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Nektar - Banjalučka Pivara

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Banjalučka Pivara visit their website
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cyrenaica on 06-07-2008)
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Boki, Jul 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

jsh420, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

KevMo84, May 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

poskok, May 12, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
2.48/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Beer...from Bosnia?! Another nation off the list. There's 500 ml of liquid underneath that green bottle, so here goes. On to the beer:

The standard pale yellow color also applies to this national lager. Topping it is an inch of soapy head which retains quite well, better than the usual fizzy lager. I smell...spicy hops. And...Pepe LePew. And that cat which Pepe thinks is a skunk. Actually, the stink here isn't revolting, but that aspect paired with cat pee makes for a bruised experience.

Perhaps not as fresh as it could be. The taste of hay has a taint, like it has seen better days. Some sulfur, gee, what a surprise. A little sweetness from the malt. So, it could be worse. It's a light/medium bodied beer with a slick feeling.

What do I do this? Oh yeah, because I like to taste beers that I've never had.

DoubleJ, May 06, 2014
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.55/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I obtained this Bosnian beer from Friar Tucks in Savoy, Illinois. This rare European beer pours golden clear, with a thin effeminate head, that rapidly dissipates, below average carbonation and average lacings. It has a unique honey taste, with strong hints of maltiness, and fruits. It is light bodied, no edge or bite, clean tasting, and not filling.

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, May 04, 2014
Photo of imprezawrxsti
3.36/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found in a mixed six-pack I got from Liquor Barn in Niles, IL. Chicago's huge Slavic community means that a lot of hard-to-find European beers find their way to specialty importers in the area. It's a great arrangement for beer drinkers!

Pours a hazy straw yellow into a pint glass, 5588 miles from where it was produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Pouring the last bit hard results in a coarse head that fades to leave a little lacing.

Smells faintly of straw and grain, with a little bit of a floral trace. Not outstanding, but certainly not offensive.

Tastes mellow, all bright grains and a trace of bitter hoppiness right at the end. This would be a great summer beer, easy drinking with enough body to count as real beer. Perfect carbonation though; I feel like a lot of Euro style lagers are rather fizzy but this one balances that out nicely.

Overall, this beer is nothing exceptional, but it's like a good 2nd baseman - consistent. I like its surprisingly substantial mouthfeel and refreshing taste. If I could pick up a case of this for a party instead of, say, Corona, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

imprezawrxsti, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

hansavijaticar, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Evoforen, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Zachtheporter, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

6thstreetbrewpub, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: gold colour beer
S: medium aroma of hops and grain
T: mellow grain in a good way
M: average carbonation
O: Nektar is a beer that is easy to drink. Nektar would be good to drink in warm weather. Nektar is not too salty nor bitter. There is a grain taste to Nektar. The body of Nektar would be considered medium. The carbonation of Nektar could be considered at medium strength. Nektar could be considered as a light beer from Europe.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Branko
3.58/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drinking this beer since ever..grew up in its neighborhood, 500 meters away from the brewery! unfortunately, the smell of this beer is not its strongest point!
nice, golden appearance with a thick frothy white head makes it better! and cool silky mouthfeel not that common for a MB of southeastern Europe...
Missing some body and more hops to reestablish its original typicity - the brewery itself has 150 years of tradition, founded by hard working trappist monks.
As other bosnian beers - great potential reflected in (half forgotten) tradition, marvelous waters and generally quite natural ingredients! a true paradise for a serious microbrewer!

Branko, Oct 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.55/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this is pretty brutal stuff. smells like the alcohol saturated piss you take the morning after a hard night of beer drinking. really, sour and stinky, not nice. hints of creamy malt are overshadowed by ranky wafts of urine. flavor is a slight upgrade, the malt profile isnt miserable and there is some traces of a yeast strain that also isnt a total deadbeat, but this is a low quality euro brew and thats it. really punishing on a hangover and at warmer temperatures. feel is fine for this, average bubbles and medium body, not watery. overall a pretty crappy can of beer, but the locals really seem to like it, so maybe i am missing something...

StonedTrippin, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

harpus, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +47%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nektar has a pretty thick, white head and a somewhat hazy, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of bubbles and minimal lacing. The aroma is of sweet, rich barley malt. Taste is of lightly toasted, sweet barley malt and a moderate hop bitterness to balance the flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Nektar finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and highly drinkable. This is excellent.


RonaldTheriot, Jul 05, 2012
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Nektar from Banjalučka Pivara
71 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.