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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from Binnys Beverage Depot in Willowbrook, Illinois: It pours a clear golden body with lazy bubbling and a short-lived fizzy head. The aroma is sweet corn and pale malt with some fresh grass. Very sweet, tasting pretty much as it smells - only sweeter. Pretty abrupt finish. Should be a decent lawnmower brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pale golden body with a fizzy white head. Rather plain aroma of corn and grass. The palate is a bit watery but with a lot of carbonation. The flavor fairly mimicks the aroma. Overall pretty sweet with just a hint of grassy hops at the end. Not much to this beer, but it is quite drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (728) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bought a Labatt variety pack. Very smooth and drinkable, people who dont like a heavy bight in their lager will love this one. Essentially no aftertaste. Overall, a very decent basic beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Faint malty aroma. Light golden body, minimal white head. Watery flavor, slight hints of malt and bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wxman (1754) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours a pale golden with just a little white head. Corn and pale malt taste. Sweet and unimpressive.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Out of the labatt variety case & it was just an average beer. Pours a typical clear yellow/gold with fizzy off-white head. Typical grainy-grass aroma. Flavor is clean and crisp, but of grassiness and a little sweet. Overall, a decent everyday lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Out of the labatt variety case this one was the best by far. Pours a typical clear gold with bubbly/fizzy white head. Typical grassy corny aroma. Flavor is clean and crisp, but of grassiness and slight hop bitterness. Overall, enjoyable lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2008

11/01/2008: John Labatt Classic looks, smells, tastes, and feels like just about any other pale lager. I has a transparent, golden color and a white head and disappears quite rapidly. The aroma reminds me of sweet white corn with a touch of fruitiness. This beer is smooth and refreshing and not to thin, but not too heavy either. It has a soft, pleasing palate, but not really much else. The flavor is weak and bland. It is on the sweeter side with no real adjunct presence, but the maltiness is quite light. This beer definitely has a different taste than the American macro lagers. Overall it is just smoother and somehow more refined. It is also better than Labatt Blue in every way!

340 ml/11.5 fl. oz. twist-off bottle (H29L81 0041) from 24-pack sampler purchased via Tmoney99. Rating #120 for this beer...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours a little darker than most american/canadian lagers. Aromas of corn, hops, and you know the rest. Flavor is a little more pronounced in this lager. Just a bit more flavor than most.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Phillies3814 (13) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours light gold. Flavor and aroma consist of hops and malt. Slightly metal tasting. Very bland beer.


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