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Pan Lager | Carlsberg Croatia

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Brewed by:
Carlsberg Croatia
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-23-2008

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Photo of Galijun
3.48/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of JohnW
3.33/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer in bottle served at a harbour front cafe in Split, Croatia. The only other beers the cafe had were Heineken and Tuburg or Guiness on Tap (all to be avoided in my opinion!) and I always ask for a local brewed beer and was brought this. The bottle was green glass and with green label simply marked PAN Lager (not as descibed in the review below) and as I did not know who brewed it had no preconceptions of what to expect.

The beer poured bright gold colour and crystal clear, with decent white head that stayed a while. Aroma was typical of a mass produced Euro lager - 'grassy' and dry, with slight hint of malts and hops. Taste was bright, fresh and clean as expected, leaning to some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Light in texture, but I thought fairly satisfying, and, in the conditions I was drinking it - a very hot sunny afternoon - it went down well. I had no idea it was brewed by a Carlsberg sub, otherwise might have felt differently! I can only say I enjoyed this at the time, it had no serious vices, and was easy to drink and refreshing. No great depth of flavours or the complexity of the great German or Czech brews, but pleasant non-the-less.

Maybe under different conditions I might have felt differently - and there are better Croatian/Slovenian beers on tap - like Lasko and Karlovacko - but this hit the spot at the time!

JohnW July 2008
B'ham UK

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3.17/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of runwild99
2.83/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lipa
2.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kw_pip
2.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this isnt retired at all, its everywhere here in sarajevo. half liter cans going real cheap at the moment. smells like the can it comes in unfortunately, and without a born on date, it may well be a retired product from awhile back. nose also has that spent grain stink that reminds you its still a beer. flavor is weirdly absent, it doesnt taste like water, but its beer components are muted somehow. im wondering definitely if this is something kind of old. flavors just never seem to come out i any meaningful way. its probably just as well because all i can taste is extract malt and bread yeast. feel is bubbly and light, heavy in the gut though. nothing special.

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Photo of PsenicnoCRO
2.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jooj8
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of biboergosum
2.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

500ml can (@4.8% ABV), with the same obfuscating aftermarket label stuck onto it. Thanks a bunch.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with three swollen fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of stale corn husks, kind of sour pale malts, a hint of metallic or plastic astringency, and very weak leafy, weedy, and dead hooker (oops, I meant 'floral') green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, corn pone, subtle musty cardboard notes (and the plastic ties that bind it), lager yeast, and more well understated herbal, weedy, and skanky 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its mildly aggressive frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, nothing really having the temerity or gumption to mess about here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt kind of starting to assert itself once those nasty esters have blown their wad.

Overall, yeah, this is certainly nothing to be proud of, with a number of off-flavours abounding. I'm going to have to say it, uh huh, I'm going to go and 'pan the Pan Lager'. Somebody had to do it, and it might as well have been me.

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Photo of emiricius
2.37/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A - Pours a thin white head that lingers.

S - slightly bready, earthy, not very strong and hard to pick up much aroma.

T - Not picking up very much in the way of spices

M - Full bodied enough

D - not satisfied at all - I was expect much more... well one of Carlsberg serial productions

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Photo of bylerteck
2.26/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can from a corner store in Sarajevo. From notes.

A - Poured a typical yellow lager colour with lot's of carbonation and a two finger head that faded fast. Predictable style characteristics sadly. Retention was ok with no lacing.

S - Corny grain. Bored before I took a sip.

T - Sweet grain and some herbal hops. Not much depth or complexity but better than the aroma.

M - Mild carbonation and a light body. Lingering sweeness. A little oily.

O/D - Simple. Not tasty or interesting. The same beer exists 4 times over in every other country so why would I want this one? Easy to drink if there's nothing else available.

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Photo of Miha
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CamaroHR
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Pan Lager from Carlsberg Croatia
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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