Labatt Blue

Labatt Blue

Rated 2.615 by BeerPals

Brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Limited

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Pale Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Pilsener-style Lager, 5.0% alc./vol. (4.9% ABV for Bleue in Quebec) Labatt Blue is the best-selling Canadian beer in the world. Introduced in 1951 as Labatt Pilsener, it was named for the colour of its label by fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team. Blue was the first brand in Canada with a twist-off cap and won the silver medal in the International Lager category at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards. Labatt Blue, brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, is a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavoured beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.

ID: 28 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Most noted beer attributes

2-phenylethanol 100%
kettle-hop 100%
black currant 100%
banana 100%
raspberry 100%
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Overall Rank45173
Overall Percentile2.6
Style Rank1187 of 1596
Style Percentile25.6
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score2.605
Weighted Score2.615
Standard Deviation0.775

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119 Member Reviews

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  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 2.2 2 years ago

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

    Bottle. Colour – pale yellow, small bubbly white head, weak effervescence, weak lacing. Aroma – grainy malt, some corn, some herbal hops, some cardboard notes. Mouthfeel – light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Flavour – wet grass, cardboard, and rubber.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.6 6 years ago

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

    aroma was maltybut dissipated quickly. The color was a pale yellow with a slight head. The mouth feel was watery suggesting.The flavor was watery with only slight malt tones.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 2.1 7 years ago

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

    Just your typical lager from Cannuck Land. Slightly malted and slightly sweet. More of less what you expect from the local hockey game to charge you 6 bucks a bottle fore. Ya Hoser.

  • FISHINGFAST 603 reviews
    rated 1.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Just a average run of the mill yellow lager . Nothing to interesting just a cold beer to drink. I would rather drink Moosehead as far as a Canadian beer is concerned.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 5

    Pours clear and yellow. Looks like a pilsner but the body tells me this is a lager. Smells a little musty. Taste is all grain. Very filling and the grainy finish hangs around for a long, long time.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.8 8 years ago

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

    Pale golden color with mild carbonation and a decent white head that dissipates quickly. Grassy, grainy with corn in the aroma and flavor with the addition of maltiness to the latter.

  • RICHSBEER 1652 reviews
    rated 2.5 8 years ago

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

    Pours a golden color with a white head that goes away rather fast. Carbonation bubbles never stop. Decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is corny aroma with a hint of sweetness and a nice beer smell. The taste is ok initially. The mouthfeel has asmooth feel and is watery.

  • BEERGINNER 58 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

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

    Okay...tried this again for the 'first' time yesterday. Was my standard beer in the mid-eighties, so was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too bad. Nothing exceptional, but definitely unoffensive. Just a refreshing, undemanding Canadian session beer perfect for a hot summer day!

  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 1.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    The most refreshing Labatt beer on the planet, but that is because it really is nothing more than beer flavoured water. The phenolic properties get stronger each time I revisit this beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 4

    On pour this bright pale yellow colored beer looks like urine. The tightly bubbled white head that rises above is small, unimpressive and no hang time. And there is no lacing left behind. The nose is fruity, veggie. Not offensive. The body is weak, nearly watery, but with some creaminess. I get bananas and sweet grain in the tasting. Nothing offensive in this one. Just glad it is a sampling.

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