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Carlsberg Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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1,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2001)
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Reviews by Olek4374:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +5%

500mL can purchased from my liquor store in Edmonton. Also noteworthy that this is my 50th review on BA. Carlsberg is one of the first import beers I've ever had, so it seemed like a fair beer for a milestone review.

I chilled the fuck out of this particular can - it's the only way to drink Carlsberg. It pours a semi-dark yellow with 2 fingers of head. The head is very silky looking and lasts forever it seems. There's a column of bubbles rising up the glass which is almost hypnotic to look at. It's like a lava lamp - very cool.

The smell of the beer is extremely malty and there's only a hint of bitterness in the aroma. Overall, it is a very straightforward smell. The head of the beer tastes very metallic. The taste is more metallic than most canned beers, but it also offers a really nice hoppy taste. It's very standard for a pilsner, but there aren't too many flaws either. Honestly, the bottled version is far superior to the canned one since it doesn't have the metallic taste. I'll say : this is the first time a canned beer for me has had this noticeable of a metallic taste to it. Perhaps I'll review the bottled version another day (or even better, on tap), but it's just... average. Oh well, I'm totally drinking it again for nostalgia's sake.

06-11-2013 09:13:39 | More by Olek4374
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2.48/5  rDev -17.3%

Appearance – Clear yellow in color with some active carbonation and a big, foaming white head.

Smell – The skunk rolled from the bottle before the “t” in the “pssst” from the cap popping was completely finished. The grain is putrid, but masked by the incredibly sharp skunk.

Taste – There’s a decent sweetness to this one, but not nearly enough to cover up the horrible grain flavor.

Mouthfeel – This is of course light-bodied, but the good news is that it is smoother than your typical macro Pale Lager swill.

Drinkability – If you could get this without the skunk it might not be half bad.

01-29-2004 02:49:03 | More by RoyalT
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-26-2013 01:31:38 | More by cam477
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3/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2013 03:19:01 | More by tbryan5
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New York

1/5  rDev -66.7%

08-21-2014 13:38:01 | More by SkiBum22
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North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours very pale yellow, crystal clear, with about 1/2" of soapy head. Retention is actually relatively good, lasting for half the glass or so. Lacing is light.

S: Lemons. It's the first thing on the nose and it's there the whole time. There are also some light herbal or grassy notes as well as a completely separate citrus hop aroma. A cut above average for a pilsener.

T&M: Relatively dry, clean, and slightly bitter hops carry through with a light weight but surprising flavor. Malts are very mild and light matching the relative body of the brew very well. A somewhat sharp citrus bite accompanies the otherwise mild flavors allowing for an interesting character. Finish is very quick and clean with just a bit of a bitter linger. Carbonation is moderate and persistent.

D: Relatively thirst quenching and mostly enjoyable. Aside from the sharp citrus bite, there isn't a lot of interesting flavors to speak of. It's a solid brew with decent taste. Worth trying at least.

06-22-2008 22:10:24 | More by SIRIUS2
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3.6/5  rDev +20%

I was actually supprised by this one. It poured a pale golden color with a nice frothy white head that was quite inviting. The smell was nothing great, but not skunky either. Light hops surrounded by sweet malts was in the nose and the taste was not much different either. The flavor reminded me of a smoother, less skunky heineken, with a little thicker mouthfeel as well. If you are fan of euro lagers, give this one a try!

03-08-2008 11:16:50 | More by Dmann
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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

08-13-2012 19:24:45 | More by danthehopslamman
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3/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2013 09:48:31 | More by Satyr179
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2.78/5  rDev -7.3%

While touring Hamilton, Bermuda on a fairly hot day, we stopped in a bar and I had a couple of these. Very refreshing, but so is cold water.
The beer was a gold color with a medium sized white head.
Vaguely floral and sweet malt aroma.
Very little taste, just a bit of hops.
Certainly a session beer. Not much else to recommend it.

06-23-2010 20:51:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.23/5  rDev +7.7%

Imported to Puerto Rico by Medalla distributors.

Appearance : Nice straw color with some white head.

Smell : Some hop in the smell, maybe some grains but far away.

Taste: Hops, malt, light to medium bodied,very nice beer

Mouthfeel : I really enjoy a beer it is on-tap, very easy to drink, not a hard taste, very some flavors in there.

Drinkabilty: Nice beer, can go again with this one.

09-05-2007 08:02:30 | More by BeerDreadz
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3/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2013 19:56:06 | More by Lazaro
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3.13/5  rDev +4.3%

Presentation: 12oz green bottle. No freshness date. Brewed in Toronto, Canada.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow / golden beer with a nice pure white head that quickly settles to a thin white foam lace. Active carbonation.

Smell: Sulfur. Skunky. Herbal. Expected.

Taste: Light-bodied. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Crisp. Dry. Even dextrin/malt feel on the palate. Malt sweetness is low. Hops contain a quick, sharp citrusy bite with notes of spicy herbal and floral fading back into the light malt character. Notes of sulfur pull thru, but don't overwhelm. Finish is quite dry with a slighty spicy herbal hop residuals and a husk character.

Notes: Honestly, for a big pseudo-imported macro beer, this isn't all that bad to suck down. Similar to a Heineken, but better, IMO. Just an okay lager. Around average, and nothing more.

07-29-2002 15:59:21 | More by Todd
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +6%

A - it poured a clear yellow with a inch worth of rapidly disolving head. the lacing was weak, but stuck throughout the drink.

S - initially a bit skunky after initial opening, sweet florals and hops were the first smells to hit me

T - sweet florals translated into citrus mixed with hops taste. overall a sweet beer.

M - fairly light bodied with a decent ammount of carbonation. pretty basic.

D - i needed a quick change off the ales and tripels, so i picked this up. hit the spot well. it goes down easy and i soon found myself with an empty box after the first beer.

bottomline... i like it about as much as becks, but not as much as lowenbrau and warteiner. i like it more than stella and heiniken.

02-02-2010 05:23:12 | More by EsoxLucius
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

08-15-2014 22:34:54 | More by petewheeler
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2.9/5  rDev -3.3%

12 oz green bottle, no freshness date. Brewed in Toronto Canada by Labatt.

Decent frothing at first pouring, a two finger cropped white head stays for about a minute then settles to a pasty lace.

Mild cooked hop aroma with a side of grain, a pretty clean aroma other than the stinky hops.

Light bodied with a thin malty palate, crisp and clean on the tongue with a semi forced carbonation. Quick flash of hop bitterness is all of the hops that you see other than a faint veggie flavour that would come from an over cooked hop. Light and grainy in the finish, dry in the end with a faint alcohol.

An ok lager, probably tastes better from Denmark … just another pseudo-import in America.

07-29-2002 12:37:18 | More by Jason
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3/5  rDev 0%

Serving was lightly chilled poured into glass mug. Poured golden amber with dry white head, lacing abounds. Smell is sweet and grainy, better than most cheap green bottles, but barely. Taste is thick, corn is very present, no skunkiness. Full bodied mouthfeel. Not horrible, better than most American macros and cheaper. Only complaint is 11.2 oz bottles and not 12 oz.

05-04-2006 00:42:51 | More by Rifrafboy
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1/5  rDev -66.7%

08-02-2012 21:39:27 | More by kaneel
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3/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2014 15:15:41 | More by andrewdanks
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2.86/5  rDev -4.7%

Served on tap in a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very mild smell of cloves and "tea" like.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops. With some mild grassy notes.

Overall: Good brew. I would have this one again. Got a pint glass to take home with it too.

04-25-2014 16:35:06 | More by Cavanaghty
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3/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2012 21:43:03 | More by ant1
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3/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2012 18:51:23 | More by Marius
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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

08-18-2013 17:37:54 | More by innominat
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4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

07-09-2014 10:27:31 | More by shjdy
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4.45/5  rDev +48.3%

This is the lager I compare other lagers to. It's light gold in colour with a relatively large, foamy head. It's generally not too carbonated, and is a clean, refreshing mouthfeel. The lager is has a slight dryness on the tongue and finishes with a slightly bitter after-taste.

Would I buy it again? Yes. Was one of my staples in Europe as well as back in Minnesota.

11-25-2012 05:57:17 | More by NilocRellim
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Carlsberg Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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