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

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:
91
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of YvesB
3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of SassaDog
1.87/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Raime
3.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Freebie from the neighbor. Not even sure where in the hell he got ahold of this brew, but I'm not here to ask questions. I'm here to review. Sight-reviewed on the spot so it likely won't be all that long.

Look - Into a generic kitchen glass from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a straw golden with a big frothy white head that makes me stop and them continue the pour a few times. Head eventually drops to a thickenes froth atop the yellow body and it leaves some initial soapy although sticky lacing upon the top of the glass. Carbonation appears to be surprisingly low.

Smell - You know this is a Euro Lager from the second is makes its way through your nostrils. Pale malts very bready like in nature with a tinge of alcohol. Bready with an odd though not necessarily bad wheat going on.

Taste - The light malts come through in a cheap grocery store breadyness. The alcohol surprisingly doesn't make an appearance despite the fact it wasn't brewed to mask it. Very basic, though lacking skunk so it is quite tolerable.

Feel - Body tosses off a bit of the alcoholic presence though it certainly isn't bothersum. Light to medoum depending on beer temperature with a low level of carbonation.

Overall - Actually quite a bit better than I had expected. On par with if not better than the higher ABV American adjuncts. Could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of nuebs
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with three fingers of white head that lasts a good ten minutes. Moderate lace.
Smell mostly bready sweet malt.
Taste is sweet rich bready malt with just enough noble hops to balance.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. Finishes mostly sweet but the hop bitterness builds as you take more sips. I am past the halfway mark in the shaker pint glass and there is still a coating of head.
Overall a tasty and refreshing beer that would be near the top in this oft neglected style. No skunk either.
Bottle says brewed in Fredericia, Denmark by Carlsberg Breweries.

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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
2.8 out of 5 based on 738 ratings.
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