I have a soft spot for Elephant since nearly twenty years ago I used to think of this as something special. As a poor student who knew better, but would often have to drink low quality macro’s at 4-5% ABV, the opportunity to quaff something nearly twice the ABV was always an enjoyable one. Also enjoyed rinking Giraffe at the time too! I seem to remember an earlier incarnation of this beer being sold in England in the late ’80’s as being higher than the now advertised 7.2 ABV. Anyone know?
Anyway, I digress, back to the beer.
Desperately disappointing on revisiting this. A bland macro type lager with only a few redeeming features. Not skunky, very malty, good ABV and a tiny hop bite in the finish. Outside of that nothing that a BMC couldn’t deliver.