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
Ratings:
412
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
16.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
59
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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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Photo of tdm168
3.31/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k3ve
3.35/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phigg1102
3.86/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear golden color with a thin cap that remains throughout the beer. Earthy and floral hops in the nose with a distinguishable cracker like malt aroma. Grassiness comes through in the taste and a well balanced pleasant bitterness throughout. Medium bodied with a nice roundness and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mentor Family Foods (I call it "family feud") is a little independent grocery near here that always has some oddball Croatian food and beverages hidden here and there. I went a lookin and I turned up this.

It looks nice in the glass. A deep golden with fair head that subsides quickly. Biggish bubbles. The aroma is a nice finishing hops smell.

The taste is a balanced, slightly hoppy beer taste. It's dry and very authentic tasting. This is a very easy drinking beer that does not insult your palate. One could drink a few of these. It's not very expensive, so this is a nice novelty - an authentic old world beer from halfway around the globe.

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Photo of dcotom
3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rick778
2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of smithj4
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of VitorDamasceno
2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
2.82/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.31/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, pale golden, white head. aroma, sweetness and some grass. The taste is slightly sweet, watery. Mild carbonation, very easy to drink. Still worth a try.

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