Karlovačko Pivo | Karlovaċka Pivovara

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,914
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
432
pDev:
17.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
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Photo of chebode2
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale, clear gold, with a quickly dissipating head.

Smells a little grassy, kind of herbal.

Taste is light, earthy, grassy.

Crisp, light, and refreshing...exactly what you expect from a euro pils.

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Photo of NoahS
2.84/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Alexandre
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
2.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Karlovacko dar jecma s hrvatskih polja

Clear pilsner colour, light fizzy head

Nose light lager, skunky, unfermentables corn light grassy hop

Taste light macro lager, little skunky, more corn unfermentables, little grassy old hop, sticky finish, icky bitterness

Mouth lighter bod, fizzy carb, touch soft lager but sticky

Overall bleh, typical macro eastern European lager

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Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Medlobis
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Deca
2.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nass
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Out of a 16.9 ounce bottle. Cheers! A little too much corn adjunct or something going on. It's not on par with your heineken and stella artois or your spaten lager. It's worth one try out. Let's make this review short & sweet. It's a little worse in my opinion your average euro pale lager. I agree with some people on this page talking about how overly sweet this beer is. I think heineken and stella artois are better euro lagers than this beer. Hey, at least I can tell my friends that I was able to try a beer from Croatia. Cheers! B-

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Photo of HopBelT
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.11/5  rDev +2%
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 -38%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Typhoues
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.65/5  rDev -13.1%
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 -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Daniel7812
2.01/5  rDev -34.1%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of ntomich
3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Karlovačko Pivo from Karlovaċka Pivovara
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 432 ratings