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As I continue my incredibly martyr-like mission through various bottled lagers in the interests of dooyoo research, I come to Carlsberg Export, the latest offer at the Co-op, boxes of 18 275ml bottles for £10.
Carlsberg bottles are a rich green colour, with the Carlsberg logo embossed onto the glass and with a silver label and bottle top, which distinguishes it from the 'regular' Carlsberg lager. The bottle has a gentle curve towards its middle and quite a rounded overall look. Being an "Export" lager, the beer is premium strength, at 5%.
The flavour of this beer is quite malty rather than hoppy, which I definitely prefer because I find it to give a crisper edge to the taste. Poured into a glass the lager is a beautiful golden colour, which again I had never appreciated prior to writing this review, as I do prefer to drink straight from the bottle (who alone knows why?). The bubbles are lively at first and the beer has a healthy white head, but whilst the head hangs around, the bubbles stop racing around quite quickly and the beer settles down into a lovely drink which is refreshing without being fizzy or gassy.
In terms of where this particular beer falls in my research table, I would place it towards the top, it's definitely a favourite of mine. The flavour balance is bitter without being harsh and I like the fact that it's refreshing whilst still having a depth about it.
Despite the strength, this beer is unfortunately very easy-drinking, and (a recurring theme in these reviews, I fear) one is never enough! It's worth bearing in mind the 275ml size when shopping and comparing prices, as quite a few other beers are sold in larger bottles.
A lot of people these days like to indulge in a glass of wine in the evening. I'm not one of these people as I'm not a lover of wine, instead I indulge in a can of lager, classy right? I don't have any preferred brands but usually buy one of a handful of brands. One of these brands being Carlsberg Export.
Carlsberg Export comes in bottles, cans and can be found on tap in a lot of pubs, bars and clubs. I prefer drinking from a can so that's the way I normally buy it. Export is a little more expensive than normal Carlsberg, I usually buy lager in crates as works out cheaper than buying four cans at a time. This usually costs around £15 for a crate of 18 cans.
Most lager lovers prefer drinking their lagers from a glass but as far as I'm concerned, just makes more washing up so I prefer drinking mine straight from the can from the fridge. The lager has a bubbly nature to it and I find it does make me quite windy. It has a refreshing taste to it when it's served cold, this doesn't seem to be there if I take a can straight out of the cupboard so I always have mine straight from the fridge now. A lot of lagers taste similar but I think Export has a nice crisp taste to it and it doesn't leave any kind of after taste so can be drank as a starter on a night out and you can carry on to other drinks without having to taste it all night. I also find that if I do mix my drinks I normally suffer bad hangovers but using this as one of the drinks doesn't make it as bad for some reason.
The lager has an ABV of 4.8% so a little higher than normal lagers, by around 1%. This may not sound like a lot but I find myself getting merry quicker than what I do with normal lagers so it's definitely worth remembering so you don't drink too much before it hits you!
I'd definitely recommend Carlsberg Export if you are a fan of lager. It may be a little bit more expensive than normal lagers but the taste is lovely and refreshing when it's served cold. I wouldn't drink this at room temperature as it isn't as nice. It's a nice lager to indulge in if you're not a wine person.
When I am drinking Lager I usually like a lighter tasting one than others I drink with. I usually opt for something like Coors Light or Fosters but another one I quite like is Carlsberg Export, I am not that keen on the normal Carlsberg but quite like this one which of course has a different taste. Like most Lagers and Beers, Carlsberg Export is available in cans, bottles and on draught. Carlsberg Export is marketed as a "Premium Lager" Although there is there is no legal definition for Premium Lager it tends to be a stronger drink than some Lagers with typically an abv of around 5% with Carlsberg Export having a 4.8%abv. The lager was first produced in 1847.
The Lager is served colder than most of the other Lagers on the market and it has a nice clean, crisp taste which is quite refreshing with a slight bitterness to it. I usually start off the night with a Lager and this is a nice tasting Lager which isn't sickly and goes down well without a problem and there's no bad aftertaste which I think is in part helped by the lower temperature of this Lager compared to others as it makes the taste more refreshing and also easier to drink. It mixes quite well with other drinks too so when you take a sip of another drink you won't get much of the previous drink.
