Carlsberg Elephant, Carlsberg Group; Copenhagen, Danmark A/S is a so-called ’Bock Bier’ Light golden colored, it pours bright with a white head of medium length. Aroma is of apples and melon while flavor is malty, with some notes of fruit a touch of caramel and an almost balancing bitterness. A hefty malt bill produces a beer Carlsberg would refer to as a Bock, but most Americans would probably refer to it as somewhat malt liquor like. It has a medium mouth full but packs a respectable 7.2% ABV. It finishes favoring the malt. The elephant picture on the label is one of a pair that make up the entry to the Carlsberg Group headquarters in Copenhagen.

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