Castle Lager - South African Breweries plc
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Reviews by Shadman:
3.03/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
decent looking macro..maybe a touch darker in hue than most...impressive head considering I poured it striaght from the beer coller. Big gobs of lacing left behind as well. Smell is fairly average...grainy, bordering musty malt and a hint of floral hop. Light on the malt side, but a bitter, almost astringent taste really rules the roost here. Luckly some malt sweetness combined with the bitterness morphing into a more citrus-like taste rescues this brew from it's more medicore macro brethern. Mouthfell is medium-lite and is moderately carbonated.
@ $13 cdn/six pack it's not a bad value per millilitre, I may use this a bridge beer in the summer for my domestic beer friends
Serving type: can
01-17-2008 02:21:51 | More by Shadman
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2.1/5 rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Pours a clear and golden color. The head, about two fingers of it, is white with a medium retention.
The aroma is mild - some malts and grains can be picked up.
The taste naturally follows the nose. Sweet beginning of the malts, followed by a light bitterness, slightly watery, in the body, ending with no real finis. Lacks a bit of bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 19:41:11 | More by MarkoNm
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.61/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
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.
The beer looked quite nice and head retention was pretty good but other than that it didn't really offer anything else. Not a particularly noteworthy offering and a bit of a disappointment for my first South Africa beer, although not an entirely unexpected one.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 20:16:04 | More by flyingpig
Castle Lager from South African Breweries plc
61 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.