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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Recognised as being a beer that’s full bodied, well rounded and truly rewarding, Carling Black Label is strong and full flavoured, with a low bitterness and a distinctive fruity aroma.

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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, - AUG 22, 2012
Bottles enjoyed in campsites in Namibia and Botswana during my safari trip August 2012.Bottles bought in bottle stores. Aroma is a bit sweet and malty.Medium body and carbonation.Very nice and refreshing beer in my opinion.Looks like the locals love it to.


1.8
alex_leit (5018) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 6, 2017
As Carling Black Label Beer (Zimbabwe), brewed by Delta Breweries.
Can. Light golden color, snow-white foam. Aroma: malt, fruit, a little apple, a little something else. Taste: watery, malt, traces of hops, a little apple, clean, drinkable, inexpressive.

3
davidf93 (160) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 23, 2017
Golden yellow colour, crisp and refreshing with good amount of bitterness and maltiness.

3.1
CurlyJoe (305) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2017
Pretty solid sweet lager-y beer. Lighting yellow, not much head. Easy drinking and goes well with South African climate!

2.2
SarkyNorthener (4764) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Can from Zimbabwe thanks to a friend from Work. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma is lightly sweet grain and malts. Taste is straw, cereal grain and light hop bitterness. Quite smooth. Love this in a nostalgic way.

3
egg (407) - USA - JUN 3, 2017
Standard lager. Smells like metal. Tastes like light malts, biscuit or crackers, grass. Drink cold and enjoy it for what it is

1.5
nazzty (1378) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Strange metallic bitter aftertaste that really don’t want to leave after a zip of this watery lager. Not my kind of beer.

2.6
BeerLieutenant38 (155) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2017
Pale, golden with small white head. Grainy aroma. Medium sweet favour with a light bitterness in the background. Thin texture, not much happening in the finish. Unremarkable, but decent industrial lager that is a welcome after-work refreshment.

1.6
Lore (2863) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2017
tasted in parallel the versions brewed in Botswana and South Africa - and they are quite different. South African version: clear golden colour, medium sized typical pale lager head; aroma of grains, some citric notes, hay and bread, maybe hints of herbal notes, too; taste is the same with corny sweetness; points: 4, 3, 4, 2, 7 - 2.0 The one breved in Botswana: brighter golden colour, medium sized white head; aroma of grass, hay, acidic and metallic notes; taste is the same with metallic-artificial like bitterness as well as some cardboard; points: 2, 3, 2, 1, 5 - 1,3 In summary: it is strange that these two beers are aliased despite the obviously different recipes. I tried to give the average of them as rating

1.2
androman (2767) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017
33cl bottle at work. Sweetish cornish poor lager. Easy to drink, refreshing, hasn’t seen too much barley or hops. Waste of water.

2
AntonyWilson (439) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 23, 2016
340ml Bottle: Pours a crystal clear light golden with thin white head. Subtle fruity aromas that are over powered by a metallic note possibly from the bottle cap. Bitterness is more than the average lager with a definite apple flavour as well. Finishes sweet with medium carbonation. Medium light bodied which works well in summer.


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