Jelen Svetlo Pivo | Apatinska Pivara A.D.

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Brewed by:
Apatinska Pivara A.D.
Serbia
jelenpivo.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ernie on 06-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
33
Avg:
2.7
pDev:
23.7%
 
 
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Photo of Dzajka
5/5  rDev +85.2%

Photo of MikiP
4.67/5  rDev +73%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ordybill
4.13/5  rDev +53%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a mug. Crystal clear golden color with a small white head. A very mild European flavor. Very enjoyable, good with food.

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Photo of igl
4/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ernie
3.82/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most popular beer in Serbia, widely available and widely publicized. Produced in Vojevodina province. Pale golden lager with malty-yeasty aroma and a decent amount of hops in the palate. Nice white crown, elaborate lace. Pleasant malty-bitter aftertaste. A complex, joyful beer. Recommended

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Photo of Samzzzy
3.73/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toza
3.68/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.55/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srecko
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Iztok
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.23/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- I was surprised after picking up yet another Euro Lager, that the head was so nice....starts out about an inch thick and fizzles out expectantly fast, but only to the point of a pillow like layer over the brew. The color is more yellow than golden, is very clear and reminds me of urine if you haven't had enough water throughout the day. There is actually some modest lacing present, fizzling out eventually to a sticky looking liquid on the glass. Carbonation is heavy looking as well.

S- Definitely doesn't smell like a German Pilsener, having lots of malt, raw grain and a lingering lemony citrus aroma in the background. I also smell very weak hops, and not of the noble variety. The overall aroma is not offensive however....no skunk spray in this one!

T- OK, this one has more of a Pils flavor than the aroma lets on, but still, there is a yeasty malt upfront that is quite noticeable. The bitterness on the finish has some decent hop profile, but there is a bit of citrus rind and also a bit of metallic astringency mixed in there...a truly unique finish! I have to note that as this warms a bit the metallic finish becomes much more noticeable....I actually think that this has a better than average flavor overall.

M- The body lies somewhere in between light and medium...somewhat watery yet with a modest creaminess! The carbonation is lower than what I was expecting which is a pleasant surprise, but it is still prevalent. Again, better than the norm...

D- I wouldn't exactly call this a German Pilsener, but rather a hybrid between it, and a typical Euro Lager. Going with this conclusion, I like this better than most beers from this region and could enjoy this without wanting to switch to anything else during any given evening...but it needs to be drunk very cold otherwise starts to taste a bit nasty. I would and will buy this again, given the opportunity. I recommend giving this one a go!

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.23/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shadman
3.23/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow. Second Canadian to first to review this brew.

Very pale amber yellow colour. Actually matches the colour of the can nicely. Bone white head, decent retention, impressive lacing.

Meh, Slight sodium bicarbonate & lemon tea aroma

Taste was slightly sweet lemon tea. Finish is slightly off-puuting with a strong weedy bitterness.

Pretty average. light body,decent carbonation

Ok..It ain't German, but it's still better than most macros.

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Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New arrival at George's, dated euro style "01/09/12" still a few months within code. I've seen bottles dated into next year, so i'll try one to compare at a later date.

Brilliant high clarity gold, bare delicate lace in the glass. Initial half inch of foam that dwindles to a thin cirrus veil across the surface.

Smells a little musty, wet grain and possibly adjuncts.

Flavors are crisp and clean, crackery malt, light apple from the yeast, dry clean finish. Light body, fairly simple flavor, but ultimately very clean and drinkable. A good Euro lawnmower beer, will seek out a fresher bottle to sample and compare.

edit 7/12: Found a bottle dated 22/02/13 at my favorite Serbian deli... seemed pretty similar to the above notes. Seemed to have a nice collar of lacing, a wet grainy and grassy aroma with a touch of sulfur, dry crisp feel, but with a simply passable taste. A good match with some cured meats like suva govedina or kulen sausage.

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Photo of drpimento
3.2/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than average world beer. Poured with a regular head and some lace. LIght golden color. Very light beery, slightly bittersweet aroma. Taste was same but more intense and complex. Also present are lemon, & grains.Decent body. This is from a can that I got from a maxi mart yesterday here in Beograd. Good clean finsih. No problem having another

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Photo of foamyhead
3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

light golden pilsner colour with a white head.

in the nose; hay, malt. quite light.

refreshing clean taste, with a decent sweet maltiness. kind of bready aftertaste with a minimum of hops.

very easily drinkable beer. Quite refreshing in 40+ degrees (celsius) yugoslavian climate, but maybe not the most interesting beer around ;)

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Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crownrl28
3.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of claytong
3.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a not so bad beer for the area. easy to put down if nothing else. a bit different than a traditional german pils. big malts which i like. no bite anywhere, no bitterness.
great for having after hiking around in the mountains in summer or at the beach or after the beach. wouldnt recommend buying more than one until you decide if you like it. i got it for free everynight so i thought what the hell.

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Photo of dubajicp
3.06/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Robertas
3.04/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of patra7
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of crossovert
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Best before 22/02/13.

It pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Pretty standard.

The smell is relatively light. Light grains, light hops. A typical AAL.

The flavor is sweet and slightly soapy. A decent amount of hops but mostly pale malts. Herbal medicinal hop flavor.

Average. Not a German Pilsener btw.

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Jelen Svetlo Pivo from Apatinska Pivara A.D.
2.7 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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