Brewed by Banjalučka Pivara
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (356) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours a very filtered brown colour with chestnut/reddish reflex. Tan foamy head, medium lasting. Nose is sweet, some caramel hint. Mouth: a bit too light, some sugar feel (too sweet) but I have to admit something new for the area and not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Belgrade Beer Fest 2014 Serbia.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Aroma of lots of different spices.Taste of roasted sweet malt and hint of saltiness. Very interesting for this region.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (57) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2013
I bought a six-pack during a visit to Banja Luka at the brewery (Banjalučka pivara), very cheep - great price! Not nearly black as it’s name would suggest, it’s reddish-brown, transparently clear, tan head, some lacing. Nice, kind of rich malty aroma, toffee, but the taste is to sweet, artificial, some coffee aroma in the finish. Light and flat, low carbonated, but easily drinkable. Shalow and empty after a while. If it tasted better, one could drink a few of these, in this case I’d say try it, but don’t expect much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darioklc (541) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 7, 2013
My wife briged me this beer from Bosnia. Its dark and clear with creamy head. Malty and pleasant. nice work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Clear amber-brown colour with pritty big light brown, mostly lasting head. Aroma is maybe the weakest point of this beer, but still, some caramel, roasted malts, herbs and grass. Light sweet caramely taste at the start turns into a moderate bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, oily beer with soft carbonation. Nice, drinkable beer. Probably one of the best in area, if not the best...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2012
13/11 A 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Marko, thanks for sharing! It poured clear brown-reddish body with medium sized ocher head. Weaker caramel and soy aroma. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel malts were dominating, while coffee gave distinct bitterness and acidity. Some raisins as well. Thinner in body with longer coffee sourish finish. Not really good, but still better than other pale lagers of the area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5894) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and heavy. Dark amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, caramel and soy sauce in the nose. Slight roasted but pretty acidic malt- caramel and dried fruits taste with sweetish finish. Messy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4056) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 27, 2012
Whoo, I guess this one is courtesy of Miloš? Argh, wish I could remember, in any case, thanks! Poured a lovely amber/dark red/brown body with a big offwhite/tan head. Grainy nose, soy sauce, sweet. Light coffee. Ashy taste, medium sweetness, dry, nice, caramel, plantain candy? Hmm, definitely not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2011
Many thanks to Jasenko I for bringing the bottle from Bosnia!
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of light tan, creamy head. Aroma: Good amount of malt, slightly roasted. Quite pleasant. Taste: Good malt, slight raisins. Quite smooth and nice. Info: 330ml bottle, 13/11-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estpiwo (1289) - ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle from meeting in Martin, Slovakia. Brown body, creamy head disappeared fast. Grainy and roasted malts aroma. Flavor was not so powerful. Light tones of roasted malts, some coffee. Easy for drinking. Quite drinkable dunkel.

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