Labatt Blue Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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56
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630 Ratings
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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:
630
Reviews:
183
Avg:
2.2
pDev:
30.91%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 183
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

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

Photo of PJCarnell
2.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Keith27614
1.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of jmiah22
2.15/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of entenduintransit
2.31/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of metter98
2.32/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of adjunct malts with notes of rice and hints of corn. Faint bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and quite watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily, but only because it is mostly water and the adjunct flavors aren't too strong.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of sachie23
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JebBeerFish
2.79/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

During a hurried stop at a supermarket on my way home, felt like picking up an inexpensive 24 oz. beer. I had bought Blue Light years ago before I discovered craft beer. Paid .99 for it, and am not going to rate it against a $14.99 4 pack beer.

We all know what light beers look like, so I won't bother with that. I did get a weird soapy taste with the beer. Flavor was below average, and disappointed me even at the .99 price point. While not a horrible beer, will not buy again anytime soon, maybe in desperation someday.

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
2.6/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
3.23/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light lager is not awful.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice golden color with thick head. Smells like the standard fermented corn. Not much flavor, like watered down labatts. Kinda dry going down. Not many redeeming qualities here.

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Labatt Blue Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.2 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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