Labatt Blue Light Lime | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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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:
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Added by tubacharlie on 04-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
28
Avg:
2.52
pDev:
26.98%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of metter98
2.54/5  rDev +0.8%
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 NeroFiddled
3.19/5  rDev +26.6%
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 TheManiacalOne
1.67/5  rDev -33.7%
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 smithj4
2.36/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Slatetank
2.67/5  rDev +6%
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 woodychandler
2.74/5  rDev +8.7%
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 InspectorBob
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Taking Labatt Blue Light into a clear bottle and adding lime flavor to it, let's follow suit we have to compete with Bud Light Lime, Miller Chill. Who thought of this, forget real lime wedges, let's just add the lime flavoring before it's bottled. Clear bottle pours into a Hoegaarden glass with a pale straw yellow color and quickly fleeting fizzy white head. Aroma has some faint background cereal grains, with lime peel citrus fruit pretty match masking any possible hops/malt tones. Flavor is water mass produced tasteless unoffensive lager with lime flavor added. Again much like adding actual lime to carbonated water, maybe a splash of Labatt Blue for color. Watery texture, high carbonation brings on lime burps. Drinkability I could drink one or two but give me a Dos Equis/Pacifico with a twist of lime if I'm going for mass produced imported beer with lime. I just don't see the point of these breweries making every variation of the same beer just to take up shelf space from brewers who actually deserve it.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tdm168
1.7/5  rDev -32.5%
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 rolltide8425
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a good like beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of limes, nothing else. Taste is also of limes, slightly sour, no other notable flavors. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a mediocre beer.

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Photo of liamt07
2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
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 puboflyons
2.48/5  rDev -1.6%
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 Eziel
2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Latarnik
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of spinrsx
2.54/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rudzud
2.49/5  rDev -1.2%
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 CharlesK
2.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Brad007
1.55/5  rDev -38.5%
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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Photo of Brenden
1.8/5  rDev -28.6%
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 tectactoe
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Labatt Blue Light Lime from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.52 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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