Serbia > Belgrade
gyllenbock (160) Stockholm, Sweden | June 14, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Visited The Black Turtlle Pub number 4 on a Monday afternoon in May 2014. The pub was centrally located in Belgrade.
The place was not that big with the bar located furthest into the room. One of the bartenders smoked quite a lot but that didnít disturbe too much. The service was fairly quick and friendly. The beers were ok except for the IPA which was bad. An ok place.
fugitive (154) Athens, Greece | June 3, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I visit 2 of the 4 Black Turtle. Nice place that they serve their own beer. A must go for Belgrade.
MacMannigan (17) Malaga, Spain | January 14, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
There are a few open around Belgrade, we went to the one close to the riverside. The location is nice for a sunset, however the selection its quite short. We tried the IPA and the belgian abbey, both ok but thats it.
dr.dod (8) Szeged, Hungary | August 14, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
There are better pubs in Belgrade but it has quite good own beers. Food and service is average, the pub is nice, decoration signs for own brewery. Special beers are often missing in pub!
mao (47) , Italy | May 7, 2013| Updated April 9, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Only places in Beograd with craft. But very bad craft, iím sorry. There are 4places in town and they are cool
Bransmark (12) Ňrhus C, Denmark | October 28, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited two of the four Black Turtle Pubs in Belgrade. Not a real beer place, for the discriminating beer geek, but in Belgrade standards, it is an absolute must.
The beers are fair (tried the stout and an blueberry ale), excellent value. And I think the bar staff take a great pride in their beers. By far the best "beer place" in Belgrade.
Beershine (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 30, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited Black Turtle 2 and 3. Both have great atmosphere. Chill, non-corporate local, young, and good vibe. The 2 is near the fortress above river. The 3 is in cool neighborhood but not far, in center. The beers are fun even if not so good, but if you can get hands on the non-syrup fruit beer (summer only?) then those are really nice.
greenclansman (76) Nicosia, Cyprus | January 24, 2012| Updated January 30, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
I am reviewing the place,right now, while i am enjoying my xmass beer pint here.
Nice bar, different from the rest of the serbian bars-pubs. Good atmosphere and nice food. Not so big beer selection ( actually its small),but they serve their own beer.
Nice music, friendly people and very reasonable prices.
If you find your self in belgrade and u love beer, u just check it.
yespr (43) Copenhagen O, Denmark | October 14, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Found two of the four locations. Had the svetlo on an UEFA game night - Slovenia vs Serbia. Good place to be. Beer wasnít too exciting, good service, people in good mood despite being one down. Went to the location close to the Denube river, nice ambience, relaxed crowd Friday afternoon. The two young girls watching the bar were not really alert initially but helpful once they spotted me. Three of their normal four beers on draft. Quality medium at best - how one can f**k up an IPA on 8% I donít get. The smoked was okay. Despite this - I really donít enjoy that people smoke that heavily in Belgrade bars. Given the fact that Serbia became an official EU member candidate during my stay this may have been the last time I experienced this
Marko (202) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | August 4, 2011| Updated August 22, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Hmm, I was sure I split these into separate locations and rated the one I visited. Guess I was wrong.
Soo... The Black Turtle Pub aka. Kornjača. I was itching to visit one of these when I first heard of it, one of the few outlets for the rare yet apparently good WfB beers, known for mixing their beer with various syrups. Fast forward a couple of years -> I finally get to visit the Balkans (ask me for my definition) for the first time, and turn up in Belgrade in October 2010 with my uni colleagues as a guest of our most generous Serbian colleagues. The WfBís not brewing anymore but hey, the Turtle guys actually opened a microbrewery of their own, but not in Belgrade - as west as it goes in Serbia - in the village Kukujevci by the Croatian border. Anyway, now they are making their own beers, a pale and a dark. Yay!
So basically, decided to o one of these with a friend, and chose the Turtle III at Gospodar Jovanova as it was the closest one (so yeah, will move the rating if the entryís ever split), and after trundling downhill Dositejeva street from the Vase Čarapića street we arrived at a dark, relatively small little pub, though cool enough, no-one there except us and the waiter (who was cool ínuff, playing with Youtube for the music in the pub most of the time, which was good from what I remember). They had both of their own beers, which shared a distinct, heavy passionfruit-like taste, which I though was ok in the dark, but crappy in the pale. They didnít have the Lav Tamno, but that was quite widespread then so itís hardly a bad thing. 3/7/8/-/-/12
In August 2011 I visited the Dečanska 23 location (Preöernova Klet), and, days before BBF where they would present their IPA, Rauch and Stout (ok, so that one was already out this spring), they only had the pale ("organic pils"), and even that wasnít in perfect condition. Itís a cool place, however, with WiFi (the range is strange though), and food. Good service, though the waitress didnít know much about the beer. Well, once it gets the new beers post-BBF, itíll become a 3.5/7/10/?/?/12
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