Friday, December 27, 2013

Nikšicko pivo - Montenegro - 15-4-11

The Low Down:
I won't pretend I understand the hundreds of years of war, border changing, rebellion and liberation that have gone into creating the current mix of southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

While I would never condone conflict and war, this has led to a lot of brewing power, a lot of passion and a lot of national pride. These countries can churn out spectacular beer.

Did I forget to italicise and bold CAN? Sorry. (that would be the way I would convey sarcasm). I'm not actually sure this was even beer; I think it was grassy hop juice in disguise. It gave me the same headache as Montenegro's Eurovision song contest team (no not this guy, that's Moldova). I have had better beers in the Queensland countryside.

Packaging: 3/10
The font is actually aggravating and it doesn't help that Nikšicko has more accents than a mildly competitive football team
Refreshment: 2/10
That I’d kept it cold was the only thing going for it.
Flavour: 3/10
Hoppy and not much else.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
5%. A saving grace, but also expected for a pilsner style beer.
Price: 3/10
$6.00. Not super expensive given how far it came, but begs the question; would you pay someone to poison you?
Total: 16/50

My recommendation would probably be to enjoy this rapidly in the summer heat of the Adriatic, drink it as fast as you possibly can so you don’t have to taste it.