AC/DC | Karlsberg Brauerei

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Brewed by:
Karlsberg Brauerei
Germany
karlsberg.de

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by eduardolinhalis on 10-21-2012

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Ranking:
#43,054
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
159
pDev:
16.77%
 
 
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5
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29
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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of GentleKnight1
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.27/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandy14
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of generallee
3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of Tcsox
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
2.57/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
3.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of TGS
2/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cgrunin
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmorris15
2.59/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeNow1
3.02/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.52/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color with a good amount of activity. Slightly foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 2-5 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of corn, barley sweet grains, metal music, and noble spices. Slick full body with crispy carbonation. Soft biscuit and cereal feel. Light finish, lingering corn syrup feel, slightly skunky, with a dash of leafy noble spices. Too sweet and syrupy. Okay freshness. Quite bland, nothing special here. Poorly flavored and overly accessible. Overall mediocre quality craft. Not very rocking, nor having much bust.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.24/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear pale gold with a faint greenish hint & a nice steady flow of effervescence streaming from the bottom, producing slightly more than a finger of foamy, rapidly diminishing, very white head that leaves only a few motes & strings of lace. Aroma is grain, biscuit, honey, lemon & grass with a faint buttery hint in the background. Taste is buttered biscuit, white bread, grain & a little corn like sweetness (even though corn should not be present since it says, Brewed in accordance with the German purity law), some honey, grass, lemon, cotton candy & a marginal hop bittering in the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with m0derate carbonation, crisp & clean with a peppery bite across the tongue. Pleasant, nice & refreshing on a hot afternoon but nothing special.

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Photo of Bikeman_110
2.03/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Cheap tasting beer or maybe just the fact that it was in a can- all can beer tastes like crap. More of a novelty than a real beer for beer lovers. Kept the can!

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 159 ratings