Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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64
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2,055 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,055
Reviews:
653
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
23.88%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
394
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RR58
3.75/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joeseppy
3.56/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been drinking this on and off for at least twenty years. I never paid mind to it lately but when I saw it for 7.99 @ 12pack (and company coming over for a bbq who could don't know any difference) I bought it. So it appears and tastes adjunct and over commercialized. I have to say it's a decent drinking Pilsner for sitting around a fire and just plain drinking. Better than Miller/Bud lite.

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Photo of TAisaBAlla
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of telescifly
2.13/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stratslinger
2.56/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Uses to deliver this beer regularly but never tried it. Found it in a 24 ounce can so I went for it. First drink outta the can was like a cheaper version of Miller Lite. Typically Pilsner, notes of bitterness. Poured into glass. Color was nice golden straw. Lots of bubbles with a thin fizzy head. Mouth feel was heavy carbonation, on the edge to too much. Smelled like an adjunct. Not anything special here, but would be a decent beer for tailgating.

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Photo of mjgpy3
3.72/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Dean1139
3.45/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This should have a higher rating, it's a good cheap beer compared to others in price point. Very refreshing when ice cold.

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Photo of jbf190
2.3/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of S2K-Jeffrey
3.44/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labatt's Blue is the first beer I ever had so I am slightly sentimental about it. But trying to be as objective as possible, Blue is a pretty decent and drinkable brew. It's fairly clean tasting with mild hop finish. Initially quite fizzy, It tends to go flat after sitting so it's best to swill it down fast when you're thirsty - like after a hard hockey game.
Blue is a slightly above average Canadian beer, so it's head and shoulders superior to A-B Budweiser, Coors or Miller.

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Photo of tmryan21
2.49/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cb500rider
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As a native of Baja Canada (Michigan) I was exposed to Labatt Blue, Molson and Moosehead at a young age. I joined the military after high school and forgot all about Blue. After Twenty years abroad (California/Florida) I visited a buddy and we attended a Detroit Tigers game. I had several Labatt's Blues and liked it. Several years later one of my favorite pubs, owned by a Buffalo, NY native, became the only bar in NE Florida to have Blue on-tap. I tried a draft and it quickly became one of my guilty pleasure beers. Its so smooth and far better than Bud-Miller-Coors on those hot Florida summer days. At 5% ABV it packs a little more kick too. Also, did I mention, its an import that costs less than all the domestics.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of punchit80
1.52/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Beer sucks. Tastes like piss...

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Photo of Stolenface1
1.02/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Abe_Froman
2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thebeers
3.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with a finger of airy white head. Smells lightly of corn and very light floral hops -- traditional "beer" flavor. A touch more malts, hops and body than many AAL beers. Good carbonation. Pretty refreshing. Rating within style, which, I know, few people do on this site. Dare to be different!

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Photo of Samputnam14
2.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of PorterPro125
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving : 355 mL Can

Not really much to say about this beer. It's a Canadian AAL.. Golden, Fizzy, not a whole lot of flavour but definitely refreshing. Nothing offensive about this beer.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.29/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass from right from the bottle.

Appearance: Medium to full bubbles on the body with a white head rising about a notch below a finger's length.

Smell: Light hops and that's it, so light it hurts.

Taste: Light sweet corn with touch of Malts, light tasting and not complex.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, no after taste.

Overall: Eh, definitely a giveaway beer, more for the person who would rather have quantity versus quality. At a bbq and didn't have much of a choice. Salud!

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Photo of matcris
3.65/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: A clear, golden. Lots of bubbles swirling in the glass. A finger + of off white, creamy head that lasts a while and settles down to a thick layer. Leaves a pretty nice, thick lacing down the glass.
AROMA: grassy, bready.
TASTE: Same as aroma, really. Nothing off about the flavor.
FEEL: Medium thin body, good level of carbonation, soft...not as crisp as I would have thought.
OVERALL: Be great for watching the game or a barbeque. Pretty standard Am. adjunct lager but a little softer feel.

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Photo of abluepig
1.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.14/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,055 ratings.
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