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Carlton Draught - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Not Rated.
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 34.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-04-2002)
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2/5  rDev -7%

dansmcd, Jan 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +4.7%

avschmitt, Nov 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Jake321, Oct 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +27.9%

killerbeers, Sep 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +4.7%

supermeniscus, Sep 07, 2012
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2.15/5  rDev 0%

A: Served a golden color with a small head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet malt and coarse grain. Has a stale beer scent.

T: taste on malt sweetness with just a wee bit of citrus. Faint bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body and fairly smooth. Not a lot to work with here.

O: Basic lager in an ocean of beer. Nothing to see here, move along.

soju6, Aug 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +27.9%

braican, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
1.35/5  rDev -37.2%

On tap at local RSL.

Oh dear, the Carlton Draught vs VB taste-off.

It looks like beer and has a head and lace, but I can safely say I have never been assaulted by such an immediate hit of metal. Serious Metal on the tongue.

This beer has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Why do so many people drink it?

heygeebee, Jun 29, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -18.6%

On tap at Northcote Social Club. From notes.

A - Poured golden straw and bright. Medium carbonation, half finger of white soapy head and good lace with a film of retention.

S - Virtually nothing. Some corny grain.

T - Corny, grain, nasty flavours, We grain maybe. Vegetal, creamed corn. Not good.

M - Medium carbonation, light and watery body, lingering flavours of unpleasantness.

O/D - Beers with no flavour are far superior to this. No idea why people keep this guys in business by buying this in mass quantities. Brutal.

tbeckett, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev +39.5%

bpasquetti, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +62.8%

Sachsenfreude, May 19, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -41.9%

no8, May 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Julian4077, May 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -7%

Kornoms, Apr 21, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Mar 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -7%

dmorgan310, Feb 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -7%

galluch, Jan 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -7%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

klipper, Dec 15, 2011
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

IanRiley, Nov 28, 2011
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1.68/5  rDev -21.9%

Pale, high carbonation, soft drink like appearance.

Smells of faint off grain. Straw and little hops

Very dull and plain. No hop flavour to speak of asside from a dull and artificial bitterness. A straw like malt flavour which contributes little to the body of the beer.


Finite, Nov 04, 2010
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3.6/5  rDev +67.4%

Great sessionable beer on tap, dont care what anyone says this beer is easy to drink and great for a social drink. Have had many night where i can drink 10 - 20 pots of carlton draught without batting an eyelid, there arnt many better beers out there on tap.

rowey77, Jul 14, 2010
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2.05/5  rDev -4.7%

Golden amber pour, thing head.
Lots of grainy malt on the aroma, no noticeable hops (they probably use isohops...). Shows a distinct "old dirty pub" smell.
Sweet grainy malt upon tasting, some caramel. Not much else to say really! Seriously weak bitterness.
Not as watery as you'd expect for a mainstream cheap lager, but the carbonation is over the top, as per usual!

CrazyDavros, Oct 05, 2009
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1.9/5  rDev -11.6%

Unfortunately for me when i went to my new local this was their best offering def time to get a new local,it pours a yellow,gold macro colour with hardly any smell maybe weak grains,and it basically tastes like grainy water would never buy this beer usually was just thirsty and like i said this was their best offering.

ADZA, Aug 01, 2009
Carlton Draught from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
56 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.