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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1888) - 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 (1549) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1464) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1350) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2011
Ködös aranyszínű sör, (nevéhez méltó) erőteljes, virág és gyógyfüveket idéző komlós karakterrel és keksz ill. virágméz jellegű ízvilággal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1332) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1103) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Rating #929, fra et křleskab i en lille café i Budapest

Flot og tĺget gul řl med tćt holdbart skum og kniplingsmřnster. Appelsin og masser af aromahumle generelt i duften, men ogsĺ lidt karamel og jordbćr. Smag af jordbćr, hindbćr, blommer, appelsin, citrus og en snert at lavendel, med en god bitter afslutning. Blřd og behagelig i munden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (918) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Staffan47 (890) - 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.


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