Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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67
poor
738 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Denmark
carlsbergdanmark.dk

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 04-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
738
Reviews:
324
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
23.21%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love me some Carlsberg, especially when cold!

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Photo of Chando
5/5  rDev +78.6%

Photo of Dave97
4.7/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poor - From a 11.2 oz bottle. Nice easy poor - No head to speak of, no lacing.

Appearance - Very nice 24k gold/amber. Decent carbonation. No head. Very clear.

Nose - Nice light malt, honey/biscuit. faint caramel, light toasted malt. Brown sugar, ginger, cardamon and clove. The Noble hops are coming through as well, lemon zest and a tiny bit of orange. Hay/grass. A little spicy. A little mineral/slate. Nice light lager/pilsner aroma. Nothing off putting or funky. A little ethanol. Very floral.

Mouthfeel - Nice medium body with a little fizz. Not much carbonation. Easy drinking.

Taste - Nice! Awesome imperial lager/pils. At 40 ibu's it has just the right amount of bitterness to round out the heavy malt backbone perfectly. A little ethanol, just a tiny bit; but I like that. Reminds me that I'm drinking a higher abv beer. Nice medium malt presence. Not too sweet, just bready and toasty. Accompanied by a great Noble hop taste. I'm guessing Halltertau because of the heavy floral presence.

Finish - very nice long lasting finish. Slight alcohol burn. Sticky on the sides of the tongue. Very nice sweet/sour lemon after taste. This is a nice lager for before/during and after dinner.

Overall - My favorite Euro lager to date.

Food Pairings - Veal Parmesan, Stuffed Peppers, Curry, Sashimi, Pheasant, Stroganoff, Chinese, Bratwurst, Jamaican, Eggplant Parmesan, steamed shrimp, mussels, oysters, clams and salmon.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.67/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveslow
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of jeremyzerbe
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of thenapster7
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of DonnaLansburg
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of reasoncreated
4.35/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I normally drink heavier beers, but when I had this one I was in the US Virgin Islands, there are no dark beers there. I was told that this used to be a local beer, but was bought out by a Danish brewer.

Anyway, out on a charter fishing boat, I had a six pack of this, 85 degrees F, sittining in the sun. This beer was perfect. Even when the cooler couldn't keep it cool, it was a refreshing drink. A little bit of a bite to it, but I'd have never guessed it was 7.2%. It had a bit of a hoppy flavor, I thought, which reminded me of some of my favorite ales.

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Photo of billybob
4.32/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first i also would like to say i'm surprised this beer has a low rating as i feel it has some good things going for it.

pours a honey golden color with a one finger white head that faded quickly to a ring on the glass with a fair amount of lacing. earthy fruity nose with a sweet fruity bready malt taste up front through the middle ending with a slight tang rather than any bitterness also hides the alcohol very well. medium to thick mouthfeel with good carbonation.

very easy beer to drink, drank five for this review and could easily have had more.

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Photo of beerrat
4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of Jordan1985rec
4.22/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In reading through the reviews of this beer, I think some people 'get it,' and others simply do not. I don't say this to be inflammatory, or in anyway mean, I just think that this beer is more of a sense-memory kind of beer, more akin, therefore to somebody liking Narraganset because it reminds them of their father or sharing a beer with friends. For me, this beer reminds me of Europe. It sends me back to sitting under an umbrella in Ghent, Belgium. There is a definite headiness to this beer, and for those of you who may remember their first attempt at drinking European beer after trying weak American lager will know this feeling.

I know this is not a perfect beer. I, and many other Euro-fans on here enjoy this beer it seems for similar reasons, it reminds of us a time when beer was something new, and was directly tied to locality. To me, this beer is terrific in its unpretentious attitude and overall European confidence.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.15/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best malt liquors out there. I feel many people see 'malt liquor' and flag it, but it's a quality beverage, style in mind. I really enjoy the Elephant.

A- A brilliant, shimmering gold, no head to speak of.

S- Sweet, mild bready malts, no hops. The good parts of Old English make their way here.

T- Fantastic. Crisp, clean, mild;y bready, a treat. Taste is sweet, crisp, and leaves just enough to have you take another sip.

M- For the style... can't get better. 5 of 5... so crisp and clean for a malt liquor.

D- Insane. Earns its points with ease.

I suggest you all re-review, style in mind, because up against most malt liquors, this is got-damn gold in a glass.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of oelergud
4.13/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green slope shouldered glass bottle with a white foil collar and a label sporting an African elephant. Pry-off cap, brewed in Denmark by Carlsberg, not a Labatt copy.
Sunny copper transparent body. Huge white head of small to large bubbles. Clumpy lace and great retention.
Grassy scent sweetened with honey.
Honey grain flavor with some caramel. Shortlived aftertaste of mild hops and honey.
Medium body, some coating, harsh and slightly dry finish.
Good drinkability. One of the tastier euro lagers to be sure.

-Oelergud

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Photo of Bierschenker
4.08/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*Bottle: 33ml
*Place beer was reviewed: Op kot, Lange Ridderstraat 19/3, B-2800 Mechelen

This beer has a very strong malt odour. The smell is very strong. The beer has a very clear golden colour. And it produces a normal head. But the head disappears quite quick. The taste is just like the smell very malty and a little bit sour. The aftertaste is bitter.

Though not a lot of people on the website like this beer. I find it very enjoyable. I have known this beer since I was a little boy. My grandmother is a Carlsberg and Tuborg drinker. The normal Lager, because the Elephant is not sold in a lot of bars.

Ut vivat, crescat, floreat!

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Photo of Arenbeer
4.04/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured out of 12 0z into Glass

Golden honey yellow hue on the body with a bright white 2 finger head that disapeared quickly. Has a real sweet and floral hoppy smell to it thats real defined and strong. The second i poured the bottle i smelt it right away.

Has a very rough bitter mouthfeel, very carbonated, But the flavor is definitely there to make up for it. Has a real strong pale malt/ pilsner flavor, with that hint of hops and sweetness to back it up. I could probably drink a 6 of these easy, they go down much easier than most malt liquors i've come across. Really worth buying IMO

You know what they say, Happiness is being danish! In this case im proud

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Photo of ordybill
4.01/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a smell of corn, malt and some grass. not very exciting
Appearance- Pours a golden yellow with a small thick white head.
Taste- Has a very good flavor. I was anticipating the Euro green glass skunk devil, but that was not the case. A nice caramel flavor with a strong alcohol mix.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor.
Overall- I noticed there is not a lot of love for the "Elephant" rating wise. I thought it was really good for the style and it goes down very well.

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Photo of DKHNOVA
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of TerryB
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of meschick
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of zipyth3pinhead
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of ChristopherBaker
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of KuehneBe
4/5  rDev +42.9%

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