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

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RATINGS: 995   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (983) - - 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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 7.2% abv. Appearance: The body has a deep yellow color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it sports a bright white fluffy head of foam. It quickly settled down to a wispy thin film covering. Lacing is minimal and slick. Smell: It has a nice bready and grainy maltiness in the nose. It smells sweet with a mild floral hop note for balance. Taste / Palate: The flavor has a light cereal grain sweetness with some mild grassy and floral hops in the finish. The feel is smooth and full with just enough carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drtth (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
This beer is nicer than the comments of many would suggest. The aroma is well integrated, the malt comes through in the flavors and there some sweetness leading into a moderatly strong earthy bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (505) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2015
This isn’t as bad as you could be talked into believing it might be, and I’d go as far as saying that it’s not at all bad, and would certainly take you to the wobbly walk home in a hurry, Has some harsh hop edge but it has a sweetness that counters it. Overall it’s light on flavour, big on aroma.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DraftDodger (417) - - JUN 1, 2015
Copenhagen 1/6 2015. 50 cl can from Netto. A worried looking Elephant is taking a walk on the front of the can. Pours clear yellow with white head. Dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is quite malty and sweet. A little sharpness from the alcohol. Medium carbonation. Taste is sweet and grainy and heavy with alcohol. Aftertaste is heavy sweet. That this was considered to be a classic for many years seems like a mystery today. But you get a hell of a hangover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (589) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a smell of corn, malt and some grass. not very exciting Appearance- Pours a golden yellow with a small thick white head. Taste- Has a very good flavor. I was anticipating the Euro green glass skunk devil, but that was not the case. A nice caramel flavor with a strong alcohol mix. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor. Overall- I noticed there is not a lot of love for the "Elephant" rating wise. I thought it was really good for the style and it goes down very well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1714) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma: Pils grain meets cereal with light to moderate sweetness; hops are on the woody side. Appearance: Light copper pour with little wisps of carbonation; the foamy white head settles down into a slightly bubbly skin pretty quickly. Flavor: Pils/cereal up front, but also quickly and surprisingly woody; the sweetness of the grains is pretty well met by the hops here. The finish is lightly bitter, still woody, and mostly dry. Palate: Light to medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really just a bigger Carlsberg Pils, a beer I don’t particularly enjoy. Still, I feel like this is better than many of it’s counterparts, which almost always come off to me as alcohol delivery devices (Rinkuskiai Werewolf, I’m looking at you!). "High Boost" and a good value- a sixer in my area is $6.99.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
soolash (192) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Puszka 0,5 l (7,5%). Aromat słodowy, lekko trawiasty. Piana biała, średnio pęcherzykowa, niezbyt obfita i nietrwała. Barwa jasnego złota. W smaku słodowo, lekko słodko z średnią goryczką. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale nienachalny. Nasycenie średnie.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RickFifty (657) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Golden color, white head. Malty nose, grass, white sugar. Sweet taste, malty, earthy hops. Medium body, average carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Calisky (1611) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2015
Couleur dorée, très légère mousse. Nez malté, sucré, vieille pomme. Gout leger malté, vieux fruits, mauvais sucre, metallique, vieux houblon astrigent en fin de bouche... grand public, pas chère, forte en alcool et .. vraiment pas bonne

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dacrza (615) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
DATE TASTED: May 1, 2015... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... OCCASION: attractive looping fence of white lacing; mostly clear, light yellow body that generates reasonable effervescence... APPEARANCE: clear, orange amber body with mild effervescence; thin, steady, snow-white head that frames the body attractively; appropriate lacing.. AROMA: pungent maltiness that suggests envelope gum, light floral hops, and medicinal alcohol ...PALATE: thin and oily early; lingering, warm, and carbonated respectfully... TASTE: beefy sweetness that sours slightly at the finish; largely malty; cloying graininess ...OVERALL: a fat taste becomes a flat finish, with the alcohol content leaking into the profile against my will--not quite smooth and not quite flavorful; a big beer that drags...


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