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Carlton Dry | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Australia | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Macca on 01-05-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
26
Avg:
2.13
pDev:
64.32%
 
 
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Reviews by BeardedBoffin:
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2.11/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

The schooner of brew, from the tap, arrived a very pale yellow with 1 cm of foam. The aroma was very light, but what waft into the nostrils was distinctly grain and adjunct. The palate was not appealing with lots of off-flavored, husky grain and overcooked vegetables, although there was a little bitterness at the end. Not a beer I would seek out.

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Photo of Vanz
1.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.9/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Some sweetness not to bad

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Photo of BuddhaBrowett
2.25/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
1.83/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tiny generic lager head, with slight lacing. Crystal clear bronze pour.
Aroma is metallic, astringent, slight lemon. Pretty damn bad. Essence of piss.
Tastes is of carboard malt, soap and cooked cabbage. No bitterness whatsoever.
Very watery, with lively carbonation.
Overall, pretty horrible. Never buying this again.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Jake321
3/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of stefan12
3.87/5  rDev +81.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carlton Dry is a good beer on a hot summer day but it is not a good tasting beer

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Photo of Macca
2.57/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I cannot work out how this is different from the Premium Dry already listed but they do have different ABVs.

This pours a very pale golden colour. Reasonable head but not very dense. Quickly disappears.

Some hoppy aromas in there. Bit of biscuit as well.

The taste is of grains and that weird metallic aftertaste that CUB seems to specialise in.

Medium bodied.

A very average beer.

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Photo of soju6
2.04/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A: Served a light yellow color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.

S: Faint aroma of malt sweetness and nothing else.

T: No real flavor, just a bit of sweetness, no real bitterness, but yes it is very dry.

F: Light body, weak with no backbone.

O: Real waste of time and effort on this beer.

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Photo of Julian4077
1.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of adityashekhar
1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of djbx
2/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of OsoRojo
3.25/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
1.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a standard beer gold. The colour of beer. Carbonation is steady but not intense. Head is white, webbed all around and sinking in random spots. Leaves a ring of lacing foam, but little lacing from the body of the beer. Looks pretty standard.

Nose has not much going on at all. First impression is it smells like vomit. There is a sweet, light honey touch and a disturbing raw meat character to that. No hops whatsoever, smell is not simple but is really, genuinely bad. Not looking forward to drinking. Maybe if I hold my nose I can get this down.

Taste does have that really bizarre meaty character on the first sip. Mid-palate, on the plu side, has NO bizarre meaty character. Hooray! Rejoice! The mid-palate has no meaty character! Shame, though, and woe - accursed be the middle, for of flavour there be none. Nay meat nor malt nor grain, just ye olde water, and very thin and unpalatable it be. Finish be called "dry" by the lost souls who market yon grog, but I simply calls it "bad". Look, garbled early modern English/pirate crap aside, it tastes like pouring turpentine down the throat, I imagine. Chemical-metallic with a sharp, stinging sensation in the throat which cannot be put down to the 4.5% alc.

Other than that there's nothing to this at all. Taste is blah, and mouthfeel is bleeeeurgh. No hopping, no real malt. All they've done here is reduced a cheap beer to its bare minimum and all you can taste is the cheap. It could never be cheap enough though.

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Photo of MylesMac
3/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of Kyzza97
5/5  rDev +134.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite nice after a hard days work. It is my flagship beer currently. Very smooth clean crisp good in colour smell is good taste is very nice feel is good no lead ball in stomach affect. Overall I really do enjoy this beer

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1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of stevoj
2.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not much here but cold thirst quenching liquid. Faint malt aroma, taste is absent due to temperature coming out of tap. Finish also non-existant. Gods quaff if you’re thirsty

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Photo of dmorgan310
2/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of NorCalAussie
2.25/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Finite
1.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sulfur, vegetable on the nose. Softer carbonation than I was expecting but otherwise plan flavored.

Some sweetness and hop bitterness, but no flavour coming from the hops.

CUB seem to have about 7 beers all with different names but which are pretty much the same.

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2.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.96/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from can, A clear golden straw colour with a lacing white head. Aromas of grain, corn and biscuity malt that follow through onto the palate and that wet cardboard taste I get which I like. Light body, gentle bitterness.

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Carlton Dry from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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