Brewed by Labatt Breweries (AB InBev)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, Canada


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Contains all the distinguishing features of a true ale, including a good balance of dryness, complemented by a fruity taste and unique hop flavouring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
The Beer Store 473ml can: Pours a golden color with an OK looking white head. Aroma is pale malt and some sugar. Taste is way better than I was expecting. Light and it goes down very smoothly. Inoffensive and uncomplex, but perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
341ml brown bottle. Golden pour, white head with light lacing. Fruity nose, some slight lemon- citrus there. Taste is grainy, dry, light bitterness at the end. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Not terribly exciting, a macro through and through, but a nostalgia brand for me as my dad used to always keep this beer around the house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2724) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
Originally rated July 2005. Old-timer-beer-gone-popular-again-with-the-young-c Pours a golden colour with a small white head and medium retention. The carbonation is active and the lacing is minimal. The nose is strong with bitterness and has a mild scent of malt thrown in there. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. The taste is pretty mild with grain malt and light bitterness. Goes down very well. This is the go-to beer I usually take when I go in bars, and has a better hop finish than all other macros found. One of Labatt’s better products for sure (and I still drink it regularly nowadays in 2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (5076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
341ml bottle pours a golden color with a small white head and a few specks of lace. Aroma is slightly fruity with some faint grains and hops. Taste is malty sweet with a slight fruitiness and a modest hop bitterness. Slightly better than Blue.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
northropfrye (2913) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
Not horrible. You can actually detect some hops in the flavour here, then a sweet bready aftertaste. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (512) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
Looks like a pale ale/a lager. Was better then I thought it would be but probably won’t drink again. Had the 473ml can version. Really watery at 1st with a little fruitty flavour/sweetness. Heavy from the hops, & mabye I tasted them a little. Flavour goe’s away rather quickly but there is aftertase and yer not left wioth dry lips so in some ways its like a dry beer and in some ways it’s not. cheer’s.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
VincentL (287) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Une odeur qui commence par une petite ’whiff’ the sucre qui disparaît vite. Couleur jaune fluo. Le goût est mieux qu’on pourrait le craindre; il y a un brin d’amertume qui vient balancer le sucre. Au final, c’est mieux qu’une molson Dry mais ça tombe vite sur le coeur.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Tastes like crisp bleach. I don’t really know if it’s better or worse than Canadian. A little better, but the two together are like the oligarchy of Canadian beer. And like any political oligarchy it rules fairly ineptly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
I have no idea what this beer looks like as I don’t think I’ve ever once poured it into a glass. If I have to pick a macro, I usually pick 50. It’s pretty much like the commercial deScription says it is - fruity and dry. It’s also very heavily carbonated and sort of gives me a bit of headache. This beer does actually have some flavour to it, which puts it far ahead of Bud, or Coors, etc, etc. There are some noticeable hops in there, which is saying a lot for a macro lager. Plus, it comes in a nice tall can now with the old retro design. That’s nice. Take it to the cottage, drink it out of the can, shoot it with a BB gun when you’re done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frothmeister (661) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
355ml can. Pours a clear golden colour with a white head that quickly diminished. Big clumsy bubbles. Well, goddammit there appear to be hops in here, though they are few, and faint. Aromas of sweet malt, icing sugar, with very faint hints of spice, and grapefruit candy. The taste is honestly, not too bad. There is a definite mass produced domestic backbone, but there are also some sweet malt notes, and believe it or not, actual citrus bitterness, and a pleasant floral note in the finish. So overall, not bad (especially when you consider who brewed it) but pretty thin on flavour, and a little pricey for what it actually is. I’ll drink it, but I sure as hell won’t drop the cash, and give in to nostalgia again.

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