Labatt Ice | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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69
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212 Ratings
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Labatt IceLabatt Ice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labatt Ice, introduced in 1993, was the world's first Ice-Brewed™ beer and the most successful new brand introduction in Canadian brewing history. Labatt Ice is a fully fermented beer that is allowed to mature at cold temperatures. Labatt Ice uses selected North American hops to complement its smooth, full flavour.

Added by Todd on 08-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
69
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
27.82%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Rohenknight
5/5  rDev +76.1%

This beer is sooo delicious it tastes like rainbows and unicorns all the way down

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Photo of jtp3692
5/5  rDev +76.1%

Photo of rbuisson
5/5  rDev +76.1%

Photo of powoo19
4.8/5  rDev +69%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not a fan of ice beers in the past, I tried this on a Friday night during a pool game. I was pleasently suprised. This is one hell of a beer. It is smooth, not a dull flavor, and it has no bite what so ever. I am now a convert to this ice beer.
I recommend everyone should have one at least once a day!

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Photo of 7beerphil
4.6/5  rDev +62%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

Color of the beer is on point for an ice beer. Not too dark of a golden yellow. Good head, fizzy, but stuck around a bit. Lacing was good for an ice beer.

Smells of corn, and 'regular beer'. No off or over boozy smells. Always a plus with an ice beer.

Taste is key with ice beers. This one isn't at all overly boozy. Slight corn taste, but nothing is off. Apparently the original did it right.

Mouthfeel is thin, yet carbonated. Always a plus when this type isn't thick or syruppy.

Overall, this should be the standard, or close to it. An excellent ice beer that is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of AppleFarmer
4.59/5  rDev +61.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good tasting beer made in Ontario Canada. It should be available through out Ontario, but alas it's not. There is no good reason this beer is not available in Kingston Beer Stores. So now on top of not being available locally, the price is up to $43.50! Far cry from the $18 a 24 back in 1993.

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Photo of steeler
4.42/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I grabbed the big 710ml can, looks very old school, and I really liked the can, anyway pours out that deep golden yellow color with a bit of head, id say one inch, looks like every other ice beer. Smell, is a tad above average, smells a bit cleaner than most ice beers. This is the best tasting ice beer I've ever drank, it goes down super clean, and tastes smooth, no lingering aftertaste, slight bitterness, and not sweet. Damn good. This is a nice full bodied beer, so the mouthfeel is good. This is a perfect beer for a bbq out in the heat, and when paired with a hamburger, this beer is golden. I love this beer.

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Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of 94rocker1
3.95/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labatt Ice has a thick, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with some streaming bubbles and a surprisingly good amount of lacing rings. The aroma is of sweet corn and barley, and the taste is of sweet grains, a touch of alcohol, and just a shade of hop bitterness, but this is minimal. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Labatt Ice finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and very dry. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I think it’s certainly worth sampling.

RJT

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.82/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Labatt Ice brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Ltd with an ABV of 5.6%. This brew pours out a dark golden amber color with a nice white head. The brew has the look of most American style lagers. Not saying that is a bad thing. This brew dose have the ice brew smell, but it is rich. You also pick up on grins, malts and some hops in the smell of this brew. So far I'm liking this brew. I did not care for the taste of Labatt Blue, so lets get on to the taste. The taste Labatt Ice right in middle of a regular beer and an ICE beer. You pick up on malts and grains in the taste of this brew. Labatt Ice has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The taste is just smooth. The mouthfeel of Labatt Ice is smooth rich and bold. For being a ICE brew Labatt Ice is one of the more smoother Ice brew on the market. I would take this Labatt Ice over the BLUE any day of the week. Over all I'm giving this Labatte Ice a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. It is a good brew for a good price. Nothing harsh about the taste. Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. , did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of budgood1
3.81/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

it looks like a regular 12 oz. bottle, but closer inspection reveals it's only 11.5 oz.
this ice beer surprised me....it pours out a sort of dirty golden color, minimal head and minimal lace. a distinct malty aroma, with caramel hints and a bit of hopping...what a pleasant surprise! very nice caramel malt flavors for an ice lager...alcohol detectable too. pretty big and brash but in a gentle and enjoyable way. medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel....no finishing crispness...allowing it to slide right down. some balancing hops for flavor. alcohol warming effect in the belly. within it's style...this is BY FAR the best ice beer i've ever tasted. it's actually good! it's probably not wise to drink too many of these, but i'm so surprised at the taste and quality, i would recommend that this be tried. a canadian gem.

