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AC/DC - Karlsberg Brauerei

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 31
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karlsberg Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: eduardolinhalis on 10-21-2012

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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

AC/DC
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"! (1,611 characters)

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of vinivini
3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

AC/DC 16 oz can poured into shaker pint

A: Light clear yellow very carbonated lots of bubbles

S: bready, grainy, corn little bit of a pilsner nose to it

T: bready grainy reminds me of a less bitter miller high life

M: a little creamy not as thin as the color belies tastes clings a little to the tongue

O: Beer is quite common. The best thing about it is the slightly creamy mouthfeel. The beer is a run in the mill tasting macro brew. I think its a cross between high life and Budweiser. (494 characters)

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of enelson
3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer, brewed both at Karlsberg Brauerei in Germany, and at Brassreie de Saverne in France, is pretty weak. Not awful, mind you - and for what I was expecting pretty spot-on. The flavors and smell and feel are just "meh" - it doesn't quite meet any style head-on, but presents a mild hop and grain profile like a pilsener, but lacking any real crispness. The product markets its adherence to the German Purity Law. I would characterize it as harmless. (455 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.34/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head that dissipates to a thick cap leaving good lacing. Aroma of grainy and bready malt, light grassy hops and a pleasant and somewhat surprising floral component. Flavor is biscuit malt with a bit of graininess developing, grassy hops, very slightly floral. Finishes quite dry and somewhat starkly bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The profile is classic pilsner, but a bit thin for one; the initial biscuity malt is pleasant and the grassy hops are robust enough, but the finish is dry and slightly astringent, could use some more malt flavor in the finish. Substantially fuller flavored than a typical Euro pale lager, but not a stellar pilsner. Better than expected, but does not need a return visit. The finish really drags the score down on this one. (863 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a small collar around the edge that extends up into some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bready and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of bready and cracker malts and light bits of associated sweetness. Hints of floral and grassy hops are present, but these only contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has slight hints of dryness.
O: This lager is quite easy to drink and doesn't have any off flavors like you would normally expect from beers in this style, especially the ones that come in green bottles.

Serving type: can (942 characters)

Photo of kkmiller76
2.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chefdave37
2.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pstam87
3.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready and cracker malts with a light aroma of floral + grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready and cracker malts with a light amount of corn-like sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of floral + grassy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean with very light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with clean flavors. Definitely worth a try. (843 characters)

Photo of janubio
2.56/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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? (462 characters)

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrew041180
3.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marco1963
4.41/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Best Quality for the price. Excellent suvenir. (47 characters)

Photo of Beerman1977
2.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of bmaggot
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of josanguapo
2.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kamilgracki
2.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of poskok
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
2.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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. (410 characters)

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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AC/DC from Karlsberg Brauerei
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