Carling Black Label
Molson Coors Canada

Carling Black LabelCarling Black Label
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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #421
ABV:
5%
Score:
61
Ranked #49,127
Avg:
2.44 | pDev: 30.74%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
216
From:
Molson Coors Canada
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  40
SCORE
61
Poor
Carling Black LabelCarling Black Label
Notes: A contemporary lager beer with a light, crisp, refreshing aroma and taste.
Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 216 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Jerris:
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Jerris from Canada

5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sweet and refreshing... Probably the only beer in the world that holds its taste at room temperature.. It's very citrusy to my taste buds like five alive.

Idk why maybe because I find cheese disgusting and absolutely horrible, just the smell of cheese alone is enough to make me vomit.

I do try different beers from time to time and I always endup going back for black label

old and true à beers beer never disappointed always consistent flavors

Jun 30, 2020
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tinoirjunior from Canada

4.84/5  rDev +98.4%
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!!!!

Oct 06, 2013
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haharight from Canada

2.85/5  rDev +16.8%
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!

Feb 02, 2014
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MVanTryke from North Carolina

1.21/5  rDev -50.4%
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.

Sep 09, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Oct 26, 2015
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +51.6%
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.

RJT

Sep 29, 2012
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magpieken from Australia

2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Aug 08, 2013
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Whatup14 from Canada

1/5  rDev -59%

Apr 17, 2013
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100200300 from Georgia

3/5  rDev +23%

Aug 21, 2013
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stinkydaddy from Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -28.3%

Jul 05, 2013
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mpenning13 from Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -38.5%

Jul 09, 2013
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-Andrew- from Texas

2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Oct 01, 2016
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EBeckett3 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev +23%

Aug 09, 2013
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DaveRinn from Washington

2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Jan 13, 2014
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Beermaster70 from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

Aug 09, 2013
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nodder from New York

2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Jan 28, 2014
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Pmicdee from Canada

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

Mar 13, 2016
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JonBrand from New York

3.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Sep 28, 2014
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Loco_Joe from New York

3/5  rDev +23%

Apr 03, 2014
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

2.46/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Oct 06, 2015
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grumpyhat

3.16/5  rDev +29.5%

Sep 15, 2014
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BruceWain from Canada

4.66/5  rDev +91%
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.

Dec 01, 2013
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fisch687 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +53.7%

Dec 15, 2013
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Cycle69 from Canada

2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

Dec 05, 2014
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Hoppy_McGee from Canada

2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

Jan 09, 2014
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Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 216 ratings