Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt BlueLabatt Blue

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: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16-oz can poured into a mason jar. Bought 24 of these guys for fourteen bucks in Buffalo. Drinking as I review. Smells metallic and slightly stale. It appears a slightly more pronounced shade of piss-gold than most macro lagers. Tastes lightly skunky with a unidentifiable sharpness masking any sense of sweetness. None of that annoying bread flavor or dull maltiness you get with some other macro lagers. As it warms, it gets a rounder, sweeter aftertaste. Feels watery and tingly on the tongue.

Overall: This is a dry, bright macro brew. Less sweet than Coors and Molson. Less skunky than Stella. More personality than Budweiser and Miller. The first beer I ever drank was Labatt Blue in a red Solo cup. It was the beer we brought to the park before we were old enough to drink in bars and probably what I drank the night I kissed my first college girlfriend. My tastes have changed since then, but I still consider it a great beer for parties, camping trips, tailgating, and other situations where you just want to drink a bunch of watery beer with your friends.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For all the mass-produced North America beers out there, this one tastes the best. Keep in mind, make sure you drink it cold, or it won't taste good (perhaps it's b/c there are no preservatives in this beer)? Anyway, this beer actually has a pleasant taste, no aftertaste, and is best among beers priced in the same catagory such as Bud, Miller Lite and Coors.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

you know, as the cheap after hockey beers go, i dont mind this. in the craft context, its obviously crap, but in the cheap beer world, its decently solid. the pour is of course an adjuncty piss color, with a marshmallowy white head. nose is watery malts, generic yeast, and a touch of aluminum. flavor is the same as the nose, slightly less off, bready malts, a lot more flavor than the blue light. aftertaste is a little metallic, but comparably less so. drinkability is high with a pretty light body and very active carbonation. it turns the stomach a bit, which has to knock it down a peg, but after a hockey game or on the golf course, there is a lot worse you can do for yourself than one of these. even some bready grain complexion for a second in the middle, but cleaned up by the end. needs to be ice cold though too, even a few degrees warmed up this becomes almost undrinkable. better than the larger macro stuff i think in a lot of instances, but still mediocre yellow beer as they go. some very loyal drinkers back east though...

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,064 ratings.
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