Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pasteurised keg, can and bottle.
Ingredients: Burton water; White Lager malt; English hops (varies); yeast.
"The great balance of taste and refreshment". Britain’s best selling beer since 1971.
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The "Black Label" has been dropped from the name in the UK. The brand, originally Canadian, was launched multinationally in the 1960s and since then ownership fell into the hands of different breweries in different countries. The original Carling O’Keefe brewery that developed this beer was purchased by Molson in the 1980s. Coors later purchased both Molson and the UK license holders Bass. Carling Black Label is still brewed in Canada

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, - OCT 10, 2012
I think it may have once been easily available in bottles but Ive had a hard time fining one until I found a plastic one at a club. After all this time I found one. Medium clear gold with a thick creamy fizzy deminishing white head. Smells of grain and cereal. Lots off additives here. Some like stape hops. Chewey thin ligt body. Tastes sweet at first and then becomes cardboard which turns to pladtic when its warm. Rather harsh. Truly industrial swill. Glad I waited this long.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
___Steve___ (42) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Bright plastic lemon shade of lager. Warm bread flour smell. Filtered clear with out much of a head but a lasting small white ring of tiny bubbles. Grassy malt taste at first taken away with a wet sugary finish. It has a quick sharp bitter quality. Easy drinking American lager, similar to other mass market session lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Light malty aroma, with hints of harsh sulphur and traces of hops. The flavour is sweetish, light hoppy with an empty watery finish. At least it has got no off-flavours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bytemesis (5184) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear golden, large white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is grain and grass, flavor about the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. No real off tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DoctorHU (135) - UKRAINE - NOV 10, 2015
Resistant foam and lush with large bubbles. The beer is a caramel-colored drink, which has a pleasant hop aroma, lingering long in the glass. Beer light, watery and bitter, with a small, almost imperceptible acidity and discomfort of damp shades. There is little malt flavor, but it quickly disappears in the rest of the bouquet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SmellMyFingers (1) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 29, 2015 does not count
People say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but It’s amazing what you can accomplish after 8 cans of Carling. I had a skinfull of this stuff with my mate Jez lastnight and ended my night fingering a gypsy in Morrison’s carpark. Have that Julius Caesar!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garrold (3043) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Can. 3 months out of date, that I found. Classy, I know. And I have to say, I’ve had worse. But not by much. Actually, I found 2. And drank them both, which probably says more about me than the beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomBitter (2) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015 does not count
Aroma gave a very small essence of beer, the rest I can only describe as farty piss. Appearance showed the typical watery yellow colour of cheap lager. Taste surprised me, not too much flavour and a little tinny but refreshing and quite pleasant. Was expecting a mouthful of fizz but the carbonation was light to medium. Palate and aftertaste however was bland but in the right situation like a hot summer’s day I’d not be that fussed and this would prove an acceptable drink. Far from the nicest lager, but I could see times where I’d choose it. At the end of the day, it’s refreshing, not too fizzy and goes down fairly easily, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LazyPyro (176) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Probably the first beer I ever tried. Clear yellow in appearance, small white head. Aroma is a little grainy but fairly weak. Taste, roughly what you’d expect from this kind of thing, nothing interesting to write about, a bit of malt/corn flavour. Not bad overall, just average though. (old rating, around 2007)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mR_fr0g (6518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Sample from a can liberated from a train in Waterloo by Leighton. Thanks? Crystal clear yellow with a lasting pure white head. Aroma is odd mix of metalic, paper, veg and cider apple notes. Later a little soapy note developes on the nose. Flavour is composed of watery grains, carbonic acid, veg and metal. Palate is very light papery, carbonic acid bite. Shitty cheap lager, doesn’t get much shittyer or cheaper than this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
strap (613) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 23, 2015
an english version of an american piss lager. drank out of desperation at Stansted airport

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