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


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RATINGS: 950   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (752) - - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
angel77 (901) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niller (583) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
milo91hd (101) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
Alla spina, colore oro trasparente con una buona schiuma, aromi di malto e alcool, in bocca si sente sopratutto l’alcool, poco persistente il sapore

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (142) - - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: hay, wheat Appearance: clear gold, small vanishing head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness Palate: medium body, slick texture, bitter finish, average carbonation A drinkable spicy and malty strong lager, surprisingly well-hopped for the Carlsberg brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ochniczek (26) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1104) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1141) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hockeybeerguy (1958) - 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.

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