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Velebitsko Tamno Pivo - Pivovara Ličanka

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovara Ličanka visit their website
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mondegreen on 08-09-2011)
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Reviews by Berecki:
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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

Short shelf-life beer manufactured in a small traditional brewery without any preservants, just from clear natural ingredients and clear mountain spring water.

A: Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a tulip beer glass. The body is dark brown to almost black, deep ruby on counter-light; rich and fairly creamy yellowish head.

S: Cereals with some roasted hints.

T: Not too heavy but nevertheless rich caramel/malt, moderately sweet, very pleasant and drinkable.

M: Smooth, light to medium-heavy, well-ballanced carbonation.

O: Like it's light version from the same brewery it's a clear, very pleasant beer. A high-quality dark lager, not to be missed when having an opportunity to taste.

Serving type: bottle

Berecki, Aug 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%

500ml Bottle into a Bruery Tulip.

Brought back from Croatia by a friend.

Pours the deepest brown. Pretty much black. A nice looking head receeds to minimal lacing.

Nose is fairly rich. Caramel and a touch of dampness.

Taste is quite malty, lightly spicy. Pretty tame compared to the American Craft I'm used to, but very well done nonetheless.

Mouth is silky, a little on the light side. Pleasant.

Overall, a great look into a popular beer from across the globe. Glad to have been able to try it.

mondegreen, Aug 09, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Pours a clear and completely dark color witha very decent cream colored head.
The aroma is slightly roasted and heavy on the toffee - pleasant.
The taste is sweet slightly roasted with very little coffee. There is small bitterness in the end.
Easily drinkable.

MarkoNm, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Got it from Croatia,bottle 0,5l

A - Ruby dark,darker tick creamy foam,lasting for couple of minutes. Medium carbonation.
S - Mostly caramel malt,but also some burned sugar and coffee.
T/M - Low bitterness with above medium carbonation,caramel in the mouth,drinkable.
O - Very decent dark beer.

djura, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

poskok, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BillRoth, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

hansavijaticar, Aug 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Boki, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Matak3, May 16, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours very dark brown, small tan head, that turns to a nice lace.
Nice smell of roasted grainy malts, hint of salted caramel, faint coffee and a bit of wood.
Nice soft cereal taste, creamy, a bit like oatmeal, so nice and rich malts. Not so roasted at first, but decently enough later on. Nice caramel. Some mild hop presence, with a low citrus zing in the back. Finish is mildly bitter, leaving a bit of roasted grains and some faint coffee in the aftertaste.
Smooth body, low carbonation, pretty stout-like.
Easy to drink, rich and tasty enough.

dcmchew, May 23, 2014
Velebitsko Tamno Pivo from Pivovara Ličanka
81 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.