Carlsberg Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Denmark
carlsbergdanmark.dk

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,563
Reviews:
502
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
19.93%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
378
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gyro555in
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.45/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcbnumber1
2.59/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a one finger, dense white head that dissipates quickly to a 1/4 inch ring around the glass. There are a few spots of lacing left behind, but it's very minimal.

Smell is pretty basic. Grass, bready malts, grain, a hint of skunk and a bit of sweetness when it warms.

Taste is the same, but even more bland. Calling this beer a pilsner is a misnomer in my opinion. Same way Miller Lite claims pilsner status.

Feel is light and smooth with moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall this beer isn't great. 10+ years ago when they were the shirt sponsor and main sponsor of Liverpool FC, I used to drink this beer while watching their matches, so it will always hold a special place in my heart, but it's really not that good. No idea how they can call this a German pilsner.

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Photo of bwbetts
2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KMillard
3.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours darker than most lagers with a substantial head that quickly dissipates. Hops are their in the beginning then a heavier than normal slightly copper malt flavor. This is the cheapest on the shelf in many European countries and for a low price point this is fantastic beer. Freshest in cans.

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Photo of trocketsauced
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carlsberg Denmark A/S "Carlsberg"
330 ml. green glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity in a golden body beneath a fluffy head of white that settles to a creamy cap. Better than average head retention and lacing.
Smell: Fresh. Spicy and grassy hops over a sweet, grainy and cereal-like malt base.
Taste: As the aroma suggests with a hint of apple-like fruitiness. Moderately bitter and balanced towards sweetness, just barely drying in the finish where the hops shine.
Feel: Medium-light in body and gently crisp then smooth across the palate.
Overall: Obviously designed to be served cold, it's a little sweet when warm, although never cloying. A high quality European pilsner.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.24/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cristoph
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Patches826
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
2.19/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IronLover
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow in color with an orange hue with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with low retention. Light bready malt aroma. No hop aroma. Medium light bodied with medium light carbonation and a thin, watery feel. Stale, bready malt flavor up front that transitions to a light hop bitterness followed by herbal hop flavors to the end. Finished semi-dryly with light caramel malt notes, stale bready malt and light unpleasant spicy herbal flavors. Lifeless and nearly flavorless, but generally unoffensive.

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Photo of monkist
4.17/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.29/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vetbidder
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer has a very light see through look with lots of carbonation bubbles. Smells like a ballgame beer, biscuit malt scented. Flavor is not my favorite but I will call it biscuit like with a slightly metallic flavored hop end. Quite carbonated feel with a fairly light to slightly creamy body.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.15/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: Pours a clear, stereotypical golden beer color with a one finger, white head. Moderate lacing is left behind on the glass.

Aroma: Almost non-existent. Mildly bitter, grassy, cooked corn, biscuits and very light honey.

Taste: It literally tastes like slightly dry, sweetened carbonated water. It's skunky, and syrupy while at the same time bland with none of that nice hoppy, spicy citrus flavor from real versions of the style. Normally I can tolerate a bland beer as long as it can quench my thirst but it's so sweet and syrupy it can't even do that right.

Feel: Highly carbonated. Mid-light body. Slightly syrupy.

Overall: I've had worse beers, but this reminds me of why I hated pilseners way back when before I got into craft beer and learned what a real pilsner should taste like. If were comparing adjuncts here, I'd take a Beck's or Heineken over this any day.

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Photo of George1005
2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jay007
3.27/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bangalter
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gold looking, little aromatic and easy to drink. Not so bitter and has a very balanced taste.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.29/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
2.58/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Ahhhh, the Budweiser of Denmark. Sweet finish and better than it's American counterpart, mine was served a bit warm. Colder and consumed on a hot day, it could be tolerated.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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