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
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
95
Avg:
2.49
pDev:
23.69%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%
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 -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NodakEric
2.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.02/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev +28.9%
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 +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
1.9/5  rDev -23.7%
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 -14.5%
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 -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tsotsi
2.81/5  rDev +12.9%
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 -19.7%
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 +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tom1957
3/5  rDev +20.5%

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

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Photo of LeDirtyPanda
1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

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Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of BierBliss
2.44/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TubaDan
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of WoostaBia
2.4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Basoos1
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of Sergio_Pereira
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of Brenden
2.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A completely clear bright gold color, this brew throws up a layer of foam that, to its credit, does stick around for a moment before falling to just what can cling to the edges. A few little spots of lacing can be seen here and there.
The aroma isn't offensive; there's not much at all going on. I get grains, a little syrupy sweetness, and a lightly mineral note.
The flavor is primarily grainy and sweet with a dusting of pale malts. Take away the sweetness and it's almost palatable.
The caronation holds up and the very light body actually keeps something going, while crispness keeps it from going flat. For the style, the feel is average.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
2/5  rDev -19.7%

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Castle Lager from South African Breweries plc
2.49 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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