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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dangerousd (2) - - JUN 24, 2012
Very nice beer wich the locals love drinking. It is the soutg african beer of my choice

TBone (18560) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Can 330ml (thanks Erik's mother). Clear golden colour, small white head. A bit metallic, pear sroma, quite neutral. Light-bodied. Evident sweetish rice. Fizzy. Peary. Neutral.

alex_leit (5248) - 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.

davidf93 (199) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 23, 2017
Golden yellow colour, crisp and refreshing with good amount of bitterness and maltiness.

CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2017
Pretty solid sweet lager-y beer. Lighting yellow, not much head. Easy drinking and goes well with South African climate!

SarkyNorthener (5012) - 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.

egg (438) - 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

nazzty (1377) - 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.

BeerLieutenant38 (178) - 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.

Lore (2991) - 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

androman (2937) - 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.

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