Labatt Blue Light Lime - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
2.35/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
04-08-2010 01:41:28 | More by tubacharlie
More User Reviews:
2.1/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
01-10-2011 17:04:46 | More by WVbeergeek
1.83/5 rDev -25.3%
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.
03-23-2012 15:54:24 | More by Brenden
1.68/5 rDev -31.4%
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.
03-01-2012 16:23:04 | More by tdm168
3.18/5 rDev +29.8%
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.
09-23-2011 05:48:33 | More by NeroFiddled
1.36/5 rDev -44.5%
It pours watery yellow, with a petite soapy head that dissapated rapidly, much like Oakland Raiders playoffs in 2014. It had the taste of fake limes and malts, with no much of any other taste. Went down super smooth, left the palate wet, and was not filling. No edge, light body, and a lime aftertaste.
04-24-2014 19:46:52 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.28/5 rDev -6.9%
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!
09-03-2011 21:47:52 | More by Richter35
3.15/5 rDev +28.6%
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.
06-25-2010 12:32:08 | More by tone77
2.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
05-12-2011 01:34:17 | More by puboflyons
3.03/5 rDev +23.7%
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.
05-04-2013 06:42:04 | More by Spikester
2.65/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
01-22-2012 19:10:34 | More by Kromes
2.55/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
03-25-2012 03:38:03 | More by liamt07
2.68/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
01-02-2011 02:12:00 | More by JayS2629
1.65/5 rDev -32.7%
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.
06-14-2011 02:38:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
3/5 rDev +22.4%
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.
02-18-2013 07:35:15 | More by SometimesIfart
Labatt Blue Light Lime from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.