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Karlsbräu | Karlsberg Brauerei

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Karlsberg Brauerei

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Andreji on 04-23-2004

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of crissxhou_96
1.28/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of clarknova
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of kofukasho
2.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bulldogops
2.48/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Andreji
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Borderline mediocre brew recently introduced to the shelves at monoprix (reason for which I got my hands onto it). This beer, with all the regular specs of most macro lagers certainly has no special magic to it, because the taste, vague, watered down and only slightly hoppy combines with an uninteresting fizzyness in the mouth that renders it to be (!) yet another lager. Congrats to them germans.

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.53/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : hops and grain aroams.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet hoppy, cereal. back in bitterness persistence.
Drinkability : a not impressed beer in the style German pilsener.

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Photo of parintele
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of crookedhalo
2.87/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale straw color with a light, thin eggshell white head. Not much retention and no lacing. Mildly grainy in aroma, with some light hopping creeping through. Overall, very euro lager in the aroma. A significant malt sweetness upfront moving towards a light bitterness towards the finish. Not quite as clean or as refreshing as I'd hoped for, and the DMS level is almost at its threshold. Not a bad lager, but there are certainly finer, less fruity, examples. It's consumable, just not very interesting or noteworthy.

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Photo of Suds
2.97/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 50 cl can, this brew is a light yellow color, perfectly clear, sporting a modest frothy white head. There's a bit of grain and grass in the aroma, but all the sensations are faint and distant. The beer is a bit tinny, with a very light and watery body. Restrained sweetness, but it's still evident in an omnipresent undercurrent. There's a bit of pleasant bitterness in the finish. The beer isn't a complete loss, but it's basically a run-of-the-mill lager.

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Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.02/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml can, day 13 of the Costco Canada 2014 Beer Advent calendar.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a few random splatters of streaky, sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a bit of indistinct graininess, a soft earthy flintiness, and mildly leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is gritty, grainy cereal malt, a suggestion of clammy corn, an ethereal stale drupe fruitiness, and plain as the day is long weedy, leafy, and dead grassy hops.

The carbonation is pretty timid, barely a wan frothiness bears itself before my palate, the body an adequate medium weight, I suppose, and not really challenged in its quotidian smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the hops apparently adhering to their 4 day work week, or something.

An underwhelming, but by no means offensive version of the style, the malt dialing it in, while the hops show up only to retrieve their paycheck, to extend this weak-ass metaphor even further. Not something I would recommend or seek out when I have that Euro pils itch.

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterPro125
3.09/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

L- Pours a straw gold colour topped by a frothy 2 finger head. Fairly decent retention with thick lacing.

S- Bready malt and weedy hops. Not particularly interesting but certainly in line with the style.

T- Again, bready malts and weedy/leafy hops, although there also seems to be a bit of a metallic finish which is a little unpleasant.

F- Medium-light body with low carbonation. I think this brew could definitely benefit from a little bit more of a carbonation presence.

O- Karlsbrau is quite an average beer with nothing really exciting or overly great to offer. That's not to say it's a bad beer because it isn't ; it's just a little mediocre.

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Photo of atis
3.19/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw gold with large soft head that fades to thin white layer rather fast, very lively and full of large carbonation bubbles. Aroma is grainy malt and few floral hops.

Taste is mild grainy malt with stronger bitterness, clean with medium-dry finish and weak bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with slightly above average carbonation.

Overall, not a bad Pilsener, much better than similar cheap brews.

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Photo of vinivini
3.22/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden pilsener with decent white head and good aroma: grainy with strong herbal hops. Appearance of the beer is too good to be a truth. Taste is more disappointing: too watery and disharmonic. Bitter enough, but at the same time not well-balanced. Medium body and average carbonation.

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Photo of MaSaiani
3.86/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good yes five words

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Photo of Marco1963
4.42/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Karlsbräu from Karlsberg Brauerei
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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