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

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
500 ml bottle, best before 09/10/15. English label says "Lager Beer with Caramel coloring." Is that so? Yet it pours as straw pale as any Lite. Still, it looks alright for a light lager, with its sudsy head and all. Slight skunk and oxidation is bearable. Taste was going all right as a bowling alley beer at the start, then took a detour with a mouthful of sugar. Slight note of noble hop pepper saves this being a wreck. If I were near the brewery, I’d sure try this fresh. I guess even though the label says "Montenegro," looks like RB will count this as my first Serbian beer instead. The things I do to keep up with the former Soviet and Yugoslav republics.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
500ml can into shaker. Very faint metallic nose. Crystal clear amber beer with thin solid white head. Medium carbonation. Harshly carbonated on tasting. Strong herby, earthy taste which dominates everything. Pretty unpleasant. Eventually a little bubblegum sweetness is noticeable but it doesn’t last, the taste of dirt soon returns.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caribou43 (548) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2015
It is a classical beer from the Ex-Yougoslavia. The colour is clear and yellow, weak foam and average carbonation, typical for the lager beer. We can feel a bit the hop. It is a beer for the summer, on the beach with friends.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlfredoGarcia (260) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 14, 2015
500 ml can. Bought in a Coop in Lausanne. Malty grass smell, some cereals. Golden color with white head. Sweety taste, some cereal notes, one of the cheap lagers from the good side, in the end have kind of a strong taste. Good for me.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kto (852) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2015
0.5l can from a coop in basel. pours a clear pale golden with a frothy white head and some chunky lacing. aroma of corn. flavour of grass, corn, vegetables, citrus peel. slighly astringent and bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevanNS (12) - SERBIA - NOV 25, 2015
Can in Belgrade. gold color . Corn aroma, grassy. Average carbonation. Light bitter-sweet. Mediocre beer...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FireGlider (439) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2015
Canned. Pale golden color with small white fast fading head. Light body, light carbonation. Light bitter taste with grainy aroma. Average lager.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
The best on this beer was a small bottle. At least this gives some exclusivity to the beer. Nothins especiall in nose and taste. A standard pilsener. B@BanjaLuka

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
biir (749) - Berlin, - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle. Average lager, crisp and fresh with sweet notes and nearly no hops.A bit watery.
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2015 Total Score: 3.4
Saw this in a Supermarket in Croatia and was surprides how good it was. Its a good example that big brewerys can produce unique, special beer if they want too. Would definitely like one again.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
500ml can - thanks Marduk and friends!
Sweet cornflakey aroma, maybe a little wheaty sweetness. Taste has that too, some orange, some paperiness - tastes a bit old, but BB is 3 months away. Extracty metallic hoppy finish. Pretty poor pale lager, but not a horror.


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