mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015 tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Awful. Just awful. At least other awful beers will get me a little buzzed. Tastes like I’m drinking beer flavored carbonated water. Why would anyone drink this.
Pours a pale golden with a bubbly head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of corn and hay. Taste is almost nil except for a bit of corn. Body is light and carbonation high and prickly, mouthfeel is like sex in a canoe... Meh. tom10101 (6265) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
How: Can. Labeled "Labatt 0.5 %". Shared by Hoppypocket at Mont-Carmel tasting.
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
>>> A sweet (for a 0.5% abv beer) and bland alcohol free lager.
- Clear super pale golden with a small white head, low retention and no lacing.
- Sweet corn and grapey notes are the main flavors.
- It’s bland and watery.
- Rather easy drinking as there’s nothing offensive except a bit of a metallic presence.
Flavors: Corn, grapes, mild herbal notes.
Can shared. Clear very pale gold pour with quickly receding white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit sweet, white grape juice, a bit fruity. Taste is sweet, watery, not much going on. Palate is light bodied, low carb. Meh.
czar (9429) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
(as ’’labatt bleue 0,5’’) pours clear pale straw with a decent white cap showing little retention and lacing. inoffensive faint maltiness, maybe a bit more wort-like grapeyness, some honeyed sugars, cheap cider-like qualities, touch of cardboard, clean. average carboantion - slightly prickly, light body - watery; relatively dry and bland grassy-herbal finish. blah. but still not that bad for an almost alcohol-free beer. MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Overall very close to water in the flavor and on the palate. Its mostly like drinking a carbonated water. This is probable the most flavorless, bland beer I’ve had. Its not so much it taste like corn and grain, just that there is very little of those flavors too. Just a faded hint of caramel with a hint of plastic. Very light caramel color. Actually this could be an alternative to seltzer/carbonated water and wanted to have a beer like taste. Wasn’t expecting anything good here, but interesting to see what the bottom of the barrel of beer is like after trying the top. nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Can pours yellow no head really tastes like crap looks like crap. Very muted in taste. sseb69 (1935) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
Cannette 355ml. 0.5%. Achetée une fois, pendant la prise d’antibiotiques....plus jamais. Horrible .5, arrière goût bizarre, pas bon. Pas une bonne expérience. Metalchopz (3534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2011
Also known here is Quebec as Labatt Bleue Pilsener Désalcoolisée. Both a 6-pack of this for a party and it was actually not bad from the can. Now the real test, poured in a glass. Decent foamy white head that has good retention and lots of lacing. The beer itself is pale golden with lots of big bubbles stuck to the glass. Very mild malt nose with notes of chemical hops. Same of the taste... a little grainy with hints of honey, but overall, quite mild. So, a decent no-alcohol brew for those times when you want to drink all night and drive home whenever. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
(Note: reviewing this beer is the RateBeer equivalent of a kamikaze. Not the alcoholic beverage, but the Japanese plane "taking one for the team" by careening into a ship or mountain or other plane. Bear with me.)
The color is a yellow, clear concoction. Lots of fizzy little bubbles floating upward like so much malty flotsam. Has a bizarre film at the top, much like a urine-colored oilslick.
The smell is like someone poured a bowl of Rice Krispies. It is neither inspiring, nor vomit-repelling. What a subpar, malty smell. Come on Labatt, you’re better than that. If I were a Mormon I would probably be disgusted as to how weak this beer is. The beer smells like a Goya Malta, but has none of its swarthy charm.
It’s really as if somone poured a bowl of Corn Flakes into a pint glass and forced me to drink it. This is the closest to cereal I have ever experienced from a beer. I think I could get more drunk off of Scope. This tastes like the worst brand of bland Chinese pilsner you could ever think of, without the advantage of being a social lubricant.
Has about the same mouthfeel as a bottle of Snapple, sans the flavor. Did I mention that there is more alcohol in a Stridex pad?
I could possibly be trafficking in hyperbole to call this the worst beer I have ever had. After all, I have had Beast Ice, Narragansett, Mad Dog 20/20, The Blue Bull, and even Bud. This beer might have been wonderful if I lived during Prohibition, when 0.5% ABV might have made me slightly randy, but in 2006, it’s utter crap.
Worst. Beer. Ever.