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Karlovacko - Karlovaċka Pivovara

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karlovaċka Pivovara visit their website
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Has a pleasant aroma that can't put my finger on as to what it is, but nothing I have experienced in another pilsner, or any other beer. Otherwise, the beer has the typical light body of a pilsner, along with a mild bitterness.

Pretty good beer if you're looking for something on the lighter side.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Light golden, with the typical thin head.
Grainy nose, like a first pressing of grain.
Taste of apples. First mouthful sifts into a bitter afterbite that is the primary reason I don't like pilseners to begin with.
Second mouthful, not so bad. Maybe I should have cleansed better beforehand.

Same thin, limpid pilsener feel in the mouth. Nothing much happening.
Not bad for a pilsener, but I probably should have tried it in on a sunny May or June afternoon, instead of a rainy October evening.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale golden, fizzy, and with a healthy head. In the nose, it's grainy and with a whiff of adjuncts. Tastes very light, grainy, and perhaps a bit corny. Very light hops. Not terrible, but not all that exciting. The mouthfeel is lightly grainy and soft. Overall this is okay in a pinch. If I were in the Balkans, I'd probably be fairly pleased to find this at a restaurant rather than some other terrible Euro-lager.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Typical gold colour of beer
S: Average aroma, not strong, not weak, this beer smells like a light beer.
T: Mellow. This beer is not bitter. This beer has a light amount of alcohol.
M: Smooth. This beer has an average amount of bubbles.
O: Karlovačko is a beer that is very mellow. There are no strong tastes. There are no strong aromas. This beer is smooth. This beer is very easy to drink. People who enjoy light beers should try Karlovačko.

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2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pale, very clear golden. Head is thick and white, with good rentention and a touch of lacing.
S- Aroma is bland but inoffensive. Sweet, grainy, that's about it.
T- Up front it's sweet and crackery. There is some bready grain notes. Pretty nondescript and uninteresting. that said, nothing is bad about it.
M- Decent body to it. Maybe a bit on the light end. The carbonation is assertive, a bit more so than I'd like.
O- Better than your average Euro pale lager, but there is nothing really that interesting about it.

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2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz large green glass bottle poured into my 16oz pint glass.

A: Pours a clear apple juice gold with a 1 finger fizzy white head that sticks around and builds from arising carbonation. Very active.

S: Grassy scent, almost like a skanky skunk. Actually it really smells like a skunk, almost makes me not want to taste it, but I'm a degenerate, so I will.

T: A legit pilsner taste. Some sweetness mixed in with grain and earthy grass. Refreshing and crisp.

M: Light bodied, crisp, good mouth coating, and good wetness.

O: First Croatian experience, I'm pleased. A little nervous for the taste after the smell, but it pulled through.

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2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a decent head that drops to a film fairly quickly.
Smell is good and nicely balanced with malt, hops and a hint of honey.
Taste is just malt and hops (balanced well) but quite watery. If the taste had only followed up what the nose was promised...
Mouthfeel: carbonation is good, not overdone like a megabrew, a smooth, clean finish and medium body.
Drinkability: A decent year-round lager, not one to restrict to being just a summer-only thirst quencher.

One addendum: The label on my bottle says 5.4% ABV.

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2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow-gold with a 2 inch white head that settles to a thin cap. Jagged rings of lace slowly dissolve into random spots of lace around the glass. When I first opened this beer, I got a huge whiff of skunk. Upon pouring into a glass, the only smells I get are of grains and some grass or hay notes. Taste is very much the same with grain and grass/hay flavors. There is a slightly herbal bitterness on the palate after each sip. The mouthfeel on this beer is a bit flat with a low level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty average beer from Croatia and my first from the country. I probably wouldn’t get this one again in the future.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden body and a thin soapy white head that leaves some lace.

Herbal and grassy hop with some biscuit malt.

Light hop notes with the bigger malty/grainy contribution. Not the best of flavors.

Light bodied with some nice little scrubby carbonation.

Decent enough beer.

Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
71 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.