Castle Lite | South African Breweries plc

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South African Breweries plc
South Africa

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Ilacquin:
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1.35/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Would you like a dash of beer with your soda water?

This was the standard swill of choice among my travling companions while in South Africa. Unfortunately I was encouraged to give it a try when the Castle Milk Stout ran out...

Looks like your standard light beer, pale yellow, little or no head, lots of carbonation.

Taste and mouthfeel followed the appearance- thin and watery, what little flavor there is comes from the adjuncts. Not impressed.
You can drink as much as you want, but why would you want to ?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I think there is a less chemically/corny taste in this than in the regular Castle Lager, but as a result tastes like water, so i think they are as just as bad as each other, very very bland.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
2.23/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Typical macro lite brew. flavorless except for faint hints corn and water. watery yellowy fizzy swill. What one would expect of any macro Lite. lawnmower beer for sure, but i guess everything has its place. consumed with some waterbuck biltong. I should have thrown a piece into the brew to add some flavor.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.25/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Mikrobrouer
1.91/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

If you ever wondered what SodaStream beer would taste like, this is it. Not an enjoyable experience at all. Produced beer, not brewed. Yuck.

It is not meant to be savoured, rather meant to be gulped down at a beer fest where copious quantities of beer is consumed.

Redeeming quality - the bottle is nice and green.

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Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of bark
1.76/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold; the large airy head is white. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is basically the same malty one with some metallic bitter hints as the other SAB lagers.

The taste is extremely light. Some lightly frowsy bitterness, some grassy hints. No aftertaste, maybe there is a very fragile tart hint in the finish?

The carbonation is medium and rather fresh, small bubbles. The liquid is light (or perhaps "lite"?).

Not good.

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Photo of shivtim
1.47/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ColSanders123
2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +38.2%

Experienced in : near Krueger National Park
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of Burnerdale
1.44/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Sergio_Pereira
3.25/5  rDev +63.3%

Photo of GarthT
1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of CarlTWahl
3/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank it for over two years in Western Zambia. Cut the heat better than anything else. Never take your diversity of options for granted.

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Castle Lite from South African Breweries plc
Beer rating: 1.99 out of 5 with 15 ratings