1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Labatt Maximum Ice - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Not Rated.
Labatt Maximum IceLabatt Maximum Ice

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
62
poor

76 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 24.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2002)
View: Beers (35) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jpowers315
jpowers315

New York

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-02-2012 04:40:57 | More by jpowers315
Photo of d5001986
d5001986

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-13-2012 21:14:21 | More by d5001986
Photo of beerhunter13
beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

09-26-2012 22:28:39 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of Big_White_Bear
Big_White_Bear


3.75/5  rDev +51.8%

07-22-2012 01:06:10 | More by Big_White_Bear
Photo of Lemke10
Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a 24oz can of this at Woodman's in Janesville, WI in summer 2012. I figured you got to know what the cheap beer tastes like to know what to good beer tastes like, right? Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin pillowy head. Has a strong grassy, grain scent. Taste is a sweet grainy taste that is mildly malty as well. Texture is average but it does have decent drinkability. I was really surprised how decent this actually was for a cheap ice beer. I Would pick this over Miller/Bud any day.

Serving type: can

07-19-2012 21:43:27 | More by Lemke10
Photo of Kevin55
Kevin55

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-09-2012 01:50:20 | More by Kevin55
Photo of Mart1
Mart1


2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-22-2012 22:10:22 | More by Mart1
Photo of thatdavegy
thatdavegy

Michigan

3/5  rDev +21.5%

05-03-2012 01:39:35 | More by thatdavegy
Photo of Univega79
Univega79

Illinois

1.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

poured from a 24oz can into a wine glass

A- light yellow basically just looks like any malt liquor you would find in any store. head is about on finger width which dissipates very quickly

S- extremely corky, with a hint of sweetness

T- corky/sweet not horrible offensive i would compare it to steel reserve or other malt liquors

Mouth feel- foamy and smooth leave a little bit of a layer on your tongue after the swallow

overall- the only reason i bought this is because i was broke and wanted something cheap to have while i played video games during spring break. i would say for the price of 1.50 its not too bad ( trust me i have had worse) the taste is not too offensive and its very drinkable. i would say if you are on a budget and wanna save some dough then pick this up.

as a side note the 7.0% ABV does give you a headache in the morning but i blame that on how fast i drank it ( the flavor and smell worsen as it warms up so its basically a double edged sword

Serving type: can

03-25-2012 03:28:39 | More by Univega79
Photo of spinrsx
spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

473ml Can - from the lcbo for 2$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Bread, grains, corn, malts, alcohol

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation an I can taste corn and malts mixed with a harsh alcohol flavour. There is also a cooked vegetable taste mixed with a graininess. It ends with a boozy corn syrup flavour.

Overall - I figured 'how bad can it be?'. The answer is pretty bad. The taste is awful and this is something that will never drink again.

Serving type: can

03-05-2012 18:09:59 | More by spinrsx
Photo of samyoung
samyoung

Michigan

1.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not sure how long this one has been around but it looks like a direct competitor with XXX. It's nowhere near as good.

A - Straw, pale and bubbly; classic adjunct.
S - Stale, bit of wheat and some corn.
T - Bitter, liquor-ey hops...not good.
M - Lingers nicely if that's possible.

Disappointing...Labatt needs to go back to the budget beer drawing board.

Serving type: can

02-01-2012 02:39:24 | More by samyoung
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz. can, brewed in Rochester NY. Can is dated: L07R1121:27.

Into a pint glass it pours a dark gold with a touch of orange. Visible carbonation trails and a fingers width of white foam, which leaves delicate webbed lacing inside the glass.

Smells clean, sweet apple and sweet sticky grains, corn possibly, slight alcohol as it warms up, but not when cold.

Feels fairly smooth and slightly creamy (corn) even. Medium carbonation, though it doesn't interfere too much. Low levels of astringency unless swigged.

Tastes like apple and sweet grains, wheat and corn. Bland indistinct grainy finish. Thankfully no off flavors or harshness.

Judged soley against other Malt Liquors, this really isn't bad. Alcohol seems a bit prevalent as it warms, but otherwise it's clean and bland like Steel Reserve.

Recommend serving ice cold, and with water on the side, as with all malt liquors.

Serving type: can

01-24-2012 01:37:03 | More by emerge077
Photo of irishkyle21
irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -19%

01-16-2012 14:42:47 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of ThinkAgain
ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

01-06-2012 16:15:24 | More by ThinkAgain
Photo of bigox420
bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -19%

12-02-2011 17:21:31 | More by bigox420
Photo of rbuisson
rbuisson

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev +21.5%

11-25-2011 20:06:06 | More by rbuisson
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

24 oz can says it's brewed in Rochester NY maybe at Genesee. Weighs in as a big American lager or a small malt liquor. Pours a deep yellow golden almost apple juice like tone with a bright white head forming thick and dwindling even quicker. Thin speckled lacing left behind, let's see how the rest goes. Aroma has a strong cooked veggies high adjunct ridden nose going on not much sweetness or malt or hop action served cold to protect my palate. Flavor has a dominant sweetness almost table sugar extreme sweetness, pretty much sickeningly corn syrup high fructose that should have been fermented out. Not to hot with alcohol just one rough sip that seems to never get better as you try to actually consume this creation. Absolutely horrible example of beer in general but the sad part is I can't even consider it to be a good malt liquor many a better cheap drunks out there. Pass on this one it was like a dollar with some change for this big can. Mouthfeel is harsh I don't know why but it's hard to take a sip, excessive CO2 medium to light body becomes cloying quickly after taking a few sips. Overall pure shite that really should avoid the beer market, why is there a need for this stuff.

