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


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RATINGS: 499   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 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUL 28, 2007
Another dreadful lager. Standard gold colour with a white head. Aroma with a trace of stale hops followed by a slightly sweet malt flavour. poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wanja (602) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
0.33 l can at the Olifants rest camp in Kruger national park... Clear yellow-golden color, short head... Boring, watery hop aroma.. Under-average Lager taste... Boring ending...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
budedou (349) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2014
Aromas of light malt with a touch of corn. Light bodied. Just really boring. Next please!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kliggerwar (115) - - JUN 1, 2014
Malty sweet aroma, little bitter on first taste less sweet then your typical North American lager. All in all just a lager nothing special was good with my burger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
Golden shiny body and flimsy head. Grainy, white sugar. Ugh. Way too heavy carbonation. Bad and too sweet. And expensive. (Bottle at My Food Sud Africain during the 1FRBG)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jaghana (3695) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle 33cl @MyFood Montreuil shared by Erikok. A sweet lager, typical poor lager notes, corn sugar notes, almost no hops, very boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chrisklintworth (20) - - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 clear golden-yellow with an average white head. Averagely malty with corn and cereal aroma and a light hops and bitter finish. Quite fizzy and watery but quite a good balance between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (148) - München, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
Bier aus Süd Afrika - da denkt man naja. Castle ist aber ein klassisches Lager. Geruch ist intensiv malzig, gewürzig. Farbe ist wahrlich flüssiges Gold. Einstieg ist frisch und etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig. Dieses Bier ist sehr sehr süffig. Ein leichter herber Abgang im typischen ausländischem Stile. Das trifft bei mir ins Schwarze. Fazit: Gutes Lager aus Afrika.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Can. One of the plainest, most unassuming lagers. Aromas of light malt with a touch of corn. More corn in the flavour, with a touch of hops. Light bodied. Pretty smooth and easy to drink, and nothing offensive here. Just really boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Lager from another mogger. Light, refreshing corny bullshit beer. Good for pounding multiple and then playing some footy. A thin and watery concoction only suitable for the hottest of days. A sweet sodey-pop of a beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A mass produced mix of god knows what, toxins? There’s corn (maize) here, which I personally think should disqualify it from the title beer. When you’re in South Africa, you often won’t find anything else (if you do find the excellent Castle Milk Stout, you should drink that). I always try to avoid this, and go for the far superior, reinheitsgebot brewed Windhoek lager or draft from Südwest (Namibia). This stuff will rot your brain. I have never had such severe hangover headaches after drinking beer as I had with this. From Castle I would recommend that you drink Hansa instead, if possible.

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