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

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Premium Black Beer
11.4°


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (24) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darioklc (506) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (600) - 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...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2116) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5539) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (3878) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1362) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estpiwo (1268) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2011
Thanks to luttonm for the bottle! Never would have found this one without a good expat friend. Ruddy cola brown pour, with a mid-sized light tan head. A slightly skunky overtone covers an almost tart, and markedly smoky nose. The flavor starts off with a blast of beef jerky -- like a sessionable rauchbier. The smoke fades, and the aftertaste is (oddly enough) something I remember from childhood -- a mouthful of slightly dirty snow. It’s a bit dusty, with a tinge of tinny cola. Interesting, for sure -- entirely drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 6, 2011
Found a bottle (new version) at a market in Banja Luka, BiH. Dark grainy nose, pretty unique. Roasty corn, lots of macro lager notes coming in under the rich dunkel body. Odd mix, but not bad. Earthy and sparkling carbonation. A touch sweet, a bit light overall. Refreshing body. Darkest brown/ruby appearance, light creamy head. Nicely complex for the region, well done.


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