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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
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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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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 Srecko
4/5  rDev +37%

Srecko, Nov 06, 2013
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
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 EvilKeith
3.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For an American macro style lager I guess I was expecting something more sinister. I guess you could say I was pleasantly suprised.

Pours a clear pale golden color, starts with a dense frothy off-white head. Head fades to a 1/4" halo of a cap, lace is thick and sticky.

Smell is malty sweetness, spicy floral hops and the slighest hint of skunkiness. Not wholly unpleasant.

Taste is very much the same as the smell with the addition of a metal-like twang on the tongue. Finishes crisply and cleanly. No lingering aftertaste.

Medium-light body. Active carbonation. Lively, thin mouthfeel.

Overall, better than I had hoped. Not my favorite style of beer, but not bad for the style. Drinkable, yes.

EvilKeith, May 07, 2006
Photo of Skidz
3.58/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out pale straw and sits light gold in the glass with a good sized soapy white head. Fades to a light skim with some good lacings around the glass.

Smells fragrantly grassy, lots of clover. Crackery malts buried beneath.

Tastes predominately malty up front, very mild though. Crackery pils malts and faint honey. Mild grassy hops provide slight bitterness into the finish.

Light in the mouth with mild and crisp carbonation. Easy drinking, nice refreshing character.

Skidz, Apr 20, 2006
Photo of BobDoubleu
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

BobDoubleu, Sep 04, 2014
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 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 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 Georgiabeer
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says "Beer of Montenegro", but I guess they don't quite qualify as their own country yet on Beer Advocate. Pours golden with a decent white fluffy head that fades very quickly but leaves some decent lacing. The smell is clean with dry malt and some floral hops. Not bad. taste is fairly robust with a real floral hop taste. Crisp and with some slight graininess and a fairly pleasanr bitter finish. Mouthfeek is crisp and relatively full bodied. I don't know that I'd call this an American Macro lager, tastes more pilsnerish to me. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, not bad at all. I was dreading another Eastern European beer of death but found a quaffable well made, if somewhat simple brew.

Georgiabeer, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of skypup
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

Pale lager; clear with two finger head that dissolves moderately.

Distinct hop smell, slightly citrus and flowery smell with a slight hint of hops.

Mildly herbal and hop taste.

Smooth mouthfeel, slightly neutral aftertaste.

Had this beer from bottle and on tap a few times in Montenegro; above average drinkability.

skypup, Mar 14, 2011
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 DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So this is the gem of Montenegro InBev has brought to the states. My knee-jerk reaction is we have a standard Euro Lager. Why must we receive popular beers instead of getting cases of a highly rated brew of the same region? Enough about the preview, let's move on to the beer:

Nearly gold in appearance in a little head on top. Sweet grainy and grassy aroma. The taste of this is a little better than I was expecting. For starters, it doesn't carry that stinky imported taste. The flavor is a little more pronounced than in your average Euro Lager, balanced nicely by the sweet malt and a moderate hop flavor. For good measure, it feels a little meatier too, with a grape-like sweetness in the back of the mouth.

I would like to apologize to the brewers of Niksicko Pivo for my stereotyping earlier. You proved me wrong by making a lager that's a little ahead of the curve.

DoubleJ, Sep 05, 2007
Photo of PrvoPivo
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

PrvoPivo, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of addiwilliams
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

addiwilliams, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of hansavijaticar
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

hansavijaticar, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

schnarr84, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Nerudamann
3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - very pale straw color, clear, with only a little bit of off-white foam. Lots of carbonation.

Smell - fairly "cerealy" smelling, just like an adjunct beer. Not much aroma other than that.

Taste and Mouthfeel - the taste is like a lighter pale lager, but some of the spice is stronger. Still not much else there. The texture is actually fairly well-balanced.

Overall - not a bad beer, but not complex at all.

Nerudamann, Apr 05, 2011
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 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 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 Miha
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Miha, Jun 01, 2013
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 xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pale/yellow beer
S: grainy/hoppy typical beer aroma
T: light taste/almost vague
M: average carbonation

Nikšićko resembles a light beer. The taste of Nikšićko could be considered smooth. There are no strong flavours that would distract from the taste of this beer. Nikšićko could be considered a light beer.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Nov 24, 2012
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Niksicko Pivo from Trebjesa Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.