Brewed by Heineken Romania
Style: Dunkler Bock
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania


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Silva beer was born in the heart of Transylvania and inherited a part of the patriarchal atmosphere from this origin. Silva stands for true values: tradition, refinement, harmony.
Brewed in Miercurea Ciuc and Hateg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2433) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2010
0,5 l can as a gift.
Clear ruby beer with a nice foamy tan-light beige head that diminshes to a small lacing one. Toasted caramel and toffee, plum and raisins in the nose, light cocoa. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body with caramel, some toffee and roasted grains, cocoa. Roasted aftertaste on the tongue at swallow. Fine, it suggests to the hungarian Gösser Bock (litle bit easier, the GB is more roasted).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2010
0.5l can courtesy of a friend who brought it from Romania (thanks Krešo!)
Poured a lovely dark amber-red body with a medium ochre head that went away relatively fast. Sweet fruity malty aroma, nice and strong. Dry bittersweet taste, coffee and caramel, licorice, quite bitter finish. The alcohol isn’t all that evident but it’s warming. A surprise I guess and a good beer, though definitely not something most would like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
Plump malzig-würziger Antrunk, in Ordnung aber bei weitem nichts Besonderes. Im Mittelteil noch etwas klebrig malzig, im Hintergrund wässrig und leicht schokoladig. Die Aromen dümpeln vor sich hin, nehmen aber im Abgang an Intensität zu. Die Malzigkeit bleibt klebrig, zum Schluss angenehm würzig. Test vom 12.8.2008, Gebinde: Dose Noten: 6,7,7,8,11,8 - 7,65

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1285) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 2, 2009
0.5 l can from Déva. Reddish brown/mahogany colour, small pale brown head’s remaining, average carbonation. Roast-malt, fruity smell. Sharp and sweet taste, medium bodied. Flavour is a mixture of coffee-bitter and fruity sweetness. Light-bitter and dry finish. In opposite of the cans label, alcohol’s not knocking the head, it’s an easy drinkable and nice dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2009
Can in Bucharest. Dark amber color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, fruits and some burnt malt.. Flavor was quite sweet. Ok aftertaste and bitterness. Clearly, a good beer compared to many of the other Romanian beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2195) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 8, 2010
0.5 l can courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured darker amber body with small brownish head that went down slowly. Caramel, fruity and a bit licorice and very slightly alcoholic aroma. Sweetish fruity, slightly coffee flavor with strong presence of alcohol. Medium to fuller body with fine bitterish herbal and caramel finish. OK one, quite drinkable and pleasant for what it is and where it’s from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1719) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2011
Can in Bucharest bought in Carrefour.: Reddish-amber coloured with a quick white head; sweet caramel with roasted malt aroma, coffee notes. medium bodied flavor is quite bitter with some sweetness. mouthfeel has a balanced sweet bitter long finish...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
estpiwo (1308) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle. Brown amber color, little white head. caramel aroma. sweet full flavor. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, quite stable off-white head; moderate sweet caramelly nose with roasty, coffeeish and fruity influences; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; slightly lingering drier roasty -fruity finish with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Good, no doubt.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Huge bottle in Targu Muresh, Romania at a cool little bar with grape vines over us. Dark cola pour with some amber highlights when held to the light. Nose is roasted malts, grains, some bitters, and a sour note. Taste is roasted malts, rather smooth, slight cream like feel. Brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and some burnt pancake.

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