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Member Name: nin_squall
Disadvantages: stale tasting, unpleasant, just downright nasty,
Carling Black Label is possibly the most offensive lager known to mankind. It has a highly unpleasant, almost urine like bouquet and texture, and the can itself just makes it look look incredibly cheap and nasty, which it is. It s 4% ABV. and
tastes weak, diluted and stale. Although very cheap (around £5.50 for eight 440ml cans, and is fairly consistent priced in most supermarkets and off licenses,) its really worth paying the extra and getting something nicer.
This is a step down from even such medium quality lagers as Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX. Its not worth buying and definitely not worth drinking. Even when ice cold it has a warm, flat texture about it that is most unsavoury and doesn't taste like lager at all. Drinking this at parties will make you look like a cheap, miserly lout, since this drink is mostly favoured by drunks, tramps, children and other members of the lower orders. If you're looking for something economical that isn't too harsh on the palate, I would suggest that you loosen the purse strings a little bit and buy Fosters, Carslberg or Castlemaine XXXX, don't stoop to Carling, it's just not worth it.
This is definitely worth avoiding. Cheap, low quality, stale tasting and weak in volume, not a good lager at all. Not in the least bit recommended.
Summary: Don't lower yourself.