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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malin_aiisa (1018) - SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Can. Clear pale yellow Aroma of flowers and hops. Taste sweet, slight beer bitter. Strange. No freshness at all. Alcoholic

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
finol (3245) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maris (1439) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
labeerinthum (708) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1610) - 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

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (2797) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4769) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Grabbed a can of this from the local offie, whilst theyd still got the 9% version in. Clear gold. Streams of bubbles. Thick, glossy topped, lasting, sticky, white head. Looks fantastic. Nose is sweet, barley sugar. Toffee malts. Light, grassy hop. Taste is syrupy sweet. Chewy mouthfeel. Drinks fairly easy, though. Glad Ive chilled it right down, mind you. Couldnt manage this less than icy cold. Finishes chewy, malty sweet. Very light bitterness right on the close. Surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (7864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2016
8.8% version brewed at Lion in Sri Lanka. Pours a clear gold with some lacing, white head. Nose has corn, candy, fake pineapple juice, yeast, booze. Flavor has more of the same, corn, booze, some trashy pepper notes, some cheap pineapple candy, booze. Finishes boozy. Just doesnt need to be 8.8%

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