Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Carlton Draught is one of Australia's biggest selling tap beers. This traditional full strength lager, available nationally, is renowned for delivering "brewery fresh" taste. Carlton Draught provides a crisp mid-palate flavour which is balanced with a clean hop bitterness and a slightly dry finish.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, - JUN 20, 2004
What demon from hell created this? It has a putrid chemical taste that makes even VB taste good. A sickly claw at the back of your mouth starts the taste followed by a robust lingering taste of vomit. The vomit is complex and swirls around the palate before finishing up as metal shavings. Truely dire.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grzesiek79 (4029) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Nuda, nuda, nuda. Nieciekawe piwo. Typowy przemyslowy koncerniak. Lager masowy zero aromatow uchwytnych, pianka niewielka, nawet nie zdazy czlowiek sie jej przyjzec a juz znika. Kolor jasny, o odcieniu wiedenskiego lagera. Smak jakby syropu ktory jest w puszkach kukurydzy, troche nieswiezego koncentratu pomidorowego, dziwnie mi sie kojarzylo, na zakonczenie po przelknieciu zupa pomidorowa ze spora dawka ryzu. Kompletne kiepskie piwo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tezminator (47) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
Aroma of weak grainy malt. Taste has slight bitterness and something unpleasantly sweet that is hard to define. I have had worse, but this is not a nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
[backlog] 27-01-15 // on tap at Genoa Pub, Australia. Standard lager, malty sweet, crisp. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skarecrow (264) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2016
375ml bottle. Malty aroma with touch of sulfur. Light amber color with thin head. Slight bitterness with minor malty palate - an Australian Lion Red clone was the first thing that sprang to mind.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZombieWoof (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
One time I was out on a pub crawl, and ended up at some place in St. Kilda. This was on tap for $2.50 pots. I had a couple of pots.. and two girls picked me up, took me home to their place. When I got there and sat on their sofa in between them, I started feeling ill and had to leave before I chundered. Dirty lines, maybe.. but have been off this stuff ever since. Typical macro crap, anyhow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - APR 9, 2016
Probada en botella de 375 ml. Clásica Lager industrial. Sirve para acompañar una pizza, no mucho más. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle/stubbie. Poured a crystal clear golden colour with a one-finger bright white foamy head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation very high with coarse bubbles giving a coarse mouthfeel. Aroma of metal and a subtle hint of grain; no obvious hops. Taste is bland with a hint of metal, no real bitterness and with a slight acrid tartness. Light, very thin and watery. Crisp, smooth and clean if cold and with a slightly acrid tartness on the finish that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Iím sure itís marginally better on tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LazyPyro (593) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a small, lasting white head, a little lacing left behind. Aroma is mildly hoppy, and lightly sweet pale malt. Flavour is slightly sweet malts, grains, the aftertase has a little citric/hoppy bitterness. Not a great lager but at least itís better than Carlton Crown. Got worse as it warmed up so drink it quick.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Went to a really nice heritage pub in the country, and this was the best I could do. Grainy industrial aroma, appley and fusely. Light amber colour. Old school grainy taste... But itís ice cold, right. Sweet and maybe a bit watery in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
(Stubbie bottle) Brought to us from the fine gents @ Carlton United - who gave the world the awesome and iconic VB . Oh sure , the chemicals , vomit and pissy notes that I love in Victoria Bitter were evident but maybe just lacking the gross uniting sweetness that makes VB good , this was more sour an lactic that I like in easy drinking piss swill . I drank this while sadly watching the Aussies knock England outta the rugby World Cup .

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