Spab (2755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear light golden yellow with a white head that quickly disappears to virtually nothing. Aroma is stale grains and a little grass. Taste also has a certain staleness to it with grains and grass. As light a body as would be expected. Weak but there are a lot of worse macro lagers out there.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 isn’t saying much.
Metalchopz (2594) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Originally rated June 2005. Been wanting to try this brew for quite a while now. Always reminded me of a trashy beer. Pours a golden colour with average carbonation. Decent head, but does not last long. Sweet malt nose and same goes for the mouth. Slight bitterness in there. Not bad swill, but probably is some other brew the Labatt’s makes and puts it in these bottles.
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
So this is nothing special. Pours golden with foamy white head. Faint grain aromas and flavors. That’s it.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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 couldn’t. There’s more flavours here, but I can’t put my finger on it. Better than blue in any event. Doesn’t seem to be too popular in my area.
pootzboy (1630) - 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.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Friend who loves this stuff insisted I drink it. I obliged. Pretty run of the mill lager for the masses. Not much to say.
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.