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Castle Lager - South African Breweries plc

Castle LagerCastle Lager

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BA SCORE
61
poor

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 24.4%


Brewed by:
South African Breweries plc visit their website
South Africa

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep gold body with a half-finger-high head of bubbly, white foam.

Smell: Ah, a sweet-smelling aroma of light corn syrup generously brushed over some simple, basic barley.

Taste: Then, it's flavor time! Lightly grainy, excessively pale malts with sweet hints of sucrose and corn syrup. There's a lacking hop presence and accompanying bitterness, leaving the beer to finish somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit of a disappointment. Particularly adjunct-laden and I'd prefer it to finish a bit drier. Ah well!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 23:36:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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300ml Bottle for £1.49 (The Cave bottle shop, Glasgow):
Light and clear body that is a golden straw colour, topped with a half centimeter tall head that is quite bubbly looking and manages to last rather well.

A very light beer on the nose that had me struggling to detect anything much at all. There is a little grain and some clean smelling, basic lager malts. I also smelt some corn and a few vegetable adjuncts on top.

Clean lager malts and a faint, grassy hop aroma coupled with a slightly grainy taste and some light bitterness. There is some corn in there too.

A light body although not quite a thin one or watery but light nonetheless. There is a very light bitter feel and the beer is slightly grainy with a dry finish.

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Serving type: bottle

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Castle Lager from South African Breweries plc
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