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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer4000 (4709) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abrakarl (355) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Regular lager beer. Some weak malts and thats it really. Can’t tell apart from Castle, castle lite, etc.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2941) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
with yves at my home can gold blond colored body with a white head and a malt hops aroma a malt hops watery bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (6471) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Pale golden with a white head. Aroma of grains, hay, acetaldehyde and some corn. Grainy flavor, slightly corny, with light sweetness, a papery note and a drier finish with a bitterish hint. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Skyview (5273) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Sampled from 12-oz can and shared by Caleb. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head and leaves behind minimal lacing. Aroma of corn, grassy hops and corn husk. Taste is light bodied, husky with some corn and grassy hops. Finish is semi-sweet, light crisp and minimal aftertaste. That’s the first time I can actually say, "Hey Mabel, thanks for the Black Label."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
arminjewell (6753) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz can, thanks Caleb! Clear yellow with white head, aroma is corn, grass, sweet some odd hot notes, hints of grainy, husky notes, touch of bread. Taste is a mix of corn, chemical, touch of grain, hints of cardboard, slight bread notes but its a bit oddly sweet. Interesting, but not overly terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1776) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Can shared by CLevar - thanks!! Nose is corny and sweet malt. Thin, watery. Pleasant, clean, cracker. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (4407) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
330 ml. can sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Clear golden, little white head. Metal, hay, water, pale lager nose,… Taste is light touch metal, lager, hay, light malt, faint sugar,… Lightly metallic body. Little taste meaning actually pretty enjoyable for a pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yves (2391) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Shared with wim at his place. Clear blond colored beer, with small white head and only few carbonation. Fruited malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is slightly bitter with some sweet hints.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JRiley77 (15) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2014
This is my favourite local lager. It is crisp, refreshing,and always goes down well after a long day!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisklintworth (23) - - MAY 25, 2014
Clear yellow-golden with a good frothy head. Toasted cereal, light sweet malty taste with a dry mild bitterness. A bit watery and metalic finish.

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