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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.

thellgren's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (327) - Helsinki, - JAN 12, 2013
0.5 l bottle from Kaubamaja, Talliin. Very minimal head, looks like a lager, colour is more orange than yellow. Well, it smelled and tasted a bit like pear cider. That’s odd, anyway, nothing special. There is some sweetness, but not too much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tarmok (29) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
golden, clear, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martjoobolut (1044) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
0,5L bottle. pours clear golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is very sweet, malt, notes of vegetables. Flavor is very sweet, sugary, malt, grains, notes of vegetables. Body is watery, carbonation is high. Overall: bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ollemies (14) - - DEC 10, 2014
Decent classic lager, medium body, average carbonation, could be drinked anywhere, also great for sauna, just... beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndySnow (4188) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
How: Can.
Where: PrU 40 år.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, grass, vegetables.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Some fruit, malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
swapp (216) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 14, 2014
568 ml can. clear gold color with weak white foam. taste are nothing special, a bit grass taste with barley and metal. aftertaste light bitter with some kind barley metal and hidden species aroma.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (20176) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Canned, thanks oh6gdx! Clear golden, minimal head. Fruity nose that reeks of decomposing vegetables, Sweet and fruity with medium body and rounded, sticky mouthfeel. Notes of cardboard and vegetable soup in a sugary finish without bitterness. Low drinkability. Carlsberg-y.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wiosna (287) - - SEP 25, 2014
0,33 tölkki@ Jätkäsaari. Vetisen keltainen, kirkas. Tuoksussa mallasta, vähän humalaa. Kovin perus kaljan tuoksu. Maussa kevyesti mallasta, vetinen

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevnic2008 (8665) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Can 0,568l. Pours clear golden with a white head. Grassy and light bitter with a mild fruity touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ pre. The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Saku Karl Friedrich ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, vegetables. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average duration, sugary malt, fruity malt, pale malt, vegetables, light straw - grass. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140829]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight citrusy. Bitter, toasted and light toasted malty. Bitter and slight herbal finish.

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