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Brewed by Karlovačka Pivovara (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Karlovac, Croatia

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 1.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Od biranih sastojaka. Krijepi dušu i tijelo. In 2014 went from 10.8° and 4.6% to 10.3° and 4.3%, and not long after, to 10° and 4.2%.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kevnic2008 (7574) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, sweet and vegetable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -from local Konzum supermarket. Pale golden coloured, small to medium sized airy white head, cheap corn in the nose. Weak malty, corn and slight vegetables taste with minimal hops and short watery finish. Drinkable almost like supermarket beers. No need to say anything else except Great job Heineken...again.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. golden color with small white head. Tetrahop, malt in aroma. Very light malty taste, almost no bitterness. Crap.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 My first reaction to the addition of this to the site yesterday was "hm... since when is Karlovačka contr... nonono Sokol’s one of Efes Russia’s brands, not Heineken’s". Then I saw the commercial description in Croatian.... Then I found it in a store today...

The sheer stupidity of the marketing department of this brewery, its’ obliviousness to the development of the world of beer, its blatant disregard of any development, potential or existing, of the Croatian brewing scene is incredible. A bunch of clowns, that’s what they are. THE LAST THING THE CROATIAN BEER MARKET NEEDED WAS ANOTHER BLOODY PALE LAGER! Each cent (or lipa) invested in those incompetent fools is wasted. A half-assed attempt at making a lower-tier beer to a beer that’s already low-tier (regular Karlovačko), but which they are trying to push as sorta "premium" without any improvements to the beer itself. On the contrary. And the design? Someone was actually PAID for this? Most people could do a better job in MS Paint. The slogan? Revitalizes the soul and the body? Seriously? SERIOUSLY? The entire package just screams "crap". As "brand-conscious" as they are, one would’ve thought that they’d actually TRY while introducing a new one. Not. And here we were thinking that they were, for once, moving in the right direction, after the revived the all too ordinary (but appreciated as "different") Karlovačko Crno.

The beer itself? The expected pissy pale yellow-golden with a medium sized head that went away relatively fast. The nose alternates between ordinary grassy hop and soft baker’s yeast with a note of maltiness. Crappy grassy hop, light metallic notes, light light cabbage, sligthly sweaty, some sweetness pushes through and it feels kinda corny. They haven’t revealed the ingredients so we won’t know, will we... The finish is green apple hop, devoid of any proper bitterness. Not really appealing... Go away falcon, you are redundant.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
50cl from Konzum, Zagreb. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Just another industrial pale lager. Lightly malty aroma with notes of cooked vegetables, grassy hops and hints of sour green apples. Sweet watery and quite weak in flavour. Drinkable, but incredible boring.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
50 cl glass bottle. Thanks to kevnic2008.
Golden in the glass with a slightly grainy nose. The beer starts mild, a bit grainy. Mainpart is between watery and slightly flavourful, becoming bitterer in the end, and more grain. Not really malty, more grainy. The aftertaste is long, not too sweet, nicely bitter and too much grainy. --> 6/9/5/6

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 3, 2013
.5l bottle picked up in Split, brought back to Belgrade. Sour-tart body that is not as light and refreshing as I had thought it would be. Buttery corn, cheap grains, off flavors. Has the full compliment of a Balkan cheap lager, including the super green packaging. Drinkable, yes, if not in a 2L warm bottle. But still headache around the corner and nothing tasty happening here. Rough.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2013
0.5 l bottle. Yellow with medium sized head. Corn, hay, some pale grainy malt in aroma. Flavor was lightly sweet, also corny with some hay and only hints of herbal bitterness. Thinner to medium body with moderate, somewhat acidic finish. Definitely not good, cheap, boring and unnecessary on our market, but I wouldn’t even bet regular Karlovacko is better nowadays.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Aro.ma stale tetrahop and metallic. Pale golden colour. Tasteis almost none. Eurobeer prototype.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
@Porec (Kroatië), fles 0,5L, 4.6%, extract 10.8%
geel goud met witte kraag
aroma: licht citrus, pilsmout, graan, die net zoals de smaak; tevens licht bitter, lichte body, waterig, zacht.
13 in één dozijn supermarkt pils


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