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Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

24oz can into a pint glass

Light golden color. Head fizzes quickly, then dissipates with good lacing.

Not much of a smell going on here. Really can't pick up anything.

Taste is refreshingly mild. Not overly sweet, not bitter. And surprisingly not extra corn-filled. It is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin, with the proper amount of carbonation. Not overly bubbly, which is a good thing.

Overall, this is a quality Canadian Lager. Anyone who appreciates a simple, yet refreshing brew can appreciate this. No need at all to bash it, as it does indeed have its place in the beer world.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

OK - this is not my thing, but I was at a party and this is what they had available. Served from 12 oz. can, poured into a blue solo cup.

The pour gave a very limited head that dissipated rather quickly. No real lacing was apparent. Smell was basic mass-market beer smell - no off flavors noticed but nothing to really care about.

When I drank it however, it seemed to be fairly well balanced - but balanced close to water. But then again, for the STYLE, it should be. I found nothing objectionable, but then again I found little to be really interested in, either. But as it warmed in the cup, it still tasted decent - something not the case for too many American Lagers

Mouthfeel seemed thin, which while being true to style is often enhanced by more carbonation, which was missed here.

It would be easy to be a beer snob and belittle this. It is not what I would pick most of the time. But there really wasn't anything WRONG with it. It is a bit blah to my liking, but was fine with for the social gathering, and would likewise be fine to cool off after mowing the lawn on a warm day.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 2,078 ratings
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