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Niksicko Pivo - Trebjesa Brewery

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Montenegro

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jackndan on 08-05-2002)
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Reviews by metter98:
Photo of metter98
2.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, but consistently left a thin head covering the surfaced and moderate lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and grainy malts are present in the nose, which also has some hints of floral and grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that that the adjunct malts aren't that noticeable and there are also some hints of sweet, bready malts. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smells like a typical adjunct lager, however the taste isn't that bad since the flavors of corn are mostly masked from the taste.

metter98, Mar 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Miha, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Brenden
2.84/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nearly as pale a yellow as I've ever seen, it's not quite the lightest. There's a bit of a bright gold hue to the straw yellow. A soapy pure white head foams up on the pour to a craggy two fingers or so and drops down quickly. It does leave a steady foam, helped along some by continual bubbling from the bottom of the glass. A touch of spotty lacing is left behind.
First off on the nose is some sulfur / skunk. After that, there's a bit of grass and a metallic note.
The flavor offers a bit more, some pale malts and a slight herbal note to the grassiness. There's also a sweetness to the grains and some corn husk.
Crisp and very light-bodied, there's a slickness before the effervescence leads into a watery finish.

Brenden, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, best before Feb 5, 2011, but all gold and shiny in the meantime.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden apple-juice colour, with two fingers of wanly puffy, loosely foamy, and generally soapy dirty white head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving some sparse, broken webbed lace around the glass.

It smells of wet cardboard, bready corn mash - in the cheap breakfast cereal sense - more than a bit of petrol, and dead grassy, malodorous weedy hops. The taste kicks off with a dry, astringent corn graininess, followed meekly by a tame pale malt sweetness, which is quickly overshadowed by a phenolic nail polish remover acridity brazenly creeping in, and more lightly bitter weedy, teetering on the edge, skunky hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a pandering frothiness for the most part, the body on the light side, weight-wise, fizzy, and kind of clingy in its bland smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, with airs of crispness that are duly tamped down by a lingering morning after bar floor cloying unpleasantness.

While there are suggestions of a decent Euro lager here, too many converse Euro-swill markers spoil the party. Not particularly enjoyable, and not recommended, unless you are participating in some sort of hooligan soccer appreciation affair, and then, well, all bets are obviously off, ironically not entirely unlike this offering.

biboergosum, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at EuroMarket in Astoria. Right off the bat, I'd say this is a legitimate Czech pilsner. There was a mild, light toasty malt with spicy, peppery hops. It finished dry and was very easy to drink - a fine lawnmower beer. The character is muted to compared to top Czech pilsners, but this is clearly well within the style.

tempest, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
3.49/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a finger of head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is grain and honey.
The taste is malty with a touch of bitterness, and (bonus) hardly any sweetness. Quite nice.
The texture is frothy, light body and moderate carbonation.
The texture and taste were pretty good. A well above average adjunct lager.

Fatehunter, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jackndan
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Niksicko Pivo: From Niksic, Montenegro, Yugoslavia. I understand this is the most popular beer in Yugoslavia, and its an Interbrew import. Golden color with a pure white, pillowy head. Medium body with a small amount of Belgian lace. Very creamy mouthfeel for a pils. Slight malt sweetness coupled with a floral hop finish. Somewhat of a bitter coffee grounds taste, but not unpleasant. Worth the $1.25 for the half liter.

jackndan, Aug 05, 2002
Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.22/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mom brought this back from France for me.

Into tulip.

A- Very nice clear gold. Tight white foam on top. Good amount of retention and lacing. Kind of pilsner like only the liquid is a few shades darker.

S- Doesn't seem as offensive to me as most American adjunct lagers. Very little smell actually. Rating the smell is peculiar: It doesn't smell like much, but at least it doesn't smell bad (like many AALs.

T- Very thin without exactly being watery. Nice hop bite in the finish. One of the cleanest american adjunct lagers I've tasted. Might be the best one I've tasted.

M- Crisp right from the start. Not as dry as it is crisp. Medium body for the style. Medium carbonation. Nice soft foaming in mouth.

O- I don't drink many of these but I think this is one of the best tasting beers in the style.

If I visited Montenegro or whatever other country where this was a staple, I wouldn't have as much trouble drinking this as others. I'm actually recommending this.

What a nice surprise.

Yoonisaykul, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of HalfFull
2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served into a pint glass from a 500 ml. bottle at the recommended serving temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. Pours a clear deep straw with a light apparent carbonation. A thin white cap is short lived as a result.

Sweet corn and grain on the nose. Nothing too distracting but rather light overall and with a bit of funky lemon after some exposure.

Smooth creamy body, somewhat slick and sweet in nature. Finishes with a slightly astringent lemon character and a hint of spice and toasted bread. Feel is rich though lacking in carbonation and actually feels a bit better direct from the bottle. A bit too heavy on the palate for me.

HalfFull, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.48/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle purchased at George's Deli in Chicago for $1.50.

Served chilled in a fluted Kolsch glass. Fizzy foam with an initial swarm of carbonation. Pale flaccid yellow body.

Smell of bland grain, mild vegetal odor. Not offensive, but also not enticing.

Flavor of bready grain, fairly dry, bland and one-dimensional. Vague hop bitterness lingers in the ghostly finish. Not bad, it's pretty inoffensive overall.

