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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
3302imex3302 (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
Probably the best beer in the world, beyond any doubts. Even though it is a super strength lager, it is very easy on the palate, and very drinkable. Even after 3, it has left the taste to long for a 4. Not so with too many strong lagers.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (12707) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Can. In a plastic glass at my hotel. Im dreading this but just drinking it to get my last English county. Anyway, as its not served in a brown paper bag, its clear dark golden with a big white head. Aroma of metal, caramel, malt and alcohol. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malin_aiisa (1114) - SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Can. Clear pale yellow Aroma of flowers and hops. Taste sweet, slight beer bitter. Strange. No freshness at all. Alcoholic

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
finol (3341) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Malaysian can at 8.8%. Pours amber with a white head. Malty sweet aroma. Heavy sweet and bitter, unbalanced with lots of alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maris (1484) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2016
From a 500ml can on 28/12/2016 (ABV listed as 9%, Xmas gift courtesy of Desmond, who apparently developed a fondness for this when OS). Pours a clear medium golden with little head. The nose is mainly sweet malt with a bit of grain. In the mouth, theres biscuit malt, very sweet but indistinct fruitiness, and a mild bitterness at the back. Full bodied and slightly syrupy, with average carbonation. Probably a decent brew if youre looking to get hammered, and a delight compared to standard Carlsberg. But a pretty pedestrian imperial lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewerewombat (29) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2016
Hong Kong - 500ml can at 8.8%. Very strong, can definitely taste the alcohol in it. Quite malty beer with a bit of caramel. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
labeerinthum (802) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso finisce sullorzo. Lintensit olfattiva normale e la persistenza olfattiva sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta ed persistente. La carbonazione media. La consistenza del liquido limpida. Sono presenti bollicine medio-fini spinte verso lalto e bolle grandi che rimangono ferme, aderenti al vetro. La carbonazione media. Il colore giallo ambrato. Il corpo medio. La struttura sottile. Lamaro moderato. Lintensit gustativa leggera e la persistenza gustativa sufficiente. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale secco, pulito, dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto di media intensit. Laroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, cereali e frutta secca. Lalcol dichiarato come presente non si fa sentire.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1760) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hatzer (199) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Best beer on this planet by far smooth fruity taste one for the connoisseur for sure jah when Im 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (3000) - 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.


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