Carlton Draught
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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From:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
 
Australia
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #296
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
57
Ranked #30,648
Avg:
2.22 | pDev: 33.33%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 25, 2021
Added:
Jun 04, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  14
SCORE
57
Awful
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Rated: 2.51 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 2.55 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

1.89/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
Can, best by June 29th 2019.

It pours a clear gold with an ample head of foam.

Big corny notes in the smell, hints of vegetables, wee bit of bitterness.

Taste is below that of XXXX Gold. Too much corn,vegetal, metallic.

Body is not better than the XXXX despite its higher abv.

Pretty poor beer.
Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 2.72 by lachiebe from Australia

Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.77 by cunning_stunt from Indiana

Dec 15, 2017
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Rated by Mehhh from Australia

2.06/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Used to be a fantastic beer. On tap is still okish but in bottle the chemical/metallic after taste ruins it. Never buying again.
Nov 15, 2017
 
Rated: 2.02 by aussietim from Australia

Nov 02, 2017
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Rated by delegeferenda from Hong Kong

1.03/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Somewhat refreshing and mildly attractive, but the strong chemical taste, feel and smell ruin this lager.
Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.67 by SkylerShores from Australia

Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 1.18 by Lachanora from Australia

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 2.1 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 1.96 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.64 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Shane1959 from Australia

5/5  rDev +125.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I love Carlton Draught, it is one of the best beers in the world. The look, smell, taste and feel are comparable with any beer in the world. I could, and do, drink this beer all day.
Why is Carlton Draught called an American Adjunct Lager?
If there is such a thing as heaven and if I do make it there one day I imagine breasting the bar having a Carlton Draught with God while watching the Carlton Football Club win a Premiership.
Feb 10, 2016
 
Rated: 1.5 by DamienI from Washington

Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 2.79 by Toynk from Illinois

Jan 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by davcat from Australia

Nov 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.05 by benloho from Utah

Aug 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

2.97/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
By far one of the best original Draught styles available. Full bodied and full flavoured this draught beer offers mild bitterness and value for your money.
Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 1.99 by life_of_agony from Australia

May 26, 2015
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Rated by BeerEaterAus from Afghanistan

2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Tastes t i n n y
Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by Dicers from California

Mar 01, 2015
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Reviewed by SmashPants from Australia

2.52/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Format: standard light brown 375mL bottle with a macro label.

Appearance: a dark golden-amber colour with a fluffy white head that drops away quickly. Pretty disappointing.

Aroma: not very much on the nose, just some corn adjuncts and cheap grain. Okay at best.

Taste: not very much again. The cheap grains are joined by a vegetal note. Not particularly offensive, but quite boring.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away quite quickly. A pretty basic adjunct lager.

Mouth feel: light in body with a medium to higher carbonation. Reasonable.

Overall: I'm really not sold on Carlton Draught. Even their very funny ads aren't enough to make me realise that their other beer VB is cheaper and much better. Carlton Draught is not worth the AU$46 a case.
Dec 29, 2014
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Rated by Andrewziggy from Australia

2.38/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
It's ok for what it is
Dec 18, 2014
 
Rated: 1.96 by deandob

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by Rickus from Taiwan

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Nick09 from Australia

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 2.52 by emincems from Turkey

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 08, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by NorCalAussie from California

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by BuddhaBrowett from Sweden

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Apr 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by schoon from Iowa

Jan 16, 2014
 
Rated: 1.25 by BILF from Israel

Jan 09, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2013
Carlton Draught from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 100 ratings