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


on tap


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.86/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
What can be said? This is not a good beer. Basically a carbon copy of other macrobrew lagers. Drink only if alcohol is needed and this is the only thing available.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1754) - 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 .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
On tap at Alexandra Hotel, Leura, Blue Mountains NSW on 14th September 2015. Gold with lasting shallow white foam and no lacing. Sweet toffee aroma. light citrus and sweet grape flavour in-mouth. Lightly floral and fruity finish. Light mouthfeel and insubstantial body, however I found the ale refreshing after a walk in the Blue Mountains.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2015
On holiday can golden blond colored body with a white head and a yeast hop aroma a yeast watery herby taste with a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Beer_buster55 (14) - - JUL 19, 2015
A horror beer. If it’s the only option make sure this piss is cold to get it down. Be prepared for a headache the next day.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dervock (726) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
Tap - pours gold white head, bit sweet, bit bland. Not a great deal to say.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerEasterAus (1) - - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Often the only option. Tinny taste, best part is the questions under the cap.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
anstei (644) - Zurich, 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 (724) - 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 (73) - 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.

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