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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
„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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Yellow, nice head, fruity aroma, honey, unpleasant, sweet, fruity flavor, dust, honey, not so good, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (289) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2016
0,5l bottle. Cloudy golden colour with quickly shrinking and medium lasting small white head. Aroma: Complex. Citrus with some christmas spices (clove, cinnamon) and yeasty notes. Taste: Sweet and pleasent start with a slowly crawling medium bitter motuhfeel. Has some fruity tones and quite creamy texture. Light/medium body with soft carbonation. Long pleasent bitter finish. The most recognized Hungarian craft beer and a good drinking beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
On tap @ Főzdefeszt - Slightly hazy yellow colour, medium white head with fair retention. Flowery and herbal hop nose with some cereals and buttery tones. Taste is biscuity with some honey and bread, followed by decent flowery hop bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation, a bit watery mouthfeel, a bit unbalanced long hoppy finish. Good hoppy lager.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyesis (14) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2016
Perfect amber color with nice and white head. I could feel the bitter honey with citrus taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2404) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewkrezi (42) - GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
Etwas schwächelnde weiße Schaumkrone, gut buttrige Eröffnung, durch floral-zitrus Aromen rasch überlagert, gute Bittere zu Frischmalz-Noten, Abgang beeindruckend kurz.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (527) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) amber colour, medium body, nice bitter and citrus taste

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (908) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 29, 2016
Közepes, tömör, tartós habja van. Szűretlen, borostyán színű. Citrusos, fűszeres illat. Nagyon keserűen indít, pici karamellel a háttérben, némi citrusos aromával párosítva. Utóízében is a keserű dominál, de nem olyan erővel, viszont jó hosszan. Testes sör.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5689) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is citrus, malt, grain, caramel, and some floral notes. Pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ippopotamo36 (1894) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at the NYE tasting in Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia, 31/12/2015. Pours cloudy golden (dark), NO foam at all! Meh. Nose: traces of diacetyl (!), butter pastry and cookies. Mouth: not unpleasant but flat and with a confusing sweetness. Maybe a bad bottle?


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