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Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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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

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Added by stirgy on 04-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,449
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
753
pDev:
23.57%
Bros Score:
2.48
 
 
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Photo of OzmanBey
1.33/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

When I bought this it was after I had the regular Carlsberg and was hoping that the one with the elephant would be a different style or type for them. Basically it was the same exact beer in flavor and in body than the regular Carlsberg, I was disappointed by this very much.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BulletsNBeers
5/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Bros rate Steel Reserve 211 higher than this? Fucking idiots! This taste like a Stella but has more kick. Steel Reserve tastes like SHIT, FOOLS! MORONS!

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a very thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: corn, grain, mildly sweet;

T: follows the nose with the addition of some caramel; unfortunately, that caramel turns metallic in the middle; by the mildly bitter finish, the metallic character is dominant;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: with what little I know about this style, I was expecting the alcohol to be hot, but it was barely noticeable;

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Photo of brandonld23
4.14/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
3.61/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant burnished brass with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" ivory foam cap with good retention

S: It is in a green bottle and is not skunky. Instead, bread crumb, Nobel hops, some earthy spice and alcohol.

T: mildly sweet with cracker and traces of bread dough, faint green apple and a trace of fruit. Mildly assertive bitterness, alcohol.

F: Smooth medium bodied beer with medium carbonation

O: flavorful with substance but is a little boozy which throws it out of balance

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of unclekeith
2.11/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Schlitz74
2.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This better than I expected, Nice white head, not much lacing and a slight boozy finish. After all 7.2 % is malt liquor territory.
This is not as sweet as others I have tried in this ABV range.
I would not try this again, but it is not terrible and undrinkable.

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Photo of VeganUndead
1.74/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Never drink anything out of a green bottle. Holy crap. I don't have a recent basis of comparison, but right now I would state this is worst beer I have ever had

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Photo of FBarber
2.09/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a light bronzed copper color. Clear and reasonably crisp in appearance. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving a thin layer of spotty bubbly foam along the top of the beer.

Smell has notes of grainy malt, melon, corn, alcohol and a overly sweet aroma.

Taste follows the nose with some grain, melon sweetness, harsh alcohol and an overarching cloying sweetness.

Feel is heavy, especially from the sweetness. Alcohol burn on the back end. Drinks like an overly heavy AAL, with far too much alcohol.

This is a rough beer - I barely finished one, and I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of puftdank
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
2.11/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Luiz0930
2.54/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Avatar113
2.85/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tone
3.57/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong Euro yeast, adjunct, alcohol, pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Euro Strong Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong Euro yeast, adjunct, alcohol, pale malt, and sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, better body than aroma, and decent feel.

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Photo of sjrider
2.91/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of alexsergio
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of mattreitz49
2.68/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.38/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. Green bottle > Stella Artois signature glass.

Totally clear, gold color with light amber hues. Good carbonation making a full, sparkling white foamy top. Moderate to slow dissipation. Cap has good retention ability.

The nose has a classic herbal, grassy and slightly spicy hop thing happening. Grains and corn with a decent bready malt. Classic Euro lager with a bit more herbal,earthy and big slick malt aroma than normal.

The flavor is very intersting for a bigger,Euro lager. A decent spicy hop bite....very herbal with a big, cloying malt. The Euro lager yeast has it's sour thing going on...especially with the "sweet n sour" aspect. Basically A double Euro-lager, so the malty complexity is bigger but also much heftier. Sour, tangy and buttery aftertaste and effect. The worst aspect is a strange, bitter-metallic bite in the finish, and it lingers!

Warning: do not drink this beer warmer than it should be. This one doesn't do well over 45. As long as it's properly chilled it feels crisp and earthy but slick malty currents run through heavy. A bit cloying and slick after the traditional crispy bite.

Sometime's I really enjoy a simple, crisp Euro lager. If the hops could be elevated to meet the malt, this extra big Euro lager could be good. Lighter bodied with bigger hops. As is, it's a bit of malt bomb, still, a double European imported lager is a noble idea.

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Photo of micropale
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the green bottle. Sampled on March 18, 2017. This has not been available in y home state of NH for about 4 years.

The pour is golden with a modest white head that fades some. Good clarity.

The aroma is corn, pale malts, grass. It is a little bolder than others in its class but it is not spectacular.

The body is light to medium. Better than I expected actually.

The taste has a corn note followed quickly by a slightly biting grassy hop bite. I mean, it is drinkable but I would not go out of my way to have it a again.

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Photo of bossmann_dan
2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
2.07/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 753 ratings
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