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Carlsberg Carls Special

Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Danish: Carls Special er en ravfarvet lagerøl, der specielt blev udvalgt som Carlsbergs 150-års jubilæumsøl. Det er en øl med lidt sødlig karakter og tydelig karamelsmag, men stadig med en god balance med det bitre. Eftersmagen er præget af æble og solbær, og duften har noget ristet og karamelagtigt over sig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Anders84 (7) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Not my fav of all Carlsbergs beers. But it’s worth a try. Like the aftertase of it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbonde (112) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
Draught@Copenhagen Airport@approx. 6 degrees C. Pours beautiful copper-red with an off-white head. And that is about the most positive that can be said of this beer. I haven’t had one for years, and now I remember why. Very faint aroma of roasted malt and the same holds true for the taste. Hops hardly discernable. Quite highly carbonated. Waterey palate and again very faint, roasted malt, caramel aftertaste. Boring macro-product which lacks aroma and taste altogether, but easily drinkable i suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erling1000 (223) - - MAR 14, 2015
A brown "Classic" lager with low head. Aroma is caramel, malty, roasted, light coffee, light chocolate. Taste is bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (336) - - FEB 25, 2015
On the Road to Kulhuse 20/9 2014. 50 cl. can from DøgnNetto. Drank it from the can - so appearance is from memory. Pours brown with slightly brown head. Aroma of malts, toffee caramel and nuts. Soft mouthfeel from medium carbonation. Rather light taste. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. One of my favourites from Carlsberg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ollemies (19) - - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 0.33l can, a decent pilsner. Tastes really nice and smooth, moderate amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3215) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
33 cl bottle via a colleague, served cold and shared. Clear amber with a decent white head. Light melanoidin, a touch of caramel, clean, no hop character to speak of. Medium-ish body, moderate carbonation. Thinner and less interesting than the nose, a little noble hop character, less malty; dry with fairly low bitterness and a somewhat weak finish. Not that special...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
not bad, but nothing special. Has a decent hop bite and a crisp body, but really not a whole lot else going on. aroma is weak, as is the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Dark amber red with subtle, but obvious foam. Tastes of caramel, beechwood, rock candy and syrup; the sweetness is discrete enough not to overkill in any direction. The hops are relatively anonymous, most obvious in the tail.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
A: normal pilsner/ lager S: caramel/ grain/ metallic hops T: metallic hops/ grain Body: clean/ weak NOT GOOD - AVERAGE

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ochniczek (122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
tap. dark amber, some whitehead. malty smell with some bread and caramel. drinkable with moderate carbonation

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