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Karlovacko - Karlovaċka Pivovara

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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

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.

02-03-2012 19:39:38 | More by spinrsx
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Ontario (Canada)

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!!

02-13-2005 23:08:35 | More by pootz
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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

11-06-2006 04:12:59 | More by daliandragon
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Ontario (Canada)

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.

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

06-06-2006 21:22:32 | More by Boto
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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.

06-04-2013 01:04:02 | More by soju6
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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.

01-28-2008 20:27:49 | More by KarlHungus
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2.72/5  rDev -10.5%

06-25-2014 18:35:17 | More by Alex-Alkis
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Alberta (Canada)

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.

07-07-2003 19:15:43 | More by IronDjinn
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-29-2013 02:20:28 | More by cam477
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

10-06-2013 12:51:35 | More by Noelito76
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-21-2013 21:03:11 | More by myxy
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-13-2014 16:10:13 | More by ckollias
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-22-2012 14:53:08 | More by rale
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-11-2013 03:58:29 | More by notchucknorris
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-31-2014 14:16:47 | More by Jack_Frost79
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-20-2014 08:42:53 | More by bralex
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

08-13-2012 00:53:35 | More by bendern
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-14-2013 07:18:52 | More by hansavijaticar
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

07-05-2014 04:51:48 | More by Boki
Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
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