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Carlsberg Elephant

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Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Danish: Carlsberg Elephant er en sĺkaldt ”Bockbier” og blev brygget for fřrste gang i 1959. Den er vinřs og frugtig med smagsindtryk af ćbler, melon, banan og karamel afbalanceret af en třr bitterhed. Du fornemmer ogsĺ antydninger af egetrć, bark, nřdder og fyrrenĺle. Farven er lys gylden med hvidt skum.

English: Carlsberg Elephant Beer is an amber-coloured beer with big intensity in its aroma, and with a distinct maltyness. There is notes of honey in the aroma. The palate of Carlsberg Elephant shows a good balance between a good body from the alcohol, and a discrete sweetness which is tamed by the sophisticated bitterness of the aftertaste.


0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Block (1425) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I drink any beer I can get my hands on. Having said that, this beer was bad. It had some strange and off-putting flavors which actually made me think that this beer was awful. Light, weird flavors. That’s about it.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of sweet malt, alcohol, malty and sweet. A flavor of alcohol, malty, bread and alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (180) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Gylden med et lille ikke sĺ holdbart skum. Duften har malt, sřdme og en smule alkohol. Smagen er fyldig men forholdsvis třr med en god bitterhed, der balancerer i forhold til alkoholen, der holder sig i baggrunden. Eftersmagen har fortsat malt, men det er bitterhed der er i forgrunden.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (1198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours deep golden with a frothy white head. Distinctly lacking in flavour. Some vague citrus and metallic notes. Not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 15, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste lightly sweet, floral. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adster (388) - HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2014
Mézszínű és tükörtiszta lagerünk keskeny habfedelet növesztve fejlődik fel, miközben büszkén állítja magáról, hogy a német Reinhetsgebot előírásai alapján került előállításra, s mint leginkább pozitív tulajdonságát, nem árt, ha ezt eszünkbe is véssük, hogy kóstolása során legyen mit a javára írnunk. Kristálytiszta teste légies és mézédes maláta illatát adja vissza, íze sima, meglehetősen visszafogott szénsavtartalmú, desszertszerű lager jellemvonásaival bír. A magasabb százalékú alkohol jelenléte nem marad teljes mértékben észrevétlen, az ital törzsét is ez jelenti. Kissé kuszának hat, amint a malátás-alkoholos édességhez némi testességet próbálunk társítani, majd az utóízében a komló későn reagáló jelenléte próbál felülkerekedni a kommersz szeszességen. Egy próbát mindenképpen megér, de különösebb jellemvonások után kutatni az alkoholszázalékban megnyilvánuló erején kívül voltaképpen hiábavaló próbálkozásnak tűnik.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (40) - - SEP 12, 2014
Pours full golden with a modest white top. Some carbonation and a very light palate. Taste has hops, a full body, and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Although Carlsberg Elephant has never been a beer I’ve been interested in, I was excited to have the chance to try one for free when my father brought some back from a game of golf. After pouring the beer into a pilsner glass, I was happy to note the attractive head and a color that was closer to amber than a lager-like straw shade. A good-looking free beer? Things were off to a strong start. Then, I smelled it. It smelled like cheap, sweet cereal grains. Still I said, "Ah hell, it’s free." That’s when I tasted it. Holy tits. Now I have two possible theories as to why Carlsberg calls this Elephant beer: 1.) It has a flavor so shitty, so stomach-turningly cloying that the drinker will be cursed to NEVER forget it, 2.) Carlsberg is simply collecting elephant piss in lame-ass green bottles and distributing it to poor, unsuspecting bastards like myself. Few beers have been so bad as to make me think I would be physically sick. Carlsberg Elephant made it look easy.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
angel77 (977) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles. Tomada en julio de 2004 (con fecha de cons pref y lote ilegibles). Sin mucho que resaltar buena la sensación alcohólica de sus 7.9vol, ligeros sabores maltosos y algo de dulzor. Normal.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niller (690) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from Brugsen, Ans. Pours light golden with a white head. Sweet malty taste of some fruits and caramel notes. Soft carbonation. A bit watery. Slight bittersweet finish.


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