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

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Contains all the distinguishing features of a true ale, including a good balance of dryness, complemented by a fruity taste and unique hop flavouring.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
left_bank (99) - - OCT 6, 2012
starting drinking beer with (labatt) "50",as did most people who grew up in the same part of montreal. maybe good high school memories are getting the best of me,but i do not find this all that bad;still think it would go fine after a hockey game or playing poker with friends.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dragoon76 (3) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2016 does not count
Blond beer Comercial ! Not the best but drinkable in high quantity! Better in draft

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (505) - - APR 10, 2016
Enjoyed in many variations (can, draft) but for this one, poured from bottle. Pours a fairly large head and dissipates pretty quickly. Has a pale yellow/golden colour. Ok lacing. A pretty faint hoppy aroma, mostly wheats and grains. Well balanced hoppy and malty flavours. Somewhat grainy on the finish. Borderline watery mouthfeel but with a bit of creaminess and good retention. A perfect above average abv session beer. My go-to NFL Sunday beer.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Can from sobeys. Pours golden with no real head. Aromas of corn and barley. Some metallic notes. Taste is grainy and sweet. No corn or metallics in the taste. Not terrible.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AgentAle (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma is honey caramel and sulphur. Taste is bland malts and basic bittering hops. Finishes flat. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that dissipates quickly.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lagerboy (1856) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
740 ml can. Nostalgic impulse buy from the singles bin at Lucky’s Liquor. Bright clear yellow, lasting white foam. Pukey aroma. Bland bready grainy corny taste, maybe some citrus. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Tasted better from a stubby back in the ’70s. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Franckg (987) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bière blonde limpide avec une bonne effervescence. Col de mousse décent. Arômes de céréales, citron, houblons. En bouche, ce n’est pas si mal. On jurerait goûter le houblon. Les saveurs sont franches, la texture plutôt sèche. Une bière qui descend bien peu importe si elle est froide ou tablette. Bien entendu, on est dans la catégorie très commerciale mais ca reste une bière que je ne refuse pas de temps en temps.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mathieuc (3131) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a clear light golden with a small white head that fizzes away somewhat fast and leave some lacing. Nose is of sweet cereals and adjuncts. Taste is of cereals and that’s about it. Body is light, carbonation medium-high and mouthfeel a little watery. Overall this is down there will all the other macro swills. Maybe a tiny hint superior to other Labbat offerings but that is not saying much....

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
MacBoost (1723) - Penfield, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Wegmans. Different label, it is green. Pours a light gold, with almost no head. Aromas of hops and corn. Watery, bland. Thin. Low boost. Was expecting more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4243) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2014
In Quebec the beer your uncles and the old dudes in the bar drink. Gold with a thicker than average head for a macro-lager so it looks nice enough. The nose is a bit rough, taste wise it is earthy and less sweet than your average macro which is a plus in my book but ultimately it is somewhat below average. I could see this being a hipster beer in the Pabst Blue Ribbon vein.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2216) - - AUG 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-31-12- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a one finger white head. The head has moderate retention fading to leave only a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of malt and a light papery and citrus smell. Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and light caramel taste. Some notes of a fruity taste come to the tongue as the taste advances mixing with the initial grainy flavors to produce a rather smooth flavor. As the taste goes even further to the end, a light citrus hop and corn flavor come to the tongue and melds well with the smooth bready, grain, and sweet flavors of the brew. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the average to slightly above average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is slightly lower than average. The creamy body accentuated the smoothness of the beer with the lower carbonation only helping it along further. Overall – I was quite surprised by the brew. While not a flavor powerhouse it was much smoother then I would have expected and was quite easy drinking and enjoyable.


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