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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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Just a bit better than Canadian. Only if there are no other choices

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3, hugely carbonated yellow brew. Head stays for a good 20 that a compliment? I'm not sure. Grainy and very watery.. light mouthfeel and as "lawnmower beer" as it gets. Not overly offensive aroma or taste, just obviously nothing "standout" about it..even for a macro lager.
Not even something I'd likely drink even if there were only macros available...

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2.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw color with plenty of light fluffy head. There's a very very faint yeasty scent to it, but that's about it. It really doesn't smell like much at all. Doesn't taste like a whole lot either. It's very clean tasting with a tiny bit of bitterness there, but I don't detect any hop or malt flavor. Finishes clean (surprise surprise). The mouthfeel is watery and thin. Overall, it's drinkable, mostly because there's nothing there to object to, unless you object to flavorless beer.

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2.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer essentially has no taste or smell to speak of. While in college, I used to view this beer as a treat from our Canadian neighbors to the north. I no longer hold that opinion. A: Standard macro pale yellow with very low carbonation, and practically no head or lacing. Smell was imperceptible with maybe a tiny hint of corn? The taste is much like the smell, not necessarily bad, just not there. Mouthfeel is standard macro fare i.e. thin and watery. DrinkabiIity is fairly high as with no real taste, it drinks like water. I could see this being a thirst quencher on a hot summer day, but not much else. I've been reinvestigating macros from my past to see how my tastes have changed and man have they ever.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

To me, it's the Budweiser of Canada, The Coca-Cola, and The McDonald's. Ya know the..meh.. the widely distributed, the average. No disrespect to any of those corporations. Ya pay a little more in the states with it being imported. The color and mouthfeel is light and uneventful but not offensive. Slight tracing in the glass, goes away quickly. Don't get me wrong, a drinkable beer, a buyable beer, drank it in Toronto and thought it was better there on tap. Leaves a heavy sharpy, alcohol residue on the tongue, so I wouldn't recommend combining it with other brews.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.8% out of 100 with 2,074 ratings
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