Karlovačko Pivo | Karlovaċka Pivovara

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karlovaċka Pivovara
Croatia (Hrvatska)
karlovacka.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,074
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
421
pDev:
17.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
62
Trade:
0
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Photo of BenBreeg
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.11/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I must say that even if this beer turns out to be no Bueno, I am still intrigued to have found a beer from Croatia! I had been scouring local bottle shops yesterday when I spotted this oddball bottle at Country Garden Six-Pack & decided to give it a whirl.

From the bottle: "Okrunjeno Kvalitetom (Crowned with Quality)"; "Stoljetna Tradicija (Centuries-old Tradition)".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. I followed this with a vigorous in-glass swirl that raised just over a finger of foamy bone-white head with decent retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM => 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, enticing a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. Nose smelled of honey malt and grassy Saaz hops & my first thought was "Heineken", which is apparently not far off of the mark as Heineken is their parent company! Mouthfeel was thin & watery, even for a lager. The taste was definitely Saaz hops-driven, but it seemed muted when compared to the nose. It had a light grassiness and a light honey-like flavor, but in both cases, it seemed dialed down/back. Finish was semi-dry & highly refreshing, which is what I really want in a Czech Pils, but given a choice between this one and Pilsner Urquell, I am going with the latter over the former. The redeeming thing about this one is its relatively inexpensive price point. It may not have been the greatest, but at least I did not pay much for it. Oh well.

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Photo of srdjan-homer
1.89/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Typhoues
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.65/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mild malt sweetness. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a light malt character. The hops presence is extremely mild and there is not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely better choices available in the style.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
2.44/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Daniel7812
2.01/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Very industrial beer, artificial and chemical.

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Photo of pstam87
3.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of ntomich
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBelly69
4.5/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real nice flavour. Good colour. Real easy drinking beer.

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Photo of DOCRW
2.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylemckinnis
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.54/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

From backlog. 500 ml bottle. Skunk in the nose and the flavor. Leaves a film on the roof of the mouth. This beer tastes like any run of the mill European lager, a la Heineken. Not impressed.

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Advertised as a Czech pils.

Straw color color and clear. Moderate head but little lace.

Grainy pale barley dominates the smell.

The taste is not as awful as I expected which is to say it's more flavorful than the typical macro. It starts with pale malt with nearly no graininess. Light hop but notable. The body is appropriate for the style.

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Photo of monkist
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
4.03/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, light yellow body; fizzy carbonation; thick, soapy head. Light malt scent; grassy; mildly herbal. Mild cereal grain flavors; hop bitterness starts near the middle and lingers nicely at the finish of each sip. Medium body; crisp and clean; smooth on the palate.

A very fine, well-rounded pilsner from Croatia. Then, too, other reviewers claim this is more along the lines of a pale European lager. Regardless, this beer exhibits classic Czech/German pilsner qualities.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brutalist
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 421 ratings
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