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Elephant Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BA SCORE
66
poor

548 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 25.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-03-2002)
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Reviews by Beerwolf666:
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Beerwolf666

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +27.6%

This is my First Review on this site,so please Excuse my less then stellar Review style,But I have been a Huge "Beer Enthusiast" for over 30 years, so I am no Noob when it comes to the frothy goodness of the wonderful world of Beer & Ales,I Know this does not qualify me as any type of expert in the least,but I do know what I Like..with that said,I Honestly can not understand why "Carlsburg Elephant" seems to be slagged and hated on so much,by so many..I mean this is a damn good beer![IMHO] It's Crisp,nice and hoppy & not too bitter,a perfect brew for these Hot Humid days of summer,very refreshing,with a nice finish,perhaps it does have a slight Alcohol taste that lingers a bit too long & a Head that is nothing to brag about,but overall I find it to be a Very Nice Refreshing Brew and quite drinkable,not the horrid stale, skunky swill so many reviewers make it out to be here in these forums,but thats the thing with Beer,what I enjoy and find to be a decent brew,the next guy may very well Hate,anyway my point is do not dismiss this brew if you have not tried it,because IMHO it's well worth checking out for yourself~Cheers.

08-09-2013 13:36:10 | More by Beerwolf666
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RoyalT

Ohio

1.88/5  rDev -32.6%

Appearance – The body is light orange and crystal clear with a nice, big foaming head that went down slowly and laced the glass well.

Smell – This really does smell like an elephant. The sharp grainy aroma is there along with some gut-wrenching alcohol notes, but there’s also a stank that smells like BO meets the elephant cage.

Taste – Oh, God, is this horrible. I guess I could try to describe the grain and small hops, but the BO dominates everything. This tastes like somebody’s rotten feet.

Mouthfeel – This one was actually a bit on the creamy side.

Drinkability – Sorry, I’d like to think of something positive to say but this stuff is horrible.

01-22-2004 03:11:05 | More by RoyalT
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -5.7%

A- The appearance is decent with a heavy orange hue that glows in the light. Small foamy head settle to a ferment like top on the beer leaving nice lacing from top to bottom.

S- No frills smell, with obvious estery alcohol notes. Light scents of malts and maybe alittle yeast.

T-M- Heavy flavors of alcohol ands malts hits the tongue first, this is then followed by light tones of hoppy bite and dry yeasty taste.
Medium body, but quite hard with the amount of alcohol in this one.

D- Drinkable on occation if you need a beer for the buzz and dont want to go for a malt liquer deal. A-Ok with me.

06-27-2009 20:51:41 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

01-16-2013 14:06:30 | More by tbryan5
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BeerDreadz

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

02-24-2014 00:24:37 | More by BeerDreadz
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -11.1%

11.5 oz brown twist off bottle with no freshness date, this sample was brewed in Canada by Labatt. Thin creamy looking lace, very mild haze within the orange golden brew.

Clean solvent alcohol aroma with an underlying cloying sweetness and a rough graininess.

Pretty smooth with a moderate body and light carbonation. Thick husky grain flavour comes to the taste buds as the alcohol sneaks in with its solvent warmth. Faded hops in the back, sweet start to middle then the graininess and alcohol kick in and throws down a lightly astringently dry finish.

Bit more malt than the usual American malt liquor but still thin, not much to taste … it is more or less a beer that has a kick and sadly that is its greatest attribute.

08-03-2002 11:26:42 | More by Jason
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Weizenmensch

Japan

2.85/5  rDev +2.2%

330mL bottle from Denmark, best before 05/05/05, it's a bit after that but 7.2% abv, should be all right.

Appearance: Doesn't pour with much head and what is there dissipates fast. A small amount of lacing. Gold/orange colour with very few bubbles escaping.

Smell: Pretty ordinary alcohol smell very evident, subtle hops, not much else. Smells like I'm about to drink it and don't care that much.

Taste: Smooth but strong, no efforts to hide the 7.2% abv. Sweet on the palate, again unsubtle. Hops aren't especially tastable here, except in the mild global bitterness. I'll drink it, it's not too bad, but nothing too great at all.

Mouthfeel: Flat and rough. Pretty dodgy actually - not designed to stay in the mouth or in the glass long. Interesting, in fact, for its conspicuously poor effect on the tongue.

Drinkability: In spite of its commonness, it's OK to drink, especially if you're with a large group of footy fans at an inner city English pub. Goes down pretty easy, and isn't here to be savoured. A temporary beer.

