365 Drinks #14: Jelen pilsner (Serbia)

Jelen beer
Jelen beer

Yes it exist! Serbian beer!

Yes, Serbia has more drinks to offer besides rakija and wine, and sometimes a German just has to have a beer. So while strolling around in the pressing heat of Belgrade, visiting the beautiful castle, I had to get one. Jelen pivo, the local pilsner brewed in the north of Serbia and already around since 1756. I saw the advertisements of the companies logo, a roaring buck, since we entered the country, but never got around to try one of their beers.

Getting the pilsner version with 5% alcohol that comes in a golden can with a “cold edge technology” label. I thought at the beginning that the label is just some pseudo “our beer is extra cold” thing. But googling it, cold edge means that parts of the can change color when the beer is not in the best drinking temperature, which is between 5° and 7° celcius. Pretty cool I think. But unfortunately the beer didn’t quite come up to its innovative packaging. The aroma was pretty sweet and malty, the look watery with a golden touch. It tastes malty with a caramel like sweetness and a bitter aftertaste. The beer is drinkable but unfortunately a bit too sweet for me.

4.5

The Breakdown


Aroma
5
Taste
4
Drinkability
4
Alcoholic Punch
5



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