Karlovacko - Karlovaċka Pivovara

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71
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316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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Karlovaċka Pivovara visit their website
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(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%

Photo of T-34-85
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.

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of wolf6656
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.

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of budgood1
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a croatian pilsener. i had mine in a dark 330 ml bottle. very clear, very pale yellow in color. a minimal head with a touch of lace. had a hard time picking up anything in the aroma....maybe a tad of mustiness and just a touch of hops. nice smooth mouthfeel....tastes pretty neutral...clean and refreshing with a tongue tingling hop bite in the end. dry finish. easy drinking. i'd call it croatian budweiser for lack of any other apt descriptions.

Photo of mrfrancis
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Agold
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Picked up a 500ml bottle for about $2 at the Best Yet grocery in Astoria. After the initial skunk aroma wafts away (thanks green bottle), I'm left a with a plan, slightly sweet lager with a vague hint of herbal hops and toasted barley. Sure it's bland, but there's nothing offensive here. Probably a decent beer when fresh.

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

Picked up in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina, the brown 25cl bottle bears a red, white and gold label with a coat of arms above the name. The Croatian language label offers no ingredient list. Best before 10/15/07, I opened it on 9/30/07.

Pours a clear solid gold under a short-lived one finger white head that left exactly one spot of lace before disappearing quickly. The nose is reasonably strong of grain, perhaps corn but not at all unpleasant. The mouth is fairly chewy and reasonably well carbonated. A decent, solid taste with plenty of bready grain but not much on the hops side. I suppose this would be OK as a quaffer on a hot summer day. It'll do.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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 goschool
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour is pale gold with a head that starts out appropriately large, but disappears altogether. The nose is grassy hops, muted as they might be. This straddles the fence between a European-macro lager and a Czech pilsner. It's got crisp, grassy saaz hops, a bit of malt, and a hint of herbs- there's just not much of any of it. The mouthfeel is average, so is drinkability. This stuff is a little bit better then a novelty beer from an exotic eastern European country although it's nothing exciting.

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

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle.

Poured a copper, slightly golden amber hue, very odd for any pilsner I've ever had. Some sparse lacing for a pilsner. The first smell to the old nostrils was bananas then cloves. But the aroma eventually went to a tainted water malt with a hint of copper pipe. Flavor was like a weizen, not at all like a pilsner. Lots of cloves with some tropicla flavors that I couldn't describe. But the vacation in my mouth quickly went sour. Well, more like metallic just like the smell. This was just a hint of metal though, not overpowering.
But the metaalic did affect the mouthfeel of this brew. The carbonation was not up to par for my pilsners. Not as crisp or refreshing.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
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 316 ratings.