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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized with grains, honey, floral hints, a bit of fruitiness and some stale hops. Sweetish flavor with honey, malt, a bit of alcohol, fruity notes and a bitter and herbal finish. Medium-bodied, a bit alcoholic. A bit too heavy and alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migajos (149) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Very nice hoppy sweet aroma. Nice hoppy citrusy-honey taste. Well balanced and extremally drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Staffan47 (857) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Inleder provning. Knäckebröd och svag nyans av burkmajs i doft. Något spretig beska som är lite i överkant. Lite jobbig men helt ok. Svagt spritig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidMorvai (11) - HUNGARY - JAN 27, 2014
Tap, different places. Very unsteady quality. Medium head, Light honey and malty aroma, followed by some mid-hard hoppy bitterness which stays as an aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (833) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2014
(tap 0,5l @ Cheers Drinkbár (Budapest)) Nice hoppy, citrusy, fruity, sweet malty aroma. Hazy golden color. All time white head. Medium sweet, light bitter, some citrusy flavor. Medium body. Light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Medium white head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Dry-sweet resiny mealy orangey taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy resiny aftertaste with citric fruity notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, If Café, Budapest.)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (272) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Aroma is fruity, mostly of mango, suggests an IPA, although this is a lager. Golden colour, hazy, minimal and mostly disappearing head. Medium bitterness. Pleasant beer, a bit unconventional. Draft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2604) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
50cl bottle from Cunningham. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with sour apples, yeast and hints of grass and honey. Feels a bit like homebrewed cider, more like fermented green apples than beer. Slightlyly sour with a moderate sweetness and a fairly decent bitterness in the finish. Some of the strong pale lager aromas shine through too, but all in all more interesting than nice. Feels a bit homemade, quite strange but drinkable. (BB Sept. 2013)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aronvarga (267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2013
Draught @ Élesztő. Filtered version. Clear, pale yellow colour, white short-life head, citric hoppy aroma, good fizziness, medium body, sweet taste, very citric spicy hoppy palate. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3297) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle: Aroma is light malty, grassy and light herbal hops. Very hazy, yellow color and a foamy white head. Flavor is malty, light sweetness, notes of honey, intensive, light grassy hops. Also citrus hops. Medium bitterness in the end. Pleasant.


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