Karlovačko Pivo | 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:
#45,812
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
424
pDev:
17.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
65
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Ratings: 424 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of shelby415
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brutalist
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -19.7%
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 +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +18.4%
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 +1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JPNesker
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
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 -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Galijun
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bags69
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atone315
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kw_pip
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fr0wn3r
2.24/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Toza
3.94/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of movieclockstar
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of iftcoach
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lipa
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Shanex
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a great pilsner

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Karlovačko Pivo from Karlovaċka Pivovara
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 424 ratings