Carlsberg Beer | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500mL can purchased from my liquor store in Edmonton. Also noteworthy that this is my 50th review on BA. Carlsberg is one of the first import beers I've ever had, so it seemed like a fair beer for a milestone review.

I chilled the fuck out of this particular can - it's the only way to drink Carlsberg. It pours a semi-dark yellow with 2 fingers of head. The head is very silky looking and lasts forever it seems. There's a column of bubbles rising up the glass which is almost hypnotic to look at. It's like a lava lamp - very cool.

The smell of the beer is extremely malty and there's only a hint of bitterness in the aroma. Overall, it is a very straightforward smell. The head of the beer tastes very metallic. The taste is more metallic than most canned beers, but it also offers a really nice hoppy taste. It's very standard for a pilsner, but there aren't too many flaws either. Honestly, the bottled version is far superior to the canned one since it doesn't have the metallic taste. I'll say : this is the first time a canned beer for me has had this noticeable of a metallic taste to it. Perhaps I'll review the bottled version another day (or even better, on tap), but it's just... average. Oh well, I'm totally drinking it again for nostalgia's sake.

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This beer is probably suffering from over production. It is a nice pilsner with a long history of production. It is a quality European Pilsner that is very drinkable and quite nice after a long hot day. Be careful as you can drink too many and the after effects are quite nasty. It seems this beer will give you a nasty hangover.

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11.2 oz single. Picked up for fun / nostalgia. Poured into a Carls Glas...

A: gold with a tinge of copper; thin white, effervescent manages decent retention.

S: cracker malts; metallic; grass.

T: light bready malts; hay; dry / earthy finish; pretty simple and straightforward.

M: light-medium feel; high carbonation; refreshing.

O: an easy drinking beer; nothing special, but still decent.

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I had this on tap at Whiskey Priest. There's nothing intriguing about a super-mass produced German pilsner named "Carlsberg", but damnit I was curious. Well, I shouldn't have been. This tasted like an upper-middle class Budweiser. The color is pretty nice, dark for a pilsner, but other than that it was a super pedestrian beer. Which I guess is fine for what it is.

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Carlsberg Beer from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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