05-12-2005 13:25:46 | More by Weizenmensch
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Byeast

Florida

3/5  rDev +7.5%

This "malt liquor " pours a very slightly hazed , golden color , with a half inch of whit foam sitting atop. The smell is a little malty , some light struck aroma , maybe the slightest tinge of floral hop and some alcohol. The taste is also of slightly malty grain , some warming alcohol , and a touch of balancing hop. This is a drinkable brew that definatly packs a punch , but it's kind of one dimensional and thin. Goes down easy enough , but it nothing that special in my book.

10-29-2006 02:36:21 | More by Byeast
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PsychoJedi

Alabama

3.15/5  rDev +12.9%

It looks good for the color, which is golden with a nice thick head. The smell is by far nothing to write home about with only hints of the ingredients. The taste is mediocre as it gets which seems to me it would be a Canadian light beer, but it does taste like a beer. Another mediocre on the feel too. It goes down smooth so there is another positive. Assessment: drink this beer if you want to play a drinking game in Denmark, but save your money in being a beer condenser.

06-07-2009 14:11:52 | More by PsychoJedi
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ant1

France

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

07-19-2012 05:05:49 | More by ant1
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +7.5%

09-17-2012 19:57:07 | More by NilocRellim
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

11-16-2011 01:57:18 | More by bpfrush
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Mantooth

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

01-27-2012 14:44:23 | More by Mantooth
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +7.5%

01-06-2012 23:13:49 | More by tyleeis
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3/5  rDev +7.5%

03-16-2014 14:08:17 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -64.2%

04-02-2012 23:49:38 | More by jmbraxton
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Culture

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

07-10-2013 22:12:56 | More by Culture
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briandaube

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

08-15-2014 13:04:55 | More by briandaube
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Swear it seems like I've reviewed this before, but ok. Gold pour, thin white head, no lace. Big fusel alcohol aroma.

Big fusel alcohol taste, while 7%, this one drinks like its 11% alcohol, the thin, super thin corny adjunct possible body doesn't do anything to cover up the taste of alcohol, that's what this beer is all about, water and alcohol.

So hot, like imperial Heneiken, but without the good skunkiness.

02-21-2012 18:59:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

05-07-2013 12:32:15 | More by williamjbauer
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -11.1%

Transparent gold with an extremely white head of 1/4 of an inch. Actually laces the glass in some rings. Malty and untoasted grain aromas, buckwheat and timothy hay. Mouthfeel is decent, silky and lighlty carbonated. There's little sense of hop balance to this brew, not surprising, but still, this had a decent start. Gets cloying at the third sip. Finishes decently dry with a slight sense of alcohol. I suppose if it HAS to be a Malt Liquor...but this beer does not deserve to command its "premium" price...

04-21-2003 09:38:00 | More by ADR
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

12-17-2012 15:35:24 | More by stereosforgeeks
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +14%

I don't drink this often, but I am giving this a positive review. This is, if not anything else, a unique malt liquor. A strong alcohol aroma with an underlying cloying sweetness and a rough graininess.and a sweetness comes through.

Fairly smooth medium body and lighter carbonation which all are a plus for me.

Taste is malty alcohol flavor with a hint of black licorice faded into the background. It kind of reminds me a bit of a Schnaaps.

Elephant carries a good kick so I recommend you drink this with Music For Gardening
Maja S.K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug

Read more: http://www.emusic.com/artist/maja-s-k-ratkje-lasse-marhaug/12645144/#ixzz1xBAhtFau

06-08-2012 06:06:39 | More by frankiepop
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thatruth

Washington

3.18/5  rDev +14%

pours a 1" frothy off-white head with moderate, lasting lacing. from the bottle a slimy yellow turns to a proper, full golden body.

smells like your typical hoppy, boozy, "green" lager. strong.

tastes might pale and mighty hoppy. pungent. dense like a euro lager it's suppose to be.

mouthfeel is mighty boozy. tantalizing, bright on-bringing to a crisp, dry finish.

boozy beer. in the smell, taste, feel, and after effects.

12-07-2011 00:41:10 | More by thatruth
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.7/5  rDev -39.1%

Kind of oily alcohol flavour. Really thin, but its easy to drink and you can get drunk quick off it, which in my opinion isn't a good thing, i'd rather like what i'm drinking and get pissed off that, than this tasteless oily crap.

04-03-2002 23:43:22 | More by rastaman
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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
66 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.