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Jelen Strong

Formerly brewed at Apatinska Pivara (MolsonCoors)
Style: Malt Liquor
Apatin, Serbia


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Strong pale beer, pasteurized.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2012
330ml bottle outside at The Irish Pub in central Belgrade. Firm white head covering a clear golden body. Fragile lacing to the glass. Pale malty smell. Lemon and sweet malts in flavour. Notes of alcohol. Slightly metallic palate. Soft in the mouth. Some refreshments on a very hot summer’s day in (Belgrade, 04.08.2012).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 20, 2012
Canned 500ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Marko (thanks!). Golden coloured, small white head, light alcoholic nose. The taste is moderate malty, light alcoholic and slight acidic with also some mild alcoholic finish. Drinkable and to be honest expected worse brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Gave fra Rune. Drukket hjemme 25 Aug 12. Vasken fikk brorparten. Lys gylden. Hvitt, raskt dalende skum som fester seg så vidt til glasset. Beskjeden aroma. Litt gress. Fløyelsmyk munnfølelse. Søt smak av malt - men alkoholen lurer under. En kan ane litt syrlighet i ettersmaken men det er og blir et kjedelig øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2012
Can, courtesy of luttonm, thanks Matt! Shared with Ogi. Extremely fizzy! Golden body. Lasting small thick white head. Lemony fresh dusty light nose. Taste... Eh, as expected. Alcohol, malt, regular hoppy bitterness... Not offensive but it smells so much better than it tastes. Light bitter-citric acid notes in the finish. Some egginess. Not offensive, just a regular ESL. Not in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (4720) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Something new on the Serbian scene, after Lav 7 disappeared. Darker gold lager body, miniscule head that disappears. Heavier sweet-corn aroma, some sweet alc. Relatively crisp body for a strong lager, some hopping over the grainy straw backbone. Surprisingly decent, though still just a macro tin-can metallic lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is ok, the body golden-brown. It smells a bit malty, bitter-alcoholic. The taste is soft, malty a bit flat in the end. Medium. 11/7/7/5/12/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 18, 2012
05/08 0.5 l can, brought by a friend from Belgrade, thanks Milos! It poured clear golden body with smaller head. Weak lemony and alcoholic aroma. No hops, lemon comes from some acidic thing, corn maybe. Strong glue and chestnut flavor, ugly at first, but it improves just a bit towards the finish, which was long, a bit sour and only a bit alcoholic. Medium bodied brew. Drinkable and I guess useful to youth that are seeking best alcohol to price ratio. Far from good or enjoyable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
trevor211 (1629) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Thanks to Matt for bringing this one back from Serbia, and for forcing me to rate it after I sucked it through a boob luge during my bachelor party. All that jostling meant that it was nothing but a milky foam by the time I tasted any, and boy was that a titillating experience. From what I could tell with my mouth still glued to an ice nipple, it was something like a strong, slightly dilute American amber, though it was difficult to keep abreast of the flavor profile through all the commotion. If I ever get the chance to try it again without sticking my mouth on an ice rack, I’ll give it an honest re-rate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
darioklc (715) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from Belgrade. Dark yellow color with nice foam. It has bitter taste, than some sweet and warm alcohol aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
as (179) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - APR 28, 2012
0,33 l bottle. A new Jelen beer, cleverly released at a time point when there are no other domestic strong lagers available. Dark golden coloured beer, dominant malt aromas in the foreground, some traces of hoppy (herbal, grass) aromas in the background. Regrettably, the high alcohol level isn’t well hidden, so upon first sip you get "attacked" by the beer’s sharp alcoholic taste, although as you proceed drinking it, it slowly fades away. Of course, as expected, there’s a metallic aftertaste. Nothing interesting here, and in my opinion, a worse beer than Lav 7 used to be, at lest when it first came out.

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