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
Ratings:
2,072
Reviews:
657
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
23.88%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
407
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Cramshawbar
1/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Continuing my series on drinking disastrous brews, Labatt is something I have attempted a few times when I was younger, but was never able to finish, due to the awful carbonation.
So let's see. The nose is pure stink. The pour is sparkling wine like, with an ugly, bland colour.
The taste is pure crap. Just an embarrassment. Nondescript, lightly malted water, with no aftertaste. Very gasy.
If this is beer, what do you call actual beer? Canadians ought never to make fun of Americans for their beer while Labatt is one of their best selling weasel pisses.

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Photo of RyanKininger
3.56/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmayfield
5/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hackattack
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is not that bad. But it is nothing compared to most American craft brews.

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Photo of Acat114
3.68/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Electros
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Karl1990
3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vetbidder
3.16/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Finally got a chance to rate this one. Very clear look to this beer. Bready , beery scent. Ya know I remember this being worse than it is. Now I've got a cold can here and I call the flavor gentle, bready and slightly adjunct. It's thin and fairly well carbonated. It's easy to drink cold at least. Nothing exciting here.

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Photo of Wizzle32
2.81/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.11/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look - Clear yellow, no head or lacing from the pour.

Smell - Metallic, grainy, no hop aroma

Taste - Paper thin grainy body, tastes like rice but I'm not 100% sure, mild sweetness, tinny-metallic aftertaste

Feel - Thin bodied, loads of carbonation, refreshing

Overall - I imagine a bottle wouldn't be as metallic as from the can. Even then it's an ok lighter beer. Good for warm weather.

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Photo of 94rocker1
3.21/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MallardDrake
2.86/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PMarcy78
3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timc32
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of brewnme
3.75/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
2.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From Detroit Red Wings bottles at Firebird Tavern, Detroit, Michigan on 02/17/17.

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

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of speedlimit7
2.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LisaAnnLynch
4.38/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a see through golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Smell is skunky and grainy. Taste is the same as smell. Bitter aftertaste. Heavy carbonation. Mouthfeel was light. Overall, just another macro lager.

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Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,072 ratings.
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