Labatt Blue Light Lime
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Style:
American Light Lager
Ranked #200
ABV:
4%
Score:
64
Ranked #47,498
Avg:
2.53 | pDev: 27.27%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
107
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Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
 
Ontario, Canada
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Year-round
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SCORE
64
Poor
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 107
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.77/5  rDev +49%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

(24 oz can, B058... purchased cold... poured into a 28 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, pale yellow-gold liquid; tons of white foam on pour, tight, cottony pad... head fizzles out rather quick; not really any lace, the lil boogs slip away

S: good bit of lime aroma dominating its scent, almost smells real; really smells more like Sprite with a lil (corn-fed) beer mixed in... smells alright for what it smells like, a shandy

T: not gonna lie, a relatively delightful flavor at first: lime-infused, lightly-doughy malt base; clean and dry on the outflow, though the finish has the faintest color to it like a mix between a lime sweet-tart candy / lime air freshener... humming aftertaste of lime and cereal, like Trix; dry, doughy

F: very soft suds, pillowy texture and flow, disappearing finish... maybe a delicate touch of residual lime syrup slickness? who knows?... light and easy-drinking, even when drinking at cellar temp

O: tried it just to try it once... it wasn't too too dissimilar to a Mexican beer with actual limes shoved in the bottle (minus real citrus acidity); kind of surprising and thankful it didn't taste more glaringly artificial... maybe this is what light beers need - flavor infusion - so what... (1423)

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Photo of superspak
3.65/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 6/22/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a small fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that linger. Light spotty lacing on the, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lime juice, citrus peel/zest, cracker, corn, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of limes, pale malt/grains, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lime juice, citrus peel/zest, cracker, corn, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, floral, grassy, zesty bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lime juice, citrus peel/zest, cracker, corn, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of limes, pale malt/grains, and light earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a nice fruited light lager. All around nice robustness and balance of limes, pale malt/grains, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not too watery for the ABV. Great balance between vibrant limes and pils malt/grains; with solid earthy hop presence for the style. Not overdone on adjuncts. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example. Would be great for summer.

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Photo of Cholla
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Didn’t find the lime flavor overpowering. Tasted more at the end of each sip than at the beginning. Refreshing beer for a hot summer day. Very watery mouthfeel so it goes right down. Might have it again sometime. Cheers.

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Photo of Beastdog75
1.98/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Well, it looks like even Canadian brewers are jumping on the fad that is light lagers with lime flavoring. I went into this review knowing full well that this wasn't going to be a high quality beer that I'd be reviewing, but a part of me wanted to know how it would stack up against Bud Light Lime and its ilk. Why? Who knows, but that's just the way my mind works.

Labatt Light Lime pours a yellow/gold color. A fizzy, sudsy head (less than a pinky's worth) forms and thins out in a little under 30 seconds. There was quite a collection of fizzy "soda" bubbles on the side of the glass. The aroma was of sweet citrus and lime, with some light grain and vegetable smell. As mentioned, the beer is indeed fizzy, and overall feels pretty thin on the palette. The light citric/lime flavor is the most dominant note here, but the beer is still pretty watery even with that lime presence. There are some grain and vegetable flavors detectable behind the lime, but that's about it. The aftertaste is clean and almost non existant except for some non-descript dryness, and there is no alcoholic warmth at all in this beer.

Indeed, not a high quality beer at all. It is easy to drink, but I would say this is more lime than beer. Save for a summer day thirst quencher when you need something to whet your whistle and nothing more.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
1.26/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is up there with the absolute worst beers I've ever had.

It pours like you'd expect, clear and gold, with a quickly dissipating head.

This smells so unbelievably artificial, like syrupy and saccharine lime, with corn syrup and skunk.

This honestly tastes terrible. It's revolting, with an overly artificial and unpleasant lime flavor, just out whatever the base light lager tastes like. I get some sweet corn and syrupyness This isn't even all that crisp, which is what the style is supposed to be.

This is just sad. There's no reason at all to drink this.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labatt Blue Light Lime brewed Labatt Brewing Company Ltd., with an ABV of 4.00% This brew pours out a nice golden, amber color with a smell white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. This brew has the look of most light lagers on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Labatt Blue Light Lime is sweet with lime grains and malts. Labatt Blue Light Lime smell puts you in the mind set of lemon lime soda. Now for the taste , it is Lime, with some beer taste. This brew has a nice smooth lime taste to it. Not much else to say. The mouthfeel of Labatt Blue Light Lime, is Light , Smooth, clean and refreshing. This is a nice smooth brew to drink on a hot day. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. Overall I'm giving Labatt Blue Light Lime a 3 out of 5. Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.,did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again when it get really hot.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Labatt Blue Light Lime | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is non-existent, with minimal lacing,and a clear pale golden body.

