Karlovacko | 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
Ratings:
410
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
16.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Robertas
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of BeerBelly69
4.5/5  rDev +47.1%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylemckinnis
2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.54/5  rDev -49.7%
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 +22.2%
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 -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
4.03/5  rDev +31.7%
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 +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.93/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brutalist
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml bottle - wow, it's been a coon's age since we last saw this Croatian offering in Alberta, back about a decade or so ago when I chugged a few of these at the behest of that uber-sexy blonde waitress at Metro Billiards. Or something.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some bleeding paint swath lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, further wet cereal notes, a bit of pear and apple fruitiness, weak Euro gasohol, and some grassy, herbal, and dank floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, more damp breakfast cereal, muddled pome fruity esters, subtle hints of petrol, and more understated leafy, dead grassy, and musty floral verdant 'hoppiness'.

The carbonation is quite active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as an uncertain acridity takes more than a minor tithe here. It finishes off-dry, the base malt keeping things moving along, while the meek fruity and hoppy essences fade into the ether.

Overall, this is hardly an exemplary version of the proclaimed style, as the hops just seem to be dialing it in, and the general crispness factor is damned near nil. Not all that hard to drink, mind you, but more as a simple Euro Pale Lager, and not the headier Czech-style Pils, IMHO.

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Photo of Suds
2.44/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have never had a beer from Croatia, so I picked this one up just to try it. It is a golden-yellow color with a tall white head. A little haze in the liquid. The aroma has a bit of sulfur, light hops, and grass. The taste is lightly sweet and has a middle-range bitterness. It is a typical, maybe sub-par, Euro-lager. Light, a bit of sharpness in the finish. Forgettable.

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Photo of SkylerShores
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
2.77/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My sis brought this beer back from the last family rebellion. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is grainy. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. It's a solid standard euro pils. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JPNesker
3.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent malty lager.

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

Photo of Galijun
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bags69
3.39/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atone315
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
3.06 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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