Sarajevska Svijetlo Nefiltrinano | Sarajevska Pivara

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Brewed by:
Sarajevska Pivara
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 01-18-2009

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the restaurant.

Hazy golden body with a sudsy quickly falling cap.

Some light malty breadiness and lemon. Really lightly tart and bitter.

Light bodied and a little watery with medium carbonation.

Nice enough beer. Nothing to write home about but not bad in any way.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.22/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in the brewery's beerhall, it comes out a cloudy watery yellow under a 1/4 finger white head that fades quickly, leaving no lace. The nose is mild of grain, with a hint of banana. The mouth is light and very prickly. The opening is quite watery - the malt is not well developed, with just a touch of grain. Hoppy bitterness is dominant, but hardly strong. It is also surprisingly smooth and non-metallic, tending towards a coriander dry bitter with a hint of pine. The aftertaste is crisp, but fades quickly. This is a good entry beer, or an option for those looking to guzzle.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suffers from unintended unwelcome sourness off-favours and general shallowness - to the point that there's nothing remarkable about it that warrants detailed description.

Drinkable, though, with perfect carbonation. Somewhat refreshing. One of the blandest beers I've ever had. Insipid.

C (2.83)

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Photo of BucBasil
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a mug on site at the Sarajevo Brewery.

A: A slightly cloudy pale yellow color topped with a 1.5 finger pure white head with great retention.

S: Slightly citrusy with a touch of piney hop, but more malty. A bit of butter and a light sourdough bread note.

T: Light and crisp with a touch of fruit and honey. Finishes with a fresh touch of lemon and some balancing bready malt.

A nice alternative to the other light beers on offer here in the region. Big step up from the filtered version. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of poskok
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.91/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an oddity for certain. i dont even think this is a wheat beer, if it is its really weak on the malt. i think its just the regular sarajevsko before the final filtration process. totally strange. pours a nice looking hazy straw color with a 2 inch fluffy white head that stick around. smells lemony, yeasty, and a little skunky. flavor is definitely yeast prominent, like a slightly doughy sarajevso regular. theres also a distinct tart citrus flavor in there, but not sure the origin. its an easy drinking beer and a bit of a curiosity. good enough mouthfeel, well carbonated and a lighter medium body. im not wild about it, but its definitely something different. i think its only available at the brewery, which fortunately enough is right across the river from my apartment...

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Photo of rdespain
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Offa
4.24/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just noticed that I had failed to rate this when going through my notes from my Balkans trip last year, even though I did the other Sarajevska beers at the time.

I had this on tap at the brewery pub in Sarajevo. It is fairly similar to the regular pilsner but more yeasty, a bit cloudy. Like the other, I find it very good and particularly good for this region - Balkans/SE Europe, only a couple Albanian beers (somewhat surprisingly to me) giving it any real competition for the style in this whole region.

Aroma is good grain, grass, herb, some bready yeastiness. Taste is excellent light yeasty bread sweetness, hint of apple, lots of herbal, grassy hop. Sweetness is light but firm with good hop bitterness to balance out nicely. It is softer and more bready than the crisper filtered cousin.

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Sarajevska Svijetlo Nefiltrinano from Sarajevska Pivara
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 9 ratings