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

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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1018) - - OCT 12, 2012
Poured golden with a decent white, frothy head. Sweet malt aroma with a slight taste of alcohol. I remember this as one of my first imports back in the early 80s and loving it. Not so great now with so many more choices, but good memories and not a bad bee


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nilsas (2854) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2016

Lukt: Humle og malt.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Søtlig humle og malt.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Butikk, banbalore, India, Nydt@Hjemme.
g Medium: Boks@500ml, ABV@8%, Når@13.02.2016

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (357) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Purchased at World Market, Omaha location. Pours golden with foamy white head. Aroma was grainy and sweet malt. Taste was sweet. Better than expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3174) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle, cold. Haven’t had this since the 80s. Orange gold with a white head. aroma of honey, biscuit, light spices. Fairly light bodied - it’s only the lick of booze that gives away its strength. Pretty smooth and bland - and that is an achievement of sorts: there’s none of the rogue fruity or solvent notes you often get with strong lagers. Modest grassy and spicy bitter finish. Well made but a bit pointless.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (148) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2016
Aroma of malt, sweet. Taste is malty with hops some bread and some alcohol, not as much as expected for a lager with 7.2%. Bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - DEC 17, 2015
They know what their doing at Carlsberg. This is a good strong very drinkable ale. With lots of malty sweetness with very little after taste, would recommend.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske. farven er mørk gyldengul med en ok hvid skumkrone. Aromaen er sødlig vinøs og smagen er maltagtig og karamel.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eduardovl (1192) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2015
500ml pint glass from tap. Pours a clear orange color forming a small white and thin bubbled head with low retention and very few lacings left. Sweet caramel and honey in the nose. Flowery hops. A bit boozy. Taste follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront followed by a bready and crispy malty taste. Grassy and mild hops bitterness. Hints of resin. Mild to heavy body, controlled medium carbonation. Sweet pale malts in the aftertaste. Sweet and boozy. Medium to low drinkability. No big deal for such a popular beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Nogal een speciale smaak, gedronken bij een cinema bezoek. Toen uit een blik gedronken.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rubin77 (487) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2015
F: almost no, white, very quick gone. C: clear, gold. A: malty, grassy, some sugar/honey sweetness. T: 0,33l bottle, malty, grassy hoppy, hint of caramel sweetness, medium body, average carbo, as for commercial beer not bad, but… you know.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (1896) - SPAIN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Malt, sweet, slightly alcoholic / Malta, dulce, ligeramente a alcohol.


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