Sarajevska Tamno Filtrirano | Sarajevska Pivara

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Sarajevska Pivara
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 01-18-2009

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by rdespain:
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of aschwab
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If you are in Sarajevo, drink this one, dont bother with the pils. We were at a bar one night, and saw someone with a beer from the tap, it was a dark beer, and we were sold. After drinking the normal pils for most of the last 3 days, we needed change, and it came in the form of this beer. It was much better than the pils, but still not to the standard of the rest of the world for this style. The taste was decent, color and smell much the same. I gave a drinkability a 4 only based on the other offerings in the city. There is no comparison (but if I was back in the US, I would not really reach for it)

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled in the brewery's beerhall, it came out a dark but clear cola brown under a one finger tan head with good retention and a bit of lace. The nose was mild of sweet caramel. The mouth was mildly carbonated and slightly syrupy heavy. There is a bit too much of the sweet candy malt right at the beginning, but this fades to a more balanced grain and caramel impression, backed by a hint of smoothly bitter hops lurking below the surface. The hops outlast everything, leaving a dry note asking for another sip. This is a nice quaffer, albeit a touch on the sweet side.

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Photo of Dmmflys
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Best and most likely the only dark beer in had in Bosnia.
Hard to find

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Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Low C-

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Photo of Mesha
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is hard to place, it does not taste like a typical dark lager. It’s smooth and mellow, with lots of malty sweetness countered with just the right touch of bitterness. It’s not a complex beer, but it is very well balanced – it tastes as a good and simple, well balances session beer should taste. Made by Sarajevo brewery, this is their tastiest beer: unfortunately it’s not bottled and it’s available only on tap.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a mug on site at the Sarajevo Brewery.

A: A murky brown color with clear reddish edges in the light. Light tan 2.5 finger head with moderate retention.

S: Light smell of caramel malt and a hint of dark bread.

T: Lingering sweetness of caramel and maybe some toffee. Brown sugar sweetness in there. Dark toasted bread.

A nice offering here and a welcome option from the dominant light lagers of the Balkans. Very smooth and not filling while still being tasty and very drinkable.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
2.69/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I ventured to find this on a snowy day in Sarajevo b/c it was supposed to be the best beer in town. From notes.

A - Poured a root beer sorta dark brown. Lot's of carbonation. Two finger tan head ran away fast. Bright. Thin film of retention with minimal lacing.

S - Quite weak. Caramel and a little coffee.

T - Sweet malt with a sticky date element. Plum sauce? Cola resemblence. Too weak on the dark malt element but just good enough to be ok.

M - Mild carbonation and a light body. Not suprising or interesting, just helps to get down.

O/D - Good thing it's hard to find b/c it's not good enough to seek out. I was pretty upset but then again my expectations probably shouldn't have been so high. I didn't really like it all that much.

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Photo of poskok
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tamno means dark here in bosnia, and this is one of the only dark beers around, and even this one isnt easy to find. it pours honey thick and redish brown with a greater than two inch off white head that lasts awhile. smells like english malts with a lot of residual sugar and a hint of toffee. some decent roast on the malt, but this is more of a german style dark lager rather than a porter or something of that nature. flavor is good, satisfyingly heavy. sweet but not over the top. i look forward to drinking these, and thats more than i can say for anything else ive had from bosnia on this trip. feel works, hearty body and enough carbonation. itd be an excellent fall brew, but im enjoying it just fine in 100 degree heat. this is my go to until september when i return to denver. a nice compliment to a fruity shisha pipe

edit, i just realized how being away from craft stuff changes your perspective. this is rated higher to me on here than a lot of other beers id much rather have. denver to sarajevo is a major departure on the beer front, but this one is filling the void expertly for me

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Photo of lstokes
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the brewery, it's a dark beer with a mild caramel nose. I found that the taste didn't lapse into either excessive fruitiness or excessive bitterness--although the mouthfeel could be richer, the taste is really well balanced, with a nice dry aftertaste that makes you want more--I drank a liter.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sarajevska Tamno Filtrirano from Sarajevska Pivara
3.49 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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