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


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.87   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

angryrobot's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
angryrobot (32) - - OCT 22, 2010
i’m sure most folk at ratebeer have had a moment of slight annoyance when offering a non-beer-person a taste of a good beer. They have stated that it "tastes like beer". Well despite the fact i hate the idea of a generic beer taste, i think i will use it to describe Carlton Draught. "CARTON DRAUGHT : Tastes Like Beer. You Know; Yuk"

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
anstei (154) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Tap. Pours clear golden with a small head. Canny aroma and taste. Slight hints of lager characteristics if you look carefully, but mostly it?s water with bubbles and alcohol.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AlisonQ (3) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015 does not count
well, my Dad likes it... you’ll have to ask him why. If you drink it cold enough, maybe you can get away with it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
Whacko the diddle-o! Another hugely popular offering from CUB. Smell from bottle is all chemicals but glass is better, slight sweetness/spice. Light amber with bubbly head. Tastes of very little actually. And the palate is nowhere near as offensive as VB. Hardly any cooked vegetables (still some) and a tiny hop bitterness. Not as bad as I feared.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
More old Aussie pale lager crap from CUB. Years ago I drank this and got shocking hangovers, it is utterly disgusting and drank by an ocean of idiots. Avoid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1443) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from walkabout UK. Clear golden colour not much head, but drunk from bottle. Aroma has a touch of malt. Taste is dull and life less, I’ve had worse much worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Capa (2155) - Transient., - AUG 15, 2014
A bit of a deep golden color with a white head. Grainy aroma with a bit if sweetness. Bland with a slightly off-putting pebbly grain flavor. Not something I’d want to drink too much of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Keg - Newport Arms, Newport, NSW. A golden amber colour with a small, somewhat lasting and lacing white head. Tangy mid-fruits, corn, grain and some biscuity malt characters. Finishes with a subtle pithy, grainy bitterness, an underlying biscuity sweetness and a tang of mid-fruits. Light to medium body, medium carbonation ending on a short, low intensity bitterness. Lacking somewhat in interest and refreshment value.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jagger2013 (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
The only beer I’ve ever thrown in the bin! Tastes like dish water, nothing nice about this bland mess from the bottle but from the tap it is slightly better

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Soupoftoday (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Another boring mainstream Aussie lager. The bland flavour, soft carbonation, and subtle candy like sweetness makes this beer exceptionally unpleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1034) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with slight orange undertone. White head tops is semi-resistant. There is a malty aroma, slightly smelly and some soury feel to it. The taste is malty, sweet and light. A little bitterness in the finish. Not what I expected, but drinkable.

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