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Karlovacko - Karlovaċka Pivovara

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BA SCORE
71
okay

295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karlovaċka Pivovara visit their website
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002)
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Photo of spinrsx
2.6/5  rDev -14.5%

500ml Can - from the LCBO

Appearance – Mostly clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average mount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 2 or 3 minutes and there were some very small particles floating around in the beer.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, floral

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts mixed with light floral hops and some corn. There is also a bit of a harsh alcohol taste.. It ends with a corn syrup and floral slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – When will I learn to stop buying these run of the mill euro-beers. I keep hoping that one day I'm going to find a diamond in the rough, but it never happens. I made it through the can, but I won't buy this one again.

spinrsx, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of pootz
2.6/5  rDev -14.5%

Number six in the 10 new bland commie lagers at the LCBO. This one’s pour is a little more on the gold side of pale straw but the same crystal clear fizzy cap vanishing character as most of em. Vague light malt sweetness and some spice and medicinal grassy hops. Same fizzy bland watery mouth feel and mild malt/hop mix....5 of these type of fizzy vapid commercial Slavic lagers is all I can take..quick a porter so I can confirm I still have taste buds!!

pootz, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.6/5  rDev -14.5%

Big 50cl can. All red with a "so-standard-I-could-cry" ellipsoid crest on the front, rather like a red version of Heineken that says "Karlovacko" instead of Heineken. displays medals it has won on the front, along with a proud "Product of Croatia" legend.

Now to the real stuff:

Pale gold body, with lots of carbonation, and a good rocky crown of white foam. Pretty good lacing too, and the retention is great.

Slightly sour, slightly tinny aroma. Some sweetness, some carbonic seltzer water flavour. Not entirely unpleasant, but to be honest it's pretty weak. Not a lot to it.

Taste is initially flat with a little sweetness. Late on the palate arrives a coppery bitterness and a residual husky, grain flavour. Mouthfeel is lightly spiky but otherwise dry. It's not as clean and smooth as some of the other easy-drinking Euro lagers, but it does have some character.

It's reasonably easy to drink, and reasonably unoffensive. It's not a great beer though, and I'd be loath to call it an above average pils-style lager. Don't count on winning too many more medals, guys.

lacqueredmouse, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
2.6/5  rDev -14.5%

Clear yellow in color, with a proud, fluffy, white head. Unfortunately, the aroma department yields up nothing. Dry, slightly vegetal, nothing else. Body is light, texture has some small graininess in it, and a truly cloying sweetness pervades the lasting finish. Ultimately, a lack of flavor and overwhelming blandness is the hallmark of this lager. I'm still searching for the great beer of Croatia...sigh...

feloniousmonk, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of dgallina
2.63/5  rDev -13.5%

12 ounce green bottle without freshness dating.

Pours a crystal-clear pale golden color. Somewhat flat, with essentially zero head and faint lace. Smells like cut grass, metallic hops, and light-toasted biscuit malts. Generally lacks in flavor. Some hop bitterness is evident, but there are too many oxidized metal overtones Finishes with unwelcome stewed-corn sweetness. The body is painfully thin and watery; disappears down your throat before you notice it.

I suppose the beer-of-the-month club ran out of worthwhile things to import.

dgallina, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of JBogan
2.63/5  rDev -13.5%

Pours a very light golden color with a minimal head and little lacing. Nothing special to look at.

Smelled of grains with a slight breadiness. There was a small trace of that skunkiness that seems ever present in so many euro lagers.

Tasted of grains along with some sweetness. It's a very mild tasting brew, nothing either wonderful or offensive going on here.

Mouthfeel was on the thin side and somewhat slick.

Not a bad beer, but there's just so many others out there which are far better.

JBogan, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of daliandragon
2.65/5  rDev -12.8%

Picked up this 500ml brown bottle with a dull label (couldn't they at least use the famed checkered pattern, like on the flag and soccer shirts?) today at Sam's Blue Light in Durham.

Pours a nice golden color with reasonable head and tons of slow moving visible carbonation. Nose is adjuncts over malts; astringent and barely palatable.

Taste is fairly malt dominatted for a pilsner, but fairly inoffensive. Unfortunately, the texture is limp and lifeless, with little crispness or hop bite in the aftertaste. Far too watery to be satisfying, and too impotent to be refreshing. This beer is inconsistent and not really worth your time unless you just want to try a Croatian beer, like I did. One is enough.

daliandragon, Nov 06, 2006
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.65/5  rDev -12.8%

This beer caught my eye at the LCBO because its Croatian and my dad is also. I wasnt expecting much though.

It pours a pale straw with a decent foamy head. Lacing is very good, the only thing hurting this beer's appearance is its pallid color. The aroma is of a typical macro lager, very sweet and lacking in hops and barley malt. the taste is grainy and husky with a distinct adjunct corn flavor. The hops are imperceptable except for a tiny bit of floral flavor. The mouthfeel is light with chunky over-carbonation.

I would pass on this beer again. There is really nothing that distinguishes it from other international macro lagers.

CAMRAhardliner, Jan 22, 2005
Photo of Boto
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%

11.15oz. bottle. This pours a clear golden color. Mine had minimal head, even though there was moderate carbonation. The aroma is actually pretty decent. There is a bit of a pleasant malt sweetness to the beer. The taste is not as good as the aroma. It is a bit thin, with a mild malt flavor. It doesn’t taste light, however. Definitely lacking in the hops department. I suppose this would be good if I were in Croatia, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one here, except to add another country to the list.

Boto, Jun 06, 2006
Photo of soju6
2.69/5  rDev -11.5%

A: Pours a clear golden color with a big head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, grain and just a bit musty.

T: Taste of malt sweetness and grain. No real bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, smooth and bland.

O: Another standard Euro Lager in an ocean of lagers.

soju6, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of KarlHungus
2.7/5  rDev -11.2%

This beer pours a clear straw-gold color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma has a faint hint of biscuity malt, but mostly it is of nothing. The taste is has little more of the biscuity malt than the aroma with the addition of some very mild noble hops. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer at best. It's not so bad that I can't finish one bottle, but it isn't good enough to rink again.

KarlHungus, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%

Alex-Alkis, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of IronDjinn
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%

Came in a brown 500ml bottle with best before date stamped on back label. Is an average clear straw hue, big white head upon pour that recedes to a thin ring. Smells of very light malt and metal. Metallic flavour is most predominant as well, a bit of graininess, it's pretty dry though, aftertaste of iron. The mouthfeel is rather watery. Actually my mouth tastes like I just sucked on some loose change. I'll be passing on this stuff next time.

IronDjinn, Jul 07, 2003
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
71 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.