Disappointing in every regard
I’ve rotated between other beers and Carlton Mid for many years. I purchased a block of 30 last week because it was $1 cheaper than the other option. Bad choice. I couldn’t believe how watery and tasteless it was, and only realised why when I saw three percent on the can. Low alcohol, low taste, low satisfaction overpriced lolly water. You should be ashamed of yourselves Carlton. I won’t be buying any of your products again. I saw that some were moving to Great Northern - DONT!!!! It's made by Carlton and guess what. They're at it again. I boug...ht three tallies for $16 - the same price for other tallies at Liquorland. No where on the bottle does it mention the size. Its only 700ml while the others are 750ml. What the hell is going on at Carlton. Do they think we are idiots!!!!
Purchased in May 2021 for $46.00.
Oh, bad, bad move. I guess it was to keep price down after latest levy on alcohol content.
I enjoy a few full strength beers a day but then have some Carlton Mid just to "Stay a little longer". I wasn't aware of any lowering of alcohol content. It just happened that over the last 2 weeks, after a couple of Carlton mid, I asked myself, why will I have another can? I found myself stopping having the Carlton mid. So the last two weeks I have been bragging that I am drinking less! I only found out yesterday when I had ordered 4 blocks to be delivered, that the level was now just 3%. Geez, I mean, it was only drinkable before because they created flavor by increased hops, which was tolerable. I totally agree with all the above comments. The Manufacturers are smart and they will change it back. That is a given. JT
Many years ago my two favourite beers were Carlton Cold and Carlton Mid. I stopped drinking Carlton Cold when they reduced the alcohol content from 4.0 to 3.5 and reduced the stubby size to 330ml. The alcohol content went down, the stubby size went down and the price went up; go figure. They are now doing the same with Carlton Mid, the alcohol content has dropped from 3.5 to 3.0 and this weeks price at Dan Murphy's was $48.00 per carton. I refuse to pay that price for a low alcohol beer.
Purchased in March 2019 for $35.00.
Have drunk this as my go to midstrength for years but no more! It just tastes like non carbonated water y rubbish
Great northern will be the choice from now on
This will be the last time I'll be buying Carlton Mid. Just bought a block. Its like drinking fizzy water. No flavor, none at all.
I'm guessing changing it from 3.5% to 3% was a financial decision, only for them as its the same price.
I do hope as many people will complain as I have done, otherwise they won't learn . But I thought they would have learnt from the mistake they made with VB ??
Cartlon stuffed up VB once, not that I drink it, but they have done it to this beer as well. I moved to Coopers Mild after years of drinking this. Carlton no longer get any money from me. I suggest those who are annoyed with them, do the same. Don't feed CUB anymore money.
I have been drinking the stuff since 2004 but no more it tastes like water now I drink Great Northern
Was my beer if choice
Since the reduction in strength (not
Price) I have stopped buying my ex-favourite beer, I will never understand the need to change a good beer to a watered down imitation, now to find another decent mid not lie beer
MID no more, now Carlton MILD
Tastes very watered down, I was shocked to see they had reduced the ABV to just 3.0. Very sneaky but still the same price, it should be same price as light beer. I have not drank this product for over 6 months and I used to drink a carton a week for about the last 10 years.
I refer to it as Carlton MILD nowadays.
Alcohol reduction from 3.5% to 3%.
I have been drinking Carlton Mid for years but with the reduction to 3% I am finished with it. If this happened a year ago I only just found out about it July 2018. I drink it because it has a better taste than XXXX gold, but I also like to get a buzz out of my beer.
Sounds like profit gouging to me and that is probably the main reason I am giving it away, I hate being treated as a fool even though I may have been for a year.
Bring back the real Carlton mid!! and stop ripping people for a light beer priced at a mid strength. Drunk it for 9 years .. no more ...xXxX for me and I know a dozen that have done the same since the drop in alcohol content and watery taste.Shame on you Carlton!!!!! Sales figures would have to be telling you by now it was a bad mistake!!
November 16th 2019 Update: Shame
Very disappointed to see my favourite beer drop in Alcohol content and up in price. Wake up CUB and give us our beer back!!! Shame on you bean counters.. iron jack it is for now
My beer of choice for many, many years.
I estimate that tens of thousands of these have been consumed in my shed.
The audacity of these people to change the beer, increase price and think we would not notice.
Have drank this beer for a long time till now ,I can not believe that not only did you drop the alcohol content without notifying us but still charge the same and taste not even close to what I had enjoyed. If this is a ploy to stop us drinking your product (WELL DONE)
Another Customer Lost by CUB
Been drinking Carlton Mid for approx. 20 years since Swan Gold changed its name and content. Was a big fan of Carlton Mid but not will look for another since the taste has changed, so will mine now. I don't subscribe to CUB's story of how people are changing to lower Alcohol content as Mid Strength beer sales grew by 18 per cent. I believe that it is to save the company paying higher excises. The price has not reflected the drop in content.
CUB - watch out for Great Northern
Bad move Carlton
Been drinking this for years, but not anymore, they dropped alcohol content to 3pc, and increased price. Taste not the same. I will buy Australian owned from now on.
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