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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
Ranking:
#44,345
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
417
pDev:
17.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of BeerBelly69
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%
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 -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylemckinnis
2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.54/5  rDev -49.5%
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 +22.6%
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 -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
4.03/5  rDev +32.1%
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 +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
2.94/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brutalist
3.48/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
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%
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 +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
2.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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