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Kaltenberg Világos
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Brewed by Kaltenberg Sörözö
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Budapest, Hungary
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5603) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at Kaltenberg Sörözö, Budapest. Pours clear light golden with a big creamy white head, which disappear totally after 2 minutes. Nice malty aroma, with some light grassy hops. Taste is light sweet with minimal bitterness towards the end. Low carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2010
Appearance: Cloudy straw-yellow color with a diminsishing bubbly white foam.
Aroma: Musty nutshells with a big load of freshly mown hay.
Flavor: Nice mellow nutty-malty sweetness spiced with a very gentle grassy hops.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Soft and easy body with a mouthfilling, thick yeast quality
Overall: Fresh and fine lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Clear, crisp golden with foamy head. Upscale looking lager. Nose is pretty fresh and dry. Body is soapy lager and clean flavor. Grass, wheat and a touch sour. Finishes quite bitter with honey and green tea, and nicely dry. Probably the highlight here. This is tasty and a cut above this style around here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Crunchy hay and wooden hop dryness surround watery passages in this clean and balanced Helles.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear pale gold.
-The nose is very subtle. More aromatic hops would not hurt.
-The body is lean and prone to "suffering" big gulps.
-The malts are biscuity at times.
-The overall flavor profile is too shy to make this a compelling pint.
-This is by no means a bad brew, but compared to the blond lagers brewed a few hours away in Vienna or in the Czech Republic, it is rather ordinary.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2008
Draught at Kaltenberg Sorozo, Budapest. Rough notes from July 08. Clear pale gold with a white head. Sweet grainy aroma, in a good way and good use of hops. Good malty flavour, medium bodied, finishes smooth with some bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12963) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Draught@brewpub
Pale clear yellow color, small steady creamy white head. Citrusy nose with hints of sweetness. Fizzy. Nicely citrusy, leafy hoppy brew. Light palate. Rounded sweetish bitterness in the aftertaste. Refreshing and good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Poured a nice pale golden colour, small persistent white head. The nose was odd, yeast, hop (kinda reminding me of capers overall). Grainy, almost husky taste, surrounded by a nice lemony hopiness. Dry, almost salty finish, with a nice bitterness in the end. Didn’t thrill me, but I thought it was quite nice anyway. Compared to the average fare in Hungary, this is brilliant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. You can drink it only here. This beer has a golden color with a medium head. The aroma shows malt and yeast. Moderated carbonation and a good, malt flavour with a light hop taste, smoothly mouthfeel. Nice light-hop aftertaste. The micro-brewery is wonderfull! Classical one with a unique technology.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5849) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2007
Draught at the brewpub.
Pours a pale golden colour with small white head. Sweet malty and pleasant hoppy aroma with moderate bitterness in the finish. Good thirst- quencher while you’re waiting for waiter at least 25-30 minutes to order a food.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Pale, full, grainy and quite hoppy lager with a lovely malt-sack aroma. Quite rich maltiness balanced with late bitterness and citrus but overall it’s malty. Good.


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