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

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Danish: Carlsberg Elephant er en sĺkaldt ”Bockbier” og blev brygget for fřrste gang i 1959. Den er vinřs og frugtig med smagsindtryk af ćbler, melon, banan og karamel afbalanceret af en třr bitterhed. Du fornemmer ogsĺ antydninger af egetrć, bark, nřdder og fyrrenĺle. 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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0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jm1907 (18) - P=Town, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
This godawful porridge has been rated by my fellow "experts" as being twice as good as bud light. I’m drinking it right now. It tastes like they put Mickeys in a can with 40 pennies at the bottom and somone froze the beer, then got it really, really hot, then repeated the process 40 times and served. I did talk to The Penguin after I drank it, so its not ALL bad.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (5896) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a very clean drinkable brew, backed up by a decent alcohol by volume. nothing less, nothing more. slightly better than what i was expecting, but i won’t buy again"

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (115) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 2, 2014
Una birra onesta, che sa di malto e poco altro. In bocca, quindi, corrispondenza con il miele d’acacia, poco lievito ma appena percettibile. Amaro finale giusto. Buona birra.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (107) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2014
330ml bottle pours golden with a nice frothy head, faint malty aroma, bitter sweet taste is malty grainy & alcoholy with quite a dry bitter finish, 25yrs since last elephant beer, enjoyed this far more than before

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cstuartj (984) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Color of watered down honey. No head or lacing. Nose us malt, bread yeast. Taste is malt and overly sweet. Drinkable if very cold

0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I drink any beer I can get my hands on. Having said that, this beer was bad. It had some strange and off-putting flavors which actually made me think that this beer was awful. Light, weird flavors. That’s about it.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyit (3470) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of sweet malt, alcohol, malty and sweet. A flavor of alcohol, malty, bread and alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (190) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Gylden med et lille ikke sĺ holdbart skum. Duften har malt, sřdme og en smule alkohol. Smagen er fyldig men forholdsvis třr med en god bitterhed, der balancerer i forhold til alkoholen, der holder sig i baggrunden. Eftersmagen har fortsat malt, men det er bitterhed der er i forgrunden.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours deep golden with a frothy white head. Distinctly lacking in flavour. Some vague citrus and metallic notes. Not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 15, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste lightly sweet, floral. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adster (424) - HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2014
Mézszínű és tükörtiszta lagerünk keskeny habfedelet növesztve fejlődik fel, miközben büszkén állítja magáról, hogy a német Reinhetsgebot előírásai alapján került előállításra, s mint leginkább pozitív tulajdonságát, nem árt, ha ezt eszünkbe is véssük, hogy kóstolása során legyen mit a javára írnunk. Kristálytiszta teste légies és mézédes maláta illatát adja vissza, íze sima, meglehetősen visszafogott szénsavtartalmú, desszertszerű lager jellemvonásaival bír. A magasabb százalékú alkohol jelenléte nem marad teljes mértékben észrevétlen, az ital törzsét is ez jelenti. Kissé kuszának hat, amint a malátás-alkoholos édességhez némi testességet próbálunk társítani, majd az utóízében a komló későn reagáló jelenléte próbál felülkerekedni a kommersz szeszességen. Egy próbát mindenképpen megér, de különösebb jellemvonások után kutatni az alkoholszázalékban megnyilvánuló erején kívül voltaképpen hiábavaló próbálkozásnak tűnik.


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