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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pintbypint (2537) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
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 Labattís makes and puts it in these bottles.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
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 Labattís 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 Labattís long corporate history but this is a pretty standard Canadian adjunct lager, in the vein of "BlueĒ 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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrManning (2003) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LuckySmarms99 (80) - Ontario, USA - FEB 5, 2002
Didnít think much of it when at school. Tried it only a few times (well 24 actually) Never again.

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

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Every time I go to Canada I make sure this is one of the brew I pick up. Its just a good macro lager. Nothing special aweful aroma and and almost completely clear with a strawn and cereal flavor. Goes down like water. MMMMMMMMMMMM

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
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.

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}

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spab (2241) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
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.


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