Carling Black Label | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A contemporary lager beer with a light, crisp, refreshing aroma and taste.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,130
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
211
pDev:
30.04%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Photo of tone77
3.23/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, light sweetness. Taste is of malts, corn, light sweetness. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad at this price point, and would probably be very refreshing most of the time, but it's a brutally cold February night in Ontario.

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Photo of toddsschneider
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Seel
2.71/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KMcGrath
2.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of FriedichVonostrowo
2.02/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A fairly popular lager in my youth although at that time Red Cap ale was more popular (on tap) in London Ontario. I had this beer years ago after living in Germany for several months we travelled to England on a holiday and popped into a local for a pint. I noticed that they had Carling on tap and asked the barkeep if it similar to the Canadian Carling Black Label , he said that it was the same but brewed in Britain. I had a pint and was amazed that it had a continental flavour and tasted not at all like the Canadian Black Label, it was better.
But this is the Canadian brewed Black Label and this is a pretty basic macro American/Canadian adjunct lager. It looks, smells and tastes like a macro American/Canadian adjunct lager similar to all the other Canadian Macro lagers I may drink it on tap if it is the only thing there on tap but I won't be buying it in bottles or cans again! It is a cheap beer but I'd rather spend another 20 to 25 cents per can for a better European lager.

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Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mankowski
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had this beer years agi and never again. It had such a bad flavor. It literally tasted like the can. I finished only one beer but barely. I have a rule I can't dump a beer but I almost with this beer. The only thing I can say is that if you can find this beer, I don't think it is distributed in the USA anymore, it is usually dirt cheap. Run away from this beer.

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Photo of beerded-one
2.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It was my Dad's beer so I am biased, but not an awful cheap beer

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Photo of JPNesker
3.61/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bog standard macro lager beer flavored corn syrup. Has it’s place tho.

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Photo of brewnme
2.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of MVanTryke
1.21/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This 'fine' beer tastes like aluminum. Even when in a glass bottle. So, if a soft, malleable yet determined, metallic taste is what you are after .... And, the price is oh-so-right. So, go ahead and fill the trunk. The mother-in-law is coming over for the weekend.

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Photo of mooseo
2.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Hackattack
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is so bad I can not believe they still make it.

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Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A mass produced industrial Lager.

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Photo of cknoch
2.77/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
4.18/5  rDev +72%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Carling Black Label is an old Canadian standard.

For many years it featured commercials with the line: Hey Mabel! Black Label.

473ml can. 4.7% alc. No mention of ingredients or IBUs.

Poured into a glass. Thick white head. Lots of bubbles. Light golden colour.

Smell: Faint hops, grains, malted barley, white bread. All very subtle.

Taste: Grains, malted barley, white bread, hops. Like the smell, all very faint.

The beer is light bodied and the mouthfeel is crisp, dry and refreshing.

This beer is not unlike Pabst, Coors Banquet, or other American/Canadian-style Lager beers.

For the style it's very well done. It would be great on hot days, at barbecues, picnics.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wrigfen
2.69/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of djamesb
1/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My first beer back in the seventies . It tasted like fresh run over skunk in a can .period.

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Photo of stella77artois
2.77/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of justinm4bama
3.15/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
3.57/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevofficiel
2.64/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Carling Black Label from Molson Coors, bought a 12 can for 14,99$

Look: Yellow cleat golden color. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Corn and sweet sugar.

Taste: Corny sweet taste with a cardboard and a grainy aftertaste.

Feel: Goes down really easy. Light to medium body. Medium to heavy carbonation.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure, nice budget beet.

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Photo of -Andrew-
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Carling Black Label from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 211 ratings