Carlsberg Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2001

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#46,152
Reviews:
524
Ratings:
1,633
pDev:
19.87%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Photo of gvickery
4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light clear gold color. Neutral hop malt grain smell, not at all unpleasant. Moderate, loose head that dissipates quickly. Clean flavor, grainy malt, noble non-discript hops medium carbonation. Good European lager flavor, very “Heineken-esque”. Bought a 12 pack of 500 ml cans for $14.00 at the grocery store. (HEB Katy, TX). Good flavor and drinkabilaty.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dataslal
2.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of huthuty
4.06/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is plain light amber lager, almost no head
Smell is dry with some hops detectable
Taste is dry and flat, a nice mild malt, a little bit of pepper, a little bit of hops
The mild carbonation makes it go down smooth, overall not bad

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Photo of superspak
3.76/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can into lager glass, best before 1/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Touch of fruitiness in the aromas, but not overpowering. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good pale lager style. All around nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Clean pale malt/grain flavors, and decent hop presence; not overdone on the adjuncts at all. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.67/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
2.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
3.94/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. can poured into tall mug
(10/18 best-by printed on bottom of can)

L: clear yellow to yellow-gold, pushes up fluffy thick head of white foam about 1 1/2 inches tall; head is sticky; loads of activity in the glass; some lacing on the way down off a thick collar

S: yeast, light lemon peel, house paint ... very dusty yeast, light peach, bread malt

T: bread malt, sweet, grain, earthy/black pepper hop bite ... definitely something bitter, just barely, but it's consistently there

F: light, crisp, exactly what you expect

O: for the price, the 12-pack of tall boys is a fantastic way to fill the fridge with some drinkers; I wasn't expecting much, but there's a surprising amount of malt flavor; when I'm in the mood for a case of AALs, this one will be on the list; very underrated brew

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Photo of digitalflood
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.09/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ToadMaster
3.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.06/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of FrancisM12
3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.16/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a glowing, somewhat tinted orange color, thick fluffy head. Moderately-high carbonation.

Smells very much like a pilsner. Wheaty, grainy, corny. I also smell cloves and raisins.

Tastes yeasty and like grain. Accompanied by raisins, grapes, and cloves. Feels somewhat creamy.

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Photo of Nass
3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Carlsberg definitely distinguished itself in taste from the euro pale lagers on the market. Let's go in for the taste. Right off the bat for a mass produced pale lager that is what this taste like. Wow look at that classy and interesting Carlsberg font and cool looking green bottle design. This is one classy looking euro lager bottle in my humble opinion. On the bright side of things I am not tasting any cheap nasty adjuncts like corn syrup. It's got a little bit of funk too it. I have had this beer both from the bottle and the pint size can. I like the can version just a tad bit more. This beer might go well with some pizza. It's an okay lager. It's passable. Moreover, this beer looks better than what it tastes like. It's not horrible it's on par with your heineken and stella artois and once again I really dig the bottle design & carlsberg font. It's more sessionable than Heineken because it does not have too much bitterness. As it warms up a little bit I realize that I dislike it more and more with every sip. If you put heineken, carlsberg, & stella artois in a blind taste test I bet I would be able to pick out all 3. Cheers! I am going to go with a B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of eddiestep
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrunkMuffin
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joran
3.94/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wattstriker
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ILeftNJ
3.49/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one decades ago on a trip to Europe, seems it was the Miller Lite of a couple countries. Being a pilsner guy, I cant say anything bad. Price was very good. Very drinkable and I like the 16 oz cans. At first bite I thought it a hair malty and did not have the bite I like in a true pilsner. There are lost of others I prefer but I will come back to it often. Good beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.24/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wiffler27
3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.97/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,633 ratings