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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Features a full body and taste with the Saaz hops countering much of the bitterness associated with traditional lagers.


1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerlover79 (35) - st. catharines, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
one of the most refreshing beers i have ever had, great with hot wings or pizza, a bit expensive,easy drinking, but nice subtle taste and clean finish, nice colour and average head, light corn smell. this beer lives up to its name, just to price

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
pours yellow with a small white head. saaz hoppyness in a canadian macro lager? yeah i know its weird but it makes this one actually tolerable. i dont buy this but most of my home town drinks it so ive had my fair share handed to me. an ok pale lager for sure

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
341ml Bottle: My wifeís family have SO many weddings every year, always at the same place, who only serve five pieces of macro crap. Finally, last night, I decided to try Crystal. The lady at the bar informed me, with a very straight face, that Iíd "never drink another brand" after; high praise, indeed! Poured a gentle, unassuming yellow with an ever-so-slight edge of white head on the plastic glass tíwas poured into. A delicate aroma of air and water. The taste.. well, itís better than Blue. But then again, so is a ninja throwing star to the left nut.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of light corn and grain, spicy, earthy hops. The hops are very subtle. The taste is the same. Sharp carbonation, watery mouthfeel. A decent pale lager--which isnít saying much.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Someone told me this stuff was like 50 and Blue mixed together...if that were true, I wouldnít hate this beer so much. Bland, boring, and not really any better than Blue, just different in a gross way. Not surprising that even old men donít buy this anymore. Youíre better off getting Lucky Lager, as thereís barely a difference.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
Standard light yellow appearance, with a bit of a white head. A slightly stronger malt flavouring than most macro lagers. Worth checking out but probably not sticking with.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
Thanks Jimmy for this one! Bottle- Sparkly gold pour emits a loud and fizzy bleached white head, with little retention. Mostly grainy aroma with a slight skunk. Stale hops flavours offer more flavour than blue, but after reading the description about Saaz hops, I tried to detect these very distinguishable hops, and couldnít. Thereís more flavours here, but I canít put my finger on it. Better than blue in any event. Doesnít seem to be too popular in my area.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2006
341ml brown bottle. Light straw colour with a small foamy head. Dusty, grainy aroma. Some malt flavour, faint hops in the finish with some notes of grain and minerals. Highly carbonated, thin body.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
wanted to try this for a while, and Iím dissapointed. I refiuse to belive that this is "unchanged in recepie since the 1800ís" as this tastes, much like okeef does now, like a very modern beer with just a splash of old world flavor in it. And itís not realy a hoppy taste anyways, itís a little maltyer. Thatís it thatís all. Overall Nice, light, plesant taste of light malt, medium high carbonation, and a lingering skunky aftertaste. Everything but the aftertaste screams out lawnmower beer. Cheers. {oh ps, I think if this is the unchanged way it tasted back when it was created, I CAN belive it was labatís first lager ever, seing as they still canít seem to get it right. Cheers}

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
plain, watery. i had no idea that this stuff was still around. i was shocked to find it in a bar when i asked for a bottle of their least popular beer. pale and plain.


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