hrabren (855) - Zagreb, - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bamsen78 (5003) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark copper brown with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, with notes of caramel and yeast. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of yeast and touches of fruit and hops. Estery aftertaste with lactic hints. Not that bad, just tame.
Nicolas022 (14) - CROATIA - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jako dobro pivo, lijepe boje, mirisa i okusa. Očekiva san više okusa kave ili čokolade, a za uzvrat slatkost karamelnog slada. 6% alkohola se uopće ne osjeti.
bbllmm (47) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No foam at all pouring black brownish. Light coffee body, easy drinking, actually elegant beer at 6%!
Vally (3) - - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Odlicno tamno pivo, vrhunske izvorne vode, kremasto i pitko. Steta sto nije malo jace, dozivljaj bi bio potpun
Kita (1866) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of MarkoNm. Pours almost black with thin soapy light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, honey and grass. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and roasted malt, follows nutty, sour bready and grassy with moderate bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Certainly worth of another one...
DrNosha (1589) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l Grüne Flasche für ein Schwarzbier? Sehr dunkelbraune Farbe. Cremiger Schaum. Richt nach Röstmalz, Bitterschokolade, Toffee. Geschmack malzig mit süssem Abgang.
klm1 (871) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, clear, with unstable off-white tan head. Aroma is malty sweet, with bread toast like character, with hints of nuts, toffee. Hops are almost not detectable.
Flavor is moderately malt and sweet, with prevailing soft Munich malt, with hints of chocolate, nuts and toffee.
Hop bitterness is low, malt sweetness moderate medium.
Finish is medium dry, body is medium, texture is silky soft, carbonation is medium.
Holmen2 (2771) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at Caffe Bar Tomato, Zagreb, with TO 07.10.15. Dark brown. Dense pale brown head. Aroma of dark malt with a hint of smoked sausages. Taste of dark caramel, dark malt and brittle. Low bitterness.
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 50 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, dried plums, coffee. Medium to light bodied, carbonated, smooth texture. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, sweetish with slightly bitter finish. An OK beer.
flying_pig (1407) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Spar, Zagreb (7.99 kuna):
This one was a very nice dark lager, there was a good roasted malt taste & plenty of sweetness throughout as well as some nice bitterness to help balance things out. The beer had plenty of flavour but thankfully didn’t overpower & it was easy to drink, part of the reason I picked it up more than once whilst in Croatia.