Carlsberg Elephant is a true Carlsberg classic. First launched in 1959, it is strong like an elephant in both flavour and alcohol content, offering adventurous beer drinkers across the continent a unique and exotic taste experience.
The colour is light golden amber and the foam white as the tip of the waves of the oceans. The ample use of malt gives Elephant a vinous and rich character. The high hop content in Elephant gives a masculine bitter bite to the beer.
The elephants on the beer’s label are inspired by the two pairs of life-size, elephant statues which form part of the main entrance to Carlsberg’s brewery in Copenhagen. The Elephant Gate has become a famous Danish landmark and gives visitors to the brewery a majestic welcome.
Carlsberg Elephant received 3 stars in the prestigious Superior Taste Awards 2006 from the international Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) in Brussels.
Food Pairing: Cuisine (Barbecue, Curried, Indian, Latin American, Chinese) Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar)
Brewery: Carlsberg Danmark
Seasonal Availability: Year Round
Beverage Type: Euro Strong Lager
Carlsberg Elephant Beer is an amber-coloured beer with big intensity in its aroma, and with a distinct maltyness. There is notes of honey in the aroma. The palate of Carlsberg Elephant shows a good balance between a good body from the alcohol, and a discrete sweetness which is tamed by the sophisticated bitterness of the aftertaste.