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


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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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First brewed in 1889.
Ingredients: Barley malt; Maize; hops.

Russo's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, - SEP 22, 2012
Pale yellow color thick bubble white head. Malty aroma and flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skyview (5209) - 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 (6175) - 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 (1552) - 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 (309) - 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 (798) - 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 (1375) - 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 (2762) - 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 (1719) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mainuh_man (127) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pour clear pale with a rocky white head. Aromas of dust and grass. Flavor is pretty lacking in this one. Some hints of bready malt, and then some not-so-pleasant hops. Light body with a thin mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty crappy lager that doesn’t have anything noteworthy, except that it’s one of only a few beers that can be found in Zambia!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Herzog_Wilhelm (18) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Test no 500! Looks good, taste not spectacular but could be worse; somehow chemical especially to the end. But in case you are thirsty and in South Africa: It’s OK.

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