Canada Molson Canadien or Labatt Blue?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ZAP, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,398) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    OK..I shouldn't have to put a disclaimer but check my reviews....I drink a lot of quality beer but after hockey we tend to have either Labatt Blue or Molson Canadien in the lockerroom....

    What is your preference? I personally think Molson Canadien is considerably better for the style of beer.....nice macro maltiness....Labatt is just kind of astringent........thoughts?
  2. bylerteck

    bylerteck Poo-Bah (2,896) May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Blue is better b/c it's named after the Bombers.
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  3. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Aspirant (269) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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  4. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    I don't think when I drink either. But in the past I have always leaned towards Blue.
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  5. liamt07

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,293) Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Old Milwuakee tall boys.
  6. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Molson sucks just slightly less.
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  7. peensteen

    peensteen Poo-Bah (1,836) Apr 3, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Molson Canadian I guess if its between the two....but I would take a PBR straight up over both of them
  8. Jeffo

    Jeffo Poo-Bah (2,619) Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    Molson Canadian for sure. I often drink one on the flight home and it gives me that "Home and Native" feel :slight_smile:

  9. CanuckRover

    CanuckRover Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2007 Ontario (Canada)

    Blue hands down, can't get a Canadian down... though I have been known to happily drink an Ex at dive bars.
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  10. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    Blue - Bombers & a true North End Winnipeg beer.

    That said they are both swill and I only drink them when with the great unwashed (my friends) so I'll take whatever they prefer.
  11. decimator

    decimator Zealot (572) Jun 1, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    If those are my only choices - Canadian for sure.
  12. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (582) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    If Canadien is the same thing as Canadian, then Canadian...but I really wouldn't care either way.
  13. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    When i started out drinking, they didn't have Canadian in Quebec but didn't matter, i was a Blue Dry guy. Now they taste like alcohol fuel or something (i can't really describe it but it's off-putting). My dad has been having some Black Label at his house recently, that's not bad Also, when we were at my sister-in-law's for the Super Bowl, they had Molson Canadian and it was alright.
  14. Electros

    Electros Meyvn (1,021) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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  15. korguy123

    korguy123 Initiate (0) May 17, 2008 Ontario (Canada)

    I think the only thing I hate more than Canadian is Blue...
    Canadian for me.
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  16. sliverX

    sliverX Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2007 S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

    I'm not partial as long as its cold, hell there's usually a case between the benches.
    The only time I drank a Mich Ultra was in the locker room it was just like water.
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  17. KStark

    KStark Devotee (422) Jul 13, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    If I have to drink either Blue Or Canadian at a bar I usally add Clamato to improve the taste. They are good for beer cocktails.

    I find little differance between them.

    In BC Canadian is brewed in Vancouver and Blue is brewed in Alberta. There will be differences between the regional breweries. I'm not sure where the exported beers are brewed.
  18. thehyperduck

    thehyperduck Poo-Bah (2,579) Feb 26, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    If those are the only choices then I would take Canadian in a heartbeat. I don't think it's that bad as far as industrial-style pale lagers go.

    But if I'm going to be buying a domestic pale lager with my own money I'd rather save a few bucks and get Upper Canada or something.
  19. CanuckRover

    CanuckRover Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2007 Ontario (Canada)

    It's funny, Blue always struck me as being at least recognizably of a style. The profile seems vaguely pilsnery to me, while Canadian has always seemed unappetizingly sweet. Seems I'm in the minority big time!
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