Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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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
Ranking:
#44,881
Reviews:
676
Ratings:
2,151
pDev:
24.44%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
443
Trade:
0
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Photo of PatrickCT
2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Looks ok. Golden body and a half finger fizzy head. The aroma and taste are both corny, faint doughyness, and slight muted hops. The body is medium, the mouth feel is slick and has a peppery bite.

Not for me.

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Photo of Dugz
1.4/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I can think of. Something about it is just awful. It tastes nothing like beer. I can't even drink this stuff. Never buy this.

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Photo of IronLover
3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an obnoxious 24oz can with a Philadelphia Flyers logo on it. I hate the Flyers. This was sort of a gag Christmas gift from my God son. Pale yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy, fizzy, bright white foam with moderate retention. Aromas of grainy malt, fiber cereal and light sweet malt. No hop aromas, fruit or esters. Light bodied with robust, lightly acidic carbonation through the middle followed by a thin creaminess near the finish. Flavors are similar to aromas. Grainy malt and cereal flavor with light, sweet maltiness beneath. Medium light acidic bitterness in the middle cuts the sweetness followed by light herbal hops, cereal malt, and a clean finish. Slammable, light and refreshing. This is one of the better adjunct lagers I’ve had. No offensive aromas or flavors with a good appearance, nice feel, and decent flavor profile for the style.

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Photo of OzmanBey
4.47/5  rDev +68%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of labisch
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

It's a good college beer that is very drinkable. Alternate with PBR for best results.

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Photo of Hombo3
2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bryan_Justin7072
2.26/5  rDev -15%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of a_mcqueen89
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TLA
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonM5xho
2.79/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Very clear light yellow, Good head when poured but does not last long, very little lacing. S: very little maltyness but not funky either. T: bland and generic, really can't taste any malt or hop. M: good carbonation that doesn't over fill the mouth, dare I say crisp. O: Better than Bud and less expensive in my area than Bud.

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Photo of Yooperdrinker31
3.27/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I personally love labatt blue. First beer I ever drank. Definitely my go to for aal. It's as cheaper than bud where I am, and tastes better. It has a taste that never gets old.

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Photo of mojohawk21
1.12/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jim67
2.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BalancingBrooms
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
1.83/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Didn't smell great, but the flavor was ok for a adjunct lager.

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.85/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

By far my favorite Canadian AAL that I have tried so far, and the only one that merits the extra cash. I often find this in convenience stores in the pint cans.

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Photo of Jsalz21
1.96/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ajm5108
2.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

What you see is what you get - run of the mill, easy to drink, easy to turn your nose up at but it is perfectly fine as an adjunct sipper in normal circumstances

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adipilla8708
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rdoggg
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jackiestander
2.59/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spencer96
1.37/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Khaack
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 2,151 ratings