AC/DC - Karlsberg Brauerei
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
2.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Golden color with thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of bread and floral and grassy hops.
Sweet flavor of pale malt with a reasonable amount of floral, spicy and grassy hops. Hints of minerals. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with medium carbonation.
Average pilsner, nothing very especial, with a nice spicy hop but a too light body and some metallic touch. Not bad for under 2 bucks.
03-30-2014 23:57:08 | More by FLima
3.91/5 rDev +36.2%
568 ml can. €,79 @ Kaufland, Goerzallee 195, 14167 Berlin
5.0% abv. "GERMAN BEER AUSTRALIAN HARD ROCK"
- - - just for your information, this is not a one-off beer; and is currently available in several countries, and should have a more widespread presence soon (it has U.S. label approval). It's contract-brewed at facilities in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France. Additionally, the company also makes an AC/DC Energy Drink. - - -
Appearance: Clear golden body. Rocky white head. Very good head retention and lacing.
Aroma: Fresh. Clean. Floral and grassy with some minor pils malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body. Surprisingly soft and smooth, moderate carbonation.
Flavor: Pils malt is the main component, followed by some delicate hop flavor and lightly spicy & grassy hops. It's not very hoppy, and not very bitter - hardly what I'd expect from "AC/DC" (on the other hand, Malcolm did turn 60 a couple of weeks back), but it is well-balanced and well-rounded. I'd imagine that you could drink a lot of these, and there is some character to it, so I don't think you'd go longing for more. If that was the aim, they've nailed it.
Overall: Gimmicky? Yes. But I just couldn't pass it up, and I only paid €,79 for it, which is €,11 less than the Evian water I bought, so it's not like it's really over-priced because of the name. At the same time I also bought three cans of beer in the standard ,5l size for €,28, €,33 and €,39 but they weren't as good. So, given the opportunity again I'd just buy the AC/DC beer. It's not great, but it's still pretty good. And the can "goes to 11"!
01-30-2014 15:26:14 | More by NeroFiddled
2.58/5 rDev -10.1%
568 ml. can. Pours a straw yellow colour, with a small head that dissapears in a minute, leaving a ring on the border. Smell of canned beer as it used to be canned beer years ago, medicinal, some grain and maybe flowers. Medium to light body and thin palate. Taste is metallic, herbal and some masty sweetness. I'll keep the can, but if I drink another one it has to be in an AC/DC concert where they only sell this beer. Wait... maybe is why they made this for?
04-04-2013 15:52:51 | More by janubio
3.2/5 rDev +11.5%
500ml can served in a chalice.
A: Pours a pale yellow golden color forming a big white aired and fluffy white head. Low retention and many lacings formed and left
S: Very grainy and bready. Sweet grains and Lager yeasts. Notes of cardboard. Citrus and flowery hops
T: Follows the nose. A slightly sweet upfront. Extremely grainy. Notes of cardboard. A little bit metallic. Lager yeasts make it bready
M: Light body and good carbonation. Aftertaste is grainy and bitter. Nice hops bitterness kick
O: Very drinkable. Despite the mild taste of cardboard probably caused by adjunct malts, it's an honest and easy drinking German Lager. BTW, I luv AC/DC but the band is much better than the beer... :))
10-21-2012 20:26:29 | More by eduardolinhalis
AC/DC from Karlsberg Brauerei
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.