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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 Ilacquin:
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Ilacquin

Indiana

2.2/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a straw yellow, no head to speak of and very little aroma, not very suprising.

Flavor was bland, with nothing in the malt or hop profile to really stand out. Fairly average swill, slightly better than it's "lite" counterpart.

Other than it's high drinkability, there is nothing about this beer that I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2004 19:48:44 | More by Ilacquin
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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.

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Castle Lager from South African Breweries plc
61 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.