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

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RATINGS: 992   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
At a whooping 7.2% - you would think that this was more like 72%. You sense that kick. This is a legendary beer, before cranking up the alcohol was cool. This is still a classic European beer. A nice foamy head in pouring sticks around. Pour this into a pewter tankard and you will think that you are back n the 15th century. Th bottle is absolutely beutiful.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DraftDodger (376) - - 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 (552) - 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 (1683) - 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 (183) - 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 (630) - 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 (1561) - 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 (598) - 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...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fellebag (1089) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
Can 33cl. Small white head, normal carbonation, dark pilsener color. Aroma is wort, barn, leaves. Taste is quite sweet of malt, leaves.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Atom (1694) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2015
330mL bottle pours a clear orange with a medium white head. Sweet corn and pale malt aroma. Taste similar to aroma kind of stale with some alcohol.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yy0pp (813) - - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma - Malts, sugar. Taste - Bittersweet, hops.


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