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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 12 May 2018 17:38 #1

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About 10 days ago I bought 2 cans of Carlsberg Export from a local shop. Later that evening I opened one of them, it was quite cloudy, but had plenty of small bubbles. Taking a sniff and a sip I thought it was worth the risk, so I drank it, the taste was also ok ! Opening the second can it was more cloudy than the first one, but had no bubbles. That went down the sink much to my dis-pleasure.
So I contacted Carlsberg telling them of the problem, they replied very quickly, then sent me a pre-paid envelope (Hardly big enough) in which to return the two empty cans. This was done last Tuesday, today I received these two vouchers to compensate.
Well the two cans cost me £2.00 ( Usually £2.50p, Reduced price for regular customers) so after refunding my initial outlay I also received the very generous compensation of a further two cans voucher. But, I suppose it's better than nothing at all ? Well almost !
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 12 May 2018 18:07 #2

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As I drink Stout and Porters I won't comment about the Carlsberg taste :)
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 12 May 2018 20:11 #3

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Peter Kirk wrote: As I drink Stout and Porters I won't comment about the Carlsberg taste :)


Probably the Worst lager in the....Village ! Definitely NOT the best in the world. Becks and San Miguel are my two favorite's. But I will cash-in my two vouchers tomorrow. Shame it don't include ; Draught Guinness.
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 13 May 2018 17:50 #4

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The two offending Lager's. I sent these photographs to the Carlsberg 'Contact us' site.
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 13 May 2018 18:21 #5

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Skol was the worst lager ever. I was forced to drink it in 1976 when all the beers ran out. A horrible time!
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 13 May 2018 20:22 #6

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Peter Kirk wrote: Skol was the worst lager ever.

Totally agree !

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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 14 May 2018 09:03 #7

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perhaps the cans were rather old.
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 14 May 2018 19:11 #8

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WILLIAMARNOLD wrote: perhaps the cans were rather old.


They were dated; End of July 2018. Maybe they were stored in direct sunlight for a long period ? Though where in this country I don't know !
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 14 May 2018 19:56 #9

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Paul ~ reading your thread reminded me of a lecture I attended over 20 years ago by Ball Corp of Colorado who claimed to be the worlds largest manufacturer of aluminium drinks cans and their super secrete process for lining the cans before being filled with alcohol or soda.

If the contents are cloudy then the lining had broken down and should not be consumed.

It sounds as if you experienced one in the process of breaking down and the other have broken down completely.

Believe its unlikely to be sun light more likely damage in transit.

Over the years there have been many fake news scare stories of people passing away through drinking from a tin that had been subject to mice or rat urine.

Believe the lining chemical is still protected by patents.
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A worthwile complaint... well almost ! 16 May 2018 13:20 #10

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airfields man wrote:

WILLIAMARNOLD wrote: perhaps the cans were rather old.


They were dated; End of July 2018. Maybe they were stored in direct sunlight for a long period . As beer cans go they were quite old but i have on occasion drank cans over two years past the sell by date that were passed on to me by a person more bothered than i was.

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