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


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RATINGS: 90   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.

thellgren's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (757) - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5492) - 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 (740) - 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 (741) - 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 (607) - 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 (3296) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
Golden color with white head. Aroma has cerealish notes. Flavor is slightly bittery, light maltyness. Watery final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Butelka 0,5l kolor złoty, klarowne, piana solidna jednak zbyt szybko opada zostawiając nikłe ślady na szkle. Lekko słodowe typowy lager, smak lekka goryczka, trochę chmielu i to wszystko.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
alex_leit (1946) - 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 (696) - 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 (361) - 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 (240) - Nuuk, GREENLAND - 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.

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