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Carlsberg was founded in 1847 by J.C Jacobsen named after his son and the Danish word for hill bjerg. He was sure after having his first bottle of lager that it would be a hit and experimented with beer styles until finding the right one. Once he was happy, he then opened the famous Carlsberg brewery. A fire burned down most of the factory in 1867 but with advances in technology this may have done them a favour as they were able to rebuild a new factory.
When opening the can of Carlsberg, it instantly smells really strongly of lager which is hard to explain and it has that typical lager colour that sort of golden liquid. At first when taking a sip it does hit you as that strong brewed taste which is the malted barley but once it goes down you have that after taste in your mouth which isn't the nicest and it is quite a gassy drink. I think it is alright the odd one but I wouldn't go drinking a lot or it would just make me feel a bit ill as it is more of a man's drink.
I would say Carlsberg is best enjoyed on a day at the pub or after a day at work as it is quite relaxing to go down. Now, in terms of nutritional information in Carlsberg there are 32 calories ber 100ml, 2g of carbohydrates and traces of fat and no fibre at all. It isn't the healthiest drink and I do find if I get on drinking this again then I do feel round the stomach area I start to put on weight again as it is not good to be drinking a lot of this.
Carlsberg comes in bottles as well as cans and on draught and it always has that smooth but crisp taste to it. It is one of those drinks that I think you either love or hate which is like a lot of alcoholic drinks these days. I do like this drink from time to time but I don't know if I'd say it was my favourite but this is a woman's opinion whereas I know a lot of men who love this drink and are very loyal to the brand. It is more of a drink I have to be in the mood for to really enjoy it.
If you want to buy Carlsberg then you can buy it 4 x 440ml cans like I have for £3.79 or a box of 20 for £15 which is quite a price difference. There is a promotion on a Tesco to buy 2 x boxes of 15 x 440ml cans for £20 which is very cheap. There is usually an offer on Carlsberg in most supermarkets, you just need to keep an eye out.
The official Carlsberg website at http://www.carlsberg.co.uk has a lot of useful information on it.
First brewed in 1847 by J C Jacobson, the first Carlsberg brewery was built just outside the Copenhagen on a hill (berg in Danish). The brewery was named after JC's first son, Carl. Hence 'Carlsberg' or Carl's Hill Brewery.