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

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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   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.


Cakes' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (391) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kajser27 (340) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2015
Golden, white head. Aroma is of sugar, some fruit and caramel, smells artificial. Quite sweet, grains, sugar, caramel, syrup, some grassy herbal hops, low to medium bitter. Strong alcohol but not as much as expected. Moderate body and carbonation. No, just... no.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThreeCats (674) - ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2015
Clear gold with small white head. Aroma sweet and grainy. Taste grainy, fairly clean, highly drinkable, bit of a metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudelek (79) - Gůrny Ślůnsk / Oberschlesien, - JUL 13, 2015
Puszka, 0,5. Kolor ciemnozłoty. Mimo, że piwo procentowo z gatunku tych mocnych, to w smaku nie agresywne, wręcz łagodne. Jak na ten gatunek - to godne polecenia.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Memory banks rate, from when this was common place in UK supermarkets. Pours clear golden with no head. Fizzy. Aromas of malt, booze. Taste is caramel, booze, herbal astringent finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2015
Wet leafs aroma. Sweet and papery. Semi-bitter herbal taste. Somewhat spicy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cthulhu (269) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
0,5 l can bought at the gas station. Bough it just by curiosity not expecting a good beer. For a beer with 7,2 % alcohol it’s pretty ok .Without excessive sweetness or strong alcohol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 7.2% abv. Appearance: The body has a deep yellow color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it sports a bright white fluffy head of foam. It quickly settled down to a wispy thin film covering. Lacing is minimal and slick. Smell: It has a nice bready and grainy maltiness in the nose. It smells sweet with a mild floral hop note for balance. Taste / Palate: The flavor has a light cereal grain sweetness with some mild grassy and floral hops in the finish. The feel is smooth and full with just enough carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drtth (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
This beer is nicer than the comments of many would suggest. The aroma is well integrated, the malt comes through in the flavors and there some sweetness leading into a moderatly strong earthy bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (517) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2015
This isn’t as bad as you could be talked into believing it might be, and I’d go as far as saying that it’s not at all bad, and would certainly take you to the wobbly walk home in a hurry, Has some harsh hop edge but it has a sweetness that counters it. Overall it’s light on flavour, big on aroma.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DraftDodger (458) - - 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.


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