Labatt Blue Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Blue LightLabatt Blue Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

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
Ratings:
629
Reviews:
183
Avg:
2.2
pDev:
30.91%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
123
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 629 |  Reviews: 183
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 crash8per
2.13/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
1.89/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SMH_NWI
1.6/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Brew_ski
2.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zekeman17
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ER527
1.47/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dheldman
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Zazzi82
1.84/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of hotsudge
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jeroberts2012
1.5/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Almasi_
3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
1.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another bland cereal lager, but with fewer calories. Yea! Otherwise it’s watery with just a hint of flavor. Not sure why these are so big in the States... When visiting the mother-in-law, this is what I get.

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Photo of mynie
1.66/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap (and in cans) at the BB&T Center in Buffalo, where it is easily the most accessible beer.

Labatt always struck me as Canada's Budweiser--not necessarily because of popularity and market position, but it just had a similar-tasting grain bill and nearly identical bodies. I don't dislike macros, but Bud for me is a distant third behind Coors and Miller, so I don't get it very often. Ditto Labatt, which falls squarely behind Molson and Moose Head.

And, true to form, Labatt Light tastes quite similar to Bud Light: very fizzy, very watery, with just a mild push of cereal sweetness to keep you from confusing it with seltzer. It's far too tame to be offensive, but certainly nothing I'd ever seek out to drink.

My apologies to Coors Light. All these years, I've sworn that it was the wateriest beer imaginable. Turns out I was wrong, and the true King of Nothing Award should go to Labatt Blue. It's not *bad* in the regular sense, but it's just not really there.

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Photo of ordybill
1.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The beer has a clear faint yellow color with a thin tiny white head. The aroma is corn and water?. The flavor is a weak watered down beer flavor. Not a good beer.

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Photo of Tank880
2.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Decent plain beer. I have some nostalgia for it from going to hockey games to living up north. Worthwhile beer. Love the 28 packs at a good price often $20.

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Photo of InspectorBob
2.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of BEER88
2.05/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bjm2133
2.85/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.56/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nuebs
1.25/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.2 out of 5 based on 629 ratings.
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