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Saku Karl Friedrich

Brewed by Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Premium Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Karl Friedrich, or just Karl to his friends, is a simple pale lager with historical taste, boasting the delicious flavour of hops and the brew master’s pure spirit. It was brewed in honour of Karl Friedrich Rehbinder, the founder of Estonian beer culture and of Saku Brewery. Karl is a real beer, exactly as genuine Estonian beer used to be for centuries before modern times. There is no innovative crystal filtration or luxurious aroma bouquet, no posh hop cultivars or trendy freshness. This beer only includes barley malt, water, hops, yeast and the experience gathered by Saku brew masters over centuries. Traditional raw materials and brewing technologies create a beer that combines the bitterness of hops and the sweet hint of barley malt. A genuine and pure taste to be enjoyed by those who appreciate the charm of simplicity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Can, 5.0%. Mild grainy aroma. Clear golden colour. Big stable white head. The flavour is mildly grainy, malty and a little sweet. Not quite clean, but better than expected. Late rough bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martin00sr (2752) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Clear golden, thick white head. Grainy, malty aroma. Similar flavour, kind of rough sweetness with a not so pleasant bitterness. Finishes slightly thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bamsen78 (5033) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Can @ White Terror or Northern Alliance against the Bolsheviks, Sønderborg. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast, with notes of inferior malt and hops. Mild, bitter flavour of hops, wit estery and malty notes. Bitterish and estery afteraste. Watery. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas kullankeltainen olut paksulla valkoisella vaahdolla, joka katoaa lopulta kokonaan oluen pinnalta. Maltainen, ehkä pienellä hedelmän häivähdyksellä oleva tuoksu. Maku maltainen, viljainen ja ruohoinen. Yllättävästi vähintään keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Ei tämä kovin erikoinen ole, aika normilageriksi tippuu.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nevalainen (596) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is malt. Taste is light bitter. Drinkable. Not bad, not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Can at home, Riihimäki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Grain, sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ascelja (903) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear pale body, medium white head. Aroma of malts, taste is malty sweet, no bitterness. Medium body, medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rotin (905) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear, gold colored. AROMA- malt. FLAVOR- lightly sweet, almost not bitter, malt, without off-flavors. Light to medium bodied.
Not so bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rask0lnikov (750) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
500 ml can. Pale yellow colour. Medium white head. No particular aroma. Hints of malts. Bit metallic. Watery, bitter beginning. Bit salty bitter finish. Light bodied, high carbonated, bit metallic usual industrial lager beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
teddybeer (3408) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
Golden color with white head. Aroma has cerealish notes. Flavor is slightly bittery, light maltyness. Watery final.

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