I smell lemon-lime soda,basically. This is kind of expected per this style, as I review WITHIN THE STYLE.

Tastes like a less limey Bud Light with Lime. Not to say this is a bad thing per se if its in the high 80's with well over 50% humidity.

The mouthfeel here is light and crisp.

Overall, I'l give Labatt Blue Light Lime | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. a 3 rating. Nothing great, but nothing awful for what it is.

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Photo of metter98
2.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
S: Light to moderate aromas of artificial lime are present in the nose. It poured with a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
T: The taste follows the smell, having initial flavors of artificial lime but these quickly dissipated, leaving flavors of grainy malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer would have been more comparable to Bud Light Lime if the lime flavor didn't quickly disappear from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
1.36/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

It pours watery yellow, with a petite soapy head that dissapated rapidly, much like Oakland Raiders playoffs in 2014. It had the taste of fake limes and malts, with no much of any other taste. Went down super smooth, left the palate wet, and was not filling. No edge, light body, and a lime aftertaste.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

poured from the clear longneck 12oz into a mug chilled.

Thc color is bright golden with good clarity and thick 2 finger frothy white cap with fine bead and good retention with a streamer of lace sticking and carbonation visibly rising at a moderately fast pace. The aroma is not good , more like lime seltzer than anything with a slight sweet malt ester. The feel is spritzy and has a light citrus tangyness with some mild sweetness and mostly dry finish with generally light body as expected.

The taste is slightly artificial with some lime seltzer taste as the aroma let on. The flavor of malt is very low in the taste profile with no alcohol or anything else really save for some cereal grain sweetness, it is a pretty bland beer after the initial lime essence goes away. Overall I was not disgusted, but it certainly lacks a lot in both flavor and overall enjoyment. I think this would probably be one of the last things I would reach for unless it was for cleansing the palate but it is not the best of the 3 light beers with lime I have had.

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Photo of Spikester
3.03/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear pale gold with a small white head that was gone before I could walk down the hall to my computer. Some feeble laces decorate the glass.
Smells like lime.
Tastes like lime. Really a lime flavored sparkling water. Crisp and refreshing.
Mouthfeel is typical of a light lager.
Has a lightly dry finish. And except for the appearance it is nothing like beer. A good choice for those folks who don't like beer.

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Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark gold with a two finger head. Left a good amount of lacing.

S - Smells of lots and lots of lime, followed by some salt and lemon.

T - Lime up front, lime in the middle, and lime in the back. Salt and malt make it's way into the mix in it's slightest variation.

M - Medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, this is the best of the lime beers ( Between Bud Light Lime, Radler, Michelob Lime Cactus, and this ). It would make a great 24oz can to take out on the boat in the summer.

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Photo of liamt07
2.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Labelled as "Blue Lime," but the alcohol content is the same so I'll assume it's likely the same beer. Needed to get this outta my fridge - 341ml into a tulip.

Very pale yellow with a fairly large white head - several fingers in height. Modest lacing and a thin layer of retention. Not really attractive, but I guess it's pretty decent for a macro light lager. Nose has some grains and cereal and a whole load of lime juice. The label tells me it's 'natural' flavour, and it almost seems believable. Some lime tartness/citric acidity wafts from this. Tastes like a watered down lager with some lime flavouring. Some unpleasant cereal-y malts, not-so-nice bitterness and citric/lime acidity. Very light and highly carbonated, oddly refreshing (? - maybe it's because I just got off work...). Not horrid, but not desirable - certainly exceeded my expectations. Would'nt revisit this, but it's certainly preferable to some other macro lagers in terms of flavour.

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Photo of Brenden
1.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Side-by-side with Bud Light Lime. For science!

It looks nearly identical, a crystal-clear light gold. The color is very slighly darker than the BLL. The head pours the same, though, pure white and dead within 20 seconds, no lacing whatsoever. As with BLL, 1.5 because at least it started with something. Bubbles cling to the glass until it's gone.
The lime smells natural enough with grains supporting. The only detectable difference is that dusty grains come out just a little more than in the Bud. Exactly the same, though, is the clean lemony fresh dish detergent that comes out after a few minutes.
As light as it gets, which is expected. Apparently there's something about macros with lime that makes them watery and slick at the same time. Weird.

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Photo of tdm168
1.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a bright golden yellow with a ton of carbonation rising to the top. There some loose, soap-like head that quickly fizzles away. The nose smells like grains and artificial limes. The flavor is sweet, grainy, and finishes with a faint lime flavor. There's something chalky and powdery about the flavor that's off putting. The mouthfeel is very light and very crisp.

This is not a good beer. The other light lagers with lime are better. I definitely won't have this again.

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Photo of Kromes
2.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: A pale straw color with a very thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Actually a pretty nice fresh lime aroma.

