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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 1.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Carlton Dry has an exceptional dry finish that has been achieved through an extended brewing process, creating a smoother, drier beer that has 30% less carbohydrates than other full strength beers. The Carlton dry logo emphasises the most recognisable and loved elements of the Carlton tradition, such as the iconic Clydesdales and the brand's historic founding in 1864.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is yeasty and dry, and the flavour is bitter, yeasty and dry. Overall an average lager, much better than the current average scores suggest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
StevieT (386) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
Itís not the worst beer Iíve ever had but it gave the title a red hot go. If Iím lucky Iíll never have to drink it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Poured clear yellow (and oddly green tinged) with coarse-grained head that left quickly. Aroma skunky vegetation, one dimensional. Taste minimal but with an odd corn and candy sweetness which should not be there in a dry brew. Lively carbonated, thin bodied but does have a moderately long dry finish. Never again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sevenlee (1196) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Another in the line of really unspectacular pale lagers by CUB. Not much to say but "avoid".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle format Clear darker straw color. Thin white head. Very fizzy looking. Nose is biscuit malt , caramel, sweetness and cooked vegetables. Obviously far better cold than warm. Taste is a lot of biscuit and caramel. Slightly sweet and no bitterness. Slightly thin and watery but serves its purpose well. A decent low carb beer with some hints of flavor. Better than expected.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mattyhennessy (179) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
A crisp dry lager that tastes slightly better and is more refreshing than the regular Carlton draught. There is a slight sweetness to the initial taste and disappointing there is no hop flavour or aroma. Very watery mouthfeel that is typical of lower carbon beers. A cheap manís afternoon beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rob_D_UK (645) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Comes out amber with a bubbly head. Aroma is pretty boring and bland as is the taste with a hint of sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gnoff (7454) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draught after the tour at Carlton Brewhouse, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty, compost taste. Compost aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
Not nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
A favourite of my partners so as I see it I will always have this over her - something that can be brought up in the heat of an argument just to get a flare-up, haha. 30% less carbohydrates just means lagered to the point of being a shy cousin to olí H20 and probably one to come-off second best. It produces up a medium gold, bright and thinly looking with the expected force carbonation lather of soap atop. Manky, cheesy, sweaty socks, burnt toast and vegetal, boiled cabbage nose that I feared was not the worst it could get. Metallic, rusted swarf bin and carbonic acid are a tricky combo to get right and these guys nailed it. Soapy, slick finish where the carbonation dies off completely. Dry, got that right too - low cardboard malts and vegetal notes of the aroma. Sits heavy in the stomach. Donít know whether ísessioní is the appropriate word to use here. Just canít do it. On a par with the woeful blue labelled brother Premium Dry. Not beer at all. (355mL, BB 24/01/14, Dan Murphyís Currambine)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marc18 (28) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2013
Had by the crate in Cairns. A bog standard pale lager with nothing much going for it. If you chill it enough it goes down better than water.

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