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Elephant Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BA SCORE
64
poor

568 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 24.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of Jason
2.48/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Jason, Aug 03, 2002
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.88/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

RoyalT, Jan 22, 2004
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

BeerDreadz, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Weizenmensch
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

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.

Weizenmensch, May 12, 2005
Photo of Byeast
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Byeast, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of PsychoJedi
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

PsychoJedi, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of ant1
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

ant1, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev +7.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Mantooth
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Mantooth, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev +7.5%

tyleeis, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -64.2%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Culture
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Culture, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of briandaube
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

briandaube, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

williamjbauer, May 07, 2013
Photo of ADR
2.48/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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...

ADR, Apr 21, 2003
Photo of stereosforgeeks
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of frankiepop
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

frankiepop, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of thatruth
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thatruth, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of rastaman
1.7/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

rastaman, Apr 04, 2002
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
64 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.