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Princess Di said Yes someone when asked "Will Carling do?" I believe she drank her fill.
Member Name: Bellroyd
Advantages: Widely available. Appeals to a wide spectrum of lager drinkers
Disadvantages: Lacks a WOW factor
My brother in law drinks too much lager. Like a lot of others he doesn't drink as much as he used to in the pubs but with canned lager still being much cheaper, he does always tend to have a stock in the house and that is really far too handy for him.
In visiting him recently however, during the lovely warm weekend that most of the country enjoyed, I did partake of a few lagers with him. I enjoyed them all the more because he had paid for them.
The brand he happened to have in the house was Carling, bought from his local 'Offy' at 4 cans for £3.75, but of course widely available from all leading licensed outlets as well as on draught in pubs and clubs.
The drink is made from 100% British Barley and is 4% Alcohol By Volume. I am not a connoisseur of lager but I have to say that this one went down very nicely chilled from the fridge. Each can has a padlock indicator on the front which when blue, means the can is at the right chilled temperature to enjoy the lager at its best, or as Carling would say 'to unlock the great taste'.
Brewers have invested a lot in recent years to improve the taste of canned lager, what with the widget and in the case of this Carling canned lager a two stage in can liner ' for great taste protection'. I wouldn't know whether this makes a real difference or not, but my brother in law won't drink cheap and nasty lager so if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for my uneducated taste buds.
I note that each can contains 165 calories and represents 2.0 UK alcohol units. Hardly surprising then that aforementioned brother in law has something of a beer belly.
The ring pull can is metal and fully recyclable.
I enjoyed this lager and would be quite likely to buy it for myself if at a decent offer price.
Summary: It's good but it's not great