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

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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   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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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2013
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is mostly grain and some fruit? but there are some hints of malts too. Taste is pretty sweet, very European Lager like, you can feel the alcohol but it is quite drinkable and very refreshing.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
andrepintado (2623) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 24, 2016
50cl can in Germany. Light hazy appearance. Gold to orange color. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Aroma is malt, sugar and some dried fruit.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shanebrews (281) - Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2016
I would liken this to a sophisticated malt liquor. The most notable aspect was the mild carbonation, which is much appreciated in a beer with this ABV. The aroma was not noticeably different from my recollection of Carlsberg pale lager. Nor did I taste much in the way of roasted grain to make me associate this with an amber. It is easy drinking though.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
David562 (4) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
This beer goes down easy for a 7.2 abv beer.For its price it’s a good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggiebob (668) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Clear straw gold pourwd with one finger of a frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Malty aroma with notes of biscuit and honey. There is a slight sku.ky undertone (green bottle?). The taste is a lite sweet.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricksta_p (3254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Can from a rest area store near Köln. Aroma is mostly just sweetish malt and grains with a hint of alcohol. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Very dull sweet malty stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (1197) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle, uk import, some years ago from a now unrecalled source. Poured a clear mid gold colour with a small white head. Aroma of grain, bread, and malt. Light sweetness, with medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ischas (388) - - MAY 25, 2016
0,5 l Flasche. Aroma: würzig, alkoholisch, vergorene rote Früchte. Erscheinung: Hell kupferfarbenes Bier, flacher, weißer Schaum, akzeptable Gardine. Geschmack: leicht malzig süß, unangenehm bitter, unausgeglichen. Nachgeschmack: Pelzige Zunge, erhöhter Alkohol kommt leicht durch. Gesamt: da gibt es viele bessere.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bikbo (93) - - MAY 25, 2016
Color dorado, espuma blanca nada duradera. Aroma ligero a malta. Sabor dulce y ligero amargor, refrescante, pero con poca gracia.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
L_Lovecraft (181) - - MAY 6, 2016
Melon, grain, golden with a good white head not very persistant, light body, alcohol is quietly well hidden, medium carbonation, taste of grain, quite sweet, bitter final...i know, like classic Carlsberg pilsener, is not a great beer but for many reasons, i love this elephant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DubCInjun (36) - - MAY 2, 2016
Pours a golden color with a thin head. Tastes of malt and bitter with a crisp finish. A solid session brew on a hot day.


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