Brewed by Pivovara i pivnica Medvedgrad
Style: Schwarzbier
Zagreb, Croatia


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Almost completely black beer, full flavour with typical taste of caramelised malt. Extract - 13%. ABV at some point from 4 to 4.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Medvedgrad Ilica. Dark brown color with some lacing. Chocolate aroma. Taste is toasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Overall it is very nice beer with very pleasant taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2015
500ml bottle from Billa supermarket, Zagreb (11.99 kuna):
Quite a nice dark style lager with plenty of caramel malts & nice, darker malts & fruits in there that keep things balanced & interesting. There was a pleasant hint of coffee to proceedings & I was surprised at how easy it was to drink with help from the creamy palate. Definitely one well worth seeking out if you ever find yourself in the north of Croatia & one I’m glad I stumbled across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
Rich smooth and chocolatey brew, this was probably the best beer I had in Croatia. The flavour was very full and bursting with chocolate and molasses and the balanced finish was very moreish. One to sit and drink. Top stuff. (Draught at Medvedgrad, Zagreb)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2013
Big bottle from my friend Peter B. Many thanks. dark brown color with thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, caramel, dried fruits. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, hints of coffee. licorice, very low hop bitterness, light sourness in finish. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
einherjar (252) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 18, 2015
Dark color with large beige head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, caramel. Taste roasted malt , medium body, hoppy finish, balanced. The best Medvedgrad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (568) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
This was my favorite beer from Medvegrad since 2004., rating it only now. Dark brown with orange tint, off white to tan lasting head. Lagerish aroma, hay and malt, hints of roast in the background. Roasty character, malty, caramel, nuts and some chocolate in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium body. A proper example of style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4646) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2005
I drank this after the mediocre Pšenično Pivo, and it restored my shaken faith in the brewpub. Dark/near black red, with a thick persistant head that left tons of lacing. The aroma was hard to detect, and I got mostly dust and a bit of malt. The taste is really pleasant and full - dried figs, liquorice and chocolate, with no detectable hops .I didn’t note the aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4703) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2010
Moderately dark brown color, milk chocolate and toffee in the nose. Well balanced, moderately dry. Lasting coffee and toffee in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darioklc (635) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 9, 2012
Drank at Pivnica Medvedgrad, Zagreb. Almost black color with brown head. Strong aroma with caramel malt. Overall pretty nice beer not too sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Draught at Pivnica Medvedgrad. In my opinion the best of their beers. Surprisingly hoppy aroma with a top layer of grassy hops, under which there are the malty notes - bread, roast and caramel. The dominating aroma elements were the hops and dried plums, especially in the flavour. Light sweet, light bitter. Less dry and more hoppy than a regular schwarzbier. Very tasty!

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