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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1136) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
50cl bottle @ home, gift from Csak a Jó Sör - Only Good Beer, Budapest, many thanks! Hazy yellow color, medium white average lasting good lacing head. Aroma lemon peel, fruits, caramel, honey, light citrus. Taste light to medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, madium lasting strong bitter-sweet finish. Refreshing, slightly IPA-ish beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1650) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 11, 2014
hazy golden colour, moderate sized head;aroma of floral-grassy hops, and maltyness; taste of floral hoppy bitterness, malty sweetness, some cardboard and some caramel; intensive bitter aftertaste; good lager
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2012 Total Score: 4.1
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Dull malty and cardboard-y aroma, some grain also. Sweet malty flavor grain, caramel and toffee notes very weird, might be a bit out of date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampre. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of grains, some wort, herbs and some earth. Flavour of grains, cardboard, some cellar, grassy hops, herbs, yeast and sweetness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dr.dod (420) - Szeged, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle. Rather honey tasty lager with huge white foam and heavy sticky body. Beside this simple hop and some malt you can feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luser2000 (141) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9191) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - 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.

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