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:
412
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
16.99%
 
 
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3
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59
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Photo of metter98
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear deep yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Immediately after the bottle was opened, strong smells of skunk odors emanated from the bottle, similar to what you would expect if you were in the woods after a skunk passed by. However, these quickly dissipated and transitioned to smells of sweet, bready malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready and grainy malts and is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness. Some hints of sweetness are also detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink but could use a bit more flavors of bready malts and floral hops.

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Photo of DrJay
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold, fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a smattering of lace. Grainy malt aroma with a bit of floral/spicy hops. Mild bitterness, balanced to the sweet side, with a hint of floral and citrus hops. Not much of a finish. Light bodied and dry. Thirst quenching and average.

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Photo of Bones54
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am Croatian and this beverage is drank more than water in my family. Trying to hide my biast, this is an average Pilsner at best. I believe it was recently purchased by a larger brewer (maybe Heiniken) and this is a good thing because this beer was easily spoiled in the past. The pasteurization must have improved because rarely is a spoiled one found now. The overall taste has a bit of bitter crispness to it, but generally bland. Overall this is a great lawnmower or summertime beer when your looking to throw some back and not worry about how many you drank

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Photo of skypup
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a Pils glass.

clear light pilsner with above average carbonation; Thin head that dissolves relatively quickly.

Sweet and slightly malty smell.

Clean with a mildly hoppy aftertaste

Light and bubbly. Crisp finish.

Had this beer from the bottle and on tap while on vacation in Croatia; Decent drinkability, over-all an average

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Photo of Kallenovsky
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harrymel
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes on 07/21/10
50cl for $4 @ Huck's in Spokane, WA

Poured from bottle to SN pint.

A: Pours a thin, white head which dissipates rapidly and is rejuvinated reciprocally with a constant stream of bubbles. Exellent clarity.

S: Sweet grain with a hint of skunking, rainier cherries in there too.

T: Grain, earth, corn. Pretty standard pils profile. nothing notable here. Finish dissipates with two breathes.

M: Light body. Almost champagne style carbonation (a little too bubbly for a lager pils).

D: Okay beer, would rather have a zatec in the same category of beer.

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Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle came from a brew of the month club and is a bit old, but no sediment. Just saw online today that the brewery may be temporarily closed for possible improper hazzardous waste disposal. Anyway - this poured with a nice head that promptly settled down. No lace. Nice golden amber color. Aroma of grain, grass, light malt, mild spice and some hop. Flavor is distictly sweet. Decent body. Short finish. Drinkable beer.

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Photo of kingothewoods
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The green bottle! Never been a fan of anything produced in a green bottle. Clear, golden pilsner with carbonated head that dissipates to nothing. Cleans the pallet. Smooth with hints of alcohol. I find the drinkability higher than what I originally thought.

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Photo of Robertas
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brent
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not quite as crisp as other Czech Pilseners I've had, but overall, this was a pleasant and easy to drink beer. Malt had a touch of grassy flavor, with some light grape in the background. A bit light on the hops, but enough to carry through. Finish was on the sweet side.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of byronic
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crookedhalo
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden in color, thin white head in the straight-sided pint glass. Spicy hop aroma with a decent malt backup; rather lackluster. Mineral content in the finish, yet very clean like a Czech pils. The hops seem to be the best part of this beer. I'm just someone that can appreciate an good eastern European hop. This one delivers if you're looking for a German/Czech lager meld.

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Photo of brendan13
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls fairly quickly to a thin whisp.
S - Grainy malts and a soft, light floral hop touch.
T - Sweet grain maltiness, slight honey note.
M - Light to medium bodied, fairly high carbonation.
D - A basic, uncomplex lager. Nothing to get excited about but a few of these would go down without a problem.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Acforster2
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked this up at a non-descript local liquor store that seems to specialize in a) macro swill, and b) foreign beers from distant lands not well known for their beers. In a momentary frenzy of "wow, wonder what that's like?", I plucked up a bottle of Karlovaċko.
Hmm, looks a lot like a Heineken or some other Euro schwill; clear golden color, modest clots of carbonation and a soapy white head. Not much in the way of a smell, either. A light amount of grainy malts but I had to really work to detect it. This wasn't going all that well.
The taste is where things started coming together. Not exactly bursting with flavor, Karlovaċko still delivered a respectable level of grassy malt flavor and a surprising amount of herbal, vaguely spicy hops taste. The finish had an increasing amount of bitterness that faded out at the right time instead of lingering and morphing into a metallic bite I despise. The feel was a bit watery and slick.
Overall, this finished up on a strong note. While nothing earth-shattering, Karlovaċko had a decent flavor and was an interesting find.

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Photo of cudmud
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very clear straw color with two fingers of bright white foam. The color and and appearance are true to the style.

Smell: This beer has the smell of fresh wet grass, but I wish the flavors were more noticeable.

Taste: Very light hop and malt taste. The hops are most notable in the aftertaste. In all, I think the beer lacks true pilsner flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin

Overall: An OK beer, but I wouldn't go searching for it. It could refresh you on a summer's day.

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Photo of cimhal
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SkylerShores
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 gatornation
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bought a pint single at surdyks..it poured a dark yellow color with an ok head and lacing not your typical pils color the smell was hops and sweet floral smells i also detect a slght earthy smell from this one..the taste was not as crisp and floral as i like euro-pils to be it had slight peat taste to it..overall its not a bad pils but ill choose budvar or golden pheasant over this one when the beer taste bud want an easy drinking euro-pils

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Photo of Galijun
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pens1967
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Karlovacko from Karlovaċka Pivovara
3.06 out of 5 based on 412 ratings.
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