jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty standard macro lager. Bit maltier with a sort of odd mild bite to it at times. Average palate. Not unpleasant but not a whole lot going on either. Enjoyed as a groomsmen at the Blevins-Graham wedding.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is better a better lager from the big canadian macro brew. Price is reasonable, a very good beer. Too bad they don’t make it they’re flagship brew, better then Blue.
abnerkl (2) - CANADA - JAN 1, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A excellent lager with a clean crisp taste from Labatt’s and it’s nothing like Blue.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is the Northern Ontario "let’s get pissed" beer for blue collar dirtbags who want to get sophisticated, but can’t afford Keith’s. Typical Labatt product - lifeless, uninteresting, a rip off if it was free, and you’d still want your money back.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an Ontario beer that has been around forever. I remember my Dad and Uncles drinking it on the porch in the humid Great Lakes summers back in the 60s. According to a local brewery historian this was one of John S Labatt’s experimental brews back in the late 1800s. It was introduced to Ontario only and was a first attempt by a Canadian Brewer to offer a light Czech lager.
I have no way of telling how many changes it has undergone in Labatt’s long corporate history but this is a pretty standard Canadian adjunct lager, in the vein of "Blue” but it has slightly more character. Standard Canuck longneck twist top.... labels declares a product that is "naturally aged, no preservatives, cool , clear, lager"...nothing about adjuncts..they are there but toned down and in the background.
Pours a crystal very clear dark straw color with a lively white 2 finger head that reduces quickly to a lacet ring that hugs the side of the glass all the way though the drink. Highly effervescent. Slight aromas of boiled grains and hop,
Starts crisp with peppery - effervescence and a slight citrus hit then mellows to a sweeter malty mouth feel then finishes fairly clean with a lingering malt taste.
It comes off as a lightly pilsen-hopped sweet-malt/adjunct pilsner with a lot of effervescence to give tang to the tongue (slight citrus).
A better than average standard Canadian pilsner from the evil empire without any really pronounced personality but pleasant enough as a thirst quencher. Has a large loyal following and will probably be dropped by Labatt when these old geezers die off.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 This is the beer of choice for my dad. For some reason, it's just friggin huge in Bruce County Ontario. Extremely pale. Very fizzy. "Pops" doesn't have to worry about me drinking his beers. If you own a trailer, lock the fridge before you go to bed! Somewhat refreshing. Must be served at exactly 3 degrees celcius.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A macro lager with a little flavour to it. If there's Saaz hops in it, I can't really find them. A good alternative to Blue.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This strange Labatt brew is a bit uneven in just about every aspect. The color seemed to split from top to bottom like a black & tan, the top being solid gold, straw-like in color where as the bottom was a lighter diluted yellow, a small whiteish head about a finger high came out on top but said goodbye within a second. Smell is uneven as well, with a musty hop, lightly citrusy, and a real weird raw oatmeal quality that seemed to dart in one nostril and out the other. Taste is lightly floral hops, quite subdued in approach, it stands up with good sweetish caramel malts and some grains of bread floating lightly in the mix. Again, there seemed to be empty spots, and some odd mixing of flavors and textures that were just to light to get a good hold on.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yah, had this at a country bar, straight from the bottle. About as great as I expected it to be. No better than Blue or anything generic like that.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle) Finally got around to filing this American Standard. Pours a medium white head and a golden body. Gets its smoothness from the watery flavour. Average