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Carlsberg King Pilsner

Rating: 2.05

Another of the cheap Danish beers that I picked up at the shop next to where I was staying on a recent trip to Copenhagen now, this one is a beer that I hadn’t seen in the UK before and that was pretty much the only reason I bought what I knew would be a pretty terrible offering. The bottle was just about the cheapest beer in the shop and from what I can tell, it’s a Carlsberg brewed offering despite the fact the bottle doesn’t exactly make that clear and the brewery’s website makes no mention of it either. As you might have guess, the beer is a pale lager offering that comes in at under 5% abv. and it’s not one I spotted in any pubs or bars on my visit to the city so I’m guessing it’s not a particularly popular beer in Denmark, or anywhere for that matter.

King Pilsner

Appearance (2/5): This one pours a medium amber colour and it’s quite clear with the odd bubble rising to the surface. There was a half centimetre tall, bubbly white head on top that faded almost completely after about thirty seconds.
Aroma (5/10): This one had quite a skunky nose to it with some basic corn notes and a little sweetness. There was some grains showing with a few vegetable adjuncts, grassy hops and cheap lager malts but overall it was light and quite basic.
Taste (4/10): This taste was pretty much as you’d expect from this type of beer, there was some moderate sweetness to begin and a few basic malts along with some corn and vegetable adjuncts. A couple faint hops appeared around the middle with some hay but it was basic and cheap on the whole.
Palate (2/5): A light bodied but not overly thin beer, this was definitely cheap and basic, although it did stop short of coming through nasty at least. There was a few grains and some skunky patches in there but it wasn’t very well carbonated really and it seemed slightly watery towards the end too.

Overall (7/20): This one wasn’t a particularly enjoyable beer sadly but in truth I was never really expecting it to be that great. There was a basic, light lager taste to it that felt cheap, a little flat and thin with nothing substantial in the way of flavour to keep you interested; very poor on the whole but it was cheap at least.

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Carlsberg Brewery
First Brewed: Brewery since 1847
Type: Pale Lager
Abv: 4.6%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Jackpot Kiosk (Copenhagen)
Price: 7.50 Danish Krone (approx. £0.83)

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  1. April 7, 2016 at 08:38

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