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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1.53/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from 11.5 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an extremely light golden, borderline clear, with a two-finger white head that dissipates into zero. No lacing on the glass to speak of.

Smell: Metal, adjuncts, water

Taste: This tastes like a light beer, like a low calorie beer. It's insanely light. Are there even hops in this? All I taste is water and light as hell adjuncts, and grass. Lots of grass.

Mlouthfeel: Light as hell in body, high in carbonation. This is the beer you want if you wanna drink a shit load and get sloshed with beer with zero flavor.

Overall: This is almost alcoholic water. I swear, Miller Lite has more flavor than this.

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2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I haven't tried many Canadian beers but the ones I have tried including this one all tasted quite the same. They all had a sweet front fading into a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel was decent and the color is nice. I guess I need to try more Canadian styles so I will have a better understanding.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light straw color. Tons of bubbles rush to the fluffy, white, three finger head which I bet won't make it to halfway down the glass. And I win as the head is gone about a third down the glass. Leaves behind several small splotches of lacing.

S - Light Grain notes with a faint bitterness. About as expected.

T - Some light cereal grains upfront. The body has a more cereal grain taste with a light bitterness. Cereal malt finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated without coming off watery in the least.

Much like Canadians there is nothing offensive about this beer, which is perhaps its biggest strong suite. It's nice that there wasn't any noticeable corn flavors in this brew and while far from impressive, the cereal grains translate into a simple and clean brew. I would take this over most of the Mexican and American adjunct lagers that I have sampled so far and would even consider purchasing it as a plain, simple, no frills cheap beer for the summer.

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

12oz can
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours a clear golden hue and had an inch of white head perched on top that settled to a fizzy skim.

S - I get a grainy smell. I think I can actually smell a little hops in there, too.

T - There is not a whole lot going on here. There is some flavor which is better than a lot of macros. I taste some grain and ever now and then I get a hint of bitterness.

M - Thin

O - The first time that I recall having this beer I liked it. That was in Canada and about 11 years ago. It's better than BMC.

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

I have a bit of a soft spot for this brew because it reminds me of my days drinking at college at Plattsburgh. It has a corn taste and some maltiness. It's nothing special, but for a regular macro brew lager it has its qualities.

It's a slight bit darker than the light version, which isn't saying too much. Mild malt scent.

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P: 12 oz can poured into a mug

A: Poured with a three finger sudsy white head that soon dissipated to a thin foamy ring. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Pale yellow color.

S: Smells like an adjunct lager as expected.

T: Watery on the start with a slightly bitter finish. Not a very good taste. Aftertaste is even less enjoyable.

M: The carbonation is evident in the mouthfeel, as this beer feels quite foamy in the mouth.

O: I really didn't enjoy this beer. I'm glad the cans I got were free. Can't recommend this one at all.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 2,120 ratings