LAV - Carlsberg Srbija D.O.O. Pivara

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 24.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Carlsberg Srbija D.O.O. Pivara visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: atis on 09-23-2008

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by djura:
Photo of djura
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one of two most common beers in Serbia.

Appearance-Lemon-golden color,few seconds lasting foam.

Smell- Classic plain aroma of grain with some little herbal tones from the hops,also there is some citrus smell.

Taste-Very nice,refreshing,not much carbonated,with medium hops aroma.

Mouthfeel- is appropriate.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.83/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Mom brought this back from France. EDIT: Had no idea this was form Serbia. I was thinking Lithuania. Might be my very first beer brewed in Srbija.

A- Clear gold with tiny white particles suspended throughout. White foamy head. Retention isn't too good.

S- Smells well skunked right from the bottle. Much less in the glass. Sweet nectar cola. A bit of burnt cream of wheat.

T- Very light taste. A little sweet. Medicinal bitterness, a bit like a bitter body cream. Finish is kind of offensive.

M- Full body. High carbonation. Not dry.

O- Very (less than?) ordinary euro lager. Would not buy again.

Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imported by a company in Des Plaines, IL, didn't write it down.
Served in a wine glass at Beograd Cafe.

Pale clear gold, fizzy white head that settles to a thin veil, no lasting retention or lace apparent. Occasional rising trails of carbonation.

A little skunky at first, later inoffensive with a little bit of apple ester from the yeast.

Taste was mainly dry cracker, light vague bitterness, slight apple. Very mild and inoffensive, not overly carbonated, a little watery. Overall not too bad, no major flaws besides the green bottle skunk. A pretty standard utilitarian lager to wash down cevapis and ajvar with.

Photo of Amalak
3.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had off the tap at a restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia.
A. Had a darkish gold color to it. There was a decent head and some lacing. Well carbonated.
S. Grainy and hoppy.
T. This had a decent hoppiness to it. It was kind of like a pilsner in many ways. Very refreshing, a slight sweetness underneath. Perhaps a dash of citrus.
M. Bubbly on the tongue.
D. Very smooth and refreshing.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.94/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pungent malts, lager yeast and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a mild malt sweetness followed by breadiness from flavors of grain and lager yeast. The hops presence is very mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, does not go down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, it’s about what you would expect from the style but there are better choices within the style.

Photo of LiliGrigorova
2.15/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My sister likes it because of the name...

Photo of atis
2.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it in Budapest, where it is distributed by Hungarian Carlsberg.

Appearance is light golden, foamy white head which quickly disspates, almost no lacing. Aroma is stray hops, actually feels very plain. Taste is very boring - a bit bittery, some bread and cardboard, taste disappears very soon and no aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel with comparatively low carbonation.

I did not like this one, maybe it is slightly better on tap, but this one is below average.

Photo of Berecki
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Average looking, pale yellow lager beer. Smelling somehow sourly and pricky, unpleasant, with a watery taste that follows that first impression: it's a beer that has a bottle design many times nicer that it deserves by its taste and mouthfeel, which is boring and quite dull in most of the way.
It clearly is a lager, but drinkable only when heavily chilled in desperate thirst.

Photo of wordemupg
2.83/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

400ml bottle poured into pint glass 20/3/14

A clear golden liquid with some little bits here and there, not much for bubbles but still pumps out two fingers of soapy foam that leaves a couple partial rings before it falls

S has some grassy hop character to it but also has a fair amount of skunk, some sweet grains and cardboard, If it wasn't skunked I could tolerate this

T faint citrus to go with what I smell and not as skunky, maybe just a hint of honey, better then the smell but still lots to improve on

M bubbles are a little prickly, quite light bodied, a little sweet malt on the finish, pretty standard in this department

O its drinkable beer but I doubt the green bottle dose it any favours, not awful but not something I'd look forward to drinking again

I thought I snagged another country tic but I was wrong, looks like this is my second beer from Serbia, oh well.

Photo of emiricius
1.6/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sort of a typical pale lager that tried to be better - without success. Pours a light yellow, with a small, close to a 1/2 finger head. Their is a ring of lace at the top, where when you first pour the beer the head settles. Nothing underneath that. Not much of a smell. Bit of hops, some malt, and a little more bittering. Light taste. Sort of a mellow sweetness, mingled with a dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, like water. But, it is drinkable and it is thirst quenching. Extra half point for that.

Photo of skypup
2.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear, yellow with a light carbonation with a small head that dissolves quickly leaving it partially flat.

Slight hop smell, otherwise undistinct

Smooth mouthfeel, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Had this beer from a can in Montenegro. Average drinkability, this beer did not stand out to me.

LAV from Carlsberg Srbija D.O.O. Pivara
66 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.