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


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Carling Black Label Beer is a moderately stronger lager(5.5% alcohol by volume) brewed to yield a distinctive taste that is especially refreshing and rewarding.

Beer5000's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer5000 (5951) - Kristiansand, - FEB 4, 2013
330 ml can. Clear, very pale golden with a big, fast disappearing white head. Aroma of sweet grain and corn. Flavor is some kind of sweet grain and sour. Not much bitterness at all. Thin body and weak aftertaste. Not a very nice experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vighals (3256) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2016
Gammel utgått 340 ml flaske, men må jo bare teste. Ser fortsatt bra ut, gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Er nok litt FOR gammel denne, lukter rødvinseddik. Noe nøtteaktig karamell sitter igjen. Smaken var eddik, med noe søtlighet. Kan ikke rate til noe annet enn snitt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants 200516. Nothing to get too excited about with this beer, just another pale lager really. Thin bodied with a low lying white head. I didn’t realise that this was the South African version until I read the label.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2016
33cl can as a gift. Pours clear, pale golden with a rather small, white head. Grainy and slightly fruity aroma (ripe pears) with hints of cooked vegetables and hops. Moderate sweet and much cleaner and less sweet than expected - even some bitterness is noticeable. Fairly easy to drink, but far from interesting, but I have certainly tasted worse.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
climberbob (450) - Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Can into glass in Malawi. Golden w decent white head and moderate carbonation. Minimal aroma of hay. Initial taste has distinct corn flavor that turns into a bit of a lingering sweetness followed by very mild grassy hop notes and watery finish at the end. Slightly slick almost creamy mouthfeel but not particularly pleasant. Will not be going back to this one. Ingredients listed as water barley malt (gluten), maize extract and hops. 5.5%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FraekkeFyr87 (375) - - MAY 3, 2015
The aroma is full of hops and corn. The taste is full of hops and honey. Typical pilsner color. Not that impressing but I have grown a big fond of this beer since the first time I traveled to South Africa. I have become a decent drinker of this beer, drinking it on a daily basis on my 14 days long vacation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Pale yellow with small white head. Skunky corn with notes of old paper. Yuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2015
330ml bottles pour yellow gold & lacy with a mild malty grainy aroma the taste is lightly bitter crisp very sweet just another standard macro lager

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Holmen2 (2927) - NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
From tap at Alba Easy Longe at Durban Airport 17.03.15. Pale and clear straw colour. Bright, white head. Not much aroma. Perhaps a hint of maize. Waterish taste, with hints of maize and artificial sweetener. Low bitterness. Just another bland eurolager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
luttonm (4729) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Big thanks Travlr, I had almost forgotten what bad pale lager tastes like. Pale gold. Huge eggy metallic aroma. Bitter metal. aye.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of skunk, corn, grain. Tastes of skunk. Light body with a dry finish.

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