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

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88   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.


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1.4
   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"


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Capa (1998) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, 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.

0.5
   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

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Soupoftoday (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Another boring mainstream Aussie lager. The bland flavour, soft carbonation, and subtle candy like sweetness makes this beer exceptionally unpleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (508) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Stale aroma, slight hint of honey and fruit. Clear golden colour with poor head. Honey malt flavor with poor aftertaste. Light body with low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 13, 2014
Tap. hazy, golden, light body, soft carbonation, light sweetness, lightly bitter, & long finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
floydian1 (936) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 9, 2014
Even the unpasteurised freshly brewed version of this beer (available on tap at Beer Deluxe in Melbourne) is still pretty awful. Negligible nose and taste of sweetcorn malts and a touch of hay. Bland.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
M_Sack (368) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Tap. Looks like clear beer. Tastes like stale yeast and metal. Very very ordinary

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kita (1048) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, 0.375l. Clear golden color with medium frothy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grainy malt, hay, dust and mild grassy hops. Clean and bland lager taste with grainy and vegetably notes, crisp and dry mouthfeel with light bitter finish. Light body, thin texture and lively carbonation in palate. Bottle looks nice, beer tastes poor...


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