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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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°

HeinzH's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeinzH (26) - Oulu, - JUN 12, 2014
First ever Serbian beer for me. Found this from local grocery store in Zakynthos Island, Greece. This is better than Finnish bulk beers. Nothing special thou. Malty but would need a bit more of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koshack (984) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Złote, klarowne. Piana biała , drobna, ale szybko pojawiają się duże pęcherze. Szybko opada, ze śladami na szkle. W aromacie po otwarciu butelki pojawił się chmiel, ale szybko zniknął. Po przelaniu do szkła tylko słód, który tez szybko zszedł do mało wyczuwalnych nut. W smaku lepiej, jest słodowe, ale nie słodkie. Lekko wytrawne. Gdzieś w tle nawet lekka goryczka. Typowy, przeciętny lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (3875) - BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Standard pale lager from a 33 cl bottle claiming it contains 5% ABV and having been brewed at Trebjesa (property of SAB Miller) in Montenegro; either this beer should be updated, or I have a slightly different version, but since I cannot be sure of either and the label is the same, I’m going for this one. Medium thick, only very lightly lacing, fairly stable, off-white head over a cristal clear and pure golden blonde beer with no visible fizz. Unexpectedly strongish aroma of sourdough, damp kitchen towels, old and moist newspapers, green apple peel without its refreshing effect, iron, rotting garden weeds, stale sweat, soggy corn. Sourish grains and sweetish corn in the onset, strong carbo with minerally and souring effect (the latter reinforcing the graininess), light and supple, metallic yet oily mouthfeel, while the grainy sourishness and corny sweetishness continue with the first being prevalent over the latter; finish is neutral, with only a very faint and brief amount of simple grassy hops added, but low bitterness, so that the play of dull sourishness and dull sweetishness can go on, fading to nothing after a few moments, though I can still taste a light grassy bitterness of the hops all the way in the end. Light metallic and minerally effects linger too. Feels very industrial and the sweet-and-sour graininess bothers me from the beginning onwards; clearly a macro pale lager of low class, probably not the absolute worst one I ever had in this style, but certainly not among the better ones either. Poured most of it down the drain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Clear golden beer with good white foam. Malty aroma, light acidity, slightly spicy hops. Taste: malt, a little bitter, corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A good Eastern European lager. Nothing too special, but it is very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma of malt, cardboard, and grass; taste is sweet malt with a hint of grass and cereal; finish is light bitter and a bit wet; another pale lager.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1084) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2016
Can. Pours clear golden with medium white sticky head. Aroma:malty, hay. Aroma is weak but not unpleasant. Taste is malty, some bitterness, yellow berries. Taste is also weak. Thin body. Easy to drink. Actually a good Lager- theres nothing in there but nice to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TedE (725) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caribou43 (237) - Lausanne, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlfredoGarcia (224) - 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.

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