Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Keg, can and bottle: Filtered
Original Lager
Ingredients: Burton water; White Lager malt; English hops (varies); yeast.
Carling Black Label developed as a brand in 1927 from the Canadian brewery Carling O’Keefe's existing Black & White Lager. It was introduced into the UK in 1952 in bottles, the first UK keg was launched in 1965. The brand became hugely successful in the UK via a very popular ad campaign - "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label", and has been Britain's best selling beer brand since then. The original Carling O’Keefe brewery was purchased by Molson in the 1980s. Coors later purchased both Molson and the UK license holders Bass. The name changed from Carling Black Label to Carling, with the subtitle Original Lager, in 1997.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, - OCT 10, 2012
I think it may have once been easily available in bottles but Ive had a hard time fining one until I found a plastic one at a club. After all this time I found one. Medium clear gold with a thick creamy fizzy deminishing white head. Smells of grain and cereal. Lots off additives here. Some like stape hops. Chewey thin ligt body. Tastes sweet at first and then becomes cardboard which turns to pladtic when its warm. Rather harsh. Truly industrial swill. Glad I waited this long.

rafikxx (56) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Lager w stylu kompletnie bezpłciowym, bez smaku, bez aromatu, bez niczego. Ocenę na tym poziomie dostał jedynie za wygląd, pianę i zawartość wody w sobie. Nie polecam.

motthes (242) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2018
Das Carling Lager aus UK, gebraut in Irland von Molson Coors Ireland. Carling ist offizieller Partner der Premier League in England. 0,5l Dose, Design ist sehr schlicht. Goldgelb im Glas, die wuchtige Schaumkrone hält gut. Der Antrunk ist süss (Zuckerzusatz), ein eher wässriger Körper mit Getreidenoten, etwas maischig wie bei einem Alkfreien. Hopfenbittere kommt im Abgang, aber unrund. Industrielager, Massenware!

deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Pours straw yellow , malty aroma . Metallic. Bland taste . Thin body , not a great beer

tonyyoung (17) - - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Tramps piss for football fans who have no clue what real beer is. Tastes like the smell of wet cardboard that has rotted in the street.

FinnIckler (979) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Can from Mark. pours catpiss. Nose is citrus, straw, some malt. Palate is citrus, very watery. Not great.

jinroh (2470) - ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2017
500 ml can, I think it was from Seiyu. Pours clear light amber, some foam that even leaves lacings. Nose has corn, wet cardboard, stuffy biscuits. Tastes sweet, bitterness very light, average carbonation, biscuity and watery. No real aftertaste, maybe just a bit of plasticky feel lingering. Not really pleasant to drink, too characterless.

jooilakon (321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
440 ml can. Aromas are malts with some acidy notes. Fluffy white head an clear golden body. Taste is plain malts. Quite watery. Just like any other, mass produced cheap lager.

AleMan84 (16) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Characterless lager not much aroma or flavour just damp cardboard, 1 pint on a hot day is ok but soon becomes very bland and boring.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 22, 2017
absolutely dreadful swill that is absolutely rancid canned. even ice cold, battling through a carling can be difficult some times. however, there is something possibly nostalgic about an ice cold pint of carling on a summer’s day. this is a brew best left in the past, for me at least.

Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Keg @The Pleasence Courtyard, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival 2017. Pours copper/golden, thin white head. Nose is grass, wet hay and some honey. Taste is metallic and nothing else.

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