Zlatni Medvjed
Pivovara Medvedgrad

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From:
Pivovara Medvedgrad
 
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Style:
Czech Pale Lager
Ranked #11
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,603
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 06, 2022
Added:
Jul 08, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
They get a bunch of Balkan products at a little grocery near me, including a whole assortment of bureks, sausages, wine, and these beers. I've tried some of the various beers but frankly none of them are worth getting. I bought two different ones today so I could do a pilsner shootout with the wonderful Headlands Pilsner from Brew Kettle.

This one is a slightly dirty golden with nice little head. The aroma is slightly skunk pilsner - not really very hoppy (should be). The taste is fairly clean, slightly bittered and slightly skunked (it came a long way). It basically came in third of the three pilsners today with Headlans being a breath of fresh air.

Not recommended. There isn't any reason to seek this brew.
Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Wisconsin

4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9 oz bottle, no date code "Golden Bear"
Look: lite gold slightly yellowish body. just a little hazy in the body. Nice tall fine head that lasts a while leaving plenty of lacing.
Smell: smells good. Grain, zesty mixture of lemon, herbal, floral
Taste: Grain, cracker with a mixture of lemon, herbal, floral, earthy and grass. This is good almost a 4.25/5 for flavor. slightly sweet at first, slightly bitter on the finish. A good mixture and balance of flavors.
Feel: Is good, not thin for 4.4% ABV beer, has a little carbonation in it.

This bottle smells and tastes fresh. Easy drinking beer, A nice slightly lighter body for fast drink in hot weather. 4.09+/5
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. White head with lace. Clear golden color.

Bready and zesty. Earthy and floral hops. A bit of citrus. Toasted crackers. Has a perfume flavor finish. Smooth. Easy drinking. Great flavors.
May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I am trying this beer off the tapper at the Ul. Ivana Tkalcica location as part of a seven sample flight. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had nice grain and grass notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with common saaz hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Mar 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.48 by vfgccp from New York

Dec 05, 2021
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Rated by WilliamPolensek from Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice pils good flavor and perfect hop presence
The golden bear
Drank straight from the bottle
Nice to see a good Croatian beer
Sep 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Golden Bear" - an unfiltered "Bohemian/Czech" pilsner from Medvegrad Brewery in Croatia... Like the black lager yesterday, simply a solid example of the style - very chewy grain forward - fresh and grassy/grainy - herbal notes on the nose, a bit of sweetness and a very mild bitterness - light-bodied and easy-to-drink...
Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16.9oz bottle poured into 16oz tulip. Poured a very cloudy, but still translucent, yellow-orange color with an inch of white head that had low-moderate retention and very low lacing.

The aroma was nice grains, a bit sweet, with some floral hops in the background.

Very similar on the tongue, a solid "beer" taste, with just a slight tickle of bitterness on the finish.

The body was smooth and even, with a slightly sweet finish.

Drinkability was very good, an easy quaffer.

Overall, a solid and enjoyable brew, and at $3.60 a bottle, a nice value buy. Worth trying if you see it.
May 16, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great croatian pilsner - billant yellow with firm head
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 2.73 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Sep 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by JTuomi from Finland

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by sraufstok from Slovenia

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by dbelancic from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Nov 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by Galijun from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.38 by Bags69 from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Oct 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska)

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.16 by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by Lipa from Slovenia

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Mar 22, 2015
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Reviewed by henkmudi from Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Yellow to golden, clear and transparent, thick snow white foam. Refreshing, thirst suppressing, easily slides down the throat, always asking for more. Smells like sea, cinnamon and tobacco. Citrus coming first, then strong wheat aftertaste, no sugar no artificial ingredients. Slightly bitter, just as it should be. Best light Croatian beer, and one of top 3 domestic beers.
Jul 08, 2014
Zlatni Medvjed from Pivovara Medvedgrad
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 26 ratings