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


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Fresh, smooth taste coupled with pronounced hop character distinguishes it from other lagers. Editor's note: Used to be called "Genuine Draft" but they've dropped the "Draft".

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
355 ml can from a six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a lager pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden color, lightly carbonated with large bubbles, with a puffy white head that lingers longer than most, leaving a ring of lace. Aroma is, thankfully, more malt than corn, light and mildly sweet. Flavor is very thin and watery, reminiscent of a cerveza or Tsingtao, with the light sweetness of malts, rice, and, thankfully again, very light on the corniness. I detect a hint of metallic taste as well. Clean finish, although without the bitter crispness a good lager delivers; the palate and mouthfeel is watery, and the initial carbonation peters out quickly with a whimper. Nevertheless, I find nothing noxious about it; if served on tap, the extra CO2 would push my rating up a point or three. Its anemic but palatable, yet still overpriced for what you get; it would be a fine dollar beer if adjusted, good for mowing grass or sessioning on hot days. Some may even appreciate the non-carbonation - this is unlikely to raise more than a modest "urp".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, golden pour, corny aroma, vegetal, slight grains. Meh. Boring macro lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reebtogi (6138) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a small white head that leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is light grains and hops. Taste is slightly metallic with light malts and an undesirable hop bitterness that lingers. Slightly below average for this style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours a bright golden color with some head. There arent a tonne of differences between this beer and Labatt Blue. Some hoppy bitternes. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Metalchopz (3312) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
Originally rated December 2005. This beer is best drunk from the bottle (review is from glass though). Pours a straw yellow colour with a small head and no retention, nor lacing. The nose is sweet with malt. Flat mouthfeel, with the taste of corn all over. Just too light though. Not like corn at its greatest, just watered down corn. Stick to Miller High Life... and no where near Millers Genuine Draft.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2011
A bit hoppy and golden in color. A decent pale lager with a lite bitter flavor. It had been a while, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
341 mL Bottle. Straw body with a small white head dissipating to a thin foamy ring with some spotty lace. Aroma of cereal grains and Corn Flakes, a hint of earth and a chemical harshness to it. It tastes like a liquid combination of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies with intense sweet corn accentuating the blandness. Sweet corn speaks up most strongly in the aftertaste; corn husk finish tapers off cleanly, making it the only attribute for which this beer can score a bonus point in Overall. 150 years of brewing tradition, eh!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is very dull and slightly sweet. Notes of corn and other fillers. Not much to say about the flavour. pretty watery. Pretty standard Canadian pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear yellow, thick white head, soft lacing. Nose is green apple, clean grain, very light adjunct. Flavours are slightly bitter, with more grain and fruit, especially apples. A very clean, inoffensive lager, which is what I expect from Labatts. Inoffensive, not bad for a pale macro lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strangebrewer (1272) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
bottle. Poured clear amber with a receding white head. Aroma is light grainy malt. Crisp clean mouthfeel, light body, average carbonation . Flavour is lighty malt and generic grains. Finishes dry but not bitter.

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