Brewed by Pivovara Ličanka
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Donje Pazarište, Croatia


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Brewed according to the purity law of 1516.

In early 2010, abv went from 5.1% to 5%.

hrabren's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (76) - Zagreb, - JAN 12, 2013
This beer was known as one of the first Croatian microbrewery products, produced in a small brewery in a town of Pazarište, near Gospić in Croatian mountain region, famous for its clear spring water, which is also used in production of this brew. It was considered as one of the best Croatian beers, due to the fact it wasn’t pasteurized and produced in small amounts, being also rare and hard to find until fairly recently. Quality of this beer fell with use of additives for preservation so now it tastes more similar to macro Dunkels. Nevertheless, it is still good. I’ve had it many times since 2005, but I’m only rating it now. Pours dark brown with orange tint and quickly diminishing beige head. Weak aroma of malts and nuts, you won’t notice it if the beer is to cold. Medium body, but a full malty taste, not many hops here, low carbonation, well balanced. Ends with a dry finish. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
branko (50) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
0.5 bottle. Dark color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste medium sweetnes. Drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2978) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and toffee. Taste has watery coffee and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ascelja (148) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle 0,5l from Interspar, Zagreb. Dark brown clear body with medium white head. Aroma is roasted and fruity: dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries and cherries. Taste sweet, aftertaste little sour. Grains, malts, cappuccino, bitter chocolate, some fruit notes. Light body, medium carbonation, smooth on the mouthfeel.
Fine dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotin (152) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, dark brown/black colored beer. Nice sweet aroma, fruity- cherries, chocolate, coffee, cappuccino,bread crusts. Flavor is smooth, light (for 6%abv ), chocolate, coffee, cappuccino, grainy finish. Nice surprise, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohhnyB (16) - CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
0,5l bottle. Dark brown color with medium white head. Light caramel and malt taste, light bitterness at the end. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1994) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Geiserich. Pours dark brown with a pleasant dark caramel fudge aroma. Vanilla fudge hints in the taste, slowly fading with a very light roasted character coming through. Surprisingly tasty this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sIGHTnOISE (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Bosnia so far has offered me tasty yet light lagers... but over the border and oh my! Hello taste buds! I first met Velebitsko Tamno Piva; Chestnuts and woodsy aromas for the scent, creamy yet heavy on the first sip with hints of hazelnut, smoke, dark but bitter chocolate, and maybe loco rice and pecans? I don't get too excited about too many beers but my second bottle (feeling it at 6.0%) prompted me to give it a high score and a huge thumbs up. --- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone by sIGHTnOISE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
einherjar (81) - CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
0,33 bottle. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Malts, light caramel taste, with a litle bit bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (663) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Robe café leger, petite carbo collet fuyant. Aromes caramel tres fort et vanille. Une attaque assez douce et un retour sur les notes caramel qui reste bien en bouche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (949) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Pag Island Croatia.Pour it Dark Amber colour with medium white head.Aroma of roasted malt and caramel.Low carbonation and light taste.

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