tastes like lime. Really a lime flavored sparkling water. Crisp and refreshing.
Mouthfeel is typical of a light lager.
Has a lightly dry finish. And except for the appearance it is nothing like beer. A good choice for those folks who don't like beer.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 06:42:04 | More by Spikester
Photo of SometimesIfart


3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark gold with a two finger head. Left a good amount of lacing.

S - Smells of lots and lots of lime, followed by some salt and lemon.

T - Lime up front, lime in the middle, and lime in the back. Salt and malt make it's way into the mix in it's slightest variation.

M - Medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, this is the best of the lime beers ( Between Bud Light Lime, Radler, Michelob Lime Cactus, and this ). It would make a great 24oz can to take out on the boat in the summer.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 07:35:15 | More by SometimesIfart
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Labelled as "Blue Lime," but the alcohol content is the same so I'll assume it's likely the same beer. Needed to get this outta my fridge - 341ml into a tulip.

Very pale yellow with a fairly large white head - several fingers in height. Modest lacing and a thin layer of retention. Not really attractive, but I guess it's pretty decent for a macro light lager. Nose has some grains and cereal and a whole load of lime juice. The label tells me it's 'natural' flavour, and it almost seems believable. Some lime tartness/citric acidity wafts from this. Tastes like a watered down lager with some lime flavouring. Some unpleasant cereal-y malts, not-so-nice bitterness and citric/lime acidity. Very light and highly carbonated, oddly refreshing (? - maybe it's because I just got off work...). Not horrid, but not desirable - certainly exceeded my expectations. Would'nt revisit this, but it's certainly preferable to some other macro lagers in terms of flavour.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 03:38:03 | More by liamt07
Photo of Brenden


1.83/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Side-by-side with Bud Light Lime. For science!

It looks nearly identical, a crystal-clear light gold. The color is very slighly darker than the BLL. The head pours the same, though, pure white and dead within 20 seconds, no lacing whatsoever. As with BLL, 1.5 because at least it started with something. Bubbles cling to the glass until it's gone.
The lime smells natural enough with grains supporting. The only detectable difference is that dusty grains come out just a little more than in the Bud. Exactly the same, though, is the clean lemony fresh dish detergent that comes out after a few minutes.
As light as it gets, which is expected. Apparently there's something about macros with lime that makes them watery and slick at the same time. Weird.

Serving type: can

03-23-2012 15:54:24 | More by Brenden
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

1.68/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a bright golden yellow with a ton of carbonation rising to the top. There some loose, soap-like head that quickly fizzles away. The nose smells like grains and artificial limes. The flavor is sweet, grainy, and finishes with a faint lime flavor. There's something chalky and powdery about the flavor that's off putting. The mouthfeel is very light and very crisp.

This is not a good beer. The other light lagers with lime are better. I definitely won't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 16:23:04 | More by tdm168
Photo of Kromes


2.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: A pale straw color with a very thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Actually a pretty nice fresh lime aroma.

T: Very sweet and all lime. You get exactly what it says on the label. Just lime. No malt or hop.

M: Soda feel. thin and carbonated.

O: Actually one of the better lime lagers out there. In the category of light lager it's just ok. But in the category of lime lager, I would say it's a 4.

Serving type: can

01-22-2012 19:10:34 | More by Kromes
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.18/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hate to disrespect a brew by coming to it with preconceived notions, but I have to admit that I pretty much knew what to expect of Labatt's take on light beer with lime.

On the other hand, it is slightly different. Just slightly. The lime is bright and sweet in the nose, and it's not quite as acidic as it is in the flavor of some others. And it not quite as malty as one offering. In a blind taste test between Bud Light Lime, Moosehead Light Lime, and Labatt Blue Light Lime I could spot each of them readily, but really, what would that mean as they're all just variations of the same thing?

I feel that all beers have their time and place, and this one is no different. The only thing I find surprising is that Labatt let Moosehead beat them to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 05:48:33 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of Richter35

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Termed just "Blue Lime" on this label; still 4%...

Pours a washed out yellow colour and looks to be a bit flat. Not appealing.

Blue Lime doesn't really smell like beer at all...more like a glass of Perrier infused with a bit of alcohol.

Mildly refreshing, BL also doesn't taste like beer. It tastes like a lime. This is not acceptable.

