Labatt Brewers Collection Brown Ale | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Brewers Collection Brown AleLabatt Brewers Collection Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tone77 on 10-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Hoagie1973:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of Billolick
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o bottling date or freshness info.

Pours murky and brown, like a brown ale should be. Light tan head, minor development and limited retention. Leaves a mottled film, and some low sheeting and spots of lace.

Just a hint of malt for the nostrils.

Easy drinking and pleasant enough. Malty, with another hint of darker malts and perhaps some nuts in the background.

Nothing special here, just a hint more malt and flavor then the typical Labatt offerings.

Would work best perhaps as a part of a marinade for some pork or chicken

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Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a fall variety pack. It appears to be contract brewed by Labatt USA in Rochester, NY. Poured from a brown 11.5 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some malts. Taste is mild hops up front, some nuttiness, a bit of malts are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.5 ounce bottle, no bottle date. A friend gave me a bottle to try. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with an inch off-white head. The head sticks around a while, and there isn't much lacing. The brew smells like toasted and bready malt, toffee, and nuts. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some herbalness and a light apple flavor too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew, worth a try if you can pick up a single somewhere.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of fx20736
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Attractive, dark mahogany with a creamy tan 1 finger head that leavs nice lacing.

aroma: somewhat muted but toasted caramel malt and a faint hoppiness.

mouthfeel: some viscosity.

taste: exactly like the aroma; toasted caramel malt, wiith just a touch of hops.

Notes: from their Brewmasters pack. This beer completely exceeded my expecations and is a tasty little brown ale sipper. Would buy if sold separately.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks like a light brown ale, clear in color with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Smells pretty good actually. Toasted malts, touch of chocolate, brown malts, and some hops.

T - This is the best beer in the brewers collection pack. Light crisp hops, brown malts, mild chocolate sweetness in the finish, and above all no typical skunky Labatt flavors!

M - The body could use a bit more chewiness but it was pretty good.

Overall they made a pretty nice brown ale. Well worth the price of admission for just a buck. Might go back and snag a couple more.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.5 oz brown bottle

Labatt Brown Ale Limited Edition from the Labatt’s Brewers Collection poured a dark brown with a slight red cast on the edges. A hard pour produced a 2-finger light tan head that had above average staying power. The nose picked-up light hops and even lighter nuttiness. The flavor matched the nose with the nuttiness upfront and a very light hop finish. The mouth feel is light with a lower carbonation than I am used to from an American Brown Ale.

Overall, Labatt Brown Ale is an average/slightly above average American Brown Ale that is an improvement over drinking most American Adjuncts at about the same price

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Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tygry
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of leansean88
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of roastTHEmost
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dbfp210
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of schoolboy
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Finally, I am done with the 24 pack sampler (I wish GOOD samplers were 24 packs). This is the last, and probably the least. That doesn't mean it is completely without merit.

It's nice in the glass. Clear and a good head initially (but not for long). It has a mild malty aroma.

The taste is sort of malty too, and a little bitter. It's sort of like a brown ale (not my favorite style). It's easy to drink if you can get over the fact that you could be drinking something good, which this is not.

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Photo of wertschy
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cb8282
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DannyDan
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a brownish red hue with a thin tan head that has really good retention and fine lacing. The smell is of some malts, and a nutty aroma. The taste starts out with some malts, slight hops and a nutty finish and after taste. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a dry finish and overall a nice mild brown beer that is worthy of a try for first time drinkers of the style.

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Photo of sketchyhoodie
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rontmx5
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of assmandugle
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.5 oz bottle. Had a dark brown appearance with a decent head. Smelled quite average low hops typical of a brown. The taste was low hops with an emptiness like where you would expect nuttiness. Had very low carbonation and drank pretty easily. Not a bad beer try it once but I'd rather grab a smaller craft beer that put more care into it.

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Photo of markcycy
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of barnzy78
2.95/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - light brown in color, creamy ivory head
S - sweet malt, grain, caramel, toffee
T - earthy, sweet, brown malt, mild chocolate, grass, herbal, flavors do not meld well; rather harsh flavors
M - lighter body, ample carbonation, finishes bitter and semi-dry leaving a herbal, grassy taste
O - not terrible, drinkable, but not worth buying again

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Labatt Brewers Collection Brown Ale from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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