Labatt 50

Labatt 50

Rated 2.993 by BeerPals

Brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Limited

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Blonde Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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John and Hugh Labatt, grandsons of founder John K. Labatt, launched Labatt 50 in 1950 to commemorate 50 years of partnership. The first light-tasting ale introduced in Canada, Labatt 50 was Canada's best-selling beer until 1979 when, with the increasing popularity of lagers, it was surpassed by Labatt Blue. Labatt 50 is fermented using a special ale yeast, in use at Labatt since 1933. Specially-selected North American hops and a good balance of dryness, complemented by a fruity taste, provide Labatt 50 with all the distinguishing features of a true ale.

ID: 51 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank38005
Overall Percentile18.4
Style Rank983 of 1372
Style Percentile28.4
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score5.0
Average Score2.992
Weighted Score2.993
Standard Deviation0.872

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  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 2.8 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottle. Colour – clear golden brown, plenty of effervescence, thin bubbly white cap. Aroma – herbal hops, grains, phenol. Mouthfeel – medium bodied. Good carbonation. Flavour – Very malt forward, some herbal hints, some yeast hints. Not a bad beer.

  • PALEALERIDER 2162 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Enjoyed in many variations (can, draft) but for this one, poured from bottle. Pours a fairly large head and dissipates pretty quickly. Has a pale yellow/golden colour. Ok lacing. A pretty faint hoppy aroma, mostly wheats and grains. Well balanced hoppy and malty flavours. Somewhat grainy on the finish. Borderline watery mouthfeel but with a bit of creaminess and good retention. A perfect above average abv session beer. My go-to NFL Sunday beer.

  • SIRCANSALOT 19 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    this beer has a nice hoppy taste to it and is a nice cheap drinking beer if you like the taste of hops. there was no head when poured in to the glass but i would buy it to drink in bars cause it cheap and good

  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 2.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Shares the title of 'your father's beer' with Molson Export....all depends on whether you are a Labatt man or a Molson man. I'm an equal opportunity imbiber. 50 is the better of the two with a more distinct hop character, and less sweetness. I'll choose 50 over Export any day.

  • CYRENAICA 2080 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    341ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    Hoops Bar and Grill (Bremner Location - Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 22, 2009
    The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a minimal white head, and a high amount of effervescence. The aroma was grainy malt and a surprising amount of hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was similar to the aroma with grainy malt and a surprising hoppish flavour. Definitely better than I expected for something that probably can be classed as 'swill'

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This one poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. It ha da mild grassy aroma with a grainy flavor. One of the better swill Ive had, but nothing too incredible.

  • CHEAPDARK 389 reviews
    rated 2.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Twist off cap for a decent cooked bread yeasty aroma. In glass some permanent hair treatment smells arise, but it is still rather clean. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color and appearance. Good tingly carbonation greets the palate. The taste is clean and fun with little offensive impressions, if any. Almost as tasty as many ’wheat’ beers that I have had in the past. Some hop bitterness begins to build thru the session but for the most part it is well controlled. Finishes with a mildly processed lager attribute. Overall not bad. Not as good as North Country Northern Lite. On par with Rivertowne Golden Mountie and certainly much better than Kochs Golden Anniversary Beer.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    A typical boring blonde ale that pours a dull orangeish colour with a full head with a large malted mouthfeel. A slightly bitter finish with a grainy aftertaste.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This is a pretty skunky beer. I was drinking it in a bar recently and a couple of punks came up to me and said........"That's an old man's beer". Well, in case those kids didn't know....the white hair and wrinkles gives away my age! I am almost an old man. This is a smooth crisp ale from Labatt's that I have enjoyed off and on since the 1960s. It has a grainy taste that never leaves you and goes well with a pack of smokes.

  • GAZ 69 reviews
    rated 2.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    When i go to bar that has the usual crap selection of draught (bud, canadian, blue light ect) this is the one i go for. That's not saying much but really this beer is pretty decent. Little head that dies quickly with no lacing, nice amber colour and decent hop aroma. Not sure if its an ale or lager though..the truth is out there.

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