T: Very sweet and all lime. You get exactly what it says on the label. Just lime. No malt or hop.

M: Soda feel. thin and carbonated.

O: Actually one of the better lime lagers out there. In the category of light lager it's just ok. But in the category of lime lager, I would say it's a 4.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.19/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hate to disrespect a brew by coming to it with preconceived notions, but I have to admit that I pretty much knew what to expect of Labatt's take on light beer with lime.

On the other hand, it is slightly different. Just slightly. The lime is bright and sweet in the nose, and it's not quite as acidic as it is in the flavor of some others. And it not quite as malty as one of the offerings that I've got in mind. In a blind taste test between Bud Light Lime, Moosehead Light Lime, and Labatt Blue Light Lime I could spot each of them readily, but really, what would that mean as they're all just variations of the same thing?

I feel that all beers have their time and place, and this one is no different. The only thing I find surprising is that Labatt let Moosehead beat them to it.

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Photo of Richter35
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Termed just "Blue Lime" on this label; still 4%...

Pours a washed out yellow colour and looks to be a bit flat. Not appealing.

Blue Lime doesn't really smell like beer at all...more like a glass of Perrier infused with a bit of alcohol.

Mildly refreshing, BL also doesn't taste like beer. It tastes like a lime. This is not acceptable.

Mouthfeel is average, but too carbonated.

Overall? Not impressed!

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Photo of marty21
3.3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lighter yellow with two fingers of foamy head. Settles to a ring around the glass within minutes and didn’t really leave any lacing.

S: Tons of lime. Not much of anything else but what do expect when you buy a lime beer.

T: It’s all lime. It’s actually lighter on the taste then the nose which is good.

M: Light carbonation with a light body.

O: I didn’t mind this light beer. I would prefer it to most other lime beers.

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Photo of rudzud
2.49/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had one of these sitting in the fridge from a large party. Why not review it...Unfortunately sullied my Duvel tulip with this brew. Oh well, get to cross off another style.

A - Pours your typical american lager color with a fizzy, worse than soda, half a finge rhead that immediately disappears to leave nothign behind.

S - Fake lime overpowers all else.

T - More of the fake lime overpowers the bread and grain qualities.

M - Thin, fizzy, just average and standard.

O - Overall, another mediocre beer. Still, I like it better than BL Lime.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.74/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aww, the bottle in the picture looks naked because of its emptiness. My pour created a finger of foamy bone-white head with low retention, fizzing its way out of existence. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a lime quality, but faint and underlain by a slight skunk. Mouthfeel was fizzy with a light lime taste, like a really watery limeade. Finish was equally ho-hum. Chalk this up to another day at the office.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.67/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and doesn’t leave very much lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of lime along with some light malts and adjuncts.

T: The taste starts out with a sweet lime flavors, but not much after that. There’s a very thin malt character and almost not hops presence. Theirs is some balance but that’s only because there isn’t much to balance out. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, very light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily and not filling at all since there isn’t much to the beer beyond the lime flavor, very mild kick, this is definitely one of the lightest of light beers, but overall it’s not very good.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the 24 fl. oz. can no. C14R1106:27. Sampled on May 11, 2011. The pour is olive-yellow with a fizzy, bubbly head and tons of carbonation. The aroma is lime to the extreme, almost as if I squeezed a lime right into it. You can barely find anything close to malts or hops. The body is thin. The taste is also lime to the extreme almost like a lime-flavored soda. Ah well, the can was cheap enough.

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Photo of greenmonstah
1.66/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz can in to DFH snifter (for a laugh)

A - Piss yellow with a big white head. Looks like every light lager.

S - Lime and skunk. Sweet fake lime. Like sprite mixed with a light lager. The artificial lime aroma covers the skunky light lager scent. Crisp.

T - Blech. Sweet artificial lime in the front with a horrifying finish of an awful light lager that has been tainted somehow. This isn't how you make a light lager taste good. So much worse than a regular Blue or Blue Light. The only positive is that if it is cold enough it can taste like lime seltzer for a moment, before the skunk kicks in.

M - Thin and very carbonated. Run of the mill for the style.

O - This is bad. This is silly. Stop it. My friend loves these because he says they taste nothing like beer, which he hates.

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Photo of Brad007
1.55/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Heh, another one of those newfangled lime beers.

Pours a flaccid yellow color with lots of carbonation and little to no head into my glass.

Smell is mainly lime seltzer mixed with hints of sweet malt/adjunct.

Lime seltzer mixed with sweet malt/adjunct is what I get from the taste. Very soda-like as well. Yuck.

Mouthfeel? Lingering lime and thin, grainy malt. Typical light beer characteristics.

Don't even bother. You know how bad lime seltzer tastes in beer.

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