Carlsberg unveils low-alcohol citrus lager

Be the first to comment
Carlsberg Citrus: will be backed by a TV campaign in May
Carlsberg Citrus: will be backed by a TV campaign in May

Carlsberg UK is to launch Carlsberg Citrus, a 2.8% ABV, flavoured lager, backed by a multimillion-pound marketing campaign.

Carlsberg said the move marks the first brand extension for Carlsberg, "in a number of years". This is not the first time the lager brand has been brewed with citrus flavours; in 2006 it launched Carlsberg Edge, a lemon and lime 4.6% ABV lager, but this was pulled some years ago.

The new brand extension, which is "blended with natural Persian and Key limes", 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. According to Carlsberg, 70% of consumers polled preferred the beer to competitor brands.
 
David Scott, director of marketing for Carlsberg UK, described the variant as a "significant launch" and pointed to the fact that the lower strength beer category was growing 50% year on year.

He said: "We have responded to consumer trends and developed a lager which consumers really do find refreshing and appealing."

It will be backed by TV and print ads in May, as well as a sampling and PR campaign.

SUBSCRIBE TO CAMPAIGN

Only £49 for 3 months

Includes every print & iPad edition, plus full access to Campaign online and other Brand Republic sites

SUBSCRIBE

Campaign Jobs

Thousands of jobs across advertising, creative, marketing and media

  • Presentation Designer £28000 - £30000 per annum Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment, Central London
  • Creative Artworker Based on Experience Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment, Central London
  • Lead Designer £35000 - £45000 per annum Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment, Tunbridge Wells

Just published