Elephant Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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2.81/5
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768 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:
Carlsberg Elephant is a so-called ’Bock Bier’, brewed for the first time in 1959. The ample use of malt gives Carlsberg Elephant a vinous and rich character with apple, melon, banana, and caramel flavours balanced with a dry bitterness and hints of oak, bark, nuts and pine needles. The colours is pale gold with white foam.

The elephants on the beer’s label are inspired by the two pair life-size elephant statues, which form part of the main entrance to the Carlsberg Group’s headquarters in Copenhagen.

Added by stirgy on 04-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,959
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
768
pDev:
23.49%
Bros Score:
2.48
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.09/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdanza
2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is basically malt liquor with a good malt profile and some hops to finish. I think it's very good for its style, with some interesting tastes and flavors. It's about drinking beer and getting a buzz! Not at all bad. I'd do it again.

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Photo of Dkline39
2.62/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.49/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Watching Independence Day Resurgence. More alcoholic sweet than the normal version makes it a more enjoyable, less dull brew. Nothing spectacular either.

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2.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a tall head of 3 fingers, with a slightly hazy, 20% opaque pale blonde colored body. Lace is actually decent, leaves hills and wisps behind.

From the bottle I get aromas of skunked and spoiled grains, cleaning chemicals, grass, hay, and manure. From the glass with agitation I'm getting Saaz, herbs, lemongrass, dry grass and ripe straw. Comes off as a cross between a Mexican lager and a Czech pilsner. Once the head disappears it smells like chemicals.

Flavor is like a watered down malt liquor to start...but wait, the finish brings forth some grassy bread that redeems it just a touch. However this only happens on the first sip. The rest of it just tastes like the start - grassy, stale hops, with hints of garbage, super glue, and spoiled wort.

Feel is pasty, chalky, relentlessly sticking to the palate and not letting go. I want it to leave but it just keeps hanging around. Heavily carbonated.

Overall, This should be labeled as a Malt Liquor. As a malt liquor, it's not half bad. Unfortunately, it costs 3x as much. Do not be ripped off by this beer. This is for white collar doctors who don't know jack shit about beer and like the idea of paying $12 for a 6 pack...but it's really terrible swill. This may even hit the drain in a minute.

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3.33/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 330ml bottle, pours a clear deep golden colour with a descent thick white head.
Aroma malt, grain not much else. (Beer smell)
Taste barely malt, grassy hops.

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3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.95/5  rDev +40.6%
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 -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.68/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +31%
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 +8.2%
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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3.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.61/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
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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2.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Elephant Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 768 ratings