Carling Black Label
Molson Coors Canada

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American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #425
Ranked #47,960
2.43 | pDev: 30.04%
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
Carling Black LabelCarling Black Label
Notes: A contemporary lager beer with a light, crisp, refreshing aroma and taste.
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Reviews by FriedichVonostrowo:
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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 tinoirjunior
4.84/5  rDev +99.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My prefered. It's a beer for real man enjoy a real beer, strong like a men, gente=le like a gentlemen, not a women beer, only for biker, or rocker man. Not for woossy or pussy just a beer for a man want to drink a beer to be satisfing is taste, and no after taste. You will be appetite for destrustion after it, and gently resolved after...THE BEST ONE!!!!

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Photo of haharight
2.85/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Curiosity got the best of me and Black Label made it to the top of my to-do list. When making the purchase the older male cashier asked "Black label? Do you normally drink that." I knew I was in for something unusual with a reputation I had no idea about.

Opening the box the bottles were dusty, making it obvious this isn't a go to beer for the average beer drinker. I cracked the bottle and poured it into a glass. Very light yellow colour, not much foam, carbonation okay, and smells cheap.

First sip and my conclusion, not too bad. For the price there's a lot worse out there. I had no struggle getting through the case, in fact the only reason I haven't bought this again is because I have to drive out of my way to get it at the beer store. Not carried at all locations. I don't know why, compared to all the other discount beers out there Black Label is pretty damn good.

Good for summer BBQ's, relaxing watching the game, any occasion where you just want a decent beer. Can't go wrong for the price!

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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 chinchill
2.62/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce can poured into a snifter.
The beer is a golden yellow color with a weak white head of foam.

Light body and medium+ carbonation.

The aroma is light, sweet and grainy .
Flavor: weak but OK. Lightly sweet with faint hops and corn. Poor aftertaste.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.7/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Carling Black Label has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is standard: grain husks, sweetness, and straight-up beer. Taste is the same: sweet grain, sourness, a touch of bitter, some bite, and "that beer flavor". Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Carling Black Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and very dry. Some metallic taste shows up, which is usually the case with canned beer, regardless of what is claimed by the major media. Overall, I think this is a very good beer and it should pair well with a burger and fries. Check it out, if you ever run across it.


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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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1/5  rDev -58.8%

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3/5  rDev +23.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -28%

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1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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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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3/5  rDev +23.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beermaster70
3.35/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer my Dad used to enjoy, back in the day. Picked up a case of 12 oz cans in Carlisle, PA. It's a warm, humid day and this is a beer that goes down easy. Has a good taste, makes me want to reach for another. This is one of my favorite American adjunct lagers....and that's a good thing.

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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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3.25/5  rDev +33.7%

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3/5  rDev +23.5%

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2.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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3.16/5  rDev +30%

Photo of BruceWain
4.66/5  rDev +91.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a frosted 16 oz glass. Very thick head, golden brown in appearance. Smell is not at all offensive. Very little hops, somewhat grainy flavor. Overall, one of the best value beers I've tasted. Would highly recommend this for an inexpensive drink with a nice flavor. I drank about 16-20 of these in my first sitting, with 5% ABV I was highly intoxicated but I couldn't stop myself. Be careful, Carling Canada's Black Label is impossible to put down.

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3.75/5  rDev +54.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

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Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 213 ratings