Elephant Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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Reviews by Tinfang:
2.1/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
A dear friend passed away totally unexpectedly, and this was his favorite brew. Given that this was the person who turned me on to Samiclaus, I wanted to be sure some was served at his memorial. Sorry Jeff, but this beer is ghastly.
I miss the old labeling (pictured above). The current bottles have only a ringer label around the neck, and I looked at one of the carriers carefully to see if it was still brewed in the Old Country - it was. That doesn't save it however. I see other reviewers note a 7.5ABV, but these bottles bear a 7.2. No best by date, which is appropriate.
Appearance - average golden liquid with a quickly dissipating head.
Aroma - malt and malt and malt with grain accents. It smelled like beer overall, so there must have been some hop notes.
Taste - I remember thinking "This is for people who like pop". To be fair Elephant was formerly labeled malt liquor, hopefully to advise/warn consumers. It's not saccharine, but I thought it hugely unbalanced. No particular alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel - heavy but not oily, light carbonation. Drinks easily.
Overall - if I had been given this without knowing what it was, I would have thought this to be some corporate American product. It has some audience and may even be a staple for some, but for my taste it pushes the definition of beer too far in a single dimension.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2013 22:57:57 | More by Tinfang
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A nice head and crisp mouthfeel, this strong Euro-lager is refreshing on a hot day. The aroma is distinctive, with a toasted biscuit hint. The taste hides the alcohol well, finishing clean. Not the best beer, but not as poor as many of the reviews suggest.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 16:55:10 | More by Jerrod-Scott
Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
66 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.