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

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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Danish: Carlsberg Elephant er en såkaldt ”Bockbier” og blev brygget for første gang i 1959. Den er vinøs og frugtig med smagsindtryk af æbler, melon, banan og karamel afbalanceret af en tør bitterhed. Du fornemmer også antydninger af egetræ, bark, nødder og fyrrenåle. 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.


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silvan7 (668) - Samarate, - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ supermarket (auchan). Sono convinto che tra le birre industriali (non tedesche) le Carlsberg siano quelle che più rispettano il senso della birra. In particolare la Elephant , che se non sbaglio nasceva per il mercato africano ed è poi stata usata su scala globale, ha qualche punto interessante. è una strong PILS dal gusto caramellato un bel colore ambrato una schiuma densa e compatta di durata soddisfacente. L’aroma invece è un po’ deludente: metallico, luppolato solo qualche flebile nota dolciastra. il finale è secchissimo, improvviso e luppolato, ma non astringente, solo amarognolo.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ochniczek (20) - - AUG 9, 2014
50cl can. light amber colour, sweet scents, restrained saturation. big white head quickly to disappear, little lacing. floral taste, nice bitter aftertaste

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1100) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
TPSA. Pours fizzy yellow with a hint of green -- kinda weird looking. Nose is standard macro lager with just a hint of hops and something herbal. The flavor is all right; it’s an import macro with just a little extra herbal hops. Can’t really tell the elevated ABV at all; not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Finish is long but flat.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 3, 2014
Ingen kalasöl men man har gjort mycket dumt genom åren tyvärr. Smakar lite för mycket alkohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1135) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
25 cL bottle at Cafe de La Garre in Liege. Golden and gassy with a bubbly head. Dry and hoppy Saaz-like aroma. It has a decent bitter bite and is very pleasant, if nothing particularly special. Certainly better than the Carlsberg on tap in the UK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Hop bitterness in aroma. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Big malt flavour up front with balanced bitter hop finish. Very big body with medium to high carbonation.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Continuing my abuse for tonight, I’m signing into this one. Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a hazy glossy yellow color with a clear enough transparency letting light carbonation to be seen rising. The head was there but dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Don’t ask me about lacing, there wasn’t any. The smell was skunky oily grass. The taste wasn’t any better. Was there anything? On the palate, there’s a whole lot of harshness pummeling my tongue into submission with a long slick feel just flowing over my tongue. Overall, pale lager, Euro Strong Lager, Imperial Lager, whatever one wants to call this, I probably wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. Let Satan have this back for I would never storm the gates of beer hell for this one. Give me a cider from Inbev first.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (990) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Elephant blond dikke witte kraag. Deens. Blond. Aardig bitter. Tap at friends trastevere. Best lekker

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arsol (539) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Lys brun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter korn og malt. Smaker noe fruktig og alkohol. Lettdrikkelig med medium kullsyre. Lett og lite bitter avslutning.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jpkeskinen (210) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Drank from a plastic cup on a beach. Strong beer with a strong taste. Quite alcoholey but there’s also some malts in the taste. Not very good.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vighals (1091) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Gylden brun klar med høyt tett hvitt skum som ligger godt. Malt, korn og en del fruktighet, noe mot banan. Kjenner alkoholen, men ikke forstyrrende, som jeg husker fra mine yngre dager. Overraskende godt gjensyn. Noe bitterhet, medium + søtlig. Lite kullsyre


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