Elephant Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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Reviews by Botulizard:
3/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Seeing as it comes in a green bottle, it's prone to skunkiness, and mine is a bit skunky- although not as horrifying as a Heineken or a (shudder) Grolsch. It lacks any real complexity, but if you want "bang for your buck", it's $9-10 for a sixer at 7.2%.
If you want to get a buzz on without really thinking about it, I wouldn't advise you against Carlsberg Elephant. If you want to really get deep into a complex beer- skip this one and try something else.
Edit: Seems like only some of mine were skunked. I took another one out of the fridge tonight, and found it pleasantly unskunky. When it hasn't been ravaged by the light, it's not half bad. It's still pretty generic-tasting and nothing to clamor for, but it's good for what it is. I'll up the taste and overall rating by a little bit.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 02:50:03 | More by Botulizard
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2.83/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bright though mildly hazed, Elephant is gold-orange in color with a thin cap of head that nevertheless sticks around as it is and manages to drop thin spotting in moderation.
The smell is odd; indistinct sweetness, graininess and chemical cleaner notes make for some unpleasantness, though if I try hard there's a nice pale peach to the sweetness and a touch of grass hinting of hops.
It's grainy with some corn husk and fruits but, again, grassy hops do sneak through and graininess is toned down to something more like earthiness. Fruity sweetness up front leads to some cracker and gets a little drier as both malt and hops assert themselves to a point.
The graininess makes the otherwise crisp and not-quite-smooth feel a little harsher, while alcohol thins the back end.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 22:43:34 | More by Brenden
Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
66 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.