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


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
John Labatt Classic was introduced in 1983 as Canadas only national domestic premium beer. It is Krausen-brewed (slow, low temperature with a secondary fermentation process) and has a longer cold-aging process. Classic uses all-malt and a unique blend of western-grown North American hops, providing a smooth, full flavour product with a true malt taste that is slightly sweet. Editor's Note: Is this only available in the US?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredthecat (324) - CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
this is about a decade old.. but yeah im drinking it.. it smells extremely malty. colour is amber with no head. taste is very dry, a little alcoholic, metallic, grainy, malty. its thin but not in a horrible way. i hope its safe to drink this.. but i dont think so

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
I just rated the Beer 30 and sad to say this looks eerily similar. Dry sweetness in the nose. Still picking up corn. Hope this isnt indicative of the flavor. Taste is a little bit better, more of a sweetness, syrup even. Some grassy qualities. Reminds me of some now defunct Kraftbrau beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours a very clear, golden color with a thin white head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is a herbal and spicy hop aroma with a pils malt sweetness and not much else. Flavor is a mixture of light noble hops, sweet pils and some hints of lemon grass toward the end. I was expecting a very corny and grainy flavor but overall this wasnt that bad for a pale lager. Light, crisp with some decent flavors making it a very drinkable beer for a style weighted down with crappiness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 27, 2009
11.5 oz bottle from Headbanger - thanks! Clear pale gold with a fizzy white head. Grainy and lightly floral nose, corny. Rather sweet grain flavors, a bit of grass. Disappears quick. Meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2009
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger) - Color is a bright gold with very good carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is a faint sweet grain and corn scent. Taste is light and crisp. Starting with a light body it goes down with an easy crisp feel. Finish is a very light malty taste then a hint of bitterness. After taste is clean and a little bland. Overall its not bad, just a common Pale Lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
8-12-08. Bottle. Pours gold with a fizzy diminishing head. Smells of light malt. Tastes of some grain, malt, and slight hop bitterness. Very crisp beer, light fizzy body. Nice on a hot day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2009
(bottle - 340 ml) Clear gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dry and grassy with some light hops and corn. Flavor begins with a light sweetness that gives way to a grassy and corny middle. Finishes dry and slightly metallic with some stale hops and hay. Watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
italianjohn (2991) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2009
a decent brew slight head smooth slightly watery taste with a slight malty taste going down ... nothing overbearing here and nothing nasty a good brew id do it again

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Pours translucent golden color with small white head. Very faint aroma, mostly corn and grain. Sweet grain flavor not much else. Nice clean and smooth palate. Maybe Im missing something but this just seems to be a small step above the rest of the macro pale lagers. Its flavor is similar, but it does have a nice smooth body without the bad aftertaste of some of the others.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
11.5 oz bottle 2/6/09 (Binnys Naperville)-Pours a clear golden body with small white covering that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of corn grains, and slight malt. Taste of sweetness, grass, and a little malt. This light bodied brew is not bad but like Cornfield would be great on a hot summer day. I suppose I was expecting a little more maybe because of it being named a classic. My bad.

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