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„Keserű Méz” – meaning Bitter Honey, inspired by the infamous Polanski-movie, Bitter Moon – is a strong, unfiltered, unpasteurized lager from the Fót Brewery. It is bright yellow and opaque, with a thick white head. It’s bisquity, floral-honey sweetness, and its fruitiness resembling melon and mango are all work to hide the brutal bitterness of German hops – Spalter and Magnum.

„Keserű Méz” is a genuine specialty from Fót – north of Budapest – and the first great surprise of the Hungarian Craft-Beer Revolution, kickstarted by the First Hungarian Craft Beer Festival, Főzdefeszt in May 2011. It is an experimental beer, said to create a new beer-style, called HopLager. HopLager is a triple-hopped, strong lager beer – Hungary’s answer to American Pale Ale.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2014
0.5 l bottle at Tuulensuu, Tampere. Slightly hazy deep golden color. Firm malty aroma with honey, pale caramel, earthy-herbal hops and candy shop raspberry. Malty and bitter-herbal taste with honey, pale bread, raspberry essence and candyish caramel. Firm taste but not completely in balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luser2000 (31) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Pff, nem is tudom. Az rögvest kiderült, hogy ez nem lesz a kedvenc italom. Színe szép, íze lényegtelen. Bár néha előjött egy finom kis harmónia, de múló pillanat volt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Draught at Szimpla Kert, Budapest, on June 20, 2014.
Marked 6% ABV.
Hazy golden color, whtie head. Hoppy, herbal, bitter, cream taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
judikka (1) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
I really enjoyed it yesterday in Budapest! Nagyon-nagyon jól esett! Beautiful appearance and taste. 5+ Köszönöm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Swingtopbottle at YNWA. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear yellow golden body. Powerful sweet honey aroma. Dry sweet malt flavor with a heavy amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bamsen78 (2888) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of fruit and yeast, with notes of malt and some sweetener. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with unpleasant sharp notes and touches of malt. Bitter aftertaste. Unbalanced and poor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7210) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan on the patio
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, citrus, grass and hint of yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild hops fruity. Bitter, grassy and grapefruity. Slight herbal. Dry and bitter into the far finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle, 6%. Slghtly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, grainy, hop, hay and a little marzipan. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, medium sweet, little marzipan, hop, little toasted and a little bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter harsh flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Hopnotes very unbalanced and harsh. Oily palate.


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