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Labatt Blue
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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From:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #216
ABV:
5%
Score:
63
Ranked #29,308
Avg:
2.69 | pDev: 24.54%
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
2,307
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2023
Added:
Aug 30, 2001
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  487
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.
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Reviewed by FreePal88

3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Canadian corn water. The taste is a tiny bit more "interesting" to me than most other AAL style beers, including PBR (which is similar), although not necessarily much better. Goes down with a solventy twang; bitterness gives way to bready malts/corn/rice. Sometimes I just want cheap beer that has that warm grainy taste, and this delivers on that.
Nov 22, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Oct 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.16 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 15, 2023
 
Rated: 2.75 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
 
Rated: 2.74 by MakerMachiav from England

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear yellow-gold with a short white head clinging in creamy doily lace.

A touch of banana or zucchini bread accents toasted cracker and a surprisingly grassy bitterness in the finish. There's maybe a ricey wax to it, but less so than other AALs.

Not nearly as bad as I thought this would be, having been ages, if ever, since I've had it.
Sep 13, 2023
 
Rated: 2.25 by 45colt from New Hampshire

Sep 10, 2023
 
Rated: 2.71 by stanale from Illinois

Aug 28, 2023
 
Rated: 3.1 by DentedArthur from Vermont

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured a 473ml can onto a pint glass. A one finger bubbly white head on a clear pale yellow.the head diminishes to a thin layer.
You can smell the corn from about two feet away.
A bit soapy initially. a bit watery.
Light body and carbonation.
No major faults. Goes down easy.
Aug 25, 2023
 
Rated: 2.42 by SharPei19 from Ohio

Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Lance Storm would drink this beer if he could be serious a minute. Tastes like a Canadian PBR, the 11.2 oz bottles always put a frown on my face. It was okay, not a repurchase.

Style: Canadian Lager | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 5% | Rating: 3
Aug 08, 2023
 
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Reviewed by joeagain from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Decent Canadian adjunct lager.
Decent head that leaves you with some Belgium lace in the end. Medium gold color, nose of grass like hop aroma with some sweet corn like features.
Taste reflective of the nose.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
pours a billowy white head, decent retention. smells of pale malt and slight alcohol. refreshing lager that doesnt hit the wallet too hard. pretty good for what it is.
Jul 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.66 by jdSharma

Jun 10, 2023
 
Rated: 2.6 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.98/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Brought this beer to Canadian friends’ house to watch the Leafs in the playoffs. The Canadian beer did the Leafs no favors but we had a great time drinking Canadian beer with homemade pizza!

Anyway, I had plenty of this beer while in grad school, but not much lately. It is a decent adjunct lager that tastes pretty good and has a nice sharp finish. Good for pizza and hockey games. Gave it 3.25 overall for old times sake.
May 09, 2023
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Rated by spanny from Canada (ON)

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Standard Canadian lager.
Apr 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.05 by Nkott01 from Ohio

Mar 07, 2023
Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 2307 ratings