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
Ratings:
402
Reviews:
207
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
56
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0
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Photo of JakeScully
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a great pilsner

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $2.15 from the local LCBO. I do believe this is my first beer from Croatia. It also happens to be my 1,000th unique beer, however, not my 1,000th review. Saving something more special for that,

Appearance - Crystal clear, pale golden straw color. Small weak half finger of head is poured with modest retention. Some lively bubbles of varying sizes.

Smell - Clean and fairly grain with a subtle sweetness that is too much for a Czech pilsner. Light grassy notes are relatively hidden. Some starnge malty sweetness in here too.

Taste - Fairly clean, lacking the hop bite of the best pilsners. Drinks more like a Euro pale Lager. Some graininess.

Mouthfeel - Expressive but moderate carbonation. light body. Easy to drink.

Overall - A decent beer that won't blow anyone away. Better than some pale lagers but doesn't hold a candle to the best pilsners.

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Photo of mwar
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.54/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold colour. Smells like lager/pilsner yeast, light pale malts, crisp, and clean. Tags a bit heavier than it smells, but light overall, pale malts, basic lager/pilsner flavours and bitterness; not much to it, but it's crisp and refreshing, perfect for the Croatian heat!

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zrile
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Legendary.

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

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
2.67/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

One of two entries from Croatia on the "1001" list.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seangibbs60
4.42/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrew8626
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.73/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured mine into a lager mug. Pours a nice pale golden yellow color, with a thin foam head that sits.

Smells skunky with a watery smell, similar to a Euro Pale Lager.

Tastes like an average Euro Pale Lager, with water. Wouldn't say it's watery but the flavor is on the weak side.

Feels thin, almost watery, low carbonation. Easy to drink but not much to it. Besides its color.

Overall this is my second Czech Pilsner in two days and this one doesn't taste anything like the other, it's a Euro Pale Lager.

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

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with much of the same, simple lager, yet crisp and clean. Not bad at all.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.57/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of El-blanco
2.05/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Probably one of the worst beers you can find in Europe. It reminds me more of a cider than a beer. Very watery with absolutely no depth of flavour. The scent is very sweet, again, like a cider. This might be great while lounging on a beach in split but it does not work anywhere else.

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

Photo of tautog
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fizzy half finger white head that dissipates quickly to patches with little lacing. Massive skunking on opening the bottle. Aroma of sweet bready malt, light grassy hops, skunk. Flavor is sweet bready malt with some light biscuit, light grassy hops, finishes drier with a lingering mildly astringent hop bitterness. Light bodied with active carbonation. One of the most skunked beers I've ever had, so trying to evaluate the base beer underneath. The initial taste is pleasant light bready malt with a little graininess and biscuit, but not strong enough to support what's left of the hops which seem to be just bitter with little herbal nature. Skunky and fizzy, there does seem to be a light, pleasant pilsener in there somewhere. Meh. As my first Croatian beer, I hoped it would a better introduction.

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Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
3.06 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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