Castle Draught - South African Breweries plc
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2.98/5 rDev +13.7%
Castle does a good job of brewing standard beers. The Castle Draught is decent. The beer pours a clear golden color with thin dissapating head that left a spotty lace. The scent and taste is typical of most american adjunct beers...grain and water...there is a nice slightly sweet bittering hop. The mouthfeel is light in body with good carbonation. Overall it solid beer.
06-22-2013 17:04:04 | More by WoodBrew
1.5/5 rDev -42.7%
330ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Tasted with South Africa Lager.
The bottle states that Castle Draught was "brewed to celebrate 115 years of fine South African ingredients".
Appearance: Castle Draught pours a very very light golden colour with a smaller than average white head that dissipates very quickly leaving no lace.
Smell: Definitely a stronger nose than the South Africa Lager, but I am still undecided whether that is a good or a bad thing.
Although adjuncts still dominate the nose it is far less sweet than expected.
The more I smell the more I wish this beer had a much weaker nose. There is a strange and pretty unpleasant almost chemically/metallic smell in the beer, a little bit of cooked vegetable.
Taste: The taste pretty much follows on from the smell and is again quite bad. Metallic and adjuncty and not something I want to drink very much more of.
Mouthfeel: Very light body and unpleasantly over carbonated.
Drinkability: How typical, even a limited 'special' brew from SAB tastes dreadful. Given it's not as bad as Castle Lager but still a beer I will most certainly avoid for the rest of its (thankfully limited) life.
11-30-2010 17:52:38 | More by Thehuntmaster
Castle Draught from South African Breweries plc
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.