Mouthfeel is average, but too carbonated.

Overall? Not impressed!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 21:47:52 | More by Richter35
Photo of marty21

Manitoba (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lighter yellow with two fingers of foamy head. Settles to a ring around the glass within minutes and didn’t really leave any lacing.

S: Tons of lime. Not much of anything else but what do expect when you buy a lime beer.

T: It’s all lime. It’s actually lighter on the taste then the nose which is good.

M: Light carbonation with a light body.

O: I didn’t mind this light beer. I would prefer it to most other lime beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 17:41:07 | More by marty21
Photo of rudzud


2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had one of these sitting in the fridge from a large party. Why not review it...Unfortunately sullied my Duvel tulip with this brew. Oh well, get to cross off another style.

A - Pours your typical american lager color with a fizzy, worse than soda, half a finge rhead that immediately disappears to leave nothign behind.

S - Fake lime overpowers all else.

T - More of the fake lime overpowers the bread and grain qualities.

M - Thin, fizzy, just average and standard.

O - Overall, another mediocre beer. Still, I like it better than BL Lime.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 22:56:30 | More by rudzud
Photo of woodychandler


2.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aww, the bottle in the picture looks naked because of its emptiness. My pour created a finger of foamy bone-white head with low retention, fizzing its way out of existence. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a lime quality, but faint and underlain by a slight skunk. Mouthfeel was fizzy with a light lime taste, like a really watery limeade. Finish was equally ho-hum. Chalk this up to another day at the office.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 03:55:57 | More by woodychandler
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.65/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and doesn’t leave very much lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of lime along with some light malts and adjuncts.

T: The taste starts out with a sweet lime flavors, but not much after that. There’s a very thin malt character and almost not hops presence. Theirs is some balance but that’s only because there isn’t much to balance out. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, very light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily and not filling at all since there isn’t much to the beer beyond the lime flavor, very mild kick, this is definitely one of the lightest of light beers, but overall it’s not very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 02:38:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the 24 fl. oz. can no. C14R1106:27. Sampled on May 11, 2011. The pour is olive-yellow with a fizzy, bubbly head and tons of carbonation. The aroma is lime to the extreme, almost as if I squeezed a lime right into it. You can barely find anything close to malts or hops. The body is thin. The taste is also lime to the extreme almost like a lime-flavored soda. Ah well, the can was cheap enough.

Serving type: can

05-12-2011 01:34:17 | More by puboflyons
Photo of greenmonstah

New Hampshire

1.63/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz can in to DFH snifter (for a laugh)

A - Piss yellow with a big white head. Looks like every light lager.

S - Lime and skunk. Sweet fake lime. Like sprite mixed with a light lager. The artificial lime aroma covers the skunky light lager scent. Crisp.

T - Blech. Sweet artificial lime in the front with a horrifying finish of an awful light lager that has been tainted somehow. This isn't how you make a light lager taste good. So much worse than a regular Blue or Blue Light. The only positive is that if it is cold enough it can taste like lime seltzer for a moment, before the skunk kicks in.

M - Thin and very carbonated. Run of the mill for the style.

O - This is bad. This is silly. Stop it. My friend loves these because he says they taste nothing like beer, which he hates.

Serving type: can

04-25-2011 00:54:49 | More by greenmonstah
Photo of Brad007


1.48/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Heh, another one of those newfangled lime beers.

Pours a flaccid yellow color with lots of carbonation and little to no head into my glass.

Smell is mainly lime seltzer mixed with hints of sweet malt/adjunct.

Lime seltzer mixed with sweet malt/adjunct is what I get from the taste. Very soda-like as well. Yuck.

Mouthfeel? Lingering lime and thin, grainy malt. Typical light beer characteristics.

Don't even bother. You know how bad lime seltzer tastes in beer.

Serving type: can

03-31-2011 23:48:39 | More by Brad007
Photo of vette2006c5r


2.33/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a bright straw like yellow color, with very little head. The smell is very weak, and rather tangy from the lime. The taste is very light, very strong lime flavors, cant really tell its a beer. It is however nicely carbonated, and the lime flavors do linger for a little bit. Overall however not very good, the lime is too strong, but at the same time might be helping the overall weak flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 23:10:46 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of scottbrew4u


3.05/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from can a pale yellow with a bubbly head that fizzled out like soda. Smell of limes, corn and other roasted grains.
Taste was a bit like a labatt light beer mixed with 7-up. Very watery and crisp bubbles. refreshing I guess but not my style. Trying to hit a niche here and it will work for some who are fans of this style.

