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Carlsberg Special Brew

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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
omikr0n (780) - 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 (2402) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (499) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Gedronken in Maleisie, blik 50cc, bruin met gouden opdruk. Smaak is licht zoet, caramel en licht bitter. Helaas is de smaak niet intens.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Una buona lager, certamente non complessa a livello olfattivo. Dolciastra , con il miele che emerge. Unnpo’ di crosta di pane, e nient’altro. Buona birra, piacevole. Una strong lager, ok.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
milo91hd (148) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 25, 2014
Esattamente uguale alla Carlsberg Lager soltanto che ha 4 gradi in più che nel finale danno una nota davvero pessima

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SarkyNorthener (2557) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Can from local offie to celebrate my 2nd RB birthday. Well if it’s good enough for old Churchill it should be good enough for me.....no it’s shit. The looks are the only area it holds it’s own, golden amber with a medium head. Aroma of sweetish malts. Taste is sweetish malts, lots of tin and a rancid astringency that makes your tongue recoil. Slightly syrupy body. Awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Can. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, oily feel, soft carbonation, medium body, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
danielyabu (1317) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2014
average frothy white head. gooc lacing. mostly diminishin g. clear sparkling thin dark yellow body. aroma: light bread, light hoppy, alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic moderate alcohoilic finish. Dulçor alcoólico. Lembra malt liquor. Alcool mascara possiveis sabores. Típica cerveja para adolescente, para ficar bêbado. Final alcoólico lembra whisky de segunda mão. 3 s

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dzhigga (175) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAY 11, 2014
Can. Malaysia brewed. Golden color with small fast-disappearing head. Malty aroma. Strong beer. Unpleasant and bright taste of alcohol. Meh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Conan44 (3) - - APR 28, 2014 does not count
There is no beating Special Brew... its a strong lager not for softies. Tastes great, does the job... all round top beer. I love it!!

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