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Carlton Sterling - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Carlton SterlingCarlton Sterling

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 1.49
pDev: 38.93%

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-31-2002)
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Reviews by Kulrak:
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2.65/5  rDev +77.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark golden color with some light fluffy head. Not much in the way of smell to it at all, very very light hop scent. Tastes of hops and not much else, not too bad, but not great either. Pretty good mouthfeel tho. I wouldn't turn it down, but I probably won't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2005 10:00:32 | More by Kulrak
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1/5  rDev -32.9%

05-21-2013 23:35:01 | More by pin
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2.17/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Golden in colour with a small head but with reasonable retention which is quite solid. Some totaly sexy lacing which is very respectable. There isn’t much that is wrong with this beer’s appearance.

Smell: Smell is of some grassy hops maybe some oily aromas but not much.

Taste/ Mouthfeel: fairly plain and thin. Not much malt character. Really lacking, very watery and thin. Maybe some brief adjunct sweetness but not worth mentioning. The brew is missing a malty body which results in a course mouthfeel and really boring aftertaste.

Drinkability/Overall: Easy to drink but not much there.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 07:35:48 | More by Finite
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1.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pouring a typical darkish hue it has a very lively bead and a head that persists longer than a lot of macros.
There was so little to smell and what there was to smell was of stale water.
The taste is dominated by a flavourless bland bitterness, which by any criterea is not particularly pleaseant.
There is no problem with the balance of the beer as there are no variety in flavour or sensation to balance.
The double hopping that is boasted about on the label escaped my oro nasal capabilities.
In the mouth it is very watery and very carbonated , which makes this a thirst quenching bittery watery substance , which should not really be thought of as a real beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 20:30:08 | More by jarmby1711
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1.02/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

i drank this coz it was free. no other way id even contemplate it. even after two im like screw this and started potting the free reds. a lite beer to start with, and a bad one at that.

not a bad color for a lite, but no head, as youd expect. bugger all smell, might have been a couple of grains of malt i detected in there somewhere. flavor was like a weak version of all of CUB's other shitty lagers. double hopped? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. if there was more than half a pellet in there ill go he. there is just no point in bothering with this beer. not worth the effort to pull the top off.

lite beers suck anyway, but this one was especially sucky. totally laffable. stay well away from this.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2003 13:13:34 | More by diablo14
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1.02/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Possibly the worst beer I have ever had. I was given this beer as a blind taste test, and for a moment I thought I had been given a shandy based on soda water.

Straw to gold in colour ,light lace that rapidly dissappears.
Almost no aroma , perhaps a slight maltiness...
Taste was riddled with a dry acidity due mainly to the carbonation, very much a soda water flavour with a hint of malt.

I had a hard time drinking this. I'm not much of a fan of light beers and I found this one even more dissagreeable.

Some may enjoy it! But not me!

I believe the double hopping refers to the two hop flowers that CUB put in the 50 000litre brew kettle.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2003 12:25:56 | More by ALEBOY
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1.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bosnianbeer is dead on by saying this stuff goes down like water, i was made to have some during Xmas because my father thought it was cheap, and from the taste you could certainly tell why, it's so-called "Double Hopped" flavour left me wanting more hops, also wondering how bland it would be if it were only "Single Hopped". The only way you would ever catch me drinking this stuff would be if i was throwing a party for my Macro Drinking buddies, like my dad said, it's cheap !.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2003 07:23:53 | More by Anonmatel
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United Kingdom (England)

1.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I'm giving and extra 1 point for the cool bottle, but it is still pretyy wanky, i wouldn't be caught dead drinking this beer. Thin mineral water, with a slight hop finish, probably more drinkable than most light ABV beers, still sucks though.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2002 07:05:16 | More by rastaman
Carlton Sterling from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.