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Photo of animal69
3.73/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

i'm from the south (A.B. country) so imagine my suprise when i moved to western Ny. & discovered LaBatt's beers.. this beer has replaced Bud as my favorite "N. American" Lager.
A nice straw color w/ a white fluffy head wich dissapates quickly, minimal lacing; a yeasty nose typical of most Am. beers w/ some hop aroma; taste is light & crisp slightly watery but at least some hop flavor comes through; light bodied but with much more mouthfeel than most macros; hey, at 1-2 dollars CHEAPER per 18 pk. than A.B. products, this is THE most drinkable beer !

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Photo of joe12pk
3.73/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slitherySOB
3.68/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the best ice beers I've ever tasted. A light gold colour, with a slight but present carbonation resulting in a thin but strong head. Scent of citrus and malt, with a mediocre grain adjunct. Great taste, with the sweet malt coming through, small citrus acidity and grain mouthfeel. The smooth and crispness make this a highly drinkable beer. Goes great with marinating steak.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear looking gold color with a thin fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was sweet and grainy, some aromas of corn in there too. The taste of the beer was sweet and grainy also. The aftertaste was a little bitter but not much at all. The mouthfeel was light and watery, some carbonation. Overall I didn't hate the beer but I can't see myself buying a lot of this one.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.58/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better than a lot of people give it credit for.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of sportzfreak1393
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Although it's not much stronger than other regular beers (Budweiser is 5.0%), Labatt Ice was the world'd first "ice" beer; and perhaps the freezing process does help to smooth it a bit.

It pours a crystal-clear, deep golden color beneath a good-sized head of white froth. The head retention is quite good, and it leaves some very nice walls of craggy and streaky lace about the glass.

The nose is kind of generic, expressing "beer" in the same way you find it when you walk into a corner bar at noon... lightly sweetish and just semi-grainy, mildly alcoholic, and hoppy but non-descript.

In the mouth it's crisp and then smooth with a fine-bubbled median carbonation and medium body.

The flavor is solid and straightforward. A very basic, just lightly sweet malt flavor is threaded through with a dull, mainly non-descript hop flavor. The hops are somewhat floral, spicy and grassy, but they may as well have come out of a can for all the character they show. A very solid bitterness rounds out the palate, and it finishes dry with a touch of lingering sticky malt and some dull hop residue.

Basic but good. Well balanced and clean with a solid bitterness and hoppy edge. If Foster's is Australian for beer, than maybe Labatt Ice is Canadian for beer. Of course, the Foster's that I get here in the United States is brewed in Canada... but that's brewed by Molson ;)

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Photo of yuenglings
3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this one right out of the 24oz can it was handed to me in.

Smell: not much of one, little bit of a sweet corn smell

Taste: not bad but not to much here eather, kind of bitter at first then there is a sweet and grain like taste

Mouthfeel: Kind of watery but smooth

Drinkabilty: After the first coupple of sips it really starts to go down smooth before i knew it i had drank 4 of these 24ozers and was feeling pretty good i may buy as case of theses just to keep to get my budies drunk

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Photo of Brad007
3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow color with a head that fades fast. Aroma is strong and grainy with alcohol showing through. A bit sweet as well. Taste is similar in scale except that the alcohol leaves a mouth-numbing bitterness at first which in turn fades into a grain-malt taste. Not too bad for an ice beer and serves its' purpose as such. I do think it's not as harsh as Molson XXX.

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Labatt Ice from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.84 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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