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Soproni - Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 17.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery visit their website
Hungary

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 06-24-2006)
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Reviews by Guinness4me:
Photo of Guinness4me
3.63/5  rDev +21.8%

After a couple years, beer reviews lost their luster for me. However, I owe this beer a review and it feels rather good to be back. A dear, dear friend of mine hand carried this from Budapest to my clammy hands, and I thank her dearly. (That's you, Ginger.) She has told me for years it was her favorite Hungarian beer, but we could never find it in Florida. Ginger has good taste.

She brought me both the bottle and can variety, but it's the bottle I'll review now:

It was a bright gold color which kind of surprised me; I think I was expecting something lighter. It had a disappearing head, which might not be indicative of the beer, but could be very indicative of this little guy's journey over the past week. It left a nice lacing which flowed slowly down the inside of the glass.

The smell was neither offensive nor exceptional, but did have a slight hint of skunk followed by a moment of sweet corn. Those genres were carried on to the taste which was quite crisp. It reminds me of that one great Heinekin you get after a few too-skunky ones. A slightly metallic finish paired with a wisp of tea at the end.

The mouthfeel was pleasant with tiny, tiny bubbles. It was easily drinkable and would be even better if it had a higher alcohol content.

Thanks, again, Ginger.

Guinness4me, Jun 25, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnW
3.03/5  rDev +1.7%

Pale gold in the glass, reasonable head, not overly carbonated. Light aroma, slightly sweet and grassy rather then dry and acid. Taste is fairly smooth, hint of bitterness from the hops but also a hint of sweetness from the malts in the finish. Better than I expected, and whilst I would not buy this in preference to anything better, it was enjoyed on tap several times in bars and cafes while in Budapest.

JohnW
B'ham UK July 2011

JohnW, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Brenden
2.95/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to Kevin for indulging my bizarre desire for any beers I can get from pretty much everywhere.

Despite the strange can art with the weird-looking dude wailing away on his guitar in front of, like, a minaret (?) or something, this is actually a pretty good-looking beer. It's bright and clear, a golden yellow color. The purely white head is actually decently sized and well managed, holding up pretty nicely and dropping a good amount of lace to the glass.
There's a little biscuit malt and a little grass, enough to push this over average is the taste of corn wasn't so strong. It's not too sweet but it heads that direction.
The taste isn't as good because there's simply not enough to this beer to offset any odd flavors, even if they're not strong either. There is a hint of grass, a mineral quality that builds up as it goes, and an interesting note to the malts that isn't richly bready, just kind of...bready. Wonder?
The body is light but actually has a little something to it, crispness is sharp but easy enough, certainly consistent, and it's reasonably smooth.

Brenden, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev +7.7%

The Hungarian Soproni is a decent euro pale lager. The beer pours a clear golden yellow with foamy white head (that dissipates over time) and is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has grass like hops with slight bready hints. The taste is smooth balance between biscuit like malt and grass like hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a very sessionable beer and was my fav whilst in Budapest!

WoodBrew, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Ciocanelu, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Georgefox
2.33/5  rDev -21.8%

Had this one in can form whilst enjoying a boat trip on the Danube River in Budapest as this was the only beer available.

Baically your standard European lager, dirt cheap (about the equivalent of 70p), and did it's job. The trip didn't call out for anything fancy other than something to hold you over, and it lasted for as long as the trip.

However, there is no need to seek this out again as there are beers like this in every location.

Nothing special, an inoffensive, drinkable beer, little in the way of taste or smell. Didn't get to see it as was drunk from the can, but you can picture it just from the taste.

Georgefox, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of HookerBrews
3/5  rDev +0.7%

HookerBrews, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Liquoric3
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Liquoric3, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of sagabrews
2.98/5  rDev 0%

A: Darker gold. Pours pretty clear.
S: Smells like your average run-of-the-mill beer. Not very hoppy, somewhat watered down.
T: It wasn't horrible but it wasn't complex at all and not very intriguing. The aftertaste was ok.
M: Echoes what I said about taste.
O: Mehhh. Not too impressed, and not too keen on having again anytime soon.

sagabrews, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Blumstein
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Blumstein, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of myxy
4/5  rDev +34.2%

myxy, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of bamberger603
2/5  rDev -32.9%

bamberger603, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of BeerLovag
3/5  rDev +0.7%

BeerLovag, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of crossovert
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%

Thanks to my friend Leah. 500ml can with some kind of advertising on it. Bottom says 07.11.2011.

It pours a pale gold, nothing to write home about, but nothing horrible. The head is bright and white and lasts for a while before receding to some industrial-looking lacing.

The smell is unique. It smells like medicine with some tropical fruit and somehow some "skunk" even though it is from the can. Very much like a better version of Heineken, but that isn’t saying much.

The flavor is light and rather unoffensive. It has a lot of simple bready malts, some noticeable just bland/plain sugar, herbal hops, and a subtle fruitiness. It doesn’t have enough flavor for it to be really good and too much sweetness to call it subtly complex.

It is just an EPL really, nothing more.

crossovert, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev +0.7%

drewone, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of the_danish_swede
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

the_danish_swede, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of atis
3.58/5  rDev +20.1%

Pours golden with large head which dissipates within a few minutes and good lacing. Quite low amount of carbonation is visible.

The aroma is very strong grassy hops with hints of lemon. Taste is similar - lemony and mildly bitter grassy