Carlton Dry Fusion Lemon
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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1.4 | pDev: 18.57%
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
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1.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: cheap clear 355mL bottle, cheap looking label.

Appearance: light lager colour, massive bubbling head that dissipates far too quickly.

Aroma: very unpleasant. Off metallic fake fruit flavour. Not nice.

Taste: cheap lemonade with a splash of cheaper lemon essence.

Aftertaste: even worse. Stays for a bit, but the taste of off metal dominates.

Mouth feel: watery body with a lemonade-style carbonation that carries naught but an off metallic tang.

Overall: I will add my weight to the other reviewers - this "beer" is awful. How dare they put this shiznat on sale? P.S. I am aware that my review is similar to Carlton Fusion Black, but they taste the same, and they taste just as god-awful as one another. It actually tastes to me like old, off lemonade strained through week-old underpants.

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1.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When poured with vigour, it ends up a pale and bright golden colour, with minimal head, although what's there leaves some very dense and intricate lacing. Lots of vibrant carbonation, but unsurprisingly, it's rather redolent of lemonade.

Nose. Urgh. It smells like Carlton Draught mixed with lemonade. Big pungent Sprite characters mixed with that horrible, appalling yeast based monstrosity, with a decent whack of salt water to really drive home how disgusting this is. Thin throughout it all, leaving only remnants of "flavour" even after you whiff it. Offensive, truly offensive.

Oh god, it only gets worse on the palate. Here, the yeast character is more dominant, giving a really harsh character like stomach acid. Combined with the artificial lemon it ends up tasting like the stale puke left untended overnight in a railway station bathroom stall. Thin as anything, as well, giving nothing to latch on to that may be redeemable.

This is, without a doubt, one of the most fucking appalling beers I've ever had. Not content with abrading the beer market with their regular abominable slush, CUB have taken some artificial lemon flavour, rubbed it on their beer-producing anus, and come up with this travesty of a brew.

One of the worst things I've ever swallowed, by choice or otherwise.

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Carlton Dry Fusion Lemon from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 1.4 out of 5 with 3 ratings