Labatt Ice | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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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:
210
Reviews:
67
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
27.87%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of stakem
2.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

24oz can into a pint. Thanks to Eric for gifting me with a can of this to help round out my bottom of the barrel experience. The brew pours a clear pale yellow with bubbles of carbonation rising through solution constantly. An initial 3 fingers of white head fades to a thin layering that leaves some strings of lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma is sweet with a mixture of candy-like bubblegum and corn. A faint touch of fruity alcohol is evident across the back as it warm. Light sulfur inclusion once it goes beyond ideal.

The taste is sweet with bubblegum and corn. A light estery alcohol inclusion with a carbonic quality lightly like sulfur. A very faint herbal hop flavor is present but it doesnt really produce much bitterness to help contrast the dominating sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It isnt horrible as far as adjunct lagers go but it isnt something I would drink on a regular basis either. The sweetness really comes out as it warms. This is probably best enjoyed "ice" cold to surpress the sweetness and alcohol.

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Photo of Kevin55
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +34.1%
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 Mart1
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pils glass. 24 oz. can, which is following a can of Labatt Blue. Only 0.6% higher in ABV, some ice beer.

2.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. I swear this is lighter than the blue. Anyway, it certainly gives a bigger head. Four fingers of frothy white head. Retention is average and some specks of lacing are left.

3.0 S: Like the Blue, this has a hint of maltiness to it without a lot of sickly sweet corn. No hops. Not saying this smells good, but it's not terrible.

3.0 T: The taste is not bad either. Light bready maltiness. Mimimal corn. No hops. Not horrible.

3.5 M: Heavier light body. Carbonation level is reasonable. Slightly chewy with a touch of creaminess.

3.5 D: Easily one of the best AALs I've had unless my palate is just off today. I'm rather not have this again, but wouldn't be too pissed if I did.

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Photo of Ryanc23
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of aceparadis
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of randylangford
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of hogrider
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of EddieJoe
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of bluHatter
1.94/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Golden color, clear, no fogginess at all. Almost no head at all.

S: Apple juice

T: Sweet grains, rice, some stale alcohol

M: Descent carbonation despite the lack of any head. A little dryness and bitterness to it.

O: Pretty average. A little more sour and bitter than most adjuncts

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Photo of PJF12866
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of rydev24
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of GreatBloomer
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev +26.1%
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 cdwil
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of delzer13
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jophish17
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of 1p5v
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Labatt Ice from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.87 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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