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Carling Beer - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
58
awful

50 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 26.94%


Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Carling has been Britain’s best selling lager for more than three decades. It is brewed to have the perfect balance of sweetness & bitterness ensuring it is as brilliantly refreshing from the first sip to the last. The story of our product can be seen on the crest which features on all of our packaging and is designed to demonstrate the care that goes into brewing Britain’s favourite beer.

(Beer added by: Shiloh on 01-29-2003)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +82.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:

Is there such a thing as "Canadian Retro Lager"? The brand has been around since 1840, Rocky Mountains are on the label ... this one screams "BEER!"

Obvious filtered clarity donning a pale yellow color, decent head retention with a thin layer of lace that stays for a good while. Sweet, oh sweet cooked corn aroma ... not offensive and actually clean with a mild graininess in the back of the nose. A crispness that was manufactured to perfection drops a smoothness on the light body. Very light and wet malt sweetness up front with some cooked cereal and a clean, drying grain in the finish. Muted hops only bring bitterness to the palate, which does help balance. Clean and refreshing aftertaste, very little lingers on the tongue.

Yeah, this is beer. Call it macro, industrial, retro or even mass-produced, this is actually a very clean and drinkable lager and spot-on for the style--it could easily give PBR a run for its money, given the chance.

Serving type: can

09-14-2010 05:19:50 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear, pale golden yellow color. 2 fingers of white head with some retention. Sparse lacing. Lots of bubbles rise to the top of the beer. Looks decent.

Smell - Some adjuncts and light grassy and grainy aromas. Nothing offp putting and nothing powerful here either.

Taste - Fairly bland with some corn which makes the beer a bit on the sugary sweet side. Retains a clean and refreshing taste too.

Mouthfeel - Clean crisp and refreshing. Medium- high carbonation.

Overall . Not a lot to say other than a better than expect AAL and definitely preferred to many of them.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 04:10:51 | More by DenisKolkin
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bacondude4

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

11-06-2013 21:16:30 | More by bacondude4
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

10-26-2013 00:04:02 | More by MJ63
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

10-10-2013 03:34:52 | More by ZachT
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-28-2013 18:12:25 | More by andrenaline
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beerbtl

California

1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

06-24-2013 01:19:23 | More by beerbtl
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Miha

Slovenia

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-02-2013 00:06:29 | More by Miha
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seinfeldette

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

05-16-2013 20:15:19 | More by seinfeldette
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

02-13-2013 13:04:36 | More by DaPan
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

11-25-2012 04:05:30 | More by sbarre
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-05-2012 23:37:21 | More by mjacquard
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mungus

Australia

2/5  rDev -8.7%

10-16-2012 13:52:13 | More by mungus
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-22-2012 01:17:51 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Alberta_Beer_Guy

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

07-16-2012 00:37:32 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +25.6%

07-03-2012 23:39:18 | More by bulldogops
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traumaqueen


1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

04-03-2012 06:40:39 | More by traumaqueen
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-30-2012 04:27:57 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

03-25-2012 12:57:41 | More by beerhunter13
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TrojanWheels

California

2/5  rDev -8.7%

01-19-2012 18:24:52 | More by TrojanWheels
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed with malts, and lots of corn. There really isn't a whole lot of tasting going on.. it drinks like a light beer. It ends with a corn syrup sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Figured I'd give this one a shot based on the 'Bros' review.. but it's really nothing special. Its very light tasting and has a lot of adjunct qualities. I guess it would work well for a camping/lawn mower beer.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 18:25:57 | More by spinrsx
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-16-2012 14:22:16 | More by irishkyle21
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -54.3%

01-06-2012 17:55:17 | More by ThinkAgain
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rbuisson

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev +37%

11-25-2011 20:18:34 | More by rbuisson
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

11-24-2011 02:33:10 | More by oldp0rt
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Carling Beer from Molson Coors Canada
58 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.