Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Sandton, South Africa


on tap

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
First brewed in 1889.
Ingredients: Barley malt; Maize; hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerAndPonies (168) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
440 ml can from Co-Op Liquor, served in my 590 ml Great Western tall glass. Pours a clear golden straw hue with faint, large-bubbled carbonation and a puffy, milky head that disappears more slowly than most, leaving a few soapy lace spots behind. Aroma is a familiar lagerish profile with wet, mildly sweet cereal grains and earthy hops, with wet straw and grass; flavor is barely sweet at all, but mostly saltine-crackery and a touch salty and peppery, with some papery hints and a faint sour note. Thin-bodied, brief finish. Not offensive, and actually reminiscent of decent Euro pilsners, but seems to be missing something. Perhaps it’s made to compliment South African cuisine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SVD (1241) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home, golden beer, medium head. Aroma is grain, malt, sweet. Taste is some grain and malt, light sweetness. For a pale lager not bad, easy drinkable no horrible aftertaste... wow i expected worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
msbernac (1616) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle Aroma-grass, bread, Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-poor

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jamestulloch (3081) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden body with no head or lacing. Steady carbonation. Aroma of honey, wort and wet grass. Flavour of sweet malt and sugary water. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Overly sweet and not very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen2 (2636) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog from 11.04.12 in Cape Town. "At SAB Miller’s Newlands Brewery tap (’The Provincial Arms’), with a sample of their fermented maize liquid. Castle Lager on draught. Pale golden in colour, shiningly bright and persistent white head, which appearance is bordering to artificial. Highly carbonated. Some hop aroma. Taste of sugary water with a somewhat slimy mouthfeel. Slightly crude aftertaste with hints of bitterness. More tasty and bitter than the bottled version, although that doesn’t take much to achieve."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2042) - PORTUGAL - NOV 28, 2015
34cl bottle. Pours a clear dark straw yellow colour. Aroma is malty and hay. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Overall, a common lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2903) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Can from Super U. Pours clear golden with a big white head. Clean and balance adjunct lager, bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Malin_aiisa (642) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Can bought at Mauritius Amber/yellow heavy white head. Clear Aroma of flowers honey Taste bitter aluminum can, alcoholic finish. Not at all pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidAust (169) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2015
In a glass from a can at the hotel whilst in country for work. Nice middle of the road beer. Nothing exceptional but nothing scary either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
God maltet smag af græs og ikke ret meget humle i den. Faktisk en bedre lager fra Afrika.

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