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Karlovacko - Karlovaċka Pivovara

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BA SCORE
71
okay

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

04-21-2008 02:14:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2003 13:39:51 | More by feloniousmonk
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dgallina

Georgia

2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 18:32:08 | More by dgallina
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JBogan

Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 02:44:34 | More by JBogan
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 04:12:59 | More by daliandragon
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2005 03:47:59 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Boto

Connecticut

2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 21:22:32 | More by Boto
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soju6

Missouri

2.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:04:02 | More by soju6
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 20:27:49 | More by KarlHungus
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2003 19:15:43 | More by IronDjinn
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-29-2013 02:20:28 | More by cam477
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Miha

Slovenia

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-01-2013 23:09:16 | More by Miha
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

10-06-2013 12:51:35 | More by Noelito76
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myxy

Hungary

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-21-2013 21:03:11 | More by myxy
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ckollias

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-13-2014 16:10:13 | More by ckollias
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-22-2012 14:53:08 | More by rale
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notchucknorris

California

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-11-2013 03:58:29 | More by notchucknorris
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bralex


2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-20-2014 08:42:53 | More by bralex
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bendern

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

08-13-2012 00:53:35 | More by bendern
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-14-2013 07:18:52 | More by hansavijaticar
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Boki

Serbia

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-05-2014 04:51:48 | More by Boki
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little_star

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

02-20-2014 18:51:37 | More by little_star
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

01-03-2014 05:09:02 | More by jmkoscie
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herrburgess

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

05-27-2013 17:05:21 | More by herrburgess
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

11-22-2012 22:15:10 | More by djrn2
Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
71 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.