heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle, great thanks to my friend Vanja who brought it in Tirane! It poured dark brown body with small brownish head. Caramel and bit of dry grass in its aroma. Sugary and caramelly malty flavor, some grassy hops within, relatively thin bodied, but fine and not offensive for sure. Sweet and quite long finish, some artifical notes at its end. Pretty nice for an Albanian beer...but Pils...
klesidra (3) - , SLOVENIA - SEP 24, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was good. i would drink it again if in Albania and if I would like a dark beer.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled(330ml). -as Korça Dark Pils, courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog (thanks!).
Nice ruby amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, caramel nose. Except light malt, everything else is brown sugar and caramel. Some weak weak touch of hops in the sweet finish. A way to sweet. Ok, it’s from Albania so you have to be patient.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle brought from Albania by a friend (huge thanks, Krešimir!), shared with ogivlado
Poured a nice darker red-brown body with a big off white-tan head. A pungent milk caramel nose, just lightly dusty. The taste is, well, milk caramel again, or maybe just milk someone dissolved some brown sugar in. Some lightly acidic bitter hoppiness shows up too to save the day. Simple, but not unpleasant and more solid than it seemed at first. Coming from Albania, it’s adequately strange tasting, but manages to exceed the very low expectations. And someone should really teach them what "Pils" means.
estpiwo (1292) - ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 0,33L. In restaurant, Berati, Albania. Dark color with little head. Some caramel notes in flavor, some hoppy tones.
as (163) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - APR 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,33 l bottle brought from Albania by a friend. Looks like a Dunkel but does not quite taste like one (the label does say Pils). The taste is overwhelmingly bitter, dry and very spicy with some caramel aromas traceable at the finish. Spicy aftertaste. Better than the other two Albanian beers I had, but still not very satisfying.
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Dark mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of spicy caramel. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel and light body. Short flavour of dusty chocolate, brief cocoa bitterness. A simple but quite drinkable beer. Surely the darkest "pils" ever...