Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Carlton Draught is one of Australia's biggest selling tap beers. This traditional full strength lager, available nationally, is renowned for delivering "brewery fresh" taste. Carlton Draught provides a crisp mid-palate flavour which is balanced with a clean hop bitterness and a slightly dry finish.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mickash (37) - - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 I find it unbelievable that many Aussies continue to drink this by choice, especially now that we have so many good / craft beers to choose from. Tasteless on the best of days, putrid flat pond water on most others. Please don’t judge our beers on this mass market garbage. Warning-more than one of these induces a really bad headache, carry some Nurofen if you’re planning to drink it.

explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2017
On tap. Pours gold. Lots of sharp vinegar acidity, little sweet syrup, not much of anything else. It's pretty bad.

richcatch (1) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2017 does not count
Brilliant flavour, no bitterness, wonderful after taste, leaving you wanting more. This is ’off-the-wood’ only. Bottle/can not same with can having aluminium taste that’s not favourable.

rchung (7) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
Very malty body, caramel notes, intense aroma. Frothy head. Light sweetness

jann3 (399) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Clear golden with a smallish head. Light malty aroma. Taste is very mild and malty too. Just a very faint touch of hops. Low carbonation. Nothing special, but goes well as a simple thirst quencher like most bulk lagers. (Tap at SYD airport)

macca147 (293) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2017
On tap. Pours a straw gold with white head. Aroma: Malts dominate. Not much else. Not particularly aromatic. Taste: Malts dominate. Very mild citrus flavour. Mild earthy/metallic flavour. Moderate to strong carbonation. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Not a pleasant brew in my mind. Over carbonated and watery in texture.

Camons (12908) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2017
Draught @ Sydney Airport. Pours pale yellow with an offwhite head. Aroma of light malt, grain, light sweetness, light hay. Flavor is sweet, malt, grain, hay. Thin watery body, lively carbonation. Served way to cold so wasnt that bad to drink. 130317

jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2017
A few drafts and bottles throughout Sydney. Light, crisp mouthfeel with notes of spice, pale malt, crisp grass and vitamins. Eh...

CurlyJoe (293) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2016
Tank Beer at Plough Inn, Brisbane. A little smoother than the bottled variety, but not much else to say. Metallic aroma, a touch of bitterness to taste, and lightly carbonated in the mouth.

Pusblud (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2016 does not count
This is unpleasant and should be avoided. There is really no reason to drink this at any point of your life except at a wedding where it is the only beer on tap. And even then, you should go for the wine. Unpleasant urinal aftertaste. Beer can only take so much punishment before it becomes a broken husk of a beverage, and the poor Carlton Draught has reached that point and then some. Light, fizzy body. An unfortunate display all round.

Grzesiek79 (4366) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Nuda, nuda, nuda. Nieciekawe piwo. Typowy przemyslowy koncerniak. Lager masowy zero aromatow uchwytnych, pianka niewielka, nawet nie zdazy czlowiek sie jej przyjzec a juz znika. Kolor jasny, o odcieniu wiedenskiego lagera. Smak jakby syropu ktory jest w puszkach kukurydzy, troche nieswiezego koncentratu pomidorowego, dziwnie mi sie kojarzylo, na zakonczenie po przelknieciu zupa pomidorowa ze spora dawka ryzu. Kompletne kiepskie piwo.

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