LAV | Carlsberg Srbija D.O.O. Pivara

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Carlsberg Srbija D.O.O. Pivara

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atis on 09-23-2008

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by TommyLiam:
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3.25/5  rDev +24%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml green (yup) bottle - it was very cheap, so why the hell not? Also, a hard one to search for on BA, it would seem.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky ecru head, which leaves some decent splattered and tree branch lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy and slightly crackery pale malt, musty dead yeast, a hint of overripe lemon rind, and some plain leafy, grassy, and gently skunked green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of corn pone sweetness, faint wet cardboard, ethereal citrus peel, wayward son yeast, and more understated earthy, grassy, and still kind of skunky 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its mildly prickly frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, with a small airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, the general graininess still contending with a lingering sense of maltreated hop bitterness.

Overall, this is not all that bad, as there a number of redeeming elements which render it at least passable. However, losing the skunk factor would indeed go a long way in making this a more quaffable offering.

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Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of fr0wn3r
2.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.83/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of mishi_d
2.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of Amalak
3.2/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

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Photo of NemanjaM
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.94/5  rDev -26%
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.

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Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gnikola
1/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of grga
3.94/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev +24%

Photo of LiliGrigorova
2.15/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My sister likes it because of the name...

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Photo of rale
1.75/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of DegenErik
2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of leitmotif
2.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of atis
2.42/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Berecki
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of djura
3/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.37/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wordemupg
2.83/5  rDev +8%
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.

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