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RATINGS: 107   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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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.


3.4
AaronTDubs (500) - - APR 14, 2017
The classic Hungarian craft beer. Was a revelation when it hit. I remember being really impressed years ago, after months of drinking nothing but shitty lager. Now, well, it’s good, but not amazing. Hazy light golden/orange color. Aromas of floral hops and honey. Flavor is quite sweet to start with some grassy hops, dandelion, flowers, honey tones, biscuit. Nice balanced finish, with some lingering floral hops. Medium body. Good, but not great.

3.2
midovark (1025) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
Bottled. Pours deep, hazy golden with thin head. It must haven’t been a fresh one, cuz all I got was some bitter hops and not the fres ones. Meh.

3.4
Bozo_skeleton (1164) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 5, 2017
Blonde dorée et pale,petite carbo petit collet. Aromes citronnés, herbeux Mince malgré ses 6%, bien seche sur finale herbeuse.

3.6
Pallleon (404) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2017
Borostyán szín. Közepes, sűrű hab. Citrusos, fűszeres illat. Keserű íz, némi citrusos ízjegyekkel ellátva. Jó kis testes sör.

2
zvikar (6264) - 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
Demens (472) - 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
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
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
TheCametron (2480) - 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
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.


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