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Carls Special - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 18
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Carlsberg Danmark A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-15-2002

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 18
Photo of mynie
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tallboys are easy to find all around Iceland. From the can, I thought it was a mildly complex and smooth Euro pils. Pouring it into a glass, I was shocked to see it had a reddish hue and some apparent presentations toward being a Vienna Lager.

Smells grassy with light hints of medium roasted barley. Tastes exactly like it smells. only the slightest hints of hops and plenty of weedy aftertaste. It's not an undrinkable beer at all--I had no problem downing several of them at a music festival--but it's not very well brewed for the style. Still... I dunno, it manages to pack a decent amount of inoffensive flavor into a low ABV beer, and that's worth an okay score in my book.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Orangish/goldish; small head, dissipates quickly; effervescent

Aroma: Light alcohol and malt; wild grass smell

Taste: Malty and creamy on start, sweet mid with a sweet finish; not much hop balance, but not bad overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of cpone
2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown almost copper hue with a 2 finger foamy off white head that leaves little soapy lacing. A thin residue remains on the surface. You smell sweet malt immediately which is quickly overpowered by grain. Taste is slightly watery and with little malt sweetness or bitterness. I guess it could be described as balanced, but really not much there. Mouthfeel is the same, pretty thin. It's drinkable i suppose because it doesn't taste like much. Looks and smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of smcreator
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Started out really well with a two finger head, but quickly dissipated down to almost nothing. very minimal lacing. The beer itself is not the best color at a brown-gold.
S: Smell is not too impressive either. It is somewhat faint and one toned.
T: Tastes like good heavy brewed tea . It is weird to say, but that is what it reminds me of. It has a slightly malty aftertaste.
M: Descent. The carbonation is not too abrupt and it will enter the mouth smooth.
D: Moderate ease to drink with only a slight coating of the tongue from the drink.

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Photo of jtslay
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a somewhat hoppy aroma that I found to be very pleasant, but a less bitter taste than expected. Very clean tasting beer that didn't taint my palate. The aftertaste is fresh and slightly bitter from the hops. At only 4.4% it is a peasant and very drinkable dinner beer.

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Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Carl's special we purchased also on our way to the amalienborg in Kobenhavn.

There's nothing special to this beer, really. it's just a lager that pours sort of amber, but smells like a lager and tastes like a lager. Sure, it's drinkable but, bleh, no magic. for the price you should just stick to regular carlsberg while in denmark.

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Photo of bark
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The colour is deep amber; the finger thick white foam is airy, leaving some lacing.

The rather weak smell is malty and a bit roasted with some notes of nuts and bitter hops.

The taste is a bit neutral (although not for a Carlsberg lager) with some malt, nuts, gravy (salt?) and weak coffee. The aftertaste is a bit bitter with some roasted notes of almonds.

The carbonation is way too strong with small sharp bubbles.

I had this one at the Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. All the restaurants seemed to share the same floating lid tank-system with Carlsberg Beer, Carlsberg Sort Guld and Carls Special. This one wasn’t great but a bit more interesting than the others.

(this beer was regisrtred as an Märtzen, but I will now change the style to Vienna lager as it is more appropriate)

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Photo of scottum
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the Billund Airport in Denmark.
I served my own .5L from the tap to give my glass a nice deep clear amber with a white head. There is full body and a good balance between the malty chew and the cutty bitter. I was supprised to enjoy this brew as much as I did, but I did.

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Carls Special from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.