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RATINGS: 114   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.

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3.5
Cunningham (7850) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Deep caramel malty, mild fruity and some citric hoppy notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating malt base. Fresh citric hoppy and some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Really nice, tasty and fresh strong lager.
Personal stats: On tap at Élesztő in Budapest, Hungary.

3.5
Lore (2663) - 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.

3.5
jmgreenuk (9303) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at Szimpla Kert, Budapest. Poured a clear light amber with a long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus hop, light sweet honey. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a zesty fruit, yeast, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
llkc (2323) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
duft frisk sřdme svag appelsin, smag citrus grřn smag blřd bitter eftersřg lang bitter eftersmag

3.4
deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 15, 2012
On draft at sorspecialista, Budapest. Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. Nice hoppiness with a hint of honey. Nice brew.

3.4
Marko (5596) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2012
Courtesy of tonycaviar at the F-Fest, thanks! Lovely opaque yellow-golden body, white head. Sweet malty, somewhat husky nose. Yoghurty bitterish husky taste. Some nice funkiness I generally associate with lambics, but it shouldn’t be off. Not thrilled, but I’d go for it again, certainly quite different than most!

3.4
Kavu (4725) - 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.

3.4
fantti (1012) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Draft at Cheers Drinkbar, Budapest. Puors hazy golden with good thick head, which stays long. Aroma has a lot of cereal character with citrusy, bubblegum and little fermented error aroma. Taste is also very cereally with grassy hops in the aftertaste. There is also citrus and hay. Palate is medium with hoppy character in the middle and aftertaste. Surprisingly good and well-hopped kellerbier, with good balance. There seemed to bee litlle error in aroma, but not in taste, which is good.

3.4
minutemat (5395) - 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. Don’t know if I could drink too many of these in one sitting, but no doubt lovely with a desert.

3.4
dr.dod (483) - Szeged, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle. Rather honey tasty lager with huge white foam and heavy sticky body. Beside this simple hop and some malt you can feel.


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