Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Labatt Blue

Labatt Blue is brewed by the Labatt Brewing Company in various cities across Canada. This pilsner is sold in 341mL bottles and contains the standard 5% alcohol. It pours a clear, pale straw colour with ample carbonation and topped with a persistent white head.

Blue has a grainy aroma with notes of sweet grasses. The flavour is very mild, moving from sweet to bitter. It is extremely easy-drinking, though not tremendously exciting. Grassy and crisp are the first adjectives that came to my mind.

As Canadian macrobrews go, Blue is far from the worst.  I have little trouble understanding its wide appeal.  It's innocuous, refreshing, and unsurprising. While Blue isn't really this beer nerd's cup of tea, it fares well compared to its immediate competition.  Plus it's one of the few macrobrewed Canadian pilsners.
 Rating: 7.0 out of 10.


  1. It's nice to see you review beers that are available outside of the GTA. I'm still not going to buy this.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. I try to review more widely available beers every now and again. Mostly, though, I buy what looks unusual or interesting at my local liquor store.

    I'm willing to take requests if you have them.