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Carlsberg Special Brew

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


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3425) - 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 (10727) - 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 (1634) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015

Lukt: Søtlig duft av humle og malt.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Noe søtlig smak av humle og malt sammen med en metall smak.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Supermarked, Kuala Lumpur, Nydt@Hotell
Medium: Boks@330ml, ABV@8,8%, Når@01.06.2015
Drukket Som Alias@Carlsberg Special Brew, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
Can in HK, 8.6%. Sweetish grainy beer. No bitterness, only grainy sweetness, nothing more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (867) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 20, 2015
330ml can on 1 May from a shop in HK drunk near Beer Bay. One for old times sake. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of malt. Metallic oily taste. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hawthorne00 (2936) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Not really expecting to enjoy (or finish) this one, but it’s a storied beer. Can, very cold. Gold with a white head that never quite gives up. Aroma is booze, hay, overripe grapes, some lemon and herbs, hints of firelighters. Taste is not so bad. It’s very sweet but underneath the alcohol is grainy malt that’s around clean enough and some herbs. Bitterness is crude but not that strong and keeps it just about sippable. There is a lot worse of this sort of thing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Diabobale (315) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAR 26, 2015
una strong lager molto commerciale. al naso si sentono solo i malti e il caramello, al gusto ancora troppo maltata e dolce con leggero amaro finale. l’alcol la fa da padrone e la rende molto disequilibrata

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
omikr0n (812) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2015
Can. Pours cloudy golden with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Taste is wort, alcohol, hay, a bit stale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Osprey (3824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cold 440ml can, 9%, BB Oct 2015. Drank this on a bench in my local park, whilst shouting at some pigeons. Clear golden orange, sparkling, small foamy white head doesn’t endure. Aroma is lager malt, sweet caramel, light boiled carrots, that cold minty alcoholic smell that comes off someone when they’re drunk. Body is medium, quite foamy, spritzy carbonation. Taste is sweet, sharp, dry and alcoholic. Paper and sake. Finishes boozy. Has a sort-of Belgian yeastiness to it too.

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