Cara Pils | Brasserie Piedboeuf

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Piedboeuf
Belgium | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ThaCreep on 01-02-2010

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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
18
Avg:
1.57
pDev:
101.27%
 
 
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Gamsy
1.3/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I drank a can of this beer at a friend's place, he hated them, but didn't want to throw them away. It is a beer generally drunk by homeless people on the street, to give you an idea. It looks like a regualr pils beer, although much lighter. It has a very unfresh smell, and the flavor is awful. Can't really put my finge rto what it is eaxctly, but I never tatsed something like that before. The beer also leaves a very penetrating flavor and felling in the mouth Definitely the worst beer I ever drank.

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Photo of 77black_ships
1.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cara Pils is generally drank because it is the cheapest beer available in the Belgian market. Thus is carries a bit of a stigma in Belgium. People drink this for the sale purpose of getting drunk as cheaply as possible when they have absolutely no money. It is crap but it is ridiculously cheap. I mean, really, really cheap, buying an equal amount of water at the supermarket costs more money than this beer.

Second note, I believe that Piedboeuf doesn’t brew this. No one actually brews Cara Pils, they just buy this stuff from whatever brewery makes it the cheapest. Sometimes contracts change, I have heard that they put failed batches from several pils brewers into this stuff, probably including stuff from Piedboeuf. The French brewery Champigneulles (TCB Beverages) who specializes in this kinds of beers most likely makes most of this stuff, these days.

Review: Bright, clear, golden, urine-coloured with little brief white head. Musty, wet corn in the nose, hay, dirty water, rotting lemon,… Watery, corn wet and dusty, rotting hay, light rotting, touch metallic, rotting lemon, expired medication, unnerving bitterness,… bitter disgusting aftertaste. Wattery. Not very good, touch better than expected.

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Photo of desint
2.52/5  rDev +60.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This belgian cult-pilsener is not as bad as you would expect. It's cheap and has a bad image.
But compared to world famous 'beers' like Heineken, it can still hold its own.
On any given summer sunday I prefer an ice cold Cara over most popular pilseners.

Sure, the taste is not great, it tastes somewhere in between foul and average, but at the bargain price of 0,26€/33cl, this is to be expected. Bad image aside, this is just a regular pilsener, which would be much better liked if it was branded better.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
2.06/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased at a convenience store in Brugge late at night partially out of late night desperation, partially to see if a Belgian beer is capable of sucking. 33 cl can, .50 Euro. Dated 01-13. Intersting that a freshness date on a pils would be that far out. Tastes like a cheap pilsner, but not as bad as expected. I suppose it is only bad when compared against all other beer in Belgium but when compared to beer all over the world, actually not so terrible. Probably need to remove the word "premiere" from the can.

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Photo of YannickB
1/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ah Cara pils, I'm not going to do a detailed review for this brew. This is probably the worst Belgian beer. The smell reminds you of cat urine and the taste isn't any beter. This is the cheapest beer you can get here, so it is not really brewed for a good taste. It is unsurprisingly not popular in Belgium, it's main customers are people who want to get drunk and want to do that as cheap as possible. One can of Cara is about 25 eurocents (about 33 U.S. cents using todays exchange rates).

In my student club, drinking a can of cara ad fundum is even considered a punishment at a cantus. Even so, try one if you never had any before because something this bad gives you a lot of appreciation for breweries that do deliver good products all year round.

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Photo of BMoldy
1.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ah, talk about memories of Belgium! Nothing more epitomizes the day-to-day, I-save-all-my-money-for-beer-but-only-buy-the-cheapest existence of an adolescent exchange student than a can of lukewarm Cara-Pils! An exchange student friend of mine brought this back for me from a recent trip back to Liege as a token of our...um...friendship.

I almost laughed as I took the care to pour it into my pint glass, a sign of respect this beer should never be afforded. It's appearance is pale yellow and practically transparent, clear as day. It fizzes like a can of Coke and, if poured a little too hastily, can foam up like a bubble bath of malt-stricken death. In my particular case, I poured slowly enough to keep the foam under control, though it still takes a while to subside (which is, oddly enough for a beer, something you sort of want it to do). Is it even worth mentioning lacing? I didn't think so... A sip is like an assault on the mouth, for lack of a more original metaphor. The carbonation so apparent in the head is no less powerful in the taste, effectively shocking the tongue into submission- bending it over and pulling down its pants to prepare it for the horror to come, so to speak. The taste would be called weak if it wasn't for the sickening malt flavor that coats the palate in a godawful slime that can only be removed by repeatedly brushing your teeth. Hops are nowhere to be found, and are instead replaced by a blatant and offensive alcohol kick that just exacerbates the carbonation... violation.

I was glad to see this beer only for the stomach-churning sentimentality it inspired in me and the pleasure I knew I would derive from writing this review. It's the Belgian college student's 40 of OE, the alcoholic's plastic bottle of Georgi. To my friend's credit, at least he brought me a Rodenbach Grand Cru to sweeten the deal.

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Photo of ThaCreep
1.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A Cara Pils is a beer drinker to taste the piss ... and one who tells you otherwise is a liar or alcoholics. Cara Pils have no aromas, no flavors and no body but it's cost only about 0.25euros... it's usually a very popular beer in the evenings student where alcohol flows freely.

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Cara Pils from Brasserie Piedboeuf
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