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Brewed by Apatinska Pivara (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Apatin, Serbia

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Jelen Pivo is the leading core lager brand in Serbia-Montenegro. It is carefully brewed in Serbia’s leading brewery, Apatinska Pivara, in the town of Apatin, located on the Danube, in a most fertile area called Vojvodina, where the quality of the barley is known to be one of the best in the region. Jelen Pivo (5 ABV) is enjoyed in cans, bottles, Q-Pack bottles, and kegs, and is within hand’s reach of all beer lovers in the country. 11.85°


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zarkam (421) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2014
500ml bottle from a supermarket near Beograd. Clear yellow colour, small fully vanishing white frothy head, hardly any lacing. Light to moderate malty aroma of hay and grain with light floral hops. Taste is initally lightly bittersweet turning into a lightly bitter finish with an acetic feel. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, dry texture. Fairly standard but far from the worst pale lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (1610) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Flaska från Ivana Trgovina, Split (om i närheten, Ivana Trgovina är ett måste om du vill ha annat än de vanliga blaskölen). Klar guldfärgad med ett medelstort vitt skum. Säd och malt i doften. Smakinslag av malt, vitt bröd, lime och säd. Mjuk munkänsla. Maltsötman är för en lager nästintill perfekt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
500mL bottle purchased at Corti Brother’s in Sacramento. It says this beer is a product of Montenegro on the bottle, so I am not sure what that exactly means. Best by 11/15/14. The aroma has some cereal and a little dough-like qualities. Some fruitiness, too, and a bit of a metallic hop note. Transparent yellow body with a smallish, rapidly dissipating small white head present. Starts with a good cereal and milky malt blast. Fair sweetness throughout this beer, with perhaps a trace of diacetyl. Finishes with a nice, spicy, mildly bitter hop kick. This is fuller-bodied than most pale lagers, and it’s not too shabby.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to Andrew. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A light grainy honey nose. Smooth sweet malts, earthy, cereal. Pretty good. Drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (167) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 28, 2014
0,33 bottle in Serbia, after Matt and Marko reported that its quality has improved. Pours a pale yellow, extra filtered and clear, white foam which dissipates fast. Nose of malts, metal, some citrus. Mouth: sweeter than the previous one, bit malty, round overall body but still watery. Lemon feel. I would not mind drinking another one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmacklin (264) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a fully disappearing, thin, white head. Sweet aroma of malt and corn. Sweet flavour of malt, corn and grass with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from a Maxi store in Kotor, Montenegro. Country #105. Pours a golden yellow colour with decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, yeast and hay. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly slick texture. Quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lost95 (2) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Best beer in Serbia, medium bitterness, light sweetness, maybe it’s not one of the best beer on the world but it’s one of my favourites i have good memories thanks to Jelen.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ixwhyzed (13) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 7, 2014
To sum it up - an extremely cheep and rather uninteresting beer. In case you’re on a tight budget while visiting Serbia, this is probably your best choice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from any supermarket in Serbia.New taste of Jelen finally so much better then before.Taste of malts, good balanced now.Don’t try on tap for me its awful but this new label and beer Ledeno Svez is pretty much good.


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