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Dva Klasa

Rating: 3.25

Another beer from my time in Zagreb here, this one however was a rare draught beer with the majority of the new beers I tried on my vacation served by the bottle or occasionally in a can if I opted for that in the supermarket. This one will actually be my second from Pivnica Medvedgrad and one I sampled in their Zagreb brewpub, Mali Medo. The beer follows on from their bottle of Crna Kraljica that I reviewed here recently and quite enjoyed, it was also part of the reason I decided to give their brewpub a visit and try a rare Croatian wheat beer.

Dva Klasa

Appearance (4/5): This one sits a bright orange colour in the glass and looks quite cloudy with a thumb-sized, foamy white head on top that holds well, much as you’d expect from the style. There was also a few smaller bubbles rising to the surface of the glass and touches of lacing on the sides too.
Aroma (6/10): Starting with some light citrus and wheat on the nose, there was also touches of bubblegum coming through with this one followed by some banana and cloves. The smell seemed quite safe and standard for a hefeweizen with a few hints of bitterness towards the end but it was all a bit ordinary really.
Taste (6/10): This taste began with a combination of cloves, bananas and some wheat with a faint citrus/lemon backing and hints of coriander as well. Again it was a fairly safe tasting beer with hints of bitterness and a few earthy malts that were perhaps a touch stronger than I’d have liked before some sweetness seen things out.
Palate (3/5): This wheat beer had a medium body with quite a smooth mouthfeel and some nice background sweetness helping it down but it was more bitter than I’d have liked to see from the style. There was a slight citrus tang and an earthy feel towards the end and overall carbonation levels were strong.

Overall (13/20): This one was quite an average wheat beer really, although that’s not bad for a Croatian one considering it’s the only local one I managed to find in the country with the majority of those available being imported from Germany. The beer on its own was easy enough to drink with some nice sweetness towards the end and it did hit the spot when drinking it in the sun but it wasn’t a classic by any stretch.

Brewed In: Zagreb, Croatia
Brewery: Pivnica Medvedgrad
Type: Hefeweizen
Abv: 4.6%
Serving: Draught (500ml)
Purchased: Mali Medo, Zagreb, Croatia
Price: 15 kuna (approx. £1.46)

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