Brewed by Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Premium Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia
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RATINGS: 81   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (531) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hvn (66) - 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 (439) - 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 (3897) - 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 (1998) - 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 (4945) - 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 (4942) - 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 (156) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nordic (337) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2015
Can 0,5. Dark yellow, no head.Aroma: weak, malty. Taste: malty, medium sweet, sour. Usual lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
efeesse (295) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
Good and tasteful beer, with gold color, medium body, lively, sold in 50cl can.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jyka (3) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Lihtne lauaőlle mida heal meelel rüübada őhtul vői peol. Ei miskit erlist aga kindel minek

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