Carling Ice
Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #180
Ranked #28,816
2.74 | pDev: 27.37%
Jan 29, 2023
Dec 09, 2009
Light in color and with subtle hop character, Carling Ice is a medium bodied lager offering smooth refreshment at 5.5% alcohol.
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Rated: 3.55 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Metalfingers

5/5  rDev +82.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
For the price there is NOTHING that comes close to Carling Ice. In Ontario it’s $2 a can and tastes better than it’s main competitor Laker Ice (which tastes like piss). I am beyond pleasantly surprised at how smooth and inoffensive Carling Ice is. I would go as far as to say this is my new go-to lager.
Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Miazoe from Canada (ON)

3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, especially after reading all the negative reviews. Enjoyed ice-cold from the bottle, this is an excellent lager. It has a slightly dry taste, which I really enjoy. After an initial case of 12 bottles, I purchased it again. This is pefect as my everyday favorite.
May 24, 2022
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Rated by Spark420

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
One of the better options in the ice beer category. Not much of a taste difference between this and regular carling.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I finally bought a can 473ml at 5.5%.
poured a 1finger head into glass that quickly evaporated but it seemed to be leaving a lace as you drink it.
taste was malty and buttery or resiny.
overall not to bad I guess if you drink it ice cold like I am right now
its actually refreshing. it would not be good if this beer warms up
maybe that's why they call it ICE.
taste is smooth actually not bad I'm surprised a little with the low rating here
May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Happy CANada Day, hosers! Take off, eh? This is one of my FAVORITE holidays of the year since it provides me with the impetus to a) drink CANned CANadian beer ISO The CANQuest (tm); b) watch hockey (either pre-recorded games or movies, like "Slapshot"; c) watch "Strange Brew"; d) eat some beaver & e) parade nekkid in the street while waving a CANdian flag. 2017 was their 150th Anniversary so I pulled out all of the stops, using sparklers & firecrackers as accoutrements, which was attention-getting, to say the least. The local CANstabulary was bemused & amused as they led me away, but I was less-than-thrilled with the 1st & 2nd degree burns, especially to my sensitive bits! Needless to say, I have scaled back since then.

A BIG "THANK YOU!" to my local, in-person trading partner, @tone77 , for providing me with a buncha beers for today's CANebration! He said that many of them will take me back to the early days of The CANQuest (tm), when AALs were the standard & the norm. No matter! Today, we CANebrate & inebriate! Cheers to our CANuck neighbors!

I had "O CANada" playing on YouTube as I Crack!ed open the vent to begin this momentous CANebration. I CANtinued with a heavy-handed Glug since I wanted to keep things moving without any loss of momentum. It quickly rushed up to form just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with low retention. Good. Get ahtta the way since I have a holiday to CANebrate! Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with CANadian-quality clarity & so my CANbration was rejoined by The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon. Nose evinced a higher corn-adjunct presence than in the previous beer, so I went on the alert for what might be CANming next. Mouthfeel was kind of thin & watery, about on par for the style. The taste was too close to a bag of liquefied Fritos corn chips for my liking. I get that such is an inherent flaw in an inherently flawed style, but that does not mean that I have to smile & like it. J/S. Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on semi-dry, but still unsatisfying overall. I would prefer Carling Black Label over this any day. That reminds me: Hey, Mabel, I'm gonna need to eat some more fresh, hot, juicy beaver after this! CANming right up, Bro. Woody! 8=)
Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.72/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 16 oz.can. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light grains, a bit of malts. Taste is unusual. There is some corn, some perfume flavors, sweetness that gets stronger is at warms. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer best avoided.
Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not horrendous.

Typical macro ice beer circa 1995, but while cold this was enjoyable. Of course after warming up it was barely drinkable, but there are many worse options for a party beer.
Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 2.66 by Fabulous from Canada (ON)

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 1.75 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Matthew-A-D-Brine from Canada (ON)

2.76/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
I may be young (22 years old, Ontarian, Canadian), but I've tried a good number of beers in my life time.

Never really been concerned about the look, looks similar to other beers ive dranken like Candian or Coors
Aroma is nice, not the best but not bad, plesent but not expensive.
Taste is a bit bitter, a teeny tiny bit metalic if you get it in a can, but its much more drinkable then some other ice beers.
Feel is pretty good, a nice carbonated feeling, close to a popular brand of Cola we all know, nice to feel that sharpe bubbly feeling.

Other then that, can design is nice, easy to find when you've bought it a few times.

Carling Ice currently is the only beer that actually gives me a good decent buzz without any nasty hangovers or bad taste.

The taste is much better then a Coors, but less crisp and clear then Canadian, its cheaper then Canadian though, so if your strapped for cash theres Carling Ice.

It doesn't have the head of other beers but thats never been a problem to me

The price and alcohol content are decent for my tastes, I'm no ghetto kid, though I do know a good cheap beer when I see one.

There are other better smoother beers then this, but if you need something affordable and drinkable, this if the stuff for you.

(Warning : Review from a Canadian, Carling is distributed outside of Canada and may change depending on Country like US or UK)
May 05, 2015
Rated: 1.5 by rpbisaillon from New York

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Bokanovski from Spain

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 1.32 by vaughtex

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 2 by Devon_ from Canada (ON)

Jul 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Feb 23, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

Oct 26, 2013
Carling Ice from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 30 ratings