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Member Name: davrossmonkey
Disadvantages: Taste awful, low quality
There are two reasons to drink alcohol; too savour the taste and appreciate it, and to get drunk (in the cheapest way possible). Carling belongs to the latter.
I think it would be safe to assume that anybody that has drank Carling from a can would say it tastes very watery. This is true, the quality of the drink itself is poor and very bloating. It does not go down easily and after a couple of pints you really do crave for something better (Corona and Tiger for example which actually have different appealing tastes).
However, I will defend Carling on one point and this is cost. A pint of Carling in any pub will be cheaper than any other draught lager, this makes it the perfect choice to get drunk on during a night out. Also in any off license/ supermarket Carling will usually be on offer and just generally cheaper than other lagers (and also any other alcoholic beverage - except perhaps some ciders). This makes Carling a good choice to drink at home for getting ready to go out or just generally drinking.
There are many largers out there that offer something different to the standard norms of Carling and Fosters that should be tried. However, the price of Carling is its most appealing quality, I would only ever drink Carling for pre-drinks before going on a night out. Other than that I steer well away of Carling.
Summary: Don't bother unless you are pre-drinking