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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed according to the purity law of 1516.

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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sportbilly (17) - CROATIA - MAR 6, 2011
Best dark beer from Croatia. It’s excellent taste of caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4923) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2010
.5l from Marko. Pours deep brown cola with minimal head. Soft coffee and yogurt-fudge nose. Body is dry and sharp, a bit porter like. creamy chocolate and coffee. Overall a bit weak in body though the flavors are great and subtle. Very nice to try!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (8412) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 06/09/2010 - 20cl UNFILTERED beer @ Ličanka brewery thanks to the people at Ličanka for the reception in the brewery

Very cloudy rust brown beer, big rocky head. Aroma has yeasts, caramel, some mocha. Flat mouthfeeling (again: this is beer straight from the lager tank), medium body and somewhat creamy texture. Taste is malty yeast and coffee. Aftertaste has some caramel, yeast and a little mocha.

07/10/2010 - 33cl bottle @ home

Pours a clear dark brown beer with red glare. Fine white head, almost beige. Aroma has caramel, sweet malts, somewhat meaty, dark fruits, hops. Taste has roasted malts, some caramel, a little hop. Aftertaste has both coffee bitter from the roasted malts and hop bitters. Some spices. Pretty dry for a brown.

note: scores are given for the bottled version. The scores for the unfiltered beer are: Ar: 3/10, Ap: 4/5, T: 5/10, P: 4/5, O: 12, Total: 2.8 Conclusion: I like the unfiltered dark beer better than the bottled version. Only the smelly yeast is not so pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Very dark, deep red and clear against the light. The head wasn’t very high, but dense and lasting. Strong flavour with caramelly and fruity notes. Very complex taste, with fruity, roasty, malty notes, some roasty bitterness, a little dryness. Very full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10885) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle (courtesy of ogivlado and doggythedog - thanks). Sweet chocolate and graham cracker malt aroma (like a McVitties chocolate covered digestive). Clear chestnut color with minimal head. Slightly sweet chocolate and graham cracker malt flavor with a lightly bitter grass hops finish. Very tasty - a great dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle. Cola brown with a thin white head. Sweet malty notes of fruit syrup and chocolate. Flavour is candied fruit, chocolate and butter. Thin bodied. Low bitterness. Sweet cloying finish. The alcohol shows through as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 10, 2010
0,5 l bottle, trade with Doggythedog, thanks!
Brow-ruby colored beer with a nice foamy creamy tan head that diminishes a small lacing one and never disappeares. Sourish aroma with roasted grains, cocoa powder, yeasts, some dried fruits. Caramel and malt based flavor with caramel and roasted grainy taste, some yeast, minimal hop taste. Mild roasted aftertaste. Fine, easy drinkable one, i could slip it for hours in a local!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9207) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 bottle @ tolkien’s pub in zagreb. light nose of bread crust, minerallic with mild metal/glass flavors. a little too sweet, and the carbonation is fizzy, dissolves across the back of the palate, thins out. pretty simple dunkel, perhaps doesn’t survive well in green bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of a hardcore Danish crew
Brown color; big creamy head. Light aroma, light caramel flavor, rather smooth mouthfeel, light residual sweetness; low bitterness. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 26, 2009
Botella, thanks Ogi! Clear amber brown colour. Roasty caramel malty aroma. Flavour is sweet with troasted caramel and malt, bit chocolate and light acid in the finish.

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