hebra78 (5) - - MAY 25, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is not beer, but complete and utter bull sh*t. Carlsberg has done a whole lot of market research and product testing to create this concoction that appeals only to those who do not like the taste of beer. Apparently there are a lot of people who want to drink beer, but do not like it, and they have now been targeted.
I wanted to give Copenhagen a fair chance, even though I know that they had tried to make a beer with as little beer taste and characteristics as possible. I used my best glass and poured it nicely chilled.
The foam was white and fizzy, and completely evaporated in a matter of seconds with a loud sparkling candy kind of hiss and crackle. There was no lacing.
The aroma was not present. It smelled as if the glass was empty. Well done, considering what Carlsberg is trying to achieve with this product.
The taste can best be described as extremely flat and shockingly bland. In a blind tasting I might mistake this for a sparkling mineral water. And that is no joke.
Congratulations Carlsberg! You have managed to sink even lower. Money matters much more to you than craftsmanship, tradition, culture, quality and … beer. Good luck with selling beer to the kids
IPAgutten79 (692) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2013 Bottle 330ml @ home. Clear transparent colour with small head. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet and watery. Thin. Not very good.
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Clear pale yellow golden colour with small white head. Unpleasant stale corny aroma with earthy and soapy notes. Very unpleasant watery stale corny and malty flavour. Mild watery hops.
Bamsen78 (3955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours clear, very pale yellow with extravagant but unstable white head. Clear, appalling aroma of skunk and cardboard. Sourish, a little citrusy, skunky flavour. Sourish and paperlike aftertaste. When will brewers learn that it is NOT a good idea to pour beer into clear, transparent bottles?
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton-upon-Humber. Pale gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Low fruity, almost pineapple, nose with a touch of raw graininess, soft and lightly fruity in the mouth but also slightly estery, finish is fruity again but with a low bitterness creeping in.
mauritsio (528) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Mild boiled hops aroma. Sweet candy like odd mild taste. Watery. Medium carbonation.
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Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear completely pale yellow (it’s almost unfair to call it yellow) with a white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is grains, rice, and perhaps the tiniest hint of citrus. Flavour is quite anonymous (there’s certainly more going on in the aroma) but there are subtle hints of rice and grains. Watery and incredibly bland.
Nisse666 (4727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Rema 1000 Trysil cons 2013-02-08 Göteborg
AR: watery, wee grass, white bread
AP: pale golden, high stouthy creme white head
F: fizzy, pear, corn syrup, bready, semi dry, semi sweet, cider, boring
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Mild malty nose. Pale head fast disappearing. Very pale golden color. Mild malty and lemoney taste with some hops. Waterly.
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from b&m, Chester-le-Street. A pale straw coloured beer with a very light malty and sherbet fruity flavour and a sweet sugary finish.
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle 0.33l at Hemingways, Vantaa. Originally rated 06042012. Colour is clear and very pale yellow with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Water and some distant hints of beer. This is plain stupid.