This American Pale ale from Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev) pours a clear golden colour with a medium-sized, creamy white head that is retained as a thin collar without leaving any lacing. Labatt 50 smells mainly of corn and grass, with a mild apple or white grape fruitiness and a touch of floral hops.
Labatt 50 has a grainy, yeasty taste that strikes me as more lager-like than that of an ale, with a distinctive note of corn and subtle bitter and mineral qualities. This ale is medium-bodied with plenty of fine carbonation. Earthy and creamy sensations are felt on the tongue along with a very light oiliness. The finish is dry with soft metallic and earthy notes in the aftertaste.
Bud Light Platinum from Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev) pours a clear, light straw yellow with a foamy white head that burns off within a few seconds, leaving a small collar and thin film behind. This American adjunct lager smells like corn syrup and grasses, with a sharp metallic note and a very mild floral one as well as a whiff of alcohol.
The taste of Bud Light Platinum is very, very sweet with frozen corn and apple juice flavours. There is a perfume character behind that, but any subtleties are drowned by the sweetness. The beer is syrupy for a moment on the tongue, but is thoroughly watery from start to finish. There is a mildly bitter metallic note in the aftertaste, but the corn taste lingers beyond that and is somewhat cloying.
Michelob Ultra from Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev) pours a pale, grassy yellow with a moderate, frothy white head that reduces to a film quickly, leaving some sparse lacing. This low calorie light lager smells primarily of grain adjuncts; namely corn and rice, accented by a very mild floral note.
Michelob Ultra has a very watery, somewhat metallic and astringent taste with a faint citrus-like tone. The beer has an extremely thin mouthfeel with a high carbonation level that pops on the tongue. The finish is mostly crisp and clean, though a corn tone permeates the aftertaste and lingers.
Bud Light Lime Mojito from Anheuser-Busch InBev pours a pale golden yellow color with a large, spongy white head that burns off within a few minutes, leaving a bubbly collar. Lime and mint battle for a stranglehold on the aroma of this flavoured light lager, with a faint sweet malt smell coming through behind them. The soft mint and sharp lime smells actually complement each other nicely.
The combination of lime and mint flavours in Bud Light Lime Mojito is however, for lack of a better word, gross. This beer tastes like someone tossed a couple of pre-chewed sticks of gum or a splash of mouthwash in my glass. It is thin-bodied with ample carbonation and quite syrupy on the tongue. The finish has a subtle tart bite to it, but the lingering mint flavour in the aftertaste reminds me of a menthol cigarette.
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Anheuser-Busch InBev pours an all-too-familiar pale straw yellow colour with a sizable white head that burns off in a few minutes leaving a film and sparse lacing behind. This beer smells of corn syrup and some kind of metallic or plastic aroma. I also get a wet grain smell as well as a slight ester-like quality.
After a nice crisp start, I get a sweet, toasted malt taste from Rolling Rock Extra Pale. The beer is oddly sour in the aftertaste before going dry. This certainly is an easy-drinking brew. It’s light-bodied with a medium-high carbonation and a sort of earthy note in the finish.