After receiving some fine Genesee product for Christmas this year, I was inspired to finally share the review of another beer that holds a special place in my heart. Surely my final grade is influenced by the fondness that I have for it even if I try to block all of that out. I suppose when you go very long stretches without having something that you used to enjoy all of the time it will have an impact on your perception of it. I have yet to enjoy Blue Light down here, but I would put that right up there with Blue for my “right after mowing the lawn” beer of choice.
Brewery: Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. (Ontario, Canada)
Name: Labatt Blue
Style: Standard American Lager
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a pint glass.
Aroma: Slightly sweet (corn?) with some faint graininess. Not much aroma overall.
Appearance: Pale straw color. Three finger, white head with moderate retention and no trail. Crystal clear with many visible bubbles.
Flavor: Slightly grainy with faint sweetness. Even balance with no aftertaste or lingering finish. Not a ton of flavor in total.
Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation that brings some bite. Crisp with slight dryness.
Overall Impressions: Guilty pleasure of mine for sure. Really refreshing and great when thirsty.