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


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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.67/5   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

Xorue's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Xorue (9) - - MAR 4, 2013
Another terrible in-every-pub lager. Poor from glass to tongue, it has a cheap taste to it, along with a watery texture. Often comes with a thick white head. Avoid at all costs if possible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexmate (33) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
A very bland watery lager. Pours golden, with a slight head, very fizzy due to high carbonation. The flavours are bland, some citrus, some slight floral notes and a slightly sharp finish. This lager sells millions each year, but it was surpassed years ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (858) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Slightly darker yellow pour. Very grainy with scant hops. It’s a macro and tastes like a macro. On tap @ The Grafton, Cork, Ireland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (2178) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Pint at the Rock, Cambridge. well I’ve drunk almost everything in here, so desperate ticks call for desperate measures. Darkish gold with a big white head. The head settles quickly and leaves some sort of odd film. Smells of naked malt and salty sweaty lemon. Doesn’t taste of much, like alcoholic barley water, but the aftertaste has some odd plastic citrus note. Its actually not actively bad, but certainly disappointing, although I have no idea why I may have expected better...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
marcnow (105) - Pszczyna, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
Jasny i przezroczysty lager. calkiem niezla pianka zostaje na kuflu i ma mala fakture. Zapach sie nie wyroznia ale jak na lager to jest spoko. Niewymagajace, jak na lagera cialo ok ale no coz - szalu jakos nie ma. gazowane srednio

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ysok02 (838) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Une lager de base sans grand intérêt autre que désaltérer, basique de chez basique.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Drinkamon (5) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Bland like spit with a hint of lemon urinal cake. This is the UKs most popular beer, probably because the price is so cheap, and it sounds local. Aside from that it’s an ok beer to drink as it’s blandness makes it refreshing and you can almost finish a pint or can without realizing you have drunk anything at all. Not as bad as drinking stomach acid or Horlicks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klukas (54) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 17, 2016
Enjoyed: from a bottle. Nothing special, but drinkable. I expected less because, I did not really like it few times earlier. This one was made by Zagreb Brewery. Common and often beer; immemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (989) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2016
From Hipecor. 50cl can. In Ikea’s pint glass. Reading CSHTP6 Ch7. Much more balanced than other adjunt lagers, with the corn little noticeable. Very drinkable and smooth. Good body for its low ABV.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (438) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
0.5 l can, had this one at Fuengirola. Pours a golden color with permanent foam, nice looking. It has no aroma at all. A bit watery, malty taste. No finishing, low carbonation, light body. No big deal, yet still refresing after the Spanish beers.

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