Labatt Blue Light
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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From:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #141
ABV:
4%
Score:
56
Ranked #30,239
Avg:
2.28 | pDev: 32.46%
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
709
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 15, 2023
Added:
Oct 22, 2001
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  146
SCORE
56
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Notes: Labatt Blue Light was introduced in 1983 as a lower-alcohol, lower-calorie version of Canada’s most popular brand. Blue Light uses specially selected North American aromatic hops and the same strain of lager yeast as the one used to produce Labatt Blue. The result is a crisp, clean and delicately balanced beer, with a slight sweetness and citrus-like hop character.
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Rated: 4 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

May 15, 2023
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Rated by Graham71

4.36/5  rDev +91.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The lightest, crispest, and most inoffensive cheap beer option.
Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by Matt711 from Minnesota

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by sweethomie

5/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Blue light is easily one of the most prestigious beverages around. Have you ever just wanted to slam 24pack. Well this is the beer to do it with. After drinking 10-12 of these only thing you can think is dang that went down to easy. If you luck the magical labatt will bless you with out a hangover. Best beert
Jan 13, 2023
 
Rated: 2.54 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jan 03, 2023
 
Rated: 2.76 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jan 02, 2023
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Rated by dr_offig

3.39/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A notch above southern mainstream corn style lights, in taste, imo. Def go to when in the north!
Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 1.8 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 2.43 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
12oz can into a tall lager glass.
L: Pours pale light caramel w a thin eggshell white head, decent large carbo bubbles, light random splotchy lacing.
S: Grains, lightly sweet malts, corn, lightly metallic, a light trace of pastry dough.
T: Sweet grains, corn a hint of malting, a suggestion of grassy hops, lightly pale, no aftertaste.
F: Gently fizzy lighter bodied feel w a very fast finish that is rather drying.
O: Fast, dry, easy drinking and rather light on taste and that's good as it's quite dry on the tongue which aids in faster drinking. I enjoy the dryness of it and think it's good in its style.
Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.23/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
This was another one bottle purchase. Good thing that I didn't get more. Terrible beer. I really had a hard time drinking this one as the taste reminded me of diluted beer, at least what I thought.
Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.18 by CaptainMac from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2022
 
Rated: 2.94 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 1.68 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2.25 by dd53grif from Michigan

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 2.25 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by whosaugust from Ohio

Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

1.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Um…horrible. Smell is faint beery. Taste, I’m thinking corn. I’m pretty sure this is a CORN beer. Not faint corn like some light beers, but serious corn. At least this really thin brew has some carbonation to it, a bright point. To think when I was growing up in the 80’s, this was a “Canadian Import” beer with a premium price. Ugh.
Sep 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.41 by travelguy from Ohio

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Yeah so Blue Light is like an old reliable friend. You really always know what you’re getting. A most crushable beer that is light, but doesn’t taste too watery or totally like chemicals. We have used Blue Light on many occasions, from horse races, graduation parties, beech excursions, that time at the Harp and post hockey game festivities. The beer we smoked in college has come with us on many a weekend since. Simply put, Blue Light far and away the best mass produced light beer you can buy.
Jul 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.83 by lagrluvr

Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 2.67 by MillyLite from Michigan

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 2.55 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 05, 2021
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Rated by graffitiseries from New York

3.95/5  rDev +73.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Have had Bottle, Can and on Tap. Perfect beer if you want a day drinker. Can drink while cooking out all day and wake up feeling great.
Feb 03, 2021
 
Rated: 2.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours completely clear, pale golden color with a nice white and foamy head. SRM of 7. (3.75)

Aroma: Nice pale malt aromas with a slight salty, bread and honey aroma. A hint of that pilsner malt comes through.

Flavor: Nice pale malts again with a slight bready sweetness from the pilsner malt. Really nicely showcases the malts here. Leans slightly sweet for the style.

Feel: Leans slightly heavier bodied. A small amount of residual sweetness on the tongue.

Compared to Trader Joe's Light Beer 6/13/20: Pours a slightly lighter color. Stronger and sweeter aromas. More bready and less dry and crackery. Overall sweeter with less carbonation. Winner: Labatt Blue

Overall: A nice and easy drinking light lager. Slightly heavier bodied for the style, but not really too heavily bodied but rather a nice malt sweetness. Nice pilsner malt flavors give it a pilsner flavor of slight bread sweetness. Really impressed by this light beer (Rating relative within style. Final Rating: 4.00)
Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 2.93 by Yet_ter from Michigan

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 2.81 by Danzifer from Ohio

Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by BigGuNz240 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 1 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Joe99xxx

Jan 10, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.03/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
355mL bottle, I am from Canada but I haven't had this in about 15 years. A thin white head caps a crystal clear pale golden beer. Mild aroma of sweet grain and grassy/spicy hops. Flavors are well balanced and very mild again with notes of biscuit, cereal grain, corn perhaps, bitterness is very modest while being earthy and a bit spicyb maybe grassy too. Light body, moderate carbonation, very easy drinking with a crisp finish. Again, a long time since I had this one. I will get it again if I see it, but it is not very common to see around here.
Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by Marvicsin from California

Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 1.34 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Oct 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Santosizer from California

4/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I live in California so this beer is pretty hard to find. Almost near impossible really. Anyways after having a few 6 packs, it's right in the sweet spot. It's not overly bitter or sour tasting at the end like Bud or Miller. Malt comes through clean, hops shine through lightly, and the beer finishes dry. It's a really enjoyable beer and a good overall light beer. I dont get the hate. You're reviewing a light beer, not an aged stout or an IPA. You're reviewing a light F'ing beer!
Sep 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(24 oz can, code A29927, 'Let's Go Flyers' branding; purchased cold... poured into 28 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, gold liquid; tall build of explosive, crumbly white foam... keeps a collar but doesn't lace

S: mildly spicy apple peel overtone, subtle soapy-perfumy note; bit of a musty dough in the background... fair potency overall

T: good bit more slightly-sweetish cereal grain flavor than the smell lead on; the finish drops away, malt goes diluted, while that vaguely apple-y spicy (clove) phenol lingers... in subsequent sips, the spice fades and a dry, delicate, doughy malt rises and settles in... lovely dryness all the way through, just a bit too skewed toward the faint musty spice

F: light-bodied, softly foamy texture; silky wave rolling through... rather heavenly caress

O: comparing this to my review of regular Labatt Blue, I seem to prefer this lighter expression, assuming it's a similar recipe just scaled back... I've tried a relative crap-ton of light lagers lately, and this is one of the better ones (1465)
Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 2.99 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jul 07, 2019
 
Rated: 2.98 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jun 15, 2019
Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 56 out of 100 with 709 ratings