Ozujsko Pivo - Zagrebacko Pivovara
5.2% Golden coloured, airy head. One of Croatia's two main brands. Sweet taste, thin body.
Hint of hoppiness in the finish, but apart from that no character to talk about. Poor
lager. Like the cheaper Hungarian brands.
Karlovacko Pivo - Karlovacko Pivovara
Pale golden. Low head. the other of Croatia's main brands. Less sweet than Ozujsko, but
also with thin body and low bitterness. Typical industrial lagers without faults but also without
Tomislav - Zagrebacka Pivovara
7.0%. Black w. creamy head. Served in a Belgian style widemouthed glass w tall foot.
Big maltiness, slightly vinuous, plum character. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness.
Pan - Panonska Pivovara
Yellow, creamy head. Slight chill haze. Light bodied, slightly grassy. Smooth with
not much bitterness. OK for thirst cleansing on a hot day.
Osjecko Pivo - Osjecko Pivovara
5.0%. Pale golden colour w slight chill haze. Normal head. Dry, medium bodied,
slightly bready. Well hopped (w saaz hops, I believe). Hint of diacetyl.
Good pilsener very much in a Czechish style.
Crna Kraljica - Pivnica Medvedgrad
Dark brown, very hazy. Creamy. Malty, big chocolate flavour. Bitter finish. Good beer!
Psenicno Pivo - Pivnica Medvedgrad
Golden coloured. Clear. Fruity, tastes like crystal malt. Some wheat flavour. Somewhat
sweetish. Clean, low bitterness. Good, but not my favourite of the selection at the brepub.
Zlatni Medvjed - Pivnica Medvedgrad
Pale yellow, very hazy, creamy head. Malty, dry but with some apple aroma. Big hop
bitterness. Good German style pilsener, like the ones at for instance Hausbrauerei
Altstadthof in Nürnberg.
Mrki Medvjed - Pivnica Medvedgrad
Semi dark lager. Nut brown colour. Judging from both appearance and flavour it might be
a mix of Crna Kraljica and Zlatni Medvjed. Anyhow it is a tasty dark lager, with some
chocolate flavour and bitter finish.
Pivnica Medvegrad is located at Savska Cesta 56 in the SE part of Zagreb City.
Phone/fax No. +385 1 2910099. They usually also serve a dark bock beer, which I
recall as the best of their line. You can also eat their good and reasonably priced food
in their cosy all wooden interior.
Another good beer drinking spot in Zagreb is Bulldog Pub, at Bogoviceva 6 in the central
part of town. You can sit in the beer garden on the pedestrian way and enjoy the crowded
city life as you enjoy your draught Tomislav, or perhaps one of their three draught
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