Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Sandton, South Africa


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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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First brewed in 1889.
Ingredients: Barley malt; Maize; hops.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aaron68 (595) - Oslo, - SEP 27, 2012
Can bought in a supermarket in Botswana August 2012 Beer brewed under license in Botswana according to the can Beer brought back in my backpack and enjoyed from a tulip glass September 27,2012. Golden color with a thick white head. A bit sweet,light malt and hoppy aroma and taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Pilsen glass. A: Pours a very clear gold yellow color forming a medium, white and very bubbled head. Low retention and some thin lacings left in the glass S: Artificial plastic and adjunct malts in the nose. Terrible. Sweet grains and some flowery hops in the end T: Sweet grains. Again, quite artificial in the mouth, tastes like plastic. Adjunct malts, mainly. Light bitterness M: Light body. High carbonation. Adjunct malts aftertaste O: Low drinkability. Disgusting [ BA Review @ 5/15/2014 ]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
futre7 (143) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 23, 2014
Straw in colour, frothy white head. Aromas is corn, grain, cardboard, slightly sweet. Taste is corn, grain, bread and honey. Solid beer. Good for barbecues and sessioning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
The Zimbabwea version shared by CLevar. Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissipating white head that leaves behind some spoty lacing. Aroma of creamed corn, floral hops and a hint of honey. Taste is light bodied, semi-sweet with creamed corn and floral hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a touch chalky and husky grain mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz can, thanks Caleb! Clear straw yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of corn, grain, husk, some cereal, wet cardboard, hints of sweet honey. Taste is a mix of corn, grain, husk, some sweet grain, cereal, finishing fairly clean hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Can says it was brewed in Zimbabwe and muled to the USA by CLevar. Clear light yellow pour with a tiny bit of white head. Big corn nose. Water. really no flavor to speak of. Just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abrakarl (323) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
Had the Zimbabwean Castle before. Basically one of SAs biggest beers together with Black label. Hints of hops and refreshing. 1st South African beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MPA (821) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Can. Very cloudy with lots of sediment. Aroma of grain, citrus and a little metal. A little malty, bready sweetness with a decent bitter finish and a slight metallic taste. I ended up pouring this out, when I saw something resembling Jimmy Hoffa floating around in it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1505) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Drunk from bottle on train. Pale malt aroma. Taste is pale malts slight sweetness decent hoppy bitterness. Reasonable body and carbonation. Good lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
on the plane can sparkling gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy hop aroma a spicy bitter hop flavor with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Popular mass-marketed standard lager, golden colour with snow white head as usual, lightly malty nose, taste light pale maltiness but thin and watery mouthfeel, very little hops in the finish. Very bland.

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