Pure Blonde Naked
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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2.66 | pDev: 6.77%
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
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2.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Format: a standard 355mL green bottle with an average macro label. Fine for a macro.

Appearance: pours out a slightly weak-looking yellow amber with limited carbonation. A small white head dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Standard low carb nonsense.

Aroma: really not much here at all, being a light lager. Light cheap grain and a tiny bit of hops.

Taste: again not much here, but what is there is somewhat cheap again.

Aftertaste: drops away quickly, without even so much as a touch of bitterness. Disappointing.

Mouth feel: light in feel - almost a bit flat. Chunky carbonation.

Overall: I really don't like the low carb movement. Just have a decent light beer like Hahn Premium Light or Little Creatures' Rogers Beer. It is cheap at AU$41 a case of 24 x 375mL, but it is cheap.

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2.82/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have mixed feelings about this beer. On one hand, I associate it with the rather pleasant experience of watching cricket at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. On the other hand, it's a 3.5% low carb lager from CUB.

I was, however, interested to note that the label mentions that it is brewed with Galaxy, which may explain the slight organic almost-freshness that escapes when the cap is unscrewed. Indeed, there's a slight fruity sweetness on the nose proper, mingling with the more generic carbonic note and mild, reedy grain.

The body is very light, not unexpectedly; a dull golden colour, with a filmy inconsistent head of white. There's some surprisingly pleasant lacing around the edge of the glass, in a foamy, unrefined Aussie lager kind of way.

Taste is very bland, with weak carbonic acidity through the centre, cutting through a minimal amount of lightly sweet grain notes. Not much hint of hops, although it doesn't feel unbalanced too much towards sweetness, and there's no lingering unpleasantness on the back palate. Mouthfeel is clean and exceptionally light, almost like air.

Overall, it's undoubtedly extraordinarily bland, but in actual fact, it's far from offensive. I feel bad, as this is the second "Pure Blonde" beer I feel I need to defend, but it strikes me as being a lot better than the average macro pigswill.

Still cut from the same mould, though.

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Pure Blonde Naked from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 3 ratings