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Karlsberg Brauerei

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From:
Karlsberg Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
5%
Score:
73
Avg:
3.15 | pDev: 16.51%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
168
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2021
Added:
Oct 21, 2012
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  28
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Rated: 3.52 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.01/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours crystal clear and light gold with a decent head, retention, and lacing.

Pale malts very present on the nose, mostly of the crackery variety. A bit of peppery yeast is present. Very little hopping present.

Sweet malts forward, although they are pretty muddy, with just a bit of crackery character discernable. Mild floral and grassy hopping, but not quite enough of it.

Medium bodied. Well carbonated. A fairly long finish, but it's at least a reasonably drying one.

Pretty pedestrian in every way. It meets the style guidelines and provides some nice refreshing carbonation, but not much else.
Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.06 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Aug 17, 2021
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Rated by Jewsiy

2.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
It's about as fun as a budweiser. Not creative flavor. The can looks kind of cool
Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bought and consumed in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The beer smells grainy and slightly vegetal. Taste is similar. Grainy with a light sweetness. Finish has a bit of earthy bitterness and a bit of mango of all things. This is a very typical beer meant to mindlessly rock hard, much like every aC/DC album. Enjoy mindlessly.
May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.23 by Giangio from Italy

Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Aug 09, 2019
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Rated by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

2.16/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Incredible piece of shit.
So-so appearance.
Almost no smell.
Bland taste, soft feel.
Bravely poured down.
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Review: Large black 568ml can of ACDC Beer Rock or Bust: ABV: 5% vol

I love rock music and heavy metal and It’s not that I think that ACDC are a bad band or anything but truth be told I was never into them at all. If I had to pick an Aussie band then I’d go Cosmic Psychos, a criminally underrated band who sing about getting drunk and shit.

Having said all that, It’s A Long Way To The Top is a rock classic.

Coming in an all black can with ACDC spelt out in shiny grey lettering. “German beer, Australian hard rock”. “Rock or Bust” is the name of the bands most recent album and the name of their last tour, which In Germany set a new record for the number of tickets sold within the shortest time span, with more than 300,000 tickets sold out in 77 minutes.

The beer is exclusive to Aldi, and is sold in a good few central European countries, and in Brazil and Australia, and sold in cans or big fuck off kegs. The beer also strictly follows Germany’s ancient beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot.

On pour, get a very fluffy, massive white head, and a light golden beer. Head maintains well. Some lacing. Not a bad looking beer.

Smell is beery and malty with corn and grains. Aroma is good.

Ok lets get down to the taste then, does this beer rock, literally?

Nice big creamy mouthfuls at the start, a good full bodied lager taste, nice and smooth.

Easy to drink, crisp soft tastes easy on the tongue. Very drinkable, goes down very well. Light clean tasting malts and easily digestible floral hops.

No stand out tastes or flavours, but easy to drink.
Very smooth, very clean and thin, with a straight finish and so easy to drink. I liked it.
Was in good spirits so it helped the mood. A very enjoyable and refreshing beer that does the business. Albeit I wonder would a heavy metal band not have made something with a bit more of a kick or soul to it rather than an inoffensive light tasting beer.

I guess this is the kind of beer that would be a perfect gift for a metal head on his (or her) birthday or for Christmas, and also not bad to chug a few at a party.
Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by GentleKnight1 from Illinois

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.27 by mishi_d from Romania

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 2.85 by dandy14 from Brazil

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by generallee from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This lager had a bright light yellow color with excellent clarity and a tall white foamy head. The aroma has notes of light malt and floral hops. The flavor is clean and matches its aroma with light cracker like pale malt and floral hops. The finish has a good balance of bitterness that quickly fades of the tongue giving it a snappy refreshing feel.
Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2017
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Reviewed by bankboy66 from New Jersey

2.57/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured into a pint glass. High hopes after the pour....great look and frothy head. Smell is somewhat metallic. Taste and feel is on the watery side but there is some lemon and malts up front. Just an ok brew.
Sep 04, 2017
 
Rated: 2.9 by BlackVeg from Germany

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Again a fair re-evaluation of a beer that I had first years ago. At that time I was into much more malt-heavier stuff, also I didn't like German beers (which I still don't) so it was natural that I hated this beer.
Now trying it out again after many years, I started to appreciate it's lightness, crispness and neutrality. It doesn't have anything extra to it - which can be good with a purely refreshing beer. Carbonation is still at a tolerable level and bitterness isn't disturbing yet. It is on the verge of still making it and not making you sick. It falls into the still acceptable category. The good thing in the end was that it was much better than I remembered.
May 13, 2017
AC/DC from Karlsberg Brauerei
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 168 ratings