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Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Danish: Carlsberg er egentlig blevet en del af den danske kulturarv og den danske tørst.
Du oplever en harmonisk balance mellem bitterhed og sødmefulde æbler, mens du nyder den lyse gyldne farve med det flotte skum og duften af fyrretræ, strå, hasselnød og skovsyre. Ja, det er næsten som en forårsdag i Danmark. Og sådan klæder Carlsberg også det danske køkken hele vejen rundt.
Previously sold in the UK in gold coloured labels/cans as Carlsberg Export. The current UK Carlsberg Export is the same as the standard Carlsberg Export.

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1.8
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with small white head. A little taste of hops. Boring Danish pilsner.

2.6
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
RB #1000, clearly a personal RB milestone. And this beer deserves to be amongst the first 1000 and it deserves this exact spot. Why? Well H.C. Andersen said "Herfra min verden går" (From here my world endeavours). This holds true for this exact beer and my beerworld as well. In the lack of diversity one "learns" to adapt and accept a beer like this as "what beer is". This isn’t bad, just the way Carlsberg over the years have excerted their attitude towards the Danish beerscene has been bad, they have improved. Their people are all talented brewers, they just happen to work in a company that has to sell in big quantities to sustain in a global market - therefore it becomes mainstream. But on a warm summerday this beer does exactly what it should and the product they produce is ALWAYS the same - fact. If one likes it or not is a point of opinion and not a question about fact.

Therefore this is my rating 1000, 999 beers before this that all have been one big adventure thanks to a lot of nice people and hopefully many more beers and nice ratebeerians to come. CHEERS!

Darn, I guess I have to rate the bloody beer:

33 cL can. Pours golden yellow with a huge chalk white and creamy head disappearing within the first 30 seconds but leaving some lacing. Corn and malty slight sweet aroma. Corn sweet flavoured. Mild bitterness into the finish. Straight forward lager. Solid

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Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 [Re-rated as a head-to-head comparison between the Danish version 4.6% ABV - which must be the original and the Brittish version called Carlsberg Export at 5.0% ABV - according to Oakes the same beer] The color is the same - though maybe the English version is slightly darker yellow. The head is clearly more dense in the English version and therefore longer lasting. The aroma of the Danish version is slightly sour and grainy - where the English version is more clean grainy. The flavor is standard pilsener in both of them, though the English version again comes out cleaner and with more power. I definatly go with the English version if this was the only two beers I could choose from - but they are close, so Oakes could be right. I just don't always get the some beers exist in different versions and others don't. [Original rating] A standard pilsener as all the big brewing groups brew them. Nothing that will upset anybody - and therefore nothing that will thrill you.

2.1
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and corn. Flavour of malts, corn and hops.

3.1
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, big white bubbly head. Fruity aroma with hints of hoppy bitterness. Sweet fruity taste with a bit bitterness in the finish. Carbonation tickles your tongue a bit too much.

1.1
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2002
Yellow fizzy adjunct lager. Sweet and bland this is a well below average industrial lager. I have no idea why the canned and bottled version are listed separately.

2.1
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 (Bottle 33 cl) Danish version: pale golden with an almost absent head. Subdued late bitterness. Not bad just very plain.
4/2/5/2/8=2,1 310899

(Bottle 33 cl) Thai version: Nice hoppy nose and very hop-aromatic all the way through to the finish. Quite pleasant and seems more sophisticated than the standard Danish version - or I’m just influenced by the white thai beaches...
5/3/5/2/10=2,5 121103

(Bottle 33 cl) Portuguese version brewed by Unicer. Pilsener golden, small white head. Lovely floral nose. Lightly sweet malt and a very discreet bitterness. Pleasant alright - a beer that won’t offend anyone. Comes in a special Euro 2004 (European soccer championship) bottle with a football cast into the bottle.
5/3/4/2/10=2,4 100705

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Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2014
Ein goldgelbes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch herb, malzig. Geschmack wässrig malzig mit einer minimalen herbe.

1.8
Rasmus40 (21986) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is light malty and not much else. It has a light sweetness followed by a slight bitterness. A bit watery. 180111

1.9
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
First beer of the RBESG Denmark trip, on the boat from Harwich to Esbjerg. There may be a craft beer revolution going on in Denmark, but the Carslberg monopoly is still going strong on the boat. In fact, apart from Guinness, this was the only beer available, full stop. The one good thing about the bar was that the crossing was a little choppy and more people were puking up than drinking, so it was easy to get served. As for the beer - very dull, but inoffensive. Much the same as most macro European lagers. So anodyne I can’t find anything more to say about it.


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