Labatt Blue Citra
Labatt Brew House

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #186
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,118
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 13.97%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
73
From:
Labatt Brew House
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  13
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews by BobbyOlson:
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

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

May 11, 2019
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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

Sep 19, 2019
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Wellgoose12 from New York

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

May 22, 2019
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GOBLIN from Ohio

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

Apr 02, 2019
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98green from Michigan

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.

Jun 15, 2019
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generallee from Virginia

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

Apr 28, 2019
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Chuck71 from New Jersey

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

Oct 10, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

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!

Apr 02, 2019
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Homebrewkingpin from New York

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.

Jun 03, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

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

Sep 02, 2019
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GoBeers from New York

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...

Apr 09, 2019
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Giggy from Michigan

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

May 11, 2019
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joe12pk from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 29, 2019
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

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

Jul 15, 2019
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clager from Michigan

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

Mar 25, 2019
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JoeGran from Minnesota

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

Jul 04, 2019
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Gemini6 from Michigan

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

Apr 03, 2019
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Tyler1168 from New York

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can’t beat this deal! I am a fan of craft beers of any variety. These beers are much cheaper than standard craft ipa’s or ipl’s. Good hoppy flavor with this beer, not too bitter. A great beer for someone trying a hoppy beer for the first time! It’s not overwhelming and great on a hot summer day!

Jul 12, 2020
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scootercrabb from Illinois

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

May 25, 2019
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

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

May 17, 2019
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GRFounder from Michigan

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

May 20, 2019
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radiation from Michigan

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!

Jul 15, 2019
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Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surprising how solid this brew is, considering its maker and price. More hop character and flavor than I expected, which is a good thing. Maybe a better value than Sam ‘76. Although a little thin and one dimensional, it is highly drinkable and the low abv makes this sessionable. Will probably buy again.

Aug 26, 2020
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blissfulNemo from Michigan

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

May 11, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

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

Aug 19, 2019
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 73 ratings