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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Features a full body and taste with the Saaz hops countering much of the bitterness associated with traditional lagers.

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pintbypint (3927) - 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.

collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
wanted to try this for a while, and I’m dissapointed. I refiuse to belive that this is "unchanged in recepie since the 1800’s" as this tastes, much like okeef does now, like a very modern beer with just a splash of old world flavor in it. And it’s not realy a hoppy taste anyways, it’s a little maltyer. That’s it that’s 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 labat’s first lager ever, seing as they still can’t seem to get it right. Cheers}

beanmedic (348) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
plain, watery. i had no idea that this stuff was still around. i was shocked to find it in a bar when i asked for a bottle of their least popular beer. pale and plain.

jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
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
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
A excellent lager with a clean crisp taste from Labatt’s and it’s nothing like Blue.

TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
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 (1824) - Kitchener, 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 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 (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
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
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.

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