Laško Club Export - Pivovarna Laško, Laško
This is a good looking beer. It comes in a minimalist green bottle with a chic old world logo and a date firmly in the 19th century embossed on the bottle. You could totally sell this beer for $8 a pop in an up scale joint. You'd make a killing too, because no matter how fancy this beer looks, it just a macro lager from Europe. Laško, the Slovenian word for toilet water, is a super thin and super light fizzy yellow beer... that's about the extent of the nice things I have to say about it. It'd be a good beer for sitting on the porch with your buddies, except they'd make fun of you for drinking a fancy boy import in a green bottle.
I got a six pack of Laško Club Export as a house warming gift from some coworkers about a month ago. It's been chilling in the back of the fridge since then. I finally decided to free up some space in the ice box so I pulled out the Laško... Pouring it in to my glass I was quickly hit with the unmistakable stench of Eastern European skunk. It's that pale malty funk that smells like rice cleaned with chemicals and then steeped in tea. It's unpleasant but it's still beer, sort of.
The flavor was about where I was expecting, meaning it was nonexistent. At any cooler than room temperature this beer had absolutely no flavor other than soggy malt. As the beer warmed up it got a little sweet but still tasted watered down. If that's what you look for in your session beers (well, that and a sense of old world entitlement) then this is your beer... If you want to have a good time drinking then there are a million other beers out there... Na zdravje!