Tom Nagy’s Current Favorite and Least Favorite Beers.

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Least Favorite Beer: Labatt Blue

Review: Labatt Blue is generally accosiated with a wide variety of other beers, mainly lagers, that are widely available and extremely popular. This drink’s comrads include Molson Canadian, Bud Light and Coors Light.

Labatt Blue is poorly balanced, dull in flavour and astonishingly unimpressive. Even when chilled to the appropriate temperature, the taste is still embarassingly weak and unsatisfactory.  Due to the distinct lack of impressive qualities, Labatt Blue can barely be considered a beer except for its ingredients, for it fails to compare to other bevergaes of a much more prestigious quality. It can be assumed that individuals who favour this beer do not actually like beer at all.

The exact qualities that have made this beer so popular are beyond my comprehension, except perhaps that Labatt has focused their efforts on marketing strategies instead of concentrating on brewing a beer that markets itself with great flavour, texture, aroma and other qualities. Only one compliment can be made about Labatt Blue: it will get you drunk and it is cheap.

Quick Review: I would rather not drink beer at all than drink Labatt Blue.

Rating: 0 out of 5 Paul Westerberg Heads. This beer makes Paul want to skip breakfast.

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Current Favorite Beer: Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

Review: All Samuel Smith Brewery beers are a considerable rarity in Canada, for the easiest meathod to attain them is to purchase a gift pack from an LCBO or order them from only a handful of speciality pubs. The Brewery is based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England.

The Oatmeal stout is among 3 beers included in the gift pack available in LCBO stores in southern Ontario around Christmas time. The other 2 beers included are the Nut Brown Ale and Old Brewery Pale Ale. The Oatmeal Stout is a powerfully bitter, rich tasting stout with an entirely black color and silky smooth finish. The head on the beer, if poured correctly is  superbly frothy, and a unique hazelnut brown color with an inconsistant texture. A hint of chocolate in the initial flavour comfortably completes this well rounded beverage.

Quick Review: The Oatmeal Stout demands respect, a great example of a dessert beer.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Paul Westerberg Heads.
Paul will strongly consider drinking this beer for breakfast.