Formerly brewed at Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Carlton Cold was launched in 1993 and enjoys a significant share of the packaged full-strength beer segment. Cold is produced with a cold-filtration process, pioneered in Australia by Carlton & United Breweries and is also the first beer in Australia to be packaged in clear glass and the only beer packaged in unbreakable PET bottles.

Note: Went from 4.9% to 4.7%/4.6%, in 2002. Replaced by the cold filtered Cold, at 4%, in April 2009.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - DEC 20, 2007
This is how beer smells. Well, at least this is how 99.9% of the beer drunk in Australia smells - sweet and full of Pride of Ringwood. Tastes even worse, the sickly sweetness managing to have me pulling a face of disgust without even realising. This can somehow be tolerated if drunk with very small sips, but who the hell does that when drinking a beer under 5% abv. However it comes in a great clear bottle that lets you see exactly how the beer looks. How good is that!

Grzesiek79 (4359) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Missing beer from my list. Lekkie i za lekkie ale za to pijalne i to bardzo pijalne piwo:). W smaku podobne do wody z kranu. Kiepskie zero prawie piany, slomkowa barwa, zapach zaden. W smaku odrobina kukurydzy i cytryny. Zero alkoholo i sporo orzezwienia latem

DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2015
Serve it really, really cold and you can drink this and it will be clean crisp and refreshing. But don’t let you glass stay full for long or it will warm up enough for you to really taste what it is like. Serve cold, drink quick or choose something else.

cdntraveller (6) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
I don’t understand all the hate for this beer. Clean, crisp and refreshing... One of my all-time favorites and there perfect for hot Aussie days...

Muggus69 (2589) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
OLD RATING OCT 14, 2003 Really have no idea why people buy this anymore. Watery, horribly skunky, as per most Carlton macro swill. With Carlton Dry out there why does this even exist? Probably the closest thing you’ll ever hear to a compliment to Carlton Dry there...

ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
I had four of these at a backyard in Sydney about ten years ago, felt like I was going to die. I would drink this if I was loving in 1976. No taste, pure horror.

jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. i had this beer a few years back and justing adding it too my ratings for my own personal record, all i remember is that is was a very ordinary pale lager.

Koelschtrinker (20768) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Eine dezente herb-bittere Note legt sich im Antrunk auf den Gaumen, das Bier schmeckt ansonsten fad und meiner Meinung im Antrunk leicht abgestanden. Im Grunde war es das - das Bier hat sonst nichts zu bieten. Test vom 30.3.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 7,5,6,4,13,4 - 5,20

Snegurochka (395) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
Golden, white fizzy head, lively carbonated. Smell of citrus fruit. Taste of unripe pineapples, sour green apples and lemon peel. Fortunately I shared the 375 ml bottle at the second beer session in Tårnrommet 29.01.09, and didn’t have to drink a lot of it.

Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2009
375 ml bottle. Golden straw colour. Medium-sized fine-laced white head that clings to the glass. Sugary malt aroma with notes of wet paper. Smooth texture and a soft carbonation. The body is light and the softness is cut by crisp hop bitterness in the finish. Watery. A beer that has been stripped by most flavours, except for some residual simple sugars. Rather tiring to drink by my palate. I’d rather have something that tastes pleasant.

armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 26, 2009
Poured clear straw color, small white head. Some malt and unpleasant grassy hop aroma. Watery texture, weak body, minimal malt flavor with a hard grassy hop taste.

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