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Jelen Svetlo Pivo - Apatinska Pivara A.D.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
65
poor

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Apatinska Pivara A.D. visit their website
Serbia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ernie on 06-08-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev +33.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Daredevil
2.16/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

pours a straw to golden liquid, not very firm head

nose: fruity, tainted with some quite aggressive artifificial notes

palate: almonds, rose hip, peanuts
starts a bit bitter, then turns sweet and ends bitter again

this is a very average lager - perhaps best drunk in the country of origin or by the serbian diaspora around the world

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
2.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear deep yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of skunk are present in the nose.
T: like the smell, the taste is skunky and has a light amount of bitterness. As the beer warms up, hints of grainy malts become noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little prickly on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't have much expectations for this beer after smelling it, but fortunately the taste was slightly better than the smell.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with some significant amounts of active visible carbonation and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a mottled thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of adjunct malts including some sweeter corn and grains as well as some light amounts of grassy hops. But the dominant aroma in this beer is that of skunk.

T: The overall flavor of this beer is extremely light in flavor with just some very light flavors of cereal malts with a touch of grain and corn adjunct sweetness. Very light notes of grassy hops and moderate skunky flavors. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: The smell of this beer is all American Adjunct Lager but the taste is slightly better than the smell would indicate. This is not an excellent beer and I would not likely try it again. There is a skunkiness that I would have expected from a European beer in a green bottle but that was not the case here.

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3.25/5  rDev +24%

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle at EuroMarket out of curiosity. No surprises here though, just a clean blonde macro lager. There's a tiny bit of toast, and a little hops spice in the finish, and a slight earthy aroma. But overall this is a bland, inoffensive lager, perfect for washing down a pljeskavica. Aside from the pasteurized, industrial lager character, there's nothing to complain about. But there's also absolutely nothing to write home about either.

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1/5  rDev -61.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

tried this for the first time last night at a serbian pub in sarajevo. it pours an almost artificial looking dandelion yellow color that is basically flat. i couldnt get a head on this beer for the life of me. it appears watered down and unappetizing. it smells moderately better than it looks, with some pale german malt and a conventional yeast in higher proportion than im used to. flavor isnt bad, like day old multigrain bread and mineral heavy water. it isnt delicious, but it isnt repulsive. if it was ice cold it could be a good refresher because the body is so light and the finish is clean. the mouthfeel was not nice, this beer needs much much more carbonation to be satisfying. the lack of bubbles made it quite unpleasant to drink as it warmed up. nothing special here, but for two bosnian marks for a half liter, ill probably have this again.

edit: upon revisiting this in a much colder bottle, the mouthfeel recovered substantially, with more of a head and some decent, but still deficient bubbles. im upping the rating from 2.5 to 3 for that. still not going to win any medals though...

Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New arrival to the market, dated euro style "01/09/12" still a few months within code. I've seen bottles dated into next year, so i'll try one to compare at a later date.

Brilliant high clarity gold, bare delicate lace in the glass. Initial half inch of foam that dwindles to a thin cirrus veil across the surface.

Smells a little musty, wet grain and possibly adjuncts.

Flavors are crisp and clean, crackery malt, light apple from the yeast, dry clean finish. Light body, fairly simple flavor, but ultimately very clean and drinkable. A good Euro lawnmower beer, will seek out a fresher bottle to sample and compare.

edit 7/12: Found a bottle dated 22/02/13 at my favorite Serbian deli... seemed pretty similar to the above notes. Seemed to have a nice collar of lacing, a wet grainy and grassy aroma with a touch of sulfur, dry crisp feel, but with a simply passable taste. A good match with some cured meats like suva govedina or kulen sausage.

Photo of crossovert
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Best before 22/02/13.

It pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Pretty standard.

The smell is relatively light. Light grains, light hops. A typical AAL.

The flavor is sweet and slightly soapy. A decent amount of hops but mostly pale malts. Herbal medicinal hop flavor.

Average. Not a German Pilsener btw.

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2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

Jelen Svetlo Pivo from Apatinska Pivara A.D.
65 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.