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An old school favourite that still endures in the British psyche
Member Name: shamuzai
Advantages: Light, refreshing, easily available and perfect for a tight budget.
Disadvantages: Not good for first dates.
One of the cheapest branded lagers available and in my view still one of the best. I have been drinking Carling since I could first get served in the pub, and I still more often than not choose it before other more 'exclusive' brands such as San Miguel and Peroni. The big advantage to me about drinking Carling is that it doesn't bloat me as much as other lagers do - I have the unfortunate characteristic of not being able to burp, and so if I drink other brands (such as Stella, Budweiser or say Guinness) I often find myself feeling pretty full after a few pints. With Carling however (like Corona) it goes down very easily and I don't suffer so much for it.
I also like the taste of Carling, particularly compared to other products that are in the same price range. My housemate used to buy Fosters and I could really tell the difference between the two - while the latter would often taste tinny, seem really fizzy, and make you more thirsty, Carling was smooth and refreshing (of course I know that both dehydrate ultimately, but I still felt that Carling quenched my thirst more). It also doesn't seem as heavy as other lagers such as Grolsch and so its perfect if you're having a quick lunchtime pint before having to do something active in the afternoon....
Summary: Still the lager that catches my eye among the rest.
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