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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2892) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2011
Tasted on tap at Főzdefeszt, Budapest.
Some cloudy appearance with a pale golden body, nice medium foamy white head. Balanced malts, some caramel, strong herbal hops in the aroma. Medium bodied one with abready malt base, powerful bit of the Spalter hops with a fine herbal taste on the tongue. Nice and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2351) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft from a Foti Brewery stand at the Budapest Easter Market. Hazy golden yellow, foamy white head. Bitter -sweet honey, robust and tangy. Dry-sweet, whieat and sunflower. Great balance, big flavor, a little sour. very micro and tasty. very bitter hopping, which is terrific over the sweet honey and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
500ml Bottle from the brand new Liquid Drink Bar in Budapest. First sip brings out luscious creamy cheesecake flavours that hint at mango, peach and citrusy notes. Certainly an intriguing beer that balances out its floral elements in the second glass with a slightly bitter undertone. Don’t know if I could drink too many of these in one sitting, but no doubt lovely with a desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1459) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Tap @ Csak a jo Sör, Budapest 24/08/11. Pours cloudy golden with a large head that doesn’t recede easily. Aroma is... hops. They’re not kidding about the massive mountains of Spalter hops. Grassiness and herbal hopping rules the aroma. The same with the flavor though you can detect some cereal maltiness behind it all. Palate is stingy, dry, carbonated. An excellent lager. Would love to drink pints and pints of it, especially at the weathers during the trip in August 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2011
SzimplaKert, Budapest, csapolva Olyan színe van, mint egy szűretlen búzasörnek, ködös, világos narancssárga, vékony, krémes állagú habbal. Illata igen gyümölcsös, szőlős, malátás és édeskés. Ízében is egyből jön a sok gyümölcs, főleg az illatos szőlő, édeskés maláta, amit hirtelen pofon vág egy hatalmas adag kesernyés komló, keserűen, zöld gyógyfüvesen, kissé gyantásan. Közepesen testes és szénsavas. Utóíze keserédesen kezdődik, ami a legvégén átcsap egy könyörtelen szárazságba, ami igen hosszan tart. Remek kísérlet volt ez az extra komlózás, nagyon finom lett és mivel a magasabb alkohol tartalom nem igen észrevehető, veszélyesen itatja magát. Gratulálok!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1250) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2011
Ködös aranyszínű sör, (nevéhez méltó) erőteljes, virág és gyógyfüveket idéző komlós karakterrel és keksz ill. virágméz jellegű ízvilággal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1177) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1134) - 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.

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