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Zlatorog - Pivovarna Laško

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73
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 22.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovarna Laško visit their website
Slovenia

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-01-2005)
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer while visting Croatia. it was very popular there. It's a good example of a czech pilsner. Clean and pronounced hops. Frothy head and pure golden color. It's very drinkable and goes down easy. Perfect for those hot Croatian summers. I would not put it up there with Staropramen and others, but it's a good pilsner option.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 22:42:09 | More by CampusCrew
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is almost non-existent. Flavor is smooth. Decent grain tones with a bit of an earthy bite. Feel is smooth on liquid. Carbonation is decent and jut slightly high. Overall an easy drinker. There are certainly some bad examples of this style out there and this isn't one of them. Not going to blow you away, but it works.

Serving type: can

06-12-2009 19:57:03 | More by RblWthACoz
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml, 4.9% ABV, according to the LCBO...

This beer pours a clear light straw colour, with a copious amount of thin foamy white head, which leaves some sparse random lace around the glass upon its remission. It smells of white cracker grain, and somewhat acrid grassy hops. The taste is sweet white grain, a bit bready, and earthy, kind of vegetal, hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, a bit slick, and it finishes kind of flat, the white grain and underwhelming hops not exactly showboating.

The lack of any crispness to the hops and grain make me question the Czech Pilsner classification, but overall, not a bad pale Euro-lager, cloyingness being at a minimum. (Maybe the 'love' in the brewing process softened things a bit...)

Serving type: can

02-21-2010 01:15:16 | More by biboergosum
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

06-08-2013 01:05:37 | More by DannyBaldoni
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale golde. Short head, little lacing.

I get apple on the nose. Some hay.

Nice grassy hops up front. Doesn't leap out at you, but they're there, which is better than you can say of most mass euro-lagers. Crisp finish with light fruity malt.

A surprisingly nice lager from Slovenia.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 00:08:55 | More by CanuckRover
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

05-31-2014 21:12:48 | More by endless1408
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - first thing noticed is the nice foamy white head with poured, has a very "airy" appearance. once the head is gone, decent amount of lacing left behind. very clear golden colour with a min amount of carbonation.

Smell - clean smelling beer, unique smelling beer. I would say a malty sweet smell was the one that came across the most.

Taste - nice tasting beer, can really taste the malt of brew. there is a slight kick to the aftertaste, however, very pleasant.

Mouthfeel - carbonation level increase providing a nice mouthfeel.

Drinkability - for a Czech beer, i went in with no expectations. Coming out, i would 100% drink this beer again and enjoy it with friends.

Serving type: can

10-07-2010 01:04:38 | More by Swedes21
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a familiar golden-yellow colour, topped with a thin white head that lasts a few minutes before fading into wisps upon the surface. A thin collar follows the edge of the glass, but there is little-to-no-lacing. Carbonation level looks appropriate. The aroma is nice but highly generic; grainy cracker malts and grass.

Clean, crisp taste, but nothing especially interesting as far as flavour goes - those same doughy, grainy malts provide a bit of sweetness, with some light hay-like hops rounding out the profile. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Feels a little slippery on the tongue.

I can't really work up much enthusiasm for this, but it's a perfectly drinkable lager. I bought this mostly because I've never had Slovenian beer before, and I doubt I'll get it again.

Serving type: can

09-04-2011 07:27:52 | More by thehyperduck
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tatterdash

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this bright green label at the local LCBO and decided to go for it. Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white head that dissipates but never completely goes away. Aroma of strong saaz hops, with a bit of breadiness and over-cooked vegetables thrown in. Taste was a bit of sweet grain turning quickly bitter, with spicy hopped finish, a little brackish though. Mouthfeel was of course very crisp, but not as soft water as expected. Very good and drinkable, but there are many better pilseners out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2005 00:40:16 | More by tatterdash
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a pint glass.
ABV marked as 4.9% on stickers affixed to the can.

A - Poured a clear golden yellow with a 2cm white head. Head reduced to a thin cap and a decent of amount lacing is produced.

S - Grainy, grassy and a hint of butter.

T - Sweet malts hit first followed by the hops. The hop profile is more herbal then typical Lagers/Pilsners. Again I picked up some buttery notes. There's also some unpleasant metallic notes that show up in the finish

M - Average carbonation and some creaminess. Lacks that crispness I expect from a typical Lager/Pilsner.

D - Average. Enjoyed on occasion but not something I regularly drink.

Serving type: can

09-14-2010 02:02:48 | More by decimator
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Anze

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -3.5%

10-24-2013 16:33:50 | More by Anze
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, hops, floral notes, lemon, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains mixed with light hops and some lemons. There is also a little bit of a metallic flavour mixed with corn. As well I picked up on a bit of a fruit sweetness.. perhaps pears or apples. The beer finishes with a grainy aftertaste with a fair amount of a spicy bitterness.

