Castle Draught | South African Breweries plc

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6
Reviews:
2
Avg:
2.35
pDev:
35.32%
 
 
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1
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2
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Photo of WoodBrew
2.97/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Castle does a good job of brewing standard beers. The Castle Draught is decent. The beer pours a clear golden color with thin dissapating head that left a spotty lace. The scent and taste is typical of most american adjunct beers...grain and water...there is a nice slightly sweet bittering hop. The mouthfeel is light in body with good carbonation. Overall it solid beer.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

330ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Tasted with South Africa Lager.

The bottle states that Castle Draught was "brewed to celebrate 115 years of fine South African ingredients".

Appearance: Castle Draught pours a very very light golden colour with a smaller than average white head that dissipates very quickly leaving no lace.

Smell: Definitely a stronger nose than the South Africa Lager, but I am still undecided whether that is a good or a bad thing.
Although adjuncts still dominate the nose it is far less sweet than expected.
The more I smell the more I wish this beer had a much weaker nose. There is a strange and pretty unpleasant almost chemically/metallic smell in the beer, a little bit of cooked vegetable.

Taste: The taste pretty much follows on from the smell and is again quite bad. Metallic and adjuncty and not something I want to drink very much more of.

Mouthfeel: Very light body and unpleasantly over carbonated.

Drinkability: How typical, even a limited 'special' brew from SAB tastes dreadful. Given it's not as bad as Castle Lager but still a beer I will most certainly avoid for the rest of its (thankfully limited) life.

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Photo of GarthT
2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Buckeye419
4/5  rDev +70.2%

Castle Draught from South African Breweries plc
2.35 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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