Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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64
poor
2,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
2,055
Reviews:
653
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
23.88%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
394
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,055 |  Reviews: 653
Photo of NateDyk47
1.73/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Oh man is this beer terrible. Only reason I bought it was because it's $1 beer night at a local baseball game. I'd forgotten how much I hate Labatt. It sufficed while I was in college, but now that I'm an adult I have to remember not to buy this shit anymore.

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Photo of moodyxc9
2.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PhillyB
3.86/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. For about two bucks in a giant can it's hard to beat.

Look: Dark yellow, good carbonation, no head.

Smell: Unassuming. Mostly malt, slight fruit.

Taste: Fuller bodied than I was expecting. Decent malt, stronger fruit than the smell, and a slight hoppiness on the finish.

Feel: Decent, but not as substantial as a decent craft brew. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Given the choice between this and most other AALs I'd probably choose this. Decent beer.

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Photo of Moquinbrendon
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I absolutely love this beer. It tastes like corn and malt to me and has the color of dehydrated piss. But overall it's a classic and perfect for a summer day. If you like Blue, try one from Canada... Ten times better than what we have the the US

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Photo of Juiposa
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mgwagman
4.45/5  rDev +66%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A reasonably priced good mass market beer. Seems to be rather fresh here where I live and moderately priced. Drinks easy smells of cereal and grain, and it also rather creamy. Taste is just very refreshing. Despite not being all that complex it is one of the finest pilsners for the mass market! For the price it is a good beer.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
2.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Noelan
2.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheDuvvv
2.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
2.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.37/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbl_delta
2.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Undated can at a hockey game. Initial impression is corn, slightly sweet, not a whole lot going on taste-wise. Medium to medium-high carbonation; kind of thin mouthfeel. I once drove 75 miles through Canadian wilderness to buy a case of this stuff, but that was long, long ago in a different galaxy. It's not something I'd go out of my way to procure now that I know better.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
1.43/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Czy
2.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
2.51/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ER527
2.05/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of tgf17
2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AfricanPete14
2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a head that recedes quickly. A strong smell of grain. Tastes of wheat and a slight hop taste with a malty aftertaste. Very carbonated and bubbly. All in all a decent brew, a very typical AAL.

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Photo of Duffman79
2.59/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
1.35/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Fine for a ball game, that's about it

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Photo of dheldman
1.25/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of mark_mla
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Just a bit better than Canadian. Only if there are no other choices

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Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.87/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The Canadian version of Bud.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,055 ratings.
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