Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

Labatt BlueLabatt Blue
BA SCORE
2.65/5
2,077 Ratings
Labatt BlueLabatt Blue
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labatt Blue is the best-selling Canadian beer in the world. Introduced in 1951 as Labatt Pilsener, it was named for the colour of its label by fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team. Blue was the first brand in Canada with a twist-off cap and won the silver medal in the International Lager category at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards. Labatt Blue, brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, is a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavoured beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,048
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
2,077
pDev:
24.15%
Bros Score:
2.6
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
412
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of LucMcD17
3.54/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBDave
3.51/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very clear, light yellow color. Smells fine with no funk. Tastes smooth and crisp. Very refreshing on a hot summer day. I can drink this all day long.

Priced similar to other macro lagers. $2.99 for a tallboy (24oz) at Walmart.

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Photo of TooGood
3.07/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Poormansreview
2.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of choll
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Less skunky than Moosehead. I prefer Molson Golden for my go to Canadian beer. Although after a few this beer can grow on you. So give it a try.

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Photo of Greasy
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kraut6363
2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of edthehead
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RJLarse
3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Six-pack purchased at a duty free shop in Roosville, British Colombia.

This macro lager is better than average.

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Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: brilliant straw with rapidly rising bubbles under a 3" pure white foam cap with good retention

S: light grains, very faint apple and fruit, fresh flour and some floral notes and a very faint hint of sulfur

T: bread crumb, low levels of fruit, a hint of apple peel, low levels of floral and spice, a light sweetness and a moderately bitter hop finish

F: medium light body with medium low levels of carbonation

O: drinkable, reasonably refreshing

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Photo of jbehlar
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of corywalston
3.06/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
2.92/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nace4
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an above average mainstream lager.

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Photo of pro45
3.14/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce can, no date. Aggressive pour into pint glass produces a foamy white head. Very light straw color. Looks like a light beer. Smell is corn, rice, sweetness. Taste is rice, some creamed corn, adjuncts, some hops on the finish. Well carbonated and refreshing when ice cold, as my can was. Very crisp and clean. Much better choice than Bud, High Life, Red Stripe, Landshark, etc. Can't beat $16.99 for a 30 pack.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TCP2017
3.65/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look and Smell- First impressions may suggest Labatt is nothing too special. In this respect, it's a typical lager. Bold aroma, light yellow color, and thick suds.

Taste and Feel- This is where it takes the cake. The aftertaste is minimal, it goes down smoothly, and it's not as bitter as the smell would suggest. This is also one of the cheaper beers on the market; price-wise, of course.

Overall- Labatt may not be as refined or revered as a craft brew, but it is the epitome of a tried-and-true favorite.

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Photo of jkblr
3.47/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz bottle (B13725) poured into a pils glass at fridge temp (no ABV on bottle or website). The beer is a bright light straw yellow color with white head that actually hangs around and a bit of lacing. The smell is faint of malt and hops. The taste is a bit sweet with no off flavors and finishes with a subtle hop flavor and touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and finishes almost clean. There is a bit of soapy feel on the finish but it is light. Overall, very good. This is what I expect in a well done AAL. Clean with no off flavors and it actually maintains a head as you drink it.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.07/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
3.04/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of swim
2.71/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Transparent light gold yellow, foamy white head

S: A bit funky, some floral hops and sweet graininess.

T: A bit more funky, a slight lagery bite, similar to the smell with muted floral grassy hops and sweet toasty grains. Acceptable weak aftertaste.

F: Rather little carbonation, a slight creamy thickness, a bit warming, quite smooth.

O: Not very crisp or complex in flavour (of course) or exceptionally refreshing but I am pleasantly surprised with this beer. I must admit it's not as bad as I thought it might be but it also does not have that crisp refreshing lagery boldness I Was hoping it might have.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 2,077 ratings
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