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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Keserű Mz meaning Bitter Honey, inspired by the infamous Polanski-movie, Bitter Moon is a strong, unfiltered, unpasteurized lager from the Ft Brewery. It is bright yellow and opaque, with a thick white head. Its 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 Mz is a genuine specialty from Ft 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 Hungarys answer to American Pale Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3905) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
50cl bottle from Budapest. Hazy golden with a frothy, lastinh thick white head. Aroma is floral, perfumy, fruity hoppy with mango coming through. Flavor has grassy hops, herbs, floral notes. Dry, fruity finish. Interesting, tasty brew. Medium to full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (3320) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
500ml swing-top bottle from Csak a J Sr - Only Good Beer in Budapest. Pours a hazed golden colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is floral with a slight honey sweetness, a touch of DMS, oxidized cardboard, a bit of an herbal spice, and some bread. Flavor is better. Creamy pale malts with a slight honey sweetness, a light grass and herbal spice, some yeast, a good amount of florals, and a light bready note. Finishes clean and creamy with a light floral bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium-light, soft body and a creamy, medium carbonation. Overall, the aroma wasnt very good, but the flavor had a nice creaminess and floral bitterness without any of the off-flavors showing up. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
In bottle, thanks Sev. Pours a blonde colour with a decent white head. Aroma of honey, black pepper, musty yeast, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2906) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2683) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2438) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2033) - Shrewsbury, 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. Dont know if I could drink too many of these in one sitting, but no doubt lovely with a desert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1675) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Tap @ Csak a jo Sr, Budapest 24/08/11. Pours cloudy golden with a large head that doesnt recede easily. Aroma is... hops. Theyre 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.


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