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14th February 2013


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Carlsberg has launched a new lager which will be supported with a multi-million pound marketing campaign and marks the first brand extension for Carlsberg in a number of years.

Carlsberg Citrus, a 2.8%ABV lager blended with natural Persian and Key limes, is a refreshingly smooth lager and will be available in the on- and off-trade.

The beer has been developed by Carlsberg UK’s innovation team and through independent consumer taste tests, 70 per cent of consumers preferred the beer to competitor brands*.

David Scott, director of marketing for Carlsberg UK, says: “We have responded to consumer trends and developed a lager which consumers really do find refreshing and appealing.  The lower strength beer category is growing 50 per cent year on year** so it makes perfect sense to develop a beer that will support our customers with a beer their consumers want.

“This is a significant launch. It’s not only the first major brand extension for Carlsberg in a number of years, but  it will also be supported by a Citrus TV advert in May as well as extensive sampling, national print advertising and PR.”

Carlsberg Citrus remains true to its parent brand by being available in the familiar embossed bottle, providing consumer confidence and great stand-out.



* Independent consumer research vs. benchmark conducted by HPI Independent consumer research, August 2012 (sample size 700).


** ACNielsen (volume HL) MAT data to 21/07/12.




External Communications Manager, Carlsberg UK:

Joanna Dring,

07887 796292