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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
„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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) amber colour, medium body, nice bitter and citrus taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (477) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 29, 2016
Közepes, tömör, tartós habja van. Szűretlen, borostyán színű. Citrusos, fűszeres illat. Nagyon keserűen indít, pici karamellel a háttérben, némi citrusos aromával párosítva. Utóízében is a keserű dominál, de nem olyan erővel, viszont jó hosszan. Testes sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is citrus, malt, grain, caramel, and some floral notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at the NYE tasting in Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia, 31/12/2015. Pours cloudy golden (dark), NO foam at all! Meh. Nose: traces of diacetyl (!), butter pastry and cookies. Mouth: not unpleasant but flat and with a confusing sweetness. Maybe a bad bottle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (2033) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at Beerville NYE tasting 31.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro,Vlada ciao,Ogi and Matori.Pour it hazy yellow color with no head at all.Aroma honey.Taste malt,honey,not so good balanced for me,quite herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlfredoGarcia (254) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 31, 2015
500 ml bottle. Bought in a store close to the Budapest Keleti station. Hoppy smell, ipa like. Dark golden with low white head. Taste is pretty IPA, I think this is badly categorized. Good, but a little watersih aftertaste. Great impresion nevertheless about my fist hungarian try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11283) - Sřborg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2015
Bottled. Dark Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Herbs, flowers, caramel, grass, light citrus. Flavour. Citrus, caramel, herbs, grass, flowers. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (15231) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit großen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch floral hopfig, helles Malz. Geschmack floral hopfig, blumig, helles Malz, geringe bittere.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
z0ndr01d (22) - HUNGARY - NOV 9, 2015
Good Hoplager. Aroma is sweet honey. Appearance is golden color with hazy liquid. It has a medium white head. Heavy sweet in the begining, bot the finish is heavy bitter. It has a light body with slick texture and lively carbonation. The finish is long bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (306) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at beerosag. Hazy yellow colour. Head disappers quickly. Maybe the tap was infected but the aroma is very moldy, like an aged sausage. Taste is medium bitterness with some flowery notes. It’s name means "bitter honey" but the honey is not noticeable at all maybe doesn’t even contain any.

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