Monday, June 9, 2014

Nektar Pivo - Bosnia and Herzegovina - 4/6/14

The low down: 
The regions of the former Austro-Hungarian empire and later Czechoslovakia have not had an easy 100 or so years. Many of them still wear the scars of this, and brewing it seems is one area among many where Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered.

Nektar isn't an inspiring beer, and I guess that is why In Bosnia and Herzegovina I'm led to believe they drink Rakija, a type of plum brandy, with all 3 meals.

It tastes like cheap, it looks like cheap, and it isn't cheap. Think of the driest pilsner flavour you can, then take away the hoppy aroma and bitterness but leave the dehydrated tongue feel. This truly is the sauvignon blanc of the beer world, except it tastes like rubbish.

Packaging: 3/10
Looks cheap, does everyone want to look like Heineken or Carlsberg?
Refreshment: 3/10
If they turned the dryness down from 11.
Flavour 2/10
Somebody spilled beer in this ashtray!
Alcohol Content: 4/10
5% Pilsner standard.
Price: 3/10
$9.00 Way too much for what is essentially undrinkable.
Total: 15/50

If you find yourself in a situation where it's this or death, try not to let it warm up. I wonder if it's still frowned upon to put ice in a beer? It will water it down, but in the case of Nektar, that's a good thing. Drink this with electrolytes. What are electrolytes? I don't know but they help plants grow.