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Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 1,698 |  Reviews: 544
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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3.49/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- This isn't much different from any other macro in terms of looks....as it is clear, grassy in color, perhaps with more of a golden tinge than most, and comes with a very nice looking head that starts about two fingers in thickness but does fizzle out rather quickly....it is super white in color. Carbonation looks to be plentiful with many columns of bubbly goodness rising to the top of the liquid and they look burly indeed...somewhat aggressive as well. The lacing is quite nice on this one, with a fair bit of creamy white foam sticking to the side of my glass...I'm impressed by it actually!

S- Not bad really....there is some pungent skunk for sure, but I do detect some malt sweetness, dry grassy notes, slightly citrus like zest, soda crackers and some bitter hop presence on the finish.....better than average!

T- Follows the aromas a fair bit....provides that Pilsener tang that I enjoy but to a lesser extent than say Urquell or Golden Pheasant. It still has that mass produced quality about it to a point....it's clean as though there is rice used in the mash, but I can't be certain.....I did buy a can and there is a slight tin quality about it....The finish has a decent hop bitterness and even some floral notes.....makes a decently flavored brew!

M/O- Light bodied, plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation and lots of zesty flavor bursts from the aggressive nature of said carbonation.....it's a very decent Euro lager and I would say could do as a solid entry level Pils style beer.....nothing about makes me not want to drink it, and I'd buy it again, when I want something simple but with some flavor.....above average for what it is!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

A- Somewhat hazy. But it's got the typical golden, straw appearance overall. It's got a nice rim of foam that seems to be sticking around, as well as a touch of lacing. Looks like a step up from American beers.

S- There is some upfront sweetness, but it's not dominating the scent at all. There is a "kiss" of hops here. It's a very grassy and earthy hop. Not bitter at all. And I also get the spicy note from the hops as well. The grain is the same as well. It's grassy and earthy. I get a biscuity note as well as a lightly roasted, pale maltiness. Smells inviting for a lager. Smells like no rice or corn or any kind of adjunct, that's for sure.

T- Pale malts, earthy grains, and slight bitterness. It's got that "green bottle" flavor like you get from Heineken, but this isn't screaming skunky to me. I get the grainy, bitter, sweet note before the beer finishes dry and minimally sour. The sour could be considered skunk, but nothing is sticking out to me as foul to my taste buds. But the more I'm drinking this one, the more I'm thinking it is slightly on the skunked side.

M- Light to medium. This is a pretty rich lager. It does have a slight creaminess. It's super crisp and refreshing.

I may be biased here, but I absolutely love Carlsberg. My sample is a bit skunked, but it's not creating a un-enjoyable drinking experience. If anything, it's making the beer finish on the sour side. I personally find that interesting. Out of all the pale type lagers I've ever had, this one is my absolute favorite. I'd buy this over Bud, Miller, Coors, PBR, Corona, or even Heineken. I don't know if we in American can get the cans, but I'd say buy cans for a more pure taste. I love this stuff!

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.22/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Carlsberg looks like a relatively decent lager, and if you temporarily disable your taste buds - it might even fool you that it is a good lager, as it is incredibly smooth. However, as I was unable to do so, I was overcome by the incredibly metallic aftertaste, which completely ruined any sense of flavor for me.

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Photo of leantom
4.05/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An old favorite. Kind of like Stella Artois, but maybe a little bit better. Good Pilsner flavor. Here goes:

A: Clear yellow with plenty of body carbonation. Also pours a good head, but one that readily dissipates and leaves little lacing.

S: Straw, lemon, wheat, and crackery bread. Good Pilsner.

T: Follows the nose, which is good. Floral and lemony.

F: Great. Nice and light. Perfect Pilsner mouthfeel.

O: A good beer. For its style, it's quite lovely.

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Photo of RonJensen
4.27/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the best tasting Euro Lagers-German Pilseners in the world.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.51/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

A very middle of the road beer. There's not a whole lot going on smell or flavor wise. It's drinkable but I doubt i'll ever buy it again with so many better beers out there.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.87/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The look is a nice golden colored beer with a thick, frothy and bubbly white head. Lots of streaming carbonation bubbles visible.
Smells of malts and that familiar skunk smell. Just a touch of the skunk in this one though. Also getting something like crackers. Something like a bit of mineral water smell as well.
Taste is just a touch of metallic flavor coming through otherwise a real nice pilsner balance of malts with some hops coming through towards the back. The carbonation is helping to push the flavors across the tongue.
Mouth feel is just a bit slick with a nice wet finish that helps to wet the old whistle.
Overall I really liked this pilsner. It has a lot of the European lager qualities that really help make this shine. I like that the skunk is not over powering and the flavor profile is pretty darn clean. This also drinks well from a cold 16 oz. can. And the crazy part is I can pick up a shrink wrapped pack of twelve tall cans for a $12 regular price!

