Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carlsberg - Denmark 10-3-11

The Low Down:
Our next venture into flavour country brings us to the Viking homeland with Carlserg Export quality. "All malt premium beer."

Malt is the right word, this beer reeks of it, but that's a good thing. it smells sweet and fruity, and goes down really smooth. There's a reason this is one of the worlds most consumed beers.

While it's not the most amazing example of Scandinavian brewing, Carlsberg is a very drinkable beer. The maltiness is almost unique, like a beer milkshake. The finish and smell are wonderful which contrasts with the locally brewed version, as it falls far short of this beer.

My only real gripe? The advertising on the bottle. Yes we know you sponsor a sports team, they wear your brand on their shirts, please leave it off your product.

Packaging: 3/10
The advertising ruins this bottle, the nicely textured glass is the only reason this scores at all.
Refreshment: 6/10
Very very malty, but still strangely refreshing.
Flavour 7/10:
Malty, which equals delicious. As a connoisseur of Scandinavian food, this is a great match.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
5%, exactly what you would expect.
Price: 7/10
$4.20 for an import beer. Pretty good value.
Total: 28/50

A Fair sampling from one of the worlds biggest brewers, let down in part by advertising. Drink it with a hearty meal, at any time of the day, any day of the week.