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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle from Hungary courtesy of my friend Laszlo! Cheers! Pours a golden yellow, fairly cloudy, massive white head, very fizzy. Aroma: Very hoppy and spicy. Hints of banana, coriander, nutmeg. Palate: medium bodied, very very creamy and smooth start, almost syrupy. It then rapidly moves to a spicy dry finish. Taste: starts off sweet, very quickly becomes bitter as it gets dry. The aftertaste is long and lingering, but becomes sweeter in the end. A very interesting beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adster (275) - HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2014
Jellegzetes, fűszeres illatok, citromfű és szegfűbors gazdag aromái töltik be a teret, melyet egy közepesen testes, üdén komlós, frissítően kesernyés, tiszta íz követ.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6579) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
bottle - big thanks to skykob for bringing this back from budapest. pale golden with a lasting white head; big doughy aroma - pineapple upside down cake; decent bitterness, some zesty citrus and tropical fruit; pretty drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goleiro (51) - Lublin, POLAND - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Piękny żółty kolor, lekko zmętnione, biała piana długo się utrzymująca. Aromaty chmielowo - lagerowe, w smaku czuć chmiel, dosyć przyjemne piwo i całkiem pijalne.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (365) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4947) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luser2000 (41) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7818) - 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.

5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7003) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bamsen78 (3110) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of fruit and yeast, with notes of malt and some sweetener. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with unpleasant sharp notes and touches of malt. Bitter aftertaste. Unbalanced and poor.


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