Karlovacko | Karlovaċka Pivovara

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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
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
399
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
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54
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Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 399
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. brown bottle. It pours a crystal-clear, bright yellow-gold body with a foamy bright-white head that holds OK before dropping to a thin collar that leaves some thin lace. Standard sized bubbles rise steadily towards the surface. The nose expresses a clean and sweetly grainy maltiness that's backed by mild floral and spicy hops. The body is distinctly medium with a crisp carbonation. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a grainy maltiness that's lightly sweet but well infused with gentle floral and spicy hop flavor; and backed by a firm bitterness. Overall, a pretty average European lager (although it's clean and un-skunked!).

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow in color, with a proud, fluffy, white head. Unfortunately, the aroma department yields up nothing. Dry, slightly vegetal, nothing else. Body is light, texture has some small graininess in it, and a truly cloying sweetness pervades the lasting finish. Ultimately, a lack of flavor and overwhelming blandness is the hallmark of this lager. I'm still searching for the great beer of Croatia...sigh...

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Photo of Dmann
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color with a perfectly white head that settled into a thin lace. It did have a touch of skunk at first, but after letting set for a minute it faded and the beer had no real aroma. Maybe it was just the bottle I had, but the beer felt very flat in my mouth. It was also difficult to decern specific flavors in this beer, it just seemed very sweet. The only way I can describe it is a sweeter tasting Budweiser. I was not impressed at all.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours with a fluffy white head over pale straw colored liquid. Nose is slightly skunked, with some light malt aromas. Taste is slightly metallic, a bit hoppy and light. Finishes pleasant and clean, an unassuming lager.

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Photo of budgood1
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a croatian pilsener. i had mine in a dark 330 ml bottle. very clear, very pale yellow in color. a minimal head with a touch of lace. had a hard time picking up anything in the aroma....maybe a tad of mustiness and just a touch of hops. nice smooth mouthfeel....tastes pretty neutral...clean and refreshing with a tongue tingling hop bite in the end. dry finish. easy drinking. i'd call it croatian budweiser for lack of any other apt descriptions.

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Photo of jackndan
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Karlovacko: A Croatian Pilsener, in a dark brown 500 ml bottle. It is pure white head (that sticks and leaves very nice lace), over an absolutely clear, pale yellow beer. Clean aroma of light hops. This beer simply tastes like a non-skunked euro-lager, with a strange sour/dryness in the finish that is not unpleasant. Also had a relatively creamy mouth feel for a Pilsner. Very easy to drink. Not bad.

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Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
3.05 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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