Sarajevkso Pivo | Sarajevska Pivara

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sarajevska Pivara
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
57
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
21.83%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
11
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by flyingpig:
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3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light, golden straw colour with a thumb sized, bubbly white head that slowly reducing in size to a fairly thin lacing.

Sweet, syrup like aroma to begin with along with some corn and basic lager hops. There is some lager malts too and hints of grain but this one is fairly standard with nothing too exciting going on.

Lighter than a typical pale lager with a sweet flavour lingering in the background along with some bread and before rounding it off with some lager malts, a touch of grassy hops and a little citrus finished with a mild bitter tang.

Smooth with a touch of stickiness right at the end, there is also strong carbonation from this one and a light yet refreshing finish to it. Quite sweet but nothing sickening.

I enjoyed this beer more than you would expect from a pale lager, even straight from the can this was a good beer but its main selling has got to be how easy it is to drink and how refreshing it is.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Miha
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of aschwab
2.14/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On a warm day in Sarajevo, you want to reach for a refreshing beer. However, you have few choices, this is most likely your cheapest option and most widely drank option. I was hardly impressed by this Bosnian showing of brewing skills, it sort of had a weak metallic taste to it. It wasnt terrible, but it just had no real good flavor. If I had a choice between Coors Light and this, I would have to choose the cheaper of the two, as they are about the same. Dont expect much.

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Photo of kontras_sa
1.5/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of alesaram
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of runwild99
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
3.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cryptic back label is notched: X-18-2011, the X being the roman numeral ten. Therefore within code and relatively fresh...

12 oz. pull tab bottle, poured into a 0,2l stange glass. Fluffy cap of white foam, with irregular topography on it's surface. Sticky and long lasting, it laces pretty nicely to my surprise. Ultra pale yellow, even less color than most Kölsches. Brilliantly clear factory lager.

Smells like wet grain, mild pilsner malt and a vague sense of honey or clover. Fairly average.

Taste is dry and lightly bitter with a bigger sip. Husky grain, dry and bitter, light and mellow feel, completely inoffensive. Soggy wet graham cracker, mildly grassy dry bitterness. Very clean and simple. Pretty bland, but overall no real flaws other than being a utilitarian industrial lager.

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Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.14/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
2.91/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head.
S: Moderately strong aromas of corn and the liquid butter that is pumped onto movie theater popcorn are present in the nose.
T: The taste isn't that flavorful and has light flavors of corn adjunct malts. The faintest hints of bitterness are present in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had a really unusual odor that wasn't horrible but just had a strange semblance to buttery popcorn.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer upon the pour is a clarion yellow with a modest frothy white head that vanishes quite quickly leaving a paper-thin patchy sheet of lace. Nose is the archetypical lager/pilsner malt, somewhat crisp, and a bit sweet, Start is conventional in its sweetness, grain presence light, as is the top. Finish is customary in its acidity and the hops light in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, not a bad beer, not a good beer, just and average beer in my books.

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Photo of crbnfbr
1.75/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the brewery's beer hall, it came out a clear straw gold under a thin 1/2 finger white head that fades quickly, leaving no lace. The nose is quite strong of sweet malt. The mouth is light and very prickly. The taste is strong of grainy malt with a touch of apricot. A fairly tinny hops bitter hits essentially from the beginning and lingers throughout. A slightly acrid bite at the back of the throat is the only aftertaste. Certainly not great, but it is drinkable in its natural habitat.

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Photo of jooj8
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Toza
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mick91
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Dmmflys
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of DegenErik
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ahking
3.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was fortunate to try this beer at the source while backpacking in Bosnia last month. Sarajevo is a great city and this is a decent beer. One thing that struck me is that the beer smells very yeasty. I am a homebrewer so I smell a lot of fresh yeast and this beer had that aroma. Maybe it meant the beer was bottled too young. Anyway, I like the smell so it gets points for that. Beyond that, this beer is a typical eastern european lager. Light bodied, golden color, medium hop aroma, very non-offensive. Most likely an adjunct brew containing some corn and/or rice. Enjoyable to drink while travelling and I would like to try it again, but nothing special.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Low C- (2.52) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mesha
2.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Foamy head that dissipates slowly leaving thin lacing, a clear yellow color. The aroma is weak and mildly acidic. There is bitterness in this beer, there is also malty sweetness, perhaps too much sweetness. This is the most popular beer in Sarajevo. I used to avoid this beer, but for some unexplainable reason I'm even enjoying driniking it now, from time to time. The majority of beers available here are bland pale lagers that taste alike, and those are what people here consider a beer. More complex beers, like pale ales, IPAs and such are unheard of here. To be honest, this is much better than American macros like Budweiser or Coors, but it’s a far cry from even the modest craft beers.

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