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Nektar - Banjalučka Pivara

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71
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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.

RJT

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