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Carlsberg Special Brew

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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   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 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SarkyNorthener (1714) - Walsall (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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ngejo (143) - 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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
danielyabu (1142) - 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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dzhigga (112) - 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.

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   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
330ml can (brewed by Carlsberg Malaysia, 8,8%, thanks Ares). Clear golden color. Tiny to almost no head. Acetone, strong alcohol, apples and strawberries in aroma. Vodka and acetone in taste. Undrinkable (thou fanboys think differently).

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle (Malaysia) as "Carlsberg (Malaysia) Special Brew" at 8.8%
Rought dusty maltlikka aroma, full of heavy esters, some fusils. Pale, brief head. Smooth sweetish palate, OK carbonation. Some almost nice toffee if you take a good glug, and let it sit on your tongue. Clean malt liquor. I don’t care what anyone else says, this isn’t a bad ML.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Can : I was inspired to buy this because a tramp I often see on my daily jog drinks this as his crap-fuel of choice and I thought it was about time I "MAN up" and get like my tramp friend. I poured this in an Orval goblet just 4 fun!!! Pours pretty good, looks like a respectable Belgian. Grainy, rich malty and boozy aroma. Pretty clean and ok on the palate. Some green Apple, caramel,grain. Sugary and kinda creamy, some cardboard. A dry finish.A lot better than I would have bet!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1365) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2014
New English county (39/46) - only reason to buy this stuff!
Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Good amount of white head. Aroma: Malt, sweetness, alcohol. Taste: Malt, medical. Kind of sweet. Alcohol. Info: 500ml can, 11/4-2014, BB: 27/11-2014

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
neverleaveopen (147) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
clear dark golden with a fine head. sweet malt aroma with some hints of citrus. balanced taste. good finish.


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