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CARING FOR CARLING? YES PLEASE DARLING!!!
Member Name: bishopview
Disadvantages: CAN BE TOO GASSY.
I have never been much of a lager drinker. I prefer wine spritzer or cider. But of late I have enjoyed an ice cold lager at the end of a long day whilst sat out the garden. The summer evenings have turned me into a bit of a lager lover. But the lager that really 'floats my boat' is Carling.
Carling lager is one of Britains most common lagers. It represents quality and good value for money. The white can with the black red and white logo is easily distinguished as the Carling brand. On the reverse side of the can is all the information you need in order to decide if this alcoholic drink is suitable for your needs. Each can has a contents of 440ml of lager. With an alcohol content of 4.1%. This is pretty strong in terms of lager and can certainly pack a punch.
I love the deep barley flavour of this lager. Although it also has a rather bitter kick which counter acts the darkness of the barley beautifully. I also love the fizz which is in this drink. It is very gassy, which I understand some people don't like. But I feel this gassy aspect of the drink, makes it some what more refreshing to my palette.
I much prefer Carling ice cold. I could not even attempt to drink this beverage without it being chilled. The chilling process, changes the taste of the drink. When luke warm the drink tastes tinny, overly bitter and flat. However the chilling process turns this drink into a really good barley flavour which packs a very good bitter kick. The ice coldness of the drink really does hit the spot and makes for a really refreshing beverage.
The cost of Carling will differ greatly, pending on where you purchase the drink. If you are drinking in the pubs It can be from £3 upwards for a pint of Carling. However, if you buy cans from the supermarket to drink at home then they have an excellent offer on in Asda at the moment. 3x15 pack of cans for £15. That is 45 cans for £15. Which is just amazing value. Great for a bbq.
Carling is a bit like Marmite in the lager world. 'You either love it or hate it' when talking to friends, I have come to the conclusion that it is a well aquired taste. My husband doesn't like Carling at all. He thinks it is far too gassy and bitter. He also believes that the lager is quite tinny. So I suppose it is a case of preference.
When opened, I have noticed that the drink of Carling does go quite flat very quickly. It does not maintain it's fizzyness for very long. When flat the Carling looses it's appeal to me.
In conclusion, I think that Carling is a very honest, good quality lager. You know when you purchase this drink, that you are in for a refreshing, deep and rich tasting lager. However, I can fully appreciate why some would find it too gassy. Particularly after a few cans, as it can make you feel slightly bloated.
Summary: THE MARMITE OF LAGER......EITHER LOVE IT OR LOATHE IT.