Serving type: can

08-04-2011 06:45:50 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of RonaldTheriot
RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I saw this on a store shelf while on a road trip in Florida- immediately bought it. Poured from a 24 oz. can, Labatt Max Ice has a very thick, quickly overflowing head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is a combination of grains, clean water, and a slight hop spiciness. Taste is the same, but with added light sweetness and a subtle alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Labatt Max Ice finishes refreshing, crisp, and highly drinkable. After the second glass, I could really feel this one in my head (empty stomach). Overall, I did like its robust taste, and I would have it again.

RJT

Serving type: can

07-28-2011 15:48:20 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of Lauthaha
Lauthaha

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 24 ounce can into a 16 ounce McDonald's cup.

Appearance: A darker straw color, with a very fizzy head that bubbles down to nothingness. Very carbonated.

Smell: Roughly like peat moss that has been soaked overnight in turpentine. You can't expect much better from malt liquor.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Well, the carbonation is certainly refreshing; I cannot say the same thing about the taste. Nonsensical burning flavor as it goes down, way too heavy on the alcohol and no reward hop-wise. Very grassy, dirty earth.

Overall: Not even a good beer to "get plastered" with; even Hurricane Malt Liquor has more redeeming qualities than this. Not the worst beer I've ever tasted, but definitely not the best.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 00:34:55 | More by Lauthaha
Photo of ShogoKawada
ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aww shit. 22oz can thanks to JamnesCameron, for this Maximum Ice malt liquor. Let's do it. 24oz into pint glass.

A- Pale gold, a little light but not bad. Big fizzy head slowly settles and actually laces pretty well.

S- Smell is mild grass and toasted grain, pretty low-key.

T- Apples, grass, bit of alcohol. Nothing's out of line. Nothing's impressive, either. This beer is meant to be pounded, I'd say..

M- Flavors ultimately work, the alcohol is noticeable, but drink pretty good, don't it?

O- Thumbs up for the malt liquor. Above average, although certainly not above rest.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 00:25:07 | More by ShogoKawada
Photo of tone77
tone77

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade. Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is of alcohol, some mild malts, nothing special here. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing to seperate this malt liquor from the pack.

Serving type: can

01-21-2011 14:34:27 | More by tone77
Photo of alabencki
alabencki

Michigan

2.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

All in all, I was not at all impressed with this beer. Labatt beer has been going downhill lately it seems to me. The color was slightly darker than a typical adjunct style lager, but still pale in coloring. I poured it into a glass mug and it gave about three fingers worth of head.

There was a lot of sweet alcohol scent in the smell with a small bit of maltiness. Very little in the way of hop character.

The taste pretty much mirrors the smell. There is plenty of alcohol flavor in the taste, but it isn't overpowering.

Fair drinkabilty. Very easy to chug this i think, but still not at all impressed...

Serving type: can

12-29-2010 22:20:27 | More by alabencki
Photo of DrJay
DrJay

Massachusetts

2.17/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear gold with a short white cap of fine bubbles. Good head retention for the style, looks decent. The smell is a bit harsh, syrupy sweet, grainy, alcohol. Cloyingly sweet flavour, nearly no bitterness, boozy finish. A bit metallic in the finish, significant warmth but not hot. Medium bodied and dry, fizzy, not an appealing texture. I'm not a fan, even for the style.

Serving type: can

12-27-2010 02:05:00 | More by DrJay
Photo of DannyDan
DannyDan

Michigan

1.55/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This is the worst beer I ever tasted by LaBatt. When pouring it into a glass and it had a nice large white head that had good lacing, but not as good retention. I was not impressed with the smell of rotting cereal or rice that got spoiled. When tasting it all I could taste was spoiled corn and thought I was drinking urine. The mouthfeel was a watered down poor excuse of a beer, felt like something spoiled and smelly was in my mouth. I know this has 7.1% ABV, but if someone wants a beer just for getting drunk with a high alcohol content I'd say go with Steel Reserve or even Nat Ice would be better than this. I paid $1.59 for this can and I don't think I'll be able to finish it.

Serving type: can

11-21-2010 07:45:15 | More by DannyDan
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

The dozenth entry into Swill Fest 2010's guestbook. It pours a familiarly clear jaundice topped by nearly a finger of white foam. The nose comprises dirty rice (real dirt, not the style of rice mix known as dirty), bad wheat, and light syrup. The taste is kinda heavy on the corn syrup, while the burnt wheat brings up the rear. The body is a heavy-ish light, with a light moderate carbonation and a steel-y finish. Not the worst thing consumed tonight, but definitely not the best, either.

Serving type: can

09-27-2010 21:42:41 | More by TMoney2591
Labatt Maximum Ice from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.