TomaszMazur99 (4) - POLAND - NOV 16, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A best strong lager beer. It’s taste is absolutely unforgetable. The aftertaste is a bit too sweetish and the foam could last longer. Not for people who like classic taste of lager with some bitterness. Hevelius Kaper is far away from bitter.
steve54b99 (1) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just the right amount of body - not too light or too heavy. A unique flavor that reflects the high alcohol content without being overpowering. Simply, fun to drink!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 This beer (to use a Hopscotchism) ROCKS!!! Deep yellow color with a perfect white head. Spicey floral aroma with hints of alcohol, that says "Grand Cru". Big malty profile perfectly balanced with spicey hops and a slight alcohol burn. Absolutely delicious!!!
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If I had tasted this blind, I’d have confused it for something Belgian. Warming and complex, a powerhouse in all respects yet somehow not too heavy. Excellent.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very flavorful beer. Deep color with a white head. subtle hints of alcohol. Very malty and well balanced with hops. Very enjoyable.
ectuohy27 (495) - ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Impressive beer--aroma is a bit off but thetaste is much more balanced--less hoppy and with light caramel malt, a bit of witbier-type spices, little head, and a pleasant carbonation all serve to hide the 8.7%abv much more than Baltika 9 does its 7.8%. Possibly the best EE beer outside CZ ($1.89/500ml)
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hefty beer. alchohol is present in both the flavor and nose. has a slight sweet note - but is more sugary than malty. not very bitter.
reminds me of a british strong ale. not that complex but well balanced and quite tasty. I like it!
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a one-finger white bubbly head leaving a ring and not much lace. Clear light, amber color. Medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is sweet. Starts and finishes sweet. The high ABV is not really noticeable. An excellent choice. $3.50 for a 400ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml brown bottle available from Armanetti’s , Mundelein, IL. 8.7% ABV. Bottle labeled as expired on October 16, 2005 but I enjoyed it on 10/25/05. Despite expiration, the beer was still great and I did not detect off flavors. Light sweet malt aroma with complex spice and toffee. Soft carbonation. Clear amber hued having diminishing white head with spare lacing. Medium-to-full bodied with creamy texture that starts with a sweet malty flavor with luscious spice, toffee, and some sharp hop bitterness, converts in the middle to a drier palette with less malt flavor, and finishes dry with moderate hop bitterness. A tasty complex beer that resembles a dry barley wine style ale.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zywiec Grupa S.A.--Hevelius Kaper--Jan Helvius Astronomer Brewmaster AD 1690--2005 16.9 oz. Bottle. 8.70% ABV. 65+ IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial? Mild lacy head. Clear rich bright gold color. Rich floral hop front. Sweet creamy smooth rich caramel mild sweet body. Balanced hop spice mild citrus end. Surprise! Expected Malt Liquor got Imperial IPA! Sampled 11/13/2005.