Brewed by Labatt Breweries (AB InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
London, Canada


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
John Labatt Classic was introduced in 1983 as Canada’s only national domestic “premium beer”. It is Krausen-brewed (slow, low temperature with a secondary fermentation process) and has a longer cold-aging process. Classic uses all-malt and a unique blend of western-grown North American hops, providing a smooth, full flavour product with a true malt taste that is slightly sweet. Editor's Note: Is this only available in the US?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 The aroma isn’t much save some malt, metal, and a touch of grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is sweet, cheap, and malty with a slightly bitter nibble. The palate is super thin. Overall a drinkable but uninspiring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 crystal clear gold under a large cream white head. clean aroma with notes of grassy hops and honey. flavor similar. corny grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onslow (1372) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2008
From bottle. Yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma mostly of malt. Taste is inoffensive - mostly malt, a bit bitter hops in the finish. Better than many brews but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours yellow amber with a fizzy white head. Light malt aroma and flavor with trace hints of hops. Light, crisp body. Really not much going on here, but not that bad nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Surprisingly mediocre in a good way. Taste completely lacks rice, corn and metal, and finishes clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (996) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
This might be a little better than the regular labatt blue but really not by much. Lightly malty and grassy but is lacking a lot. Not to bad of a taste but a little watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
This had a little more flavor at the end than the regular Labatt Blue does. It also has a darker, more amber color. This smooth beer can be enjoyed on a hot summer day with the honey lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hansgruber (16) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
This is the stuff they mop off of the floors in the brewery. If you mixed yeast with cabbage and dog breath you would have a superior flavor to this grog.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AskForJenny (1064) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
12oz - Got this thinking it was the Classic Wheat, of which I had fond memories. What a letdown. Just sort of laid there after the pour, and no balance on the palate. Poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle. Pour is a pale and fizzy gold with doughy malt and grassy hop aromas. A touch of pepper in the aroma, too. Taste is a nice mix of pepper and grass hops presence hovering over a soft texture of light malt. (Wow... that’s really bad, but I’m going to leave it.) This is pretty good...

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