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Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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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:
#44,655
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
755
pDev:
23.57%
Bros Score:
2.48
 
 
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9
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Photo of JackSkjoldunger
3.95/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

a good beer. smooth plane flavor as it goes down with long dry after taste.

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Photo of shelby415
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Commandophile
3.68/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burly
3.68/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My local Groc Out is selling undated six-packs bottled in Denmark for $3.99, so I got a couple of six-packs. I'm very favorably impressed. Compared to American malt liquors, Elephant is far superior in terms of flavor. It is getting extremely difficult to find beer of this quality and strength (it's listed as 7.2 %) at this price, so I expect it will be long gone by next week's Groc Out visit.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a half pint glass.

looks decent enough. golden yellow color with initially a good head which dissipates to a ring. There is some lacing. carbonation is very light.

aroma is simply of malt, gives the impression of being a "clean" beer.

Taste is simply of malt sweetness, with a slightly boozy aftertaste.

Feel and mouth is on the light side.

not something i can recommend. maybe if you're in the mood for some boozy lager after a day of yard work this might fit the bill.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.34/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NikhilPatil
2.61/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.06/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From notes taken 05/10/16:
Gold in color, almost a neon tint in certain lights, but otherwise a nice looking brass. Semi-clear, rather opaque for a pale lager, the occasional fleck to be seen. Lemon-white, foamy, almost creamy head of moderate retention. Grain, honey, lemon-like aromas. Some grain, more honey, booze, cloying esters, balancing grassy and floral hops. Medium-bodied, with fine, tingly then creamy carbonation.

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Photo of Squire123
2.99/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
2.47/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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