Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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67
poor
746 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful
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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:
746
Reviews:
328
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
23.21%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
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Photo of IceAce
3.51/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.
Be gentle with it, gents.

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Photo of AraBama
1.86/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light golden very little cloudiness. No head at all. Could not get a distinct smell from this beer. I got a strong carbonated taste and not much else. Overall not very enjoyable.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.14/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.76/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) nice green bottle. With an alcohol content over 7% you are expecting a kick with this brew.

Would look nice to drink cold from the bottle.

On pour a nice clear golden yellow colour, with a good foamy head which settles to a decent looking lager, no real lacing.

A real beery smell, with a very strong tinge of alcohol, and a very sweet, grainy maltiness apparent, some hints of honey.

On taste I got a creamy mouthful, with some grains

Lots of sugar, a very sweet malt after taste, too sweet in fact. I found this NOT NICE at all, too harsh to drink! Lots of alcohol in the taste

Overall, it was too strong, a bit chemical, a bit flat, very bad chemical aftertaste, is certainly a strong beer to drink!

For sure its strong and has a kick but that’s in absence of any discernible taste or flavour.
I found it very difficult to drink, lots of bitter hops, too many, and the malts kicking in to the fore. Not for me.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought 12oz from Liquor Collection $2.95
Clear Golden color
Light mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Smells like yeast
Taste like malt liquor, alcohol aftertaste
Overall a beer I would not drink again

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of awesomea
2.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kraut6363
2.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
2.79/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Enjoyed from teh 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work----Thanks Kevin

This brew pours a lightly hazy golden straw color with a very light head of white foam that diminishes to a very razor thin ring and then that leaves to just light bubbles on the sides. Nose of caramel sweet malts and moderate grain notes. Flavors exceed the nose with honey and caramel sweet malts mixing with a light white bread flavor on all sides. Middle to back shows a subtle herbal hop note that lightly lingers and then vanishes against a grain aftertaste. Light on the carbonation department, lightly crisp and sweet that finishes clean. Overall an easy drinking lager that is moderately strong on the alcohol level. Nothing to get excited about, but back in the day it was a treat to behold. Being as we are now spoiled this has fallen to a much lower level on the scale from premium to mediocrity. Still great on a hot day, and an easy thirst quencher.

Cheers

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.7/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.79/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle, it pours a dark golden amber with a small head, a steady stream of tiny bubbles stream up from the bottom but cannot maintain the head. A bit of bread in the mouth, little to no hop flavor to me. Mouthfeel is unassuming, considering the potency of the brew.

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

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Djole
2.81/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

When I was first of drinking age, Carlsberg Elephant was considered an exotic and potent beer, which may have been a fair assessment when compared with the other beers available at the time. This bottle was poured into a cylinder glass. It pours a light golden straw color with very thin, bright white head and minimal lacing. Swishing the glass produced more lacing. The smell is mostly bready malt and floral hops. The taste is basically bready with a dry hops and a slight toffee or caramel sweetness at the finish. This lager has a fairly light feel and the 7.2% ABV is barely noticeable. in an age of craft beer with high ABV. Overall, this is a rather bland lager. There is nothing special about it. I could see drinking it at a party or at a bar if nothing else is available but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Light golden pour, lots of clarity, super thin white head. Tons of rubbing alcohol and skunkiness in the aroma.

Lots of alcohol in the taste, super thin mouthfeel, high carbonation, jeez, more alcohol burn.

Woof.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
2.93/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Sampled last night on 12/10/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) nice green bottle from the Carlsberg Danmark A/S in København, Denmark. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Minnesota Vikings" flute glass.

Brew pours a hazy deep golden-amber in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen that stuck to the sides of the glass when sipped. Aroma is pretty much the same with beers that come from a green bottle for some reason, which is on the 'skunky' side. Along with that aroma, there was of sweet corn and floral hops. Pretty much can be said for the taste actually. Bit of a bitter finish also that is slightly dry. Nothing special. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, not a fan of this one.

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Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimBeaulieu
2.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
2.8 out of 5 based on 746 ratings.
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