nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pivnica Medvedgrad, Zagreb. Notes from July 08. Pours copper with some reddish highlights and a white head. A bready, malty sweetness with a lingering bitterness in the finish.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 2
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : XX   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Toffee : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : XX   Candy : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : 3   Chocolate : XX   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 2   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : XX   Plums : XX   Figs : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Orange : 1   Herbal : XX   Spicy : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : 1   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 2   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: An excessively sweet dark lager with a fruit focused exaggerated sweetness. Weaker than the sum of its parts I find and a bit overly fizzy.
heavy (2065) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27/10 0.5 l draught with and after pizza. A bit murky reddish brown body with medium bigger ebony head. Aroma again is dominated by unpasteurized sourness, some hops, too. Flavor quite mild, hoppy, pleasantly bitter and sweet a bit. Very easily drinkable. Finish is short, follows the flavor, not bad. Something between Zlatni Medvjed and Crna Kraljica, but I really doubt it is half of each mixed. Not really much of schwartz character inside. Good one.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark orange coloured, beautiful lasting head. Caramel malts, some bitterness, dry finish. Easy drinking, nice beer.
tomciccateri (979) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at the brewpub on Adžije, it seemed OKAY but not outstanding. A dense brown color with a slight tan head, it had a medium body and early caramel flavor that lasted well into the slightly dry finish. Little hops or carbonation, but evenly balanced and clean.
Marko (3746) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes, this is definitely a mix of Crna Kraljica and Zlatni Medvjed. I loved the other "bear", but this wasn’t close. It looked good though, brown, thick persistant head that left tons of lacing (a legacy from the "queen" I guess), fizzy. It tasted exactly like one would expect it to taste. The "parent" beers are great in their own ways, but this isn’t as good. Faint hoppy aroma (Medvjed), hoppy taste (Medvjed), with some malty/liquorice hints (Kraljica), slightly bitter aftertaste (toned down version of the Zlatni Medvjed aftertaste). It’s well rounded, but, as I already said...twice, it’s not as good as the others.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Zagreb
Hazy ruby, offwhite medium-sized head. Light aroma, malts. Sweet malty backbone with strong saaz-hoppied palate. Hoppy aftertaste too.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium brown colour, this brew sort of fell between the 2 stools of pale and dark beers which were both excellent and didn't quite live up to either. This isn't saying it's a second rate brew though, as I enjoyed the toffee body and toasted grain finish. (Draught at Medvedgrad, Zagreb)
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at Pivnica Medvedgrad, Zagreb, Croatia.
quite good beer
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi dark lager. Nut brown colour. Judging from both appearance and flavour it might be a mix of Crna Kraljica and Zlatni Medvjed. Anyhow it is a tasty dark lager, with some chocolate flavour and bitter finish.