The first time I got drunk was with Labatt Blue. I skipped school and watched the Sylvester Stallone classic Nighthawks while splitting a six pack of this classic Canadian beer with my grade nine classmate. Ever since that day, Blue has held a special place in my heart.
I don't normally order a Blue when out at the pub, but if I'm offered one, I'll always accept. To me, Blue is a default beer. I'll drink it at a wedding if I have to choose between that, Coors Light and Budweiser. You get the idea.
Recently, I was visiting an old friend and he offered me a Blue as soon as I arrived. Naturally I accepted. I haven't had one for a long time, so this was a good opportunity to review it.
When I poured the beer, I noticed that it had mild carbonation that left little residual head. It had a pale gold colour and a slightly bitter taste with little finish. I used to find Blue to be a strong flavoured beer, but not anymore. Now, it's a little boring.
Brewed since 1847, Labatt Blue is one of the strongest beer brands in Canada. It is marketed internationally simply as Labatt. The beer started out as Labatt Pilsner, but switched it's name to Blue in the 1950's because of it's blue labelled nickname.
Labatt Blue is just OK. I really don't know why it's so popular. Marketing hype perhaps. I give it 3 burps. I don't dislike it, and I don't love it. It's just there. Like it always has been, I guess.
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.