Monday, February 28, 2011

Niksicko Pivo


Type: pilsner
Origin: Niksic, Montenegro
Price: $2.39 per 0.5 L
Website

I love beers like this. This is from the only brewery in Montenegro, and this is by far the most popular beer from there. The wikipedia page says this only costs 1.50 euros for a 0.5 L in bars. I could just imagine pounding 10 or 15 of these on a hot summer day near some revitalized town square. The beer is a classic pilsner, with a little bit more of a bitter note than most from the area. This probably helps to preserve this better on the long trip over considering there is no skunkiness whatsoever. The sweetness is a little lighter, and it reminds me of a mix between a budweiser and a bud light. The ABV is nice at 5% and a little unexpected from the lightness.

2 comments:

  1. As organizer of a major beer-tasting group, I recently circulated this bulletin to our members

    It should be explained that our scale from 1 to 10 in increments of 0.1 isn’t linear. No brew has yet been rated 10

    Many thanks fellas with your last visit leaving such an excellent selection of brews, many if not all new to me or at least long forgotten. This is an exceptional brew in many ways, not only pushing 9.8, I swear, but bearing a very elegant label in contrast with my assertions that the uglier the sticker the tastier the brew

    Not a word of English to even identify it as a pils

    For 60 years til this morning when I Googled it, I had read "Pivo" it as "Tuo,"

    http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&cp=8&gs_id=u&xhr=t&q=niksicko+pivo&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=niksicko&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=b4a957726b4dd2b0&biw=1408&bih=898

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  2. Just so you know, Pivo is the word for beer in most eastern european derived languages. In Czech, a pivnice is a beerhouse and really the only Czech an english speaker needs to know is "jedno pivo". I've noticed all of the Balkan countries are derivations of the same in terms of languages. Thanks for reading

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