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

Labatt Blue is the most decent beer I have had in Canada.

This AAL actually tastes like a pale lager, more than Miller, and Bud ever will claim.

Pale yellow in color, off white, fast reducing head

Tastes: grass, wet cereal, malt, and a hint of corn

Mouthfeel: Watery with moderate carbonation

Overall, this isn't a bad beer. But, I won't be having it again unless it is the only decent option.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Had this before, decided to give it a full review now that my palate is more trained.
Poured into becker pint glass. Light fizzy yellow, with minimal fizzy white head that fades fast into a thin ring of foam that leaves no lacing at all. Smell is weak, mostly grain malt, strong on corn. A little grassy hop smell is barely noticeable. I'm having trouble picking out any specific thing in the taste to describe. It's incredibly watery, with thin flavors of corn and not much else. Finish is metallic and dry. Overall it's drinkable, but almost literally tasteless. It's not...offensive, I'll give it that, but only because there are no flavors strong enough to be offensive. But I guess that's the goal of the AAL style; to be inoffensive to the largest amount of people. In that, this beer (if you can call it that) succeeds.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,060 ratings.
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