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Carlsberg Special Brew

Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml cans and 275ml bottles.
A very strong, dark lager. First brewed in 1950 to commemorate a visit to Denmark by Winston Churchill.
Previously 9% ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1420) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Came back to try this, and drunk cold, it still has some interesting flavours for a lager. Not for everyday drinking, but better than many supermarket offerings

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hatzer (159) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Best beer on this planet by far smooth fruity taste one for the connoisseur for sure jah when I’m alone in the house I pour a long sweet bath light some candles and drink a jug of this to myself whilst crying softly for sure pure beauty in a glass

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (2602) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
500ml can from local shop. 8%. Golden colour, with foam head leaving lacing and aroma of grain, corn, metallic. Taste is sweetish, barley, caramel, grains, with dusty, grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry warm grainy & boozy finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4346) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Grabbed a can of this from the local offie, whilst they’d still got the 9% version in. Clear gold. Streams of bubbles. Thick, glossy topped, lasting, sticky, white head. Looks fantastic. Nose is sweet, barley sugar. Toffee malts. Light, grassy hop. Taste is syrupy sweet. Chewy mouthfeel. Drinks fairly easy, though. Glad I’ve chilled it right down, mind you. Couldn’t manage this less than icy cold. Finishes chewy, malty sweet. Very light bitterness right on the close. Surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2016
8.8% version brewed at Lion in Sri Lanka. Pours a clear gold with some lacing, white head. Nose has corn, candy, fake pineapple juice, yeast, booze. Flavor has more of the same, corn, booze, some trashy pepper notes, some cheap pineapple candy, booze. Finishes boozy. Just doesn’t need to be 8.8%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
martin00sr (2783) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
Can 8.8%, Asian version. Clear golden, rocky white head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavour is very sweet malty, just barely masking the alcohol. Crude.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
How: Can, Asian version.
Where: Lion Pub, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, vegetables, alcohol.
Body: Weak body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, vegetables, corn, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottles from Fenwick, Newcastle and VVV. Bright golden coloured with malt, toffee and pineapple flavours followed by a sugary sweet dry fruit finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2015
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2383) - PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2015
On can. Golden with a white head. Hay and grain in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is sweet. Overall, a bit boring.

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