Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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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:
#46,452
Reviews:
669
Ratings:
2,120
pDev:
24.06%
Bros Score:
2.6
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 2,120 |  Reviews: 669
Photo of DigitGrowler
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SunshineBrewDrinker44
4.24/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VomHans
3.85/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Not much different about this beer but not much wrong either. Solid pilsener, solid look and feel as well as good taste.

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Photo of wattie83
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.19/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden with lots of carbonation, clear filtered and topped with 1.5 fingers of white head.

Smells of skunk, cardboard, wet newspaper, haggis, and in particular, sheep stomach.

Tastes of soda water, skunk, light malts, and a hint of offal.

Light body, highly carbonated, and honestly, really covers the ABV.

Got this at the Beer Store in Gravenhurst today, drinking on Lake Muskoka at sunset, May 3rd, 2018. Everything you'd look for in this style of beer.

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Photo of pinkgengar
4.4/5  rDev +65.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeagerds
4.54/5  rDev +70.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of porters4life
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TomTrocc
3.11/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joeywheeler
3.86/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
1.6/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is disgusting just as bad as your bud lights & Coronas. I am tasting corn syrup for days in this beer. Do yourself a favor & take a pass on this beer. Cheers! D- (60-64) score range

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Photo of willcull78
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is Blue the best beer? No. Is it a good pilsener? Yes, yes it is. Having gone through roughly 48 bottles of this brew in the past month ($9.99 for a 12-pack here in the states) I can say for a fact that it is a very good beer for the price. It certainly has a nice sweet taste. I do like it. It is not a heavy beer as many ales can be but a light, refreshing beer. Had some with some BBQ just yesterday. It was great; and I do recommend you try some.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 1/8/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A touch fruity, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not too watery feeling. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid pale adjunct lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the ABV. Clean malt/corn flavors and mild earthy hop balance. Solid barley presence, not too heavy on the corn. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foxman27
2.89/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tpauer
2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tracker83
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Looks ok. Golden body and a half finger fizzy head. The aroma and taste are both corny, faint doughyness, and slight muted hops. The body is medium, the mouth feel is slick and has a peppery bite.

Not for me.

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Photo of Dugz
1.4/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I can think of. Something about it is just awful. It tastes nothing like beer. I can't even drink this stuff. Never buy this.

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Photo of IronLover
3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an obnoxious 24oz can with a Philadelphia Flyers logo on it. I hate the Flyers. This was sort of a gag Christmas gift from my God son. Pale yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy, fizzy, bright white foam with moderate retention. Aromas of grainy malt, fiber cereal and light sweet malt. No hop aromas, fruit or esters. Light bodied with robust, lightly acidic carbonation through the middle followed by a thin creaminess near the finish. Flavors are similar to aromas. Grainy malt and cereal flavor with light, sweet maltiness beneath. Medium light acidic bitterness in the middle cuts the sweetness followed by light herbal hops, cereal malt, and a clean finish. Slammable, light and refreshing. This is one of the better adjunct lagers I’ve had. No offensive aromas or flavors with a good appearance, nice feel, and decent flavor profile for the style.

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Photo of OzmanBey
4.47/5  rDev +68%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of labisch
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

It's a good college beer that is very drinkable. Alternate with PBR for best results.

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Photo of Hombo3
2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bryan_Justin7072
2.26/5  rDev -15%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 2,120 ratings