Overall – A highly drinkable beer that was unremarkable. Just another Euro lager..

Serving type: can

05-03-2011 18:34:58 | More by spinrsx
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-16-2011 02:49:42 | More by BierBliss
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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

Continuing my goal of reviewing all the random import cans at the local LCBO comes this brew...

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thumb of head with little retention and a little sporadic lacing.

S - Mild on the nose, grassy hop notes, musty cardboard, paper mache and a metallic finish.

T - Mild again, musty grassy notes, hints of sweet corn, buttered bread and wet cardboard.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A mild and unadventurous pilz. I have a feeling I will continue to be underwhelmed by these import cans, but here's to hoping I will discover a hidden gem. This unfortunately, is not it.

Serving type: can

05-07-2012 17:01:42 | More by andrenaline
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

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

golden clear, some head, little lacing, not much sticks around

highly skunky / limey / minty... like a Corona with lime still in it

tastes alright, not much like it smells, kinda like a Heineken

maybe a bit over fizzy, feels pretty good

overall, pretty drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 21:24:37 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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tmzl

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-09-2013 16:09:06 | More by tmzl
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-14-2013 07:20:19 | More by hansavijaticar
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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-21-2011 18:25:50 | More by stevoj
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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

when i first had this it was ice cold on a 100 degree day, and i thought it was sensational. every subsequent drinking ive thought less and less of it. now im to the point where i cant really stomach more than one. call it beer fatigue, but this doesnt really work for me anymore. smells like a standard euro adjunct, with a crispy hop presence in the nose that doesnt quite make it to the flavor. it also has a decent malt profile in both aroma and flavor, not at all heavy, but not watered down either. flavor is pretty standard, a little mineral rich, but quite drinkable at a cold temperature. feel is way too carbonated, but the body is fine for a hot day. its the after taste that i think is the nasty part, i try to ignore it by drinking another sip before it sets in. im sure ill have this again, but i likely wont be too enthused.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 17:48:01 | More by StonedTrippin
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330 mL can from a small store in Sarajevo. Can says 4.9% ABV.

A - Pours with a loose, soapy white head of two fingers. Bright gold or yellow colour with alot of carbonation. Bright. Lacing is quite good with chunks around the sides and a retention that is better than it should be.

S - Sweet corny malt. Some hay like hop notes.

T - Sweet malt, less corny. Grassy, hay hop notes. More sweetness than I would like.

M - Medium carbonation and light to medium body. Creamy. Not crisp.

D - Meh. A Euro lager less sweet than your typical stuff but not good by any means. Worth it if the only thing available is less interesting but otherwise a pass.

Serving type: can

04-13-2011 18:09:04 | More by tbeckett
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-31-2014 22:10:13 | More by poskok
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BucBasil

South Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the 500mL bottle into a pint glass at Pr'Skelet Bar in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A: Pure gold witha 1.5 finger pure white head with ok retention.

S: After pouring, the skunky smell is evident from pretty far away. Euro lager smell. A lot of must and some grainy sourness. Old grain.

T: Rough and grainy with the taste of whole grain crackers... like triscuits or something. Finishes slightly sour with a lasting impression of skunk and must that is not altogether pleasant.

M: Crisp on the tongue and going down alright.

D: Not a big fan and not looking to drink a bunch of these. Kind of off-ish taste, but I have a feeling it's intentional.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 04:40:21 | More by BucBasil
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stoutman

Michigan

2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

4.9 % on bottle label. Nothing special here, this is below average stuff, and kind of cheap. Bought from the LCBO in Toronto. The aroma was sharp, crisp, floral, slightly sweet. Light gold in color, thin white head, lots of lace that fades rather quickly. The flavour was of floral hops, some sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, and medium carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2006 23:57:56 | More by stoutman
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djura

Serbia

2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Golden color,nice white foam,staying for couple of seconds,but stay with one finger till the end. Medium carbonation.

S-Extremely awful,very unpleasant smell,don't know what it is,like bad brandy.

T/M- Taste is below average for lagers. At the first,it is refreshing,but as you drink it,it tastes sorrow. Some bitter aftertaste.

O-Expected much more from this,Lasko produce nice beers,but this one is above their standards.

Serving type: can

01-20-2012 19:11:19 | More by djura
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Rather ordinary beer . Pale, thin after first sip of the lastin head, some creaminess in head. Drying aftertaste. Some beer and floral-nitrogen like aroma. Not much taste. Pales, pardon the pun, in comparison to the other side of the tracks where the real Czech beers are brewed.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2005 23:32:22 | More by Sammy
Zlatorog from Pivovarna Laško
73 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.