Ok carbonation, along with a thin body make it an easy warm-weather quaffer.

emerge077, May 09, 2007
Photo of PrvoPivo
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

PrvoPivo, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of jessicapreuss
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

jessicapreuss, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium golden color- nothing exceptional aside that it is better than US megabrews. Head is 1/4" of small white bubbles that does not disappear immediately much like other similar brews. Aroma is fresh and clean, with nothing special jumping out, but nothing off-putting either. Perhaps some very light citrus hidden in between the semi-sweet malts and a touch of hop herbal aroma. Flavor nice, generally malty. Mouthfeel has a light creaminess. Went down very smoothly but I couldn't remember much about it after I had finished it. A generally OK beer. I can't complain about it, or say much that really excites me either.

Dukeofearl, Jul 23, 2004
Photo of largadeer
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hell yes, my first Serbian tick. Huge thanks to Marina for hauling this rarity back from Serbia.

Pale yellow with a head that dissipates almost immediately, this looks like your average Eastern European lager. It smells quite bad, sweet pale malt with subtle diacetyl, cooked corn and sulfur. It's worse yet on the palate, surprisingly sweet but also metallic, buttery and mildly sulfuric. They seem to have used metal instead of hops, what little finish I can detect is more reminiscent of pennies. This would be drinkable if I were in Serbia and there were no other options, but it's pretty bad on the grand scale of things. Beer like this makes me grateful that I live in a country with better beer culture.

largadeer, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Niksiko Pivo has a medium-to-thick, cream-colored head, lots of streaming bubbles, some lacing, and a clear, golden appearance. The aroma is of sweet, lightly toasted malt. Taste is similar, with sweet, light barley malt, biscuit, some paper, and a decent hop bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Niksicko Pivo finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and very easy drinking. Overall, this beer is delicious.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours the prototypical pilsner limpid gold color with the archetypal pilsner bright white and generous in size head, the lace a fine concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is the apropos sweet malt that is also crisp and fresh, the start sweet with a fair to middling malt presence, the top thin. Finish is moderate in its acidity and the hops refreshingly spicy with a very dry aftertaste, can’t say it’s a great pilsner, but I’ve had many worse beers than this one

Gusler, Jul 22, 2004
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Green 33cl bottle from Ambrosetti (Berlin) purely for the tick.

Poured at home on 5th Feb 2014, two weeks after it’s BBD.

Sat in a Duvel glass it soon lost it’s white head. Golden, clear and clean though.

Sweet and grainy feel to the aroma and taste.

This isn’t a great beer at all. I struggled to finish my little bottle and even offered the wife and daughter a sip.

I’ll not be seeking another!

BlackHaddock, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well this looks good in the Pilsner glass. Clear yellow to gold colored beer with a tall puffy white head.

Smell is malt with a hint of acid and sweetness in the smell. Hops are herbal and borderline soapy in scent.

Taste is malty and somewhat flowery on the tongue. Slightly sweet with a good grassy and herbal hop flavor. The flowery flavors get stronger as you drink this and remind more than a little of Saison.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Far better beer than I expected it is actually drinkable. Good if a bit flowery lager, I must try this at the factory sometime in the future.

Zorro, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of jooj8
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

jooj8, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of gnikola
1/5  rDev -65.8%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of CrazyMike
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw yellow apperance but with thick white head leaving decent retention. Smell consists of grain, corn and grass, nothing different from other Euro lagers.

Taste is similar to the smell, mainly corn and grass. Has a clean malty taste as well as a hint of spices and bread. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is oddly sweet and spicy.

After a few bad experiences with balkin beers, this isn't to bad. A little bland if compared to other European beers, but drinkable. Worth it to drink a beer from Montenegro.

CrazyMike, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
2.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium straw yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a medium patch of thin film with a very thin film covering the majority of the rest of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of cereal grain malts with fairly significant amounts of corn and grain sweetness. There are also slightly lighter notes of floral and grassy hop aromas.

T: Light to moderate flavors of cereal grain malts and bready malts and there is a light amount of sweetness upfront. The grassy hops contribute some light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The smell is all American Adjunct Lager but the flavors are better than that with some more notes of a Pilsener. Overall, not a horrible beer (my expectations were pretty low) and pretty easy to drink but don't think I will be seeking it out again.

dbrauneis, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.13/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally, Montenegro is in the database (and I can tick it)! This representative thereof pours a clear pale straw topped by a short half-finger of short-lived white foam. The nose comprises stale wheat, hard water, corn, and rice husks. The taste doesn't seem to want to deviate from this appointed path too much, though a sickly sweet vein of corn syrup finds its way through, marring the experience further. Making matters somehow worse is an aftertaste of toasted rice that does not want to go away. Talk about malingering! The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a light carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, another sad beer from the former Yugoslavia. Apparently only Croatia has figured brewing out since Dayton. Go figure.

TMoney2591, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of ernie
3.95/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not an American lager but rather a crossbreed of Munchner and Pilsner, with strong malty character. Smells great, with flowery-hoppy notes. Forms majestic pale-golden crown. Beautiful lace, too. Taste is rich and complex with malts giving way to hops in the finish. Very drinkable beer, magnificent summer refresher and good companian to hearty Serbian or Hungarian meal. Recommended!

ernie, Jun 09, 2006
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Niksicko Pivo from Trebjesa Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.