Labatt Blue Light
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Style:
American Light Lager
Ranked #246
ABV:
4%
Score:
55
Ranked #48,932
Avg:
2.21 | pDev: 32.13%
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
682
From:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  143
SCORE
55
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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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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.8/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labatt Blue Light has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly straw appearance, with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is light, sweet malt and sugar. Taste is of lightly-roasted barley malt, sugar, sweet grains, and just the slightest touch of hops. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Labatt Blue Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. This is an exceptional light beer.

RJT

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More User Reviews:
Photo of superspak
3.51/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 7/26/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light biscuit/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is okay. Really watery feel, but not bland on flavors. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very solid light lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Clean malt/corn flavors and mild earthy hop balance. Solid barley presence, not too heavy on the adjuncts. A nicely enjoyable offering for the style.

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Photo of Jensen83
4.02/5  rDev +81.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Good beer for parties and very light. Perfect for drinking games. Very clear color and good taste for a light beer. Way ahead of Miller Lite.

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Photo of Toemas
3.7/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

LIGHT BEER - good solid one at that. Certainly not Awfu.. however it is a drinking beer, some of you might not know what that is.. for when you drink a bunch of beers . some may hype it up with the term "session" ..... no surprises on this canadian mass market favorite. easier than Miller Lite, less sweet, same for the nasty silver one . more flavor than Budlight, less carbonation, no joke great Sat Sun afternoon beer when in bonus time. i.e. Daytime Hockey Playoffs ... also got a free hockey stick opener.

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Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's as bad as Keystone.

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Photo of chuckwalsh
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A nice option when it's hot and out fishing. Can drink them all day in the heat with little or no effect.

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Photo of Bito24
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As light beers go, this one is pretty decent. Pours slightly darker than most lights. You get a bit of a hoppy taste in the Initial mouthful. Goes down real easy, but what would you expect from a beer w/blue in the name.

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.8/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off Labatt Blue Light is my go to beer. I love this stuff. Overall I am trying to keep and open mind compared to higher end micro-brew beers, that I have recently started enjoying. This beer was out of a can. I have noticed a taste difference in the past between bottled and canned versions of this beer. (Bottled is always better, right?)
Look-It's a light colored beer. The beer had a big head that took about 5 minutes to dissipate.
Smell-The smell of this beer is not all that pleasant. It smells like malt, bread, and hops. The hops seem more noticeable the more and more I smell it.
Taste- It is a light tasting beer overall. It tastes of corn malt and very light hops. It's an incredibly smooth beer. It's definitely watery but what do you expect from a light name brand beer. It's a great tasting light beer.
Feel- It's a great drinking beer if you plan on drinking 6+. Good beer for just about any day.
Overall- It's an easy drinking beer that is easily comparable to a bud light or coors light. It is not a bottom of the barrel beer, but it's not expensive. Overall it's a great bar beer and it's one of the top ones on my list.

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Photo of sirsteve42
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of Ewhite2121
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Kromes
2.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very clear straw color. Looks like a light ginger ale.

honey malt and lots of corn and a starchy aroma. Almost has a wax smell to it like an unscented candle.

Very sweet with a little bit of corn. Sort of like frosted flakes with a tiny bit of hop flavoring thrown in.

Very light feel. Watery and high carbonation like soda.

For a major light lager, it's not bad compared to some of the others. It lacks flavor. Just mostly sweet and light.

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Photo of JuliusCaesar
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of alexandergartley
2.81/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zimm421
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CDK
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
2.38/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

what can i say? you gotta drink some shitty ones to really appreciate the great beers. found this in my fridge and what the hell? figured its worth atleast a review.

11.5oz brown twist off bottle at fridge temp poured into a pilsner glass. doesnt appear to have any sort of bottling date. there kind of making a joke of themselves by calling this a "canadian pilsener".

pours out the most super clear straw yellow, slight golden hue. super fizzy white head that went to nothing within minutes. looks like your average macro lager.

hardly anything to really pick out. metallic corny grains, a bit of lagery mineral water.

mineraly water, nasty corny grains, sweet, just slightly tart. you can tell its a lager.

lots of sparkly fizzy carbonation, leaves a nasty adjuncty taste in your mouth after each sip. super watered down, light mouthfeel.

overall, my score pretty much says it all "not impressed". im sure ill be drinking this just to "fit in" and "look cool", but i will never ever buy this. i would however support labatt over AB anyday, but thats not saying much.

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Photo of tarheels4life23
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of SaintJonah
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of TimRex
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of TheHammer
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Rheaume17
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of keeganfrank
1.82/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow beer with a fleeting, foamy head. Dry grain aroma with some faint bready notes. Flavors of grain and grass. Very dry, taste that alternates between tangy and watery. I feel like I'm drinking a really bad adjunct lager that's been watered down to mask the flavor. This stuff is just...lousy.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

This one pours a clear yellow, basically looks like water. Looks quite fizzy.

Smells metallic, and like not much else. Maybe some creamed corn.

Tastes metallic too, and maybe a little like creamed corn. It's kind of grainy, but the carbonation takes over the flavor, it's all you get. It's honestly like really gross metallic seltzer.

This one is really light bodied, with a very high level of carbonation.

Pass.

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Photo of alkemy
1.38/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A fairly pale urine yellow color and crystal clear with zero head. Scent is very faint. Just some adjunct sweetness is really all I can pick up. Taste is awful and there is no freshness date on the can. Unfortunately, this is a 24oz. can so I've got about ten ounces to go after polishing off the first glass. Taste has the sweetness of corn and a touch of honey. I'm glad this is watered down, because I'd have a hard time stomaching a stronger version of this particular taste. I'll not be revisiting this.

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Photo of carmike813
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 55 out of 100 with 682 ratings