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

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RATINGS: 1057   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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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
500mL can found in the ’closeout’ bin post Saint Patrick’s Day. I don’t know how it got mixed in with a bunch of UK beers...but another interesting beer to try on the cheap. Makes me remember Carlsberg beers consumed in Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer and think back that none of them were this bad. It’s just a lot of alcohol in a golden yellow delivery product. I’d rather drink an IPA with the same abv if alcohol was the only reason to drink.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OnTheTrail (334) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours clear dark yellow, small white head. Aroma is grainy, lagery. Some alcohol. Taste is,softly grainy, slightly sweet, alcohol better hidden, just a bit of hops. Light to medium body. Frankly, in an inoffensive lager like this, less alcohol and less body m8ght have been better. Of course I am drinking it on a hot day after a bike ride.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
de_belg (35) - - AUG 15, 2016
Malty aroma. Sweet, tastes artificial (Sugar candy), almost no bitterness. Average.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cerbier (675) - - AUG 14, 2016
0,5l Flasche. Goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Riecht angenehm malzig, dies wird auch zuerst im Geschmack bestätigt, wir aber im Verlauf immer metallischer und endet unangenehm bitter.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
popiela (525) - Poznañ, POLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Butelka 0,5l. Aromat alkoholowo-słodowy, nieprzyjemny. W smaku mocno wyczuwalny alkohol, trochę słodu. Goryczka alkoholowa. Nieprzyjemnie.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
czlowiekwiadro (655) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2016
zapach słodowy, słodki, lekko jabłkowy, poza tym czysty. kolor złoty, klarowny, piana biała, drobna i średnia, nawet trwała. w smaku półpełne, lekko słodowe, sporo jabłka, ogonka, skórki i pestki, poza tym niewiele. lekko mdłe. goryczka średnia, pestkowa, przyciężkawa. nasycenie wysokie.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Lekker fris biertje, Drinkt zich makkelijk weg, iets te makkelijk gezien het alcoholpercentage. Fruitig aroma maar is in smaak weinig van te merken

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mutz (898) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Halve liter blik gekocht in getränkemarkt in Gotha. 7,5 % alcohol. Helder goudgeel, de kraag is snel weg, maar dat kan ook aan het limonadeglas waaruit ik dronk hebben gelegen. Het bier ruikt vaag metalig en licht moutig maar ik moet goed mijn best doen om iets te ruiken. Smaak is zoetig, wat mout en waterig met een onaangename afdronk. Bagger.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
andrepintado (2674) - 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 (284) - 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 (8) - 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.


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