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Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BA SCORE
2.8/5
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755 Ratings
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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:
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Added by stirgy on 04-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,711
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
755
pDev:
23.57%
Bros Score:
2.48
 
 
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Ratings: 755 |  Reviews: 331
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.04/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear light yellow color with a 1 inch white head that fades to a thin cap. Thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells heavily of skunk (green bottle?) and some very light grain aromas. Pretty gross. Taste is of sweetened grains and some minor metallic notes. Mouthfeel is a bit flat with a smooth and slightly creamy taste. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer for any style. The skunk smell is very hard to get over every time you bring the glass to your lips for a sip. Blah.

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Photo of spycow
3.09/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Knapp85
1.51/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Probably one of the first beers I had after turning 21 and haven't had it since. I was told that this beer was good from a friend of mine and I took his word on it. I picked up a 6 pack and found this to be rather gross. I asked him what he liked about it and he just said that he liked it because it was strong. On the Strong side is correct especially for someone who's just getting into beers. This brew was yellow in color, it looked like a Becks, Smelled and Tasted like one too. The only thing this beer has going for it is the 7% ABV. Other than that you can leave this one on the shelf.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
2.68/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible and there is a good amount of head retention.
S: The smell primarily consists of aromas of grainy malts; there are also some hints of earthy hops and honey.
T: Like the smell, malty flavors dominate the overall taste, which has a slight amount of sweetness. It's tough to taste bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: The alcohol is very well masked, but I'm not sure if I would try this again given the lack of interesting flavors in the taste.

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3.98/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surprise to find the ratings so low. I rather enjoyed it. Has a bright golden - straw color with a lightly oily appearance. A fluffy, stark white head that held it's retention rather well. Smells sweetly malty (pilsner malt) and hopped particularly high. The malts take on fruity characters of peach, pears, apples, and a light corn sugar flavor. Hops start off a little musks, and almost light-striken, but balances well to contribute a well balanced bittering and an earthy flavor. Full and creamy (almost thick) to the mouth. Would finish very clean and crisp if not for such bold sweetness. Alcohols contribute a warmth and drying quality from midpoint into the finish. Surprised the corn flavors never become dominant or distracting. One of my favorite lagers.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can acquired in Bamberg, Germany, and poured into a Guinness brewhouse series true imperial pint glass. My can shows clearly "7.5%", not 7.2.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream, good thickness, and pretty incredible retention for 7.5%. Clear yellow colour.

Sm: Clean but stale barley. A mild strength scent.

T: Crap barley, awful unhidden alcohol, and stale cream. Bleh. Simple and garbage. Largely unbalanced and poorly built for the style.

Mf: Too smooth and wet. A bit watery. At least it slides the nasty flavour right along for you.

Dr: Very easily drinkable, low quality, and high ABV. A great chugging beer for a night in with the lads if ye're seeking to get bollocksed, but not worthy of a proper serving if you're wanting a good beer. Pretty cheap, at least by German standards, especially for an import.

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2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a pale yellow color with a small, short-lived head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain.

T - It tasted spicy and biscuity. Also, some yeast and corn flavors.

M - Crisp and and smooth. A medium-bodied beer with some strong alcohol heat.

D - This beer was strong and malty. It seemed a little unbalanced.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Big white head quickly dies above a clear orange-golden colored beer.

Light citrus and malt aroma.

Light sort of citrusy taste with some light grain malt hints coming through.

A bitter almost sour dry aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

Better than their pilsner but I still not impressed with these guys.

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Photo of Boone757
3.09/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another pseudo-import to the U.S. brewed by Labatt's in Canada. At least it's in a brown bottle. It pours a bright golden robe with a thick and frothy bright white head ...that shortly drops to a decent collar and lacy surface covering. On the up side, it does leave some very nice lace (which is not normally present in American malt liquors). The aroma is of a grainy maltiness and mild grassy hops. The body is medium/full with a very fine and mild carbonation. The mouthfeel starts lightly crisp at first, and then becomes creamy as it warms. The flavor reveals much more hop flavor than the aroma indicates, and the bitterness is quite bold as well. Were it not for the solid, sweetly grainy malt underneath, this could be an IPA. It's well balanced with the malt and hops tasting seperately, but also playing against each other. Quite lively and interesting. The alcohol is well cloaked, but becomes more apparent towards the end of the glass. It finishes drying with a lingering combination of malty sweetness and bitter hop character. A full and rich beer with lots of character. Interesting, and enjoyable, but not very drinkable beyond one or two.

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2.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of grain, barley, corn, and pungent adjuncts.

T: The taste is sweet and a little bready, with flavors of malt, corn syrup. There is a thin hop character and a hint of alcohol, which I expected from seeing “Malt Liquor” on the label. Given the lack of substance, I was surprised that the alcohol was not more prevalent.

M: It is only slightly smooth due to the sweetness and not very crisp, light-to-medium body, high carbonation, finish is slick, dry and a bit sticky.

D: Not very tasty, but goes down easily in spite of that fact, not filling at all. Despite all of the bad qualities of this beer, it is not the worst that I have ever had. However, that is not to say that I liked it, because really did not. There are plenty of more flavorful beers out there with a 7.20% ABV or higher, if you are looking for a beer with a heavy kick.

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1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.48/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is golden with a moderate level of carbonation. Head is medium height, creamy, and on the thick side for a lager. Aroma has a grainy sweetness alongside mild skunking. Herbal hop is noted as well. Taste has a pleasant grainy sweetness that actually works well with the adjunct flavors noted here. The herbal hop flavor is the star here, strong and tasty. Drinkability is high, even at 7.2% ABV.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Darker golden beer with a decent head.

S: Not much here; a little bit of grain. Mild sweetness.

T: Lots of grain flavor and a little bit of sweetness. Not many hops to speak of.

M: Crisp, clean, and light.

D: Nothing spectacular about any of the individual parts, but not a terrible thing to drink.

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Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of smithj4
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rifugium
1.45/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

First had: bottle in a gift set.

I thought this was a Canadian beer. Maybe I've got this wrong. All I remember is that it had an Elephant on the label and was 11%ABV. And again, that's all I remember. Other than that, just a typical pale lager with extra alcohol for getting cheapos drunk faster.

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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

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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 755 ratings
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