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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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 Jó Sör - 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 wasn’t 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2505) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
On tap from street stand in Budapest. Pours cloudy yellow with small white head. Fruity, hoppy, light spicy, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - 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
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle drunk outside the excellent Coyote cafe in the company of new friends. Pours Gold with a White head. Aroma is sweet and doughy with some overripe fruit. Good bitterness to the taste and some booze too. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (2322) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at Beerville NYE tasting 31.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro,Vlada ciao,Ogi and Matori.Pour it hazy yellow color with no head at all.Aroma honey.Taste malt,honey,not so good balanced for me,quite herbal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2168) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1798) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, 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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