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Saku Karl Friedrich

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


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 18, 2016
Can. Golden color. Aroma: malt, grain, a little hop. Taste: as normal lager, clean, grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - DEC 31, 2015
Can in Tallinn - Transferring old Data - Nice design, beer is somewhat boring. Flat, sweetish. The normal Saku is way better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
indrekr (267) - ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2015
Aroma: sour aroma, alcohol. Appearance: pale, clear, white foam, rocky head, stands well. Taste: medium sourness, medium bitterness. Palate: lively, light body, thin feel, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hvn (138) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Wygląd: Złota barwa, piana szybko opada. Zapach: Lekki słodowy, delikatny chmiel. Smak: Jak zapach, chyba delikatny DMS. Ogólnie: Trochę nudne piwo ale solidne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rotaman14 (492) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - NOV 1, 2015
Weak grainy and lightly floral aroma. Mellow bitter taste with cardboard notes. Not really impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Can. Golden clear. Pale malty, bit floury, but with some murky hop- like thingies. Med light, soft. Weak flavoured, but sort of enjoyable atm.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (2177) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2015
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez de lager typique, leger malté, céréales et notes legumes. Gout assez doux malté et céréales et notes un peu citriques en fin de bouche. Corps aqueux. Pas horrible, mais trčs légčre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
charlotte (5060) - rřdovre, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
Can Clear golden colour with medium white head.Aroma is sweet of apples and grainy,flavor of mild hops and malt,light body and short mild slight sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (5096) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a clear yellow beer with low creamy white head. Nose is intense on corn sugar and grain. Aroma is medium sweet on cereals, light marzipan, bit watery, medium bitterness, bitter almond, finish has light wet paper touch, better beer on taste than the nose, russian lager character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours thick white head and golden orange body. Good lacing. Aromas of hey, some grass and honey. Taste is well balanced. Lightly sweet with slight bitterness.

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