Serving type: can

03-13-2011 03:54:19 | More by scottbrew4u
Photo of WVbeergeek


2.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Taking Labatt Blue Light into a clear bottle and adding lime flavor to it, let's follow suit we have to compete with Bud Light Lime, Miller Chill. Who thought of this, forget real lime wedges, let's just add the lime flavoring before it's bottled. Clear bottle pours into a Hoegaarden glass with a pale straw yellow color and quickly fleeting fizzy white head. Aroma has some faint background cereal grains, with lime peel citrus fruit pretty match masking any possible hops/malt tones. Flavor is water mass produced tasteless unoffensive lager with lime flavor added. Again much like adding actual lime to carbonated water, maybe a splash of Labatt Blue for color. Watery texture, high carbonation brings on lime burps. Drinkability I could drink one or two but give me a Dos Equis/Pacifico with a twist of lime if I'm going for mass produced imported beer with lime. I just don't see the point of these breweries making every variation of the same beer just to take up shelf space from brewers who actually deserve it.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 17:04:46 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of JayS2629


2.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A- Pale, clear yellow with a thin white head, and minimal lace.

S- Limes! Hints of rice and corn and light malt.

T- Tart lime in front, underlying caramel, slightly sweet undertone, corn, light malt

M- Thin and watery, crisp and refreshing,

D- Easy to drink, especially on a hot day, but nothing spectacular. bud light lime did a better job on this.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 02:12:00 | More by JayS2629
Photo of tone77


3.15/5  rDev +27%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of limes, nothing else. Taste is also of limes, slightly sour, no other notable flavors. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 12:32:08 | More by tone77
Photo of lovindahops

New York

3.2/5  rDev +29%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Closing out my albany trip with a six pack

A- clear as day brew. A classic light lager look with carbonation

S- rice and lime. Very clean cut and crisp

T- lime and light. Take it like that. The classic canadian pilsner with the lime blend that completes the cny/can profile. Very much expected

M- light and crisp

T- look... You can have a good time in syracuse with this brew. It represents the local connection in the area for a great time. You will be able to put many down!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 03:24:35 | More by lovindahops
Photo of nicksta


3.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

It looks like your average light beer - light gold, almost no foam or lacing. Very translucent. The smell is decent. It's mostly unsweetened lime-citrus that finishes with that familiar american light lager malt that's slightly sweet. The taste follows the same pattern as the smell. Mouthfeel is thin and glossy on the gums and tounge. Drinkability is nice; lower the price and I'd love to see it in a 24 pack. Better than Miller Chill or Bud Light Lime.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 01:20:56 | More by nicksta
Photo of tubacharlie


2.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is only being reviewed because A) it was a gift, B) I usually like anything with lime in it, and C) this is the first time any Labatt product was brewed in the US, in the old High Falls brewery in Rochester, NY (a.k.a. Genessee Brewing Co.), which has made some decent brews over the years, and D) even though the Big Boys are not considered craft brewers, they deserve to be reviewed just for the sake of comparison.

Noticeable scent of lime apparent in the nose immediately on opening - 100% natural lime flavor according to the label. That is one good point at least.

Poured aggressively, it produces a two-finger head of brilliant whiteness, which quickly dissipates, leaving a pale straw-yellow beverage with a halo of the ultra-white head clinging to the edges of the surface. Very little active carbonation - you can almost count the bubbles forming at the bottom of the glass.

Under hopped and lightly malted, this beverage has little more taste than lime-flavored water, but has enough fizz to give it a pleasant feeling in the mouth when ingested and sloshed around a bit.

I suppose it technically qualifies as a beer - I would drink it if it was offered and nothing else was available - but not something I would select or recommend to anyone (except maybe a 21-year old sorority sister who is being introduced to the consumption of alcoholic beverages).

Light beer drinkers will probably like this, but I suspect not a lot of BA's fall into that category.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 01:41:28 | More by tubacharlie
Labatt Blue Light Lime from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.