Castle Lager | South African Breweries plc

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South African Breweries plc
South Africa
sabmiller.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,057
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
154
pDev:
23.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.66/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review: 330 ml bottle of Castle Lager: ABV: 5% vol

Nice brown bottle with a a logo of a castle, go figure, but nice all the same.

Appearance is one of a clear golden colour, with a white head that doesn’t stay around, some small carbonation going on, and overall the beer is not much to look at at all.

Has a nice piercing smell of sweet corn, and a lager type aroma, very malty, grainy and lemony. Ok on the nose.

Taste has nice warmish mouthfuls. Not a strong initial taste, and a bit flat.
Bit metallic in initial taste, not nice, and in overall taste as well. Difficult to drink to be frank.

Feck me this was a disgusting beer to drink. I felt a bit sick drinking it. It’s like a chemical infused beer with little thought given to flavours or tastes.

Beer two.
Taste is very hoppy, too hoppy, too much sweet corn and all a bit sour, hard to stomach especially for what is meant to be a lager. All in the front end. It’s a dead kind of taste. No, too hoppy for me, not nice.

Very disappointing when you consider that SAB have morphed into the worlds largest brewer of beers yet their baby, Castle beer, is muck.

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Photo of jroof1
3.12/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DeutscheAfrikaner
2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hayley_86
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CamilleGege
2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.5/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild, actually really balanced. Rich malt taste, good mouth feel. Less carbonation than other beers tried on my trip to Tanzania. Slight bitter taste at the end, more so than the other beers I've had while on Safari.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.48/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NodakEric
2.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.02/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice! Smooth, mellow, with a pleasant flavor. Appearance is great with thick, fluffy head. Bready aroma and light malty flavor, with a slight citrus tang. Very interesting...

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Photo of socon67
2.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
1.9/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottled
On a big rolling lager sampler amongst the dire adjuncts this is amongst the meh
Golden amber body tinny aroma and minimal malt flavour washed down with a little too much fizziness

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Photo of sholland119
2.13/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A pretty terrible beer. The kind of beer that I would much rather had less taste. Lacks the clean dry finish of this style with a fairly unpleasant finish. Pass.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tsotsi
2.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Still regard this as a refreshing beer when ice cold on a hot afternoon on the South African velt

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Photo of alisadk
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First sip at Nkorho Bush Lodge in Kruger National Park December 2011 with Tracy.

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Photo of KeithE
2.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tom1957
3/5  rDev +20%

Not too bad, one of the poular mass produced lagers in South Africa.

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Photo of LeDirtyPanda
1.5/5  rDev -40%

one of the worst beers ever made. It makes Budweiser look like a trapiste.

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2/5  rDev -20%

Photo of BierBliss
2.44/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of TubaDan
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WoostaBia
2.4/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Basoos1
2.75/5  rDev +10%

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Castle Lager from South African Breweries plc
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 154 ratings