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drank this in Poland on 7/19, from notes. The GF's grandfather had a .5L bottle that we split into pint glasses. Poured that typical clear bright gold with a big head that dissapated fast. Smelled of sweet pilsner malt, no hint of hops. Carries over the flavor, this is more of a euro lager than a German Pilsner. Sweet malt with just a hint of bitterness, neutral mouthfeel and refreshing carbonation. Easy to drink but wholly unremarkable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +31.7%
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 biboergosum
2.44/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. This was the official beer of the 2004 Euros, and you know what that means! My local work lunch faux-English pub switched a few tap lines to carry this stuff, and for cheap. The memory of watching Italy blow it against Sweden was only slightly helped by the 3 dollar pints of this massively hyped Euro-lager.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two hefty fingers of puffy, foamy, and mostly just bubbly, fizzy off-white head, which settles quickly, but not too quickly, leaving some decent broken webbed lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, somewhat corn-fed pale malt, a certain acetone/paint thinner 'sweetness', and leafy, earthy, kind of skunky hops. The taste is more of the same (the nose - it always knows!), unfortunately, with the sweet in the wrong sort of way gritty pale malt - a corn-heavy graininess the main offender - more strangely evident industrial alcohol esters, and weakly leafy, still rather off-putting, and yep, skunky hops.

The carbonation is moderate, if a bit flinty at times, the body medium-light in weight, and sort of smooth, I guess, in that oily, glycerol-like manner. It finishes mostly with an acrid sweetness, and a thankfully diminished, partly blown-off skunkiness.

Yup, pretty much what I recall. Off-kilter, skanky Euro-swill. Give it a miss, and maybe drink your local beer instead while watching sporting events from half a world away.

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Photo of mrfosters
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's been years since the last time I tried a Carlsberg ! But , wait for it...no surprises . It's still your basic Euro Pale Lager....middle of the road , balanced . You know aroma and taste , corny , grainy not too anything . But still very drinkable ! Sit on down and kick back a few. you got nothing to complain about .

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Photo of mstenulis
3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very drinkable. The color is that of a traditional pilsner, and the head when poured into a glass was white, but disipated before the beer was finished. The taste was very light, with a slight tart aftertaste. No skunkiness detected. Aroma after pouring much better that straight after opening.

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Photo of dgilks
2.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml can poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Gold in color, the pour forms a decent white head with average retention and leaves with some laces behind, high carbonation showcase. Smell of sulfur and grass poke to a nose and yeah with a hint of malt. Grainy malt and grassy hop accompany in a taste with smooth mouthfeel from its vivid crisp and carbonation that ends by a dry and clean finish. I once drank this straight from a can and found something terrible. Anyway, through a glass, there is no offensive.

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Photo of MikalMick
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mfuentesh
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Phar0s
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ddtbrennan
4.9/5  rDev +61.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of DrJay
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Faint haze was apparent after the pour, marring the golden colour of the beer. A bright white cap didn't linger for long, but left behind spotty lacing, a modest collar, and a thin skim of bubbles coating the surface. Faint aroma, cereal and slight lemon, bread crust. Low to moderate bitterness with floral/citrusy hops and bready malts. Lingering bitterness and slight spiciness. Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation, decent texture. This was a pleasant surprise. Not as strong in flavour as I prefer in a German pils, but the profile was all there. Solid.

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Photo of wahhmaster
2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 0.33l bottle into a 0.5l branded Staropramen mug.

Appearance: Pale, straw-colored, and translucent. Fizzy head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Very faint...Smells of hops and grains predominantly.

Taste: Very faint taste of hops with a little bit of bitterness towards the end. Not a huge fan...

Mouthfeel: Thin, like water. Some carbonation but not too much.

Drinkability: Not that great...Can't see myself buying this again...Much better beers out there.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold, with a super thin white head. Aroma is a bit funky, and similar to most mass produced European lagers. Flavor is mostly malty and grain, with a bit of spice. However, it's bitter without the nice hop notes. Palate has a bit of fizz, and finishes a bit dry for my tastes. Carbonation gives this the ability to be tasted few more times after its finised. Overall a drinkable, and flavorful pale lager, but not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of kingslotty
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kvadiat
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Darwood77
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of oddy
3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Carlsberg Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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