Carlsberg Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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BEER INFO

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

Style: European 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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1,665
pDev:
20.2%
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

to me this is a better than average light beer, widely available and far superior to most of the other beers of the same color and light flavor profile. the pour is tall and yellow golden in color, with a few inches of slowly fading white foam. the nose is pilsener malts, could be german or czech, with that grassy fresh cut hay vibe, and some non distinct yeast strain and just enough hops to still be called a beer. the taste is identical, seemingly with a touch of white wheat malt too, but the pils malt shines here. its dumbed down a little from the genuine article, but it fills a large void in the beer world of a full flavored beer that is golden in color and easy drinking. its much better on tap than in the bottle, and to me is a worthy all day beer when you are trying to not fill up or get too heavily buzzed. light in feel, but not watery at all. there is still some body present. the finish is quick and this is all up not a bad beer for what it is. less useful in a food context, kind of bland to enhance anything, and not exactly light enough to completely stay out of the way...

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of a Beers of the World pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a hazy light yellow 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a thin film. Small spots of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grain, grass, and a slight skunky aroma. Taste is of sweet grain, white grapes, and some light grass flavors. A pretty good level of carbonation makes for a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and this is much better than the Elephant I tried before.

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Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Knapp85
2.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is actually a pretty tasty pale lager. It's got a really interesting flavor that I couldn't place exactly. It was kinda on the sweet side, very refreshing it's a good beer for the summer. The color is golden, very nice brew and easy to drink.

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Photo of spycow
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of metter98
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of skunk in the nose, which may be attributable to the green bottle that this comes in.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a bit of skunk to it but this isn’t as strong. There is a light amount of bitterness and some notes of grainy malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness towards the finish.
O: This is a halfway decent pilsener—the only drawback is the skunky aromas in the smell.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

To be honest, I only got this beer to try a beer made from Denmark. Really, really boring beer. Just the average Saaz hops/European slight taste, the rest of it tastes like a macro basically. Nothing to set it apart and nothing too great about it. Is it easy to drink, sure. Would I ever purchase this again? Absolutely not.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of biboergosum
2.44/5  rDev -19.2%
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 kojevergas
2.08/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Carlsberg tap into Carlsberg pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Reviewed from notes.

A: One finger head of decent thickness, a little cream, and below average retention. Bad. Clear dark yellow colour.

Sm: Malted barley. That's it.

T: Creamy throughout, with a simple reinforced barley body. Built simply; balance is shite.

Mf: Light, smooth, and wet. A bit of lumpy thickness.

Dr: Low ABV; shite taste. Affordable by Irish standards and off-urine by beer standards.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A better than average pilsner. It's a good beer in the golden color, white fleeting head and carbonation. Better than average in the aroma with little corn-like aromas and not over hopped. Taste is nicely malty, noble hop balanced and subtle spiciness. The beer is balanced properly and no flavors dominate others. Firm, yet light body supported by moderate carbonation. Finishes light, airy, and crisp; leaving little sweetness or tartness.

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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 zeff80
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured out yellow color with no head.

Smelled a little bit like corn. The corn taste came through while drinking it. It was slightly hopped. It was pretty smooth and crisp. I was very pleased that it wasn't skunky at all, despite the green bottle. Overall, it is a pretty good European beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (brewed under license by Mcauslan in Montreal): Poured a yellow color lager with a medium white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of sweet malt is more present then expected with some crisp hops. Taste is a notch below your average pale lager with some crisp hops that are actually discernable. I’m guessing that I fell on a recent batch because this is really better then expected.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Tonic (Hilton Beijing) in Beijing, China

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts and floral hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with just a hint of floral hops and a light amount of sweetness. The beer has a light amount of bitterness that lingers int he finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and quite refreshing, a pretty good example of the style and surprisingly without the skunky smell that I have noticed in this beer in the US (maybe the version they are getting in China is fresher?).

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Carlsberg is golden with a large, ultra-white head. Carbonation levels are very good. Aroma is of a sweet, grainy malt with a touch of herbal hop. Surprisingly no skunkiness is noted. Taste is more of the same: sweet, grainy malt. Malt body is thicker than expected, as is the level of herbal hop flavor. Cereal adjuncts are noted, but don't provide a foul flavor. Overall, this is way better than I expected from a green bottled euro brew, Carlsburg's level of flavor makes this a recommendable session lager.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Carlsberg Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,665 ratings