Labatt Blue Citra
Labatt Brew House

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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #204
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #36,946
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 15.07%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
58
From:
Labatt Brew House
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  13
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by 98green:
Photo of 98green
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sure I got suckered in by Citra hops in a cheap macro lager.

But this one is quite nice. It has become a go to fridge beer for low ABV “I’ll have one more” at the end of a session. Look is a bit more golden/orange than you might expect from labatts.

Smell is sweet adjunct mixed with flowery hops. Taste is earthy lager yeast up front with a decent hop bitter finish. Plenty of malt sweetness for balance. Feel is actually solid for a low 4 ABV. Overall, I quite like it for what it is.

I wouldn’t repeat at a $12 sixer craft price, but at less than half that I certainly like it much more than other AAL offerings at the same price point and ABV. Might be a good entry point to the hoppy beers for your AAL-loving friends.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jydjohn0915
1.06/5  rDev -71%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am a beer drinker, so are a lot of friends of mine. I bought a case of this, and i can not give it away... Everyone who sips it, gags. I don't understand how anyone can enjoy this nasty beer. Worst thing i have ever tasted

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Photo of Wellgoose12
2.1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuck71
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always liked Labatt since I was a teen, I think it’s a good session & brewed in the USA

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Photo of Tantonys
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a nice beer, more of a craft beer opposed to regular Labatt Blue pilsner.
The body may be the same, but the Citra and Mosaic hops really make this beer shine out.
Very refreshing!
Nice creamy head, then the hops hits ya!
4.7% makes it a good session beer.
$5.99 for 3 quarts is reasonable.
MADE IN USA!!!
Rochester NY!
Overall a good macrobrew.
I look forward to more Labatt varieties in the USA brewed with the same diligence as LABATT CITRA!

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Photo of Homebrewkingpin
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

at $10.99 for a 12 pack locally it is hard to beat this beer.
lime and grapefruit with enough malt to back it up.
more than good i don't think this beer will ever get old.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoBeers
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz Can into a Pilsner Glass L: Darker Golden, Dense, tight white head, recedes fairly quickly. T: Some hop and citrus upfront, but fades quickly. F: Light, effervescent. O: Like a Labatt Blue with a bit of Pale Ale character.

Meeh...got a 6 pack on sale ($5.99 - 6 16oz.) so tried it. Its not undrinkable, but its not satisfying. I supposed if I'd finished a long bike ride on a hot summer day, it could be a decent, even welcome, quaff - but that wasn't the case. Just watching the NCAAM championship, and the beer is not a distraction...

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeGran
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRFounder
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of radiation
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super good beer for the price. Kind of surprising because it's a macro brew lager that prioritizes hop flavor. Hop flavor is clean, fresh, and bright. This is not a boring macro brew!

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can, picked this up as a single so I forget how much I paid for this. It's stamped with A099 1320:13 on the bottom, so I really have no idea if this is fresh or not. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is subtle but decent enough, the brew smells like bready malt and citrusy (citrus peel, lemon) hops. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some lime and a bitter earthy/herbal flavor noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating and is well carbonated. Overall it's OK, not too bad at all. It wouldn't be my first choice for a session beer, but I could drink 2 or 3 of these. Worth a try if you can find a single somewhere.

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Photo of jprudhomme7
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labatt Blue Citra from Labatt Brew House
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 58 ratings