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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2000
Slight malt accent. Still light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle in sampler set from Sam’s. Poured amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium sweet grassy hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2000

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2004
Pale golden colour, thich white head. Pale malt aroma.. Flavour of pale malt, no hops. Standard pale lager... neither good nor bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dogbrick (7952) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Wasn’t too pleased with this one, despite low expectations. Pours a clear golden color with small clusters of bubbles. Medium white head that did not last, and very thin lacing. Light aroma of hops and fruit. Light-bodied and bubbly with weak hops, malt and sour fruit flavors. The finish is lightly bitter with lingering fruit again. Not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
Fizzy yellow water with an above average content of malt and hops. On of the better Molbatt products but still unremarkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Classic what?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 27, 2002
One of the best from Labatt . Still you can smell the mass product but is one step above bud and others . Very weak head , pale , hope to looked better

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Shining yellow color with an honest white head. Aroma of cereals.. or grains rather. The taste is pretty malty indeed, sweetness okay balanced with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Bottle (341ml). At Ciro’s - shared with GregClow and blankboy. Poured pale yellow with a nice continuous column of small bubbles and a small white fizzy head. Aroma was, to me, exactly that of fresh-picked, fresh-broiled peaches and cream corn being shaved off the cob: fresh, sweet and corn-vegetal, but in a nice way; also some barley and rye, perhaps a hint of pinecone. Taste very mild - corn-sweet, grainy, a bit of alcohol; I admit I was very bemused by this one. Mouthfeel fairly lively, a bit sticky. This one was just a little too sweet for me, but pretty fresh tasting and not much chemical/adjunct character, so while not great, certainly not bad. Decent macro paleager.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 15

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50