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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Impavidus (63) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 31, 2013
Unfiltered, hazy, light orange colour, like weizen, big white head, fizzy. Unpasteurized lager.
Taste and palate is very herbal and full of hops, mild bitter citrus shells, it is easily drinkable, higher alcohol content, but very noticeable. Medium bodied and carbonated.
Pleasure! A good Hungarian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hetyu (115) - HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle / on -tap - Unfiltered hazy, light golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The aroma is fruity and hoppy (Magnum and Spalt!?). Herbal taste along with a sweet malt base. Leave a really awesome bitterness in your mouth. Currently the best bottom fermented here in Hungary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morangochris (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Spiler and Szimpla Kert, Budapest. Cloudy and golden colour, large foam. strong and bitter smell. Taste and palate is very herbal and full of hops. Bitter and the finishing taste is more citrus hoppy. As I like aromatic hops this beer is a very nice beer and one of the best Hungarian beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pavelociped (12) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2013
Csapon, Cheers pub, Budapest, Veres Pálné utca 4. Egy fantasztikus ötletből született, "műfaji határokat" átlépő sörkülönlegesség (’HopLager’), egy megunhatatlan, erősen komlós ivósör. (Sajnos a téli változata már kevésbé sikerült.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sorapu (2) - - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
Nekem a kedvencem a Winternacht után... ..................................................

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
anus (2) - - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
Very drinkable beer. I fell in love with it. While in Hungary, I went every night to the Szimpla bar in Budapest where they have it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (895) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from Hungary @ Casa de Kavu Pours cloudy pale yellow with low head. Aroma is alcohol, citrus, hopsy, some wet weed. Flavor is alcohol, hops, citrus and wet hay. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (1970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
0,5 l bottle from Budapest. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts and lemon. Flavor is very grassy with bitter hops. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (831) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2012
Zavaros aranyszínű ízében az IPA-kra és a zwickl-re (ez utóbbira a színében is) emlékeztető sör, valahol a kettő közé tenném. Nekem kedvenc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle from Hungary courtesy of my friend Laszlo! Cheers! Pours a golden yellow, fairly cloudy, massive white head, very fizzy. Aroma: Very hoppy and spicy. Hints of banana, coriander, nutmeg. Palate: medium bodied, very very creamy and smooth start, almost syrupy. It then rapidly moves to a spicy dry finish. Taste: starts off sweet, very quickly becomes bitter as it gets dry. The aftertaste is long and lingering, but becomes sweeter in the end. A very interesting beer.

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