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Carls Special - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BA SCORE
76
okay

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-15-2002

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of rastaman
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thoought it similiar to the Carls Jul, but a bit thinner. once again boring, but i can put up with it, maybe a bit sweet at the start.

Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
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

Photo of scottum
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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)

Photo of smcreator
3.72/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Photo of cpone
2.76/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of jtslay
3.72/5  rDev +19.6%
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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Carls Special from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
76 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.