Carlsberg Beer - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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1,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 19
Gots: 218 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2001

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Photo of Winston3737
4.13/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love Carlsberg, biases stated.

Photo of Bunman3
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle. Euro roots. Not much else to say - it's a decent beer, but it doesn't do much to set itself apart from other beers in this style.

Photo of ordybill
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330 CL bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- ahhh, the green glass skunkiness strikes again.
Appearance- Straw yellow with almost no head
Taste- has an almost citrus flavor with some grain thrown in
Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- an ok beer. I am sure this beer has suffered in the US market when craft beer took off.

Photo of Wer34truh
2.22/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Carlsberg looks like a relatively decent lager, and if you temporarily disable your taste buds - it might even fool you that it is a good lager, as it is incredibly smooth. However, as I was unable to do so, I was overcome by the incredibly metallic aftertaste, which completely ruined any sense of flavor for me.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Smooth & easy drinking clean lager.

Photo of Afrikakorps
3.55/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice smooth beer. Can be drunk everywhere, everytime.

Photo of LiliGrigorova
3.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's good to drink during a football game.

Photo of Ash_Sengar
3.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Just a standard German pilsner; smoother going down than a Heineken, and that's all you need to know about this one.

Photo of Westyn
1.69/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This may be the least favorite beer I've ever had. The only thing I get out of this one is skunk.

Photo of beerrat
3.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad had a lot better.

Photo of jharper2189
4.16/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Danish beer, best German Pilsner I have tasted yet.

Photo of oldglory78
1.02/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A mass produced beer that meets low expectations. Not great but not horrendous.

Photo of SelimArikan
2.87/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

An average pils, alcohol-y taste. Best in summer to drink ice cold.

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.75/5  rDev +25%

A- Somewhat hazy. But it's got the typical golden, straw appearance overall. It's got a nice rim of foam that seems to be sticking around, as well as a touch of lacing. Looks like a step up from American beers.

S- There is some upfront sweetness, but it's not dominating the scent at all. There is a "kiss" of hops here. It's a very grassy and earthy hop. Not bitter at all. And I also get the spicy note from the hops as well. The grain is the same as well. It's grassy and earthy. I get a biscuity note as well as a lightly roasted, pale maltiness. Smells inviting for a lager. Smells like no rice or corn or any kind of adjunct, that's for sure.

T- Pale malts, earthy grains, and slight bitterness. It's got that "green bottle" flavor like you get from Heineken, but this isn't screaming skunky to me. I get the grainy, bitter, sweet note before the beer finishes dry and minimally sour. The sour could be considered skunk, but nothing is sticking out to me as foul to my taste buds. But the more I'm drinking this one, the more I'm thinking it is slightly on the skunked side.

M- Light to medium. This is a pretty rich lager. It does have a slight creaminess. It's super crisp and refreshing.

I may be biased here, but I absolutely love Carlsberg. My sample is a bit skunked, but it's not creating a un-enjoyable drinking experience. If anything, it's making the beer finish on the sour side. I personally find that interesting. Out of all the pale type lagers I've ever had, this one is my absolute favorite. I'd buy this over Bud, Miller, Coors, PBR, Corona, or even Heineken. I don't know if we in American can get the cans, but I'd say buy cans for a more pure taste. I love this stuff!

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.62/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well balanced and easy beer that's goes down smoothly. A bit boring perhaps.

Photo of Sherryg
3/5  rDev 0%

Refreshing with a bitter hops flavor and slight malty aftertaste. While not very memorable, makes for a nice casual, session beer.

Photo of BrewUSA
3.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Carlsburg Elephant

Look 8/10
Smell 9/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 76/100

Super strong pilsner, reminds me of Heineken on steroids.... I actually kinda like it. It does have a bit of a bitter taste, it stays dank and drinkable enough to be enjoyable. With so many good beers out there, not likely I would Seek it out again... In fact it was a gift. Still pretty good for as much heat it gets~

Photo of jaydenmeier
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Nice beer.

For me a little better than Heineken.

Photo of Urk1127
3.83/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pilsners are one of my favorite styles and I enjoyed this. Lightish yellow. Little head. Good lacing. Smell is hops yeast. Medium carbonation. a little bitterness. Clean. Very good beer

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Pale yellow gold in colour with pretty good CO2 activity in the glass. Decent rocky two finger white head that lasts around a minute then settles to light cover and leaves spotty lace.

Smell – Mild kilned grain aromas with light hop whiff with a side of grain, a pretty clean and fresh aroma that is straight down the line if a little uninspired.

Taste – Light alcohol flavour with stewed vegetable and leaf flavour. Some mild kilned malt flavour with a tiny flash of true hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel – Light bodied and leaning towards thin. Fairly crisp and clean on the tongue with a moderate amount of added carbonation. Dry finish

Overall – This beer is very popular in the UK and it is easy to see why. It is straight forward and does not do anything particularly wrong. It may not be very interesting but it is a damned sight better than most of the Pilsners I’ve had from outside Germany.

Photo of jadpsu
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

draft: Drank at Laurel's Restaurant in Kilarney, Ireland.

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

Smell: slightly. Skunky. Herbal OK

Taste: Light-bodied. smooth mouthfeel. Crisp. Dry. Malt sweetness is low. Hops contain a sharp citrusy bite with notes of spicy herbal and floral in a light malt character. Finish is quite dry with a slighty spicy herbal hop residuals and a husk character.

Euro beers??? Mundane, struggle. Pretty average. Here in Ireland many of the Euro's are far less than that.

Photo of Foyle
2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Pours a 1"+ fluffy white head. This recedes moderately leaving behind faint lacing. There is lots of carbonation evident. Color is clear golden.
Aroma: lightly roasted barley malt, standard euro pale lager yeast funk, with a hint of grassy hops. Mouthfeel: light and watery. Quite refreshing with a dry, almost champagne like finish.
Flavor: mild combination of sweet malt and those grassy, earthy hops. Taste a bit like a Groslch that has been slightly watered down.

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very bright and clear golden color. Body is clear as day and highly carbonated. Head is average in size, but doesn't stick around very long.

S- Classic German pilsener scent here. Slight bit of skunky, light-struck scent with more prominent light malt and slight malt bitterness. Not much more than the classic pilsener scent.

T- Starts off with a slight hops bitterness before moving straight into a crisp and light malty flavor. The hops linger just a bit at the end. The overall combination of hops and light malt provide a fairly pleasant flavor overall.

M- Light, easy to drink, and relatively high in carbonation. Not much else to say about this one.

Overall, this is what it is, a widespread, cheap, yet fairly delicious pilsener style beer.

Photo of Treath
3.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First time tasting this beer.
From a 16oz can into a glass mug.

A- clear yellow, one finger of head that fizzles away, but leaves a little ring of froth and some lacing.

S- Very faint smell. Malts anda bit of flowery hops. Clean water smell.

T- Malts up front along with grassy hops. The taste is a blast of both flavors. The hops then overpower the malts . Mostly bitter with some malty/bready sweetness on the aftertaste.

M- Crisp and stinging carbonation. Semi-light mouthfeel.

O- Overall, this beer has a good amount of bitterness with some malt taste. It would of tasted better if there was a little more sweetness to it. It's an ok beer.

Carlsberg Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
70 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.