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Labatt Blue Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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55
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Todd on 10-22-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
610
Avg:
2.2
pDev:
56.36%
 
 
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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 610
Reviews by snowsurfer422:
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3.25/5  rDev +47.7%

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.8/5  rDev +72.7%
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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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.8/5  rDev +72.7%
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 Winston3737
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's as bad as Keystone.

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Photo of Toemas
3.7/5  rDev +68.2%
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 Jensen83
4.02/5  rDev +82.7%
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 chuckwalsh
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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 cam477
2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of tectactoe
1.7/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Labatt Blue Light is exactly that -- light. Much like other macrobrew light beers, there isn't much of anything to speak of. Very little flavor (some grains, corn maybe) which is overpowered by carbonated crispiness. The beer has a faint grain/wheat smell, it's incredibly thin bodied, and is extremely clear in color with a soft yellow hue. No head retention - but most of the time you're not drinking this for it's appearance, taste, or smell. You're drinking this because it's cheap and you want beer.

Marginally better than a Bud Light, but still, this is probably closer to water than it is to beer. Not much happening at all.

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Photo of Blades32744
3.48/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DWolf
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of WuAnquo1
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Todd
1.22/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: 11.5oz brown twist-off top bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Extremely pale, straw yellow in colour with a foamy pure white head. Starts of pillowy then settles to a creamy lace with stick on the glass.

Smell: Extremely faint grain and floral aroma. Nothing going on here.

Taste: No malt body, sweetness of character. There's some dry grain flavour/tannin/feel on the palate, but that's it. Fizzy, light soda water, in feel and partially in taste. Beer goes twangy (slight citrus, lime bite) for a brief, split second, then back to the grain. Very crisp and dry.

Notes: There's absolutely nothing to this beer. It still has 111 calories which nearly the same as a Guinness Draught at 115, by the same volume.

Why? Why make it? Why drink it? Why does "light" have to mean lack of character?

Just wrong ... no better or worse than any other mainstream "light" or "lite" or "lacking" beer. I have to say it again ... Why?

Who drinks this stuff anyway? I'd like to meet them and take them out for some real beer. That, or jab them repeatedly in the kidneys until they switch brands -- the later might prove cheaper and more fun.

My rant is complete ...

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of generallee
3.19/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Labatt Blue is a Buffalo favorite. If you were to walk into any bar in Buffalo your sure to find Labatt Blue or Blue Light on tap or in bottles. Labatt Blue Light pours a pale yellow color with a big foamy white head. It has good carbonation and clarity. The aroma and flavor is similar to regular Labatt Blue but lighter. The aroma has rice cereal malts and grassy straw like hops in the nose. The flavor has light sweet cereal malts up front that turn dry with a crisp citrusy bitter finish. "Blue Light" is light bodied, thin and a highly drinkable Canadian pilsner. It's a great beer for watching hockey [GO SABRES] and calories. It also pairs well with a traditional Buffalo style fish fry.

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Photo of Jason
1.73/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

11.5 oz brown long neck twist, no freshness date. Head retention lacks but it is clear and very pale.

Odd musty, almost cheesy aroma. The smell is too clean and in an odd way seems incredibly stripped … oh yeah it’s a light beer.

Bland upfront and through the finish, crispness is lost and there is an underlying slickness in the mouth. Vague grain and bitterness though the bitterness could be from the hops or faintly astringent malt or both. I gather it is both. Nice to see the Canadians brew a real crappy light beer. NOT!

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Photo of Cavanaghty
1.55/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from can into glass.

Appearance: Almost clear. Slight hint of yellow. Too much light white head that lasted seconds with heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Almost no smell. Maybe some sugars and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very light bodied and drank like water. Hints of some malts and other grains...maybe rice. Alcohol taste was the strongest flavor and that was light.

Overall: To be honest, do not care for this beer. However I could enjoy it on a very hot day with no other drink available.

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Photo of mjtiernan
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dogfishandi
2.38/5  rDev +8.2%
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 jminch
2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.18/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Okay this is simple, imagine Labatt's Blue which is relatively lighter american style lager, now imagine that same beer watered down. I don't know how they can get away making artificial beer, this just isn't beer. It smells of a mild malt sweetness very faint, no sign of hops here just chemical ridden stench. This is one poorly made beer that just over did it on the water and left out beer. Appears yellow and very fizzy (artificial carbonation), with a very thin head even when I poured it straight into the glass with no tilt. The bubbles are still rising from the bottom of the glass much like seltzer water, which also explains the mouthfeel of this beer. In the taste it is a very nasty watered down flavor that isn't sweet and isn't bitter it's just straight gross and unappetizing. There is no finish to speak of here, just blandness absolutely no flavor. You may have to take in a keg IV of this on to get a buzz, it is that watery. I don't ever picture myself drinking this beer ever again, no matter what.

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of goast8127
1/5  rDev -54.5%

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Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
55 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.
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