Elephant Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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Reviews by SmashPants:
3.25/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: pretty standard for a macro, stylish green Carlsberg bottle, but only a small label around the lip. If I was paying AU$63 a case (2012) I'd want something a bit better.
Appearance: golden coloured with a reasonable, fluffy white head that lasts an admirably long time, little lacing.
Aroma: pale malts and lager yeasts with some grain and light citrus. All together not terribly brilliant, but not bad for such a high ABV.
Taste: lots of grainy flavours, again some citric sweetness, but not much in the way of sophistication.
Aftertaste: more of the same, perhaps a little bready malts lingering. Not much happening though.
Mouth feel: medium in body, with a fairly high carbonation. Maybe a little too fizzy. Could do with some backing off.
Overall: a reasonable lager, I had no idea it was so high ABV when I was drinking it. A good sessional, but a bit steep at AU$63 a case (2012) for just a lager (thanks to Australian pricing regulations).
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2012 08:11:48 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
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 487 ratings.