Birra Peja Pilsner Original
Brewed by Birra Prizreni
Birra Peja Original from Kosovo, an Albanian speaking disputed territory that is part of the Balkans and only just recently recognized as an independent state. And lately they have got their football team playing with Fifa in the World Cup qualifiers, which is all the recognition I need! (Their first game was a very respectable one all draw away to Finland)
Birra Prizreni, a new brewery in a new country, but already with the most popular beer in the land, Birra Peja, which is some feat considering that it is up against all the main international players, Heineken, Becks, Miller, Corona, Peroni, Urquell Pils, et al. The company is hoping that with Kosovo getting more involved in international affairs, and closer ties with Western Europe, that the beer might branch out to more foreign markets in the future, and not just selling to ex-pats living abroad. Watch this space, this beer is on an upward trajectory no doubt about it.
Review: Can of Birra Peja Pilsner Original: ABV: : 4.2%
Kosovo’s most popular beer, coming in a nice colourful can
On pour got a nice light clear golden colour beer with a good decent sized white head that is thin but maintains
Small bit of carbonation present, not much though
Looks like a decent beer, appearance is good
A good beery smell, nice lager aromas of grainy malts. Nothing extraordinary, but not bad either
On taste can get a good mouthful of flavours buzzing around. Sweet grains, malted barley noted
I like it, it is very smooth, light and clean, and easy to drink
Wheat, grains, barley
Cant really taste the hops in the aftertaste
Nice and smooth, not a bad lager, does the business, and considering it comes from Kosovo, not an area renowned for beer making, I am quite impressed.