There are always some decent deals to be had on Carlsberg Export with cut price deals like Tesco's 2 for £17 on 12X275ml Bottles which saves a pound from the usual price. There are also some decent deals on the various online off licences too. The Pints in Pubs and Clubs tend to be around £3 which is an example of how Pints have increased in price over the past few years but some may have the Lager for less and concert venues will usually be rather expensive so check the price before purchase if you are that bothered by the price. It might be worth working out the conversion between the cans and bottles of this lager to find the best deal per ml.
This is an excellent Lager which is a clear upgrade over the normal Carlsberg and is one of my favourite Lagers. If you are planning a Party soon or having a few mates round then give this a try and make sure it's cold as that is when you will get the best taste, I might just buy some more cans or bottles when I next do a big shop and have a couple of mates round. This is not a perfect Lager but I recommend it highly as it's got a nice crisp taste and there are some decent deals to be had if you look around, Not tried it yet? Then give it a try.
I recently purchased some carlsberg export at tesco as it was on offer for a fairly decent price. I had never tried export, it tended to be more expensive than other beers and I never actually thought about trying it. The beauty of export Is that it is stronger than normal carlsberg by about 1%, this makes it far better and gives it a very lovely strong lager taste which I like! I have always been a fan of carlsberg as it is the most refreshing taste. Many people do not like it, but I have always preferred it to others. I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why this is my favourite beer to date!
You can tell that this is different to the regular carlsberg as it has a silver style of packaging compared to the regular colour. I have now tried export out of a can and bottle and I can say that the styling is very posh compared to the normal carlsberg you may expect. The cans are entirely silver and hace a large export sign over them, you are told that they are made by appointment of the royal danish court. It also has the usual sign of, "probably the best lager in the world". The cans are made of aluminium and are recyleable. The bottle are of a similar design and are made from glass. Simples. Overall I really like the design of export and it is very distinguishable to the regular branding you see by Carlsberg.
This is best when just out the fridge, The cans percentage of ABV is 4.9 which is quite high. The stronger alcohol makes it taste better I believer. Regular carslberg has a very nice taste, this is better and far more crisp! It goes down a treat. This is similar percentage to Stella and I believe this to be far better! This may be a bit more expensive but I would say that the taste really works and justifies the higher price tag. The after taste is also really nice. I find that lagers such as fosters leave a horrible taste in your mouth, this doesn't at all. Its overall very pleasent, its horrible when its warm though! No one likes warm lager, COLDER the better :)
I am really impressed with this, it is now by favourite beer of choice. I will pick some more up if I see it on offer! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys lager, A proper summer drink. I got through a lot of these last saturday when I watched my chelsea win the champions league. Carlsberg are really pushing there TV ads at the moment and sponser a lot of things. This beer gets 5 stars from me as I don't have anything bad to say about it. Give it a try if you havn't already :)
Thanks for reading my review, hope it helped. Josh.
It's hot, you're chilling to some TV, music, or just outside somewhere. There's only one beer to turn to for refreshment, Export. Forget the wimpier cousin that is Carlsberg standard, and the common alternatives of Fosters and Carling. None of them offer the 5% and crisp taste of Export, nor the beautiful taste only acquired from drinking bottled beer.
Export is 'probably the best' bottled beer you can get at all locations I've been to. I say bottled because in cans it just isn't the same; buy bottles to let it do justice to itself! It's got a genuine taste to it unlike the watery other beers mentioned, and is so easy to drink you'll wonder why you only bought a six pack, instead of that crate of 18. There's very little gassy bloat, and that extra 1% over other beers is very noticeable, don't let it fool you, it adds much to the taste of ordinary Carlsberg. A bonus is that it's only around 100 calories a bottle, so you don't have to feel guilty drinking it. Plus, it's always on some kind of offer, checking mysupermarket now there's 30 bottles for £16 on offer, no excuses.
One tip though, chill it down majorly. There is no minimum temperature to drink this beer at, I imagine it'd be superb at absolute zero.