hrabren (20) - Zagreb, - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve heard about this some time ago and I knew they were offering it at Zagreb Arena during the Medveščak hockey matches, then a friend told me they had it on tap at his local bar "Eden" in Zagreb. Pours black with creamy strong off-white head that lasted very long, which makes it a very good looking Dunkel. Aroma is rather weak, just some hints of caramel and roasted barley. It tastes nice although it lacks confidence, milky, chocolatey, a little watery, full mouthfeel, creamy. No real finish. Quite a nice surprise, I’ll love to have it now and then.
MarkoNm (40) - SLOVENIA - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was expecting a lot from this new product, especially considering their ordinary lager is one of my favourites. But...
Pours with a nice dark brown color and a small head. The aroma is basically hoppy with only a tiny amount of some roasted malts. The taste is almost exactly like the ordinary lager’s, the only difference is there’s some roastiness in the aftertaste.
It’s not a bad beer, but it’s nothing different from the pale lager. Where is the malt, roasted feel, caramel.... There’s a lot of room to improve.
gorkogrlo (67) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle 0.5l. Medium head, red- brown colour. Nice lacing. Aroma: carmel, little aroma of vinegar. In flavour almoust nothing special. Just little sweetness. If I am blind, I will think that this is blonde beer.
darioklc (469) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, solid beer. Bottled version was just little too sweet for me. Draft version was better. But in any case, it’s worth trying.
heavy (2046) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As Pan Tamni, on tap. Brown bodied with big brownish head that lasted for ages. Caramel, toasted malt, somewhat sweet aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet caramel and sugar, also roasted coffee to lesser degree. Medium to thin in body, with short, simple toasted finish. Some nuts here as well. Expected better, but not bad for the local standards.
artyom (296) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Dark brown colored. Aroma is caramel, taste is a little bit metallic and sour, with low level of bitterness. Overall it is a good beer.
Barda (2) - - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
I only found this beer on a hockey match in Zagreb Arena for a few games. Heard it’S only made in very small amount just for the games. If that’s true, that would be a shame, because the beer was very good, the best from this brewery.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Caffe Bar Dobardan, Velika Gorica. Dark brown coloured with red glare, medium sized off-white head, light malty caramel nose. Sweet malty, caramel and mild nutty taste with slight metallic notes. Also hint of chocolate in the finish. Not bad at all.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Caffe (sic!) Bar dobardan, Velika Gorica. There have been rumors about it for over a year, brewed specially for the Ice Fever series of matches in Zagreb by the Medveščak hockey club and I’m damn surprised, positively, to see it elsewhere. It poured a very dark red body, with a lasting off white head. Malty nose, slightly fruity but generally empty. Empty sweetish malty taste, creamy but devoid of any normal characteristics of the style. Just empty. Carlsberg Croatia has been making some of the more palatable macro stuff here recently, bit disappointed that they failed here, but this is still a big step forward for the macro scene so thumbs up in that department!