Haba Neon Stout by Varionica. After tasting disaster called chilli stout by Pulfer this is again special version of regular stout by Varionica brewery with chilli added. To cut a long story short. Their stout is an unadventerous stout not helped by adding some chilli. Maybe I set the bar too high because as a standard chili beer I use great Mikkeler Chipotle Porter. But this one doesn't come close. Although it's not bad.
Trying a Pale Ale by Houblon Brewery, a local craft brewery from Zagreb. Pours hazy dark orange body, with a rich frothy off-white head, strong retention and lacing. Medium carbonation. Some caramel malt in the aroma, followed by perfumy, resiny hops. Sweet, but not cloying taste, bready, flowery, perfumy, medium bitter end. Medium to thin body. Very pleasent, somewhat different than usual APAs on the local scene, reminding be me a bit of East Coast Style IPAs. Above average, but maybe needs a more confident flavour profile to be a real winner. But I like what these guys are doing. Appears to be carefully thoughtout stuff. ABV: 6.3 %. #domacepivo#craftbeer#hrvatskopivo#croatiancraftbeer#croatianbeer#americanpaleale#apa#hoppyale#hoppybeer#beer#pivo#instabeer @houblonpivovara