Carling Black Label

Carling Black Label

Rated 3.209 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Molson Breweries

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Pale Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Brewed in Canada since 1926 using a slow fermentation process and top-quality ingredients, CARLING BLACK LABEL is a light, clean-tasting blond lager with a subtle hint of hops. CARLING BLACK LABEL is an easy-drinking quality beer that needs no more introduction. Its distinctive black label gives it a mysterious, sensual and somewhat rebellious air.

ID: 18067 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank17432
Overall Percentile63.6
Style Rank44 of 1625
Style Percentile97.3
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.244
Weighted Score3.209
Standard Deviation0.573

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  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 2.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    pours a straw golden appearance with fluffy head and little lacing. The aroma is sweet with a grassy/cereal hint. The taste has a sweet, citrus taste to it. Picked up a hint of corn and malt. Very watery body with high carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and a bit sour.

  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another Canadian offering at Sipless Lager week and unlike some of the others, this one was quite good with great flavour. Dark gold (seems to be what defines a 'lager' as opposed to a 'pale lager') with a white head. Balanced aroma between grassy malt, and floral hops. Balanced taste between the same. Also, who's Mabel? My friend kept saying 'Set the table Mabel'

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This was the beer of my father....and his father. One of the first beers I ever had. Colour - medium gold, white head. Aroma - malty. Mouthfeel - medium. Flavour - strong malt. Overall - very good.

  • TVAIL4 114 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Little to no aroma and a large, rocky two finger head that dissipated and left the most uneven lacing I've seen. Medium bodied, especially thick for a pale lager, with a dry, slightly hoppy flavor.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 1.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    A barbecue offering This swill like all others is a clear yellow color as you’s expect from a cheap beer. A white foamy head settles quickly leaving an oily like ring. A lot of carbonation. Smells like sweet corn. The body is thin and watery. The taste, cold is crisp, dry and flavorless.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    I actually picked up a case of this because it was so cheap; $11.59 for a caser! Anyway, typical North American swill here and is similar to Milwaukee's Best light and others in that category. This is a watery brew but does offer some corm malt and sweetness and has high poundibility for sure. I might actually buy this again given the fact it is even cheaper than some of my favorite swills I drink. Recommended brew if you just want to swill and drink and don't think; very unchallenging brew here but not bad.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I first tried this beer when Carling was Carling O'Keefe, and the label was the black badge on a white bottle. This is one of those comfort beers one comes to enjoy. It's a pale gold lager that is truly enjoyable. The aroma is more malt than hops and the flavour backs that up.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 2.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I do not know how I missed rating this blast from the past. I have had this any number of times. It is pretty standard pale yellow with white head The aroma is a bit musty but not unpleasent The flavor is of malt with a metalic hint. A decent beer with many memories of being much younger.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I finally got around to trying this again after many years. It is your typical translucent pale gold lager beer that has a decent malty smell to ot. It is crisp on the tongue with decent carbonation. The taste is slightly malty with a little bitterness to it. No aftertaste maes it a great drinking brew.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The only people actually caught drinking this in public are natives and relatives over the age of 45. Decent sized white poofy cap with skim retention the whole way through on top of a plain gold brew. Leaves a dirty glass. Smells pretty good for not much more than slightly sweet grainy malts and grass. It actually doesn't have any skunk! Taste is a bit weak but it's pretty good and better than most Canadian mass-produced beers. More typical malts with some wheat and corn and the tiniest ammount of hops (maybe). Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and well carbonated. Light medium bodied. Leaves a dry and weak wheat aftertaste with near to zero bitterness. Don't let it get to warm! You need beer to slam - get some of this...it's actually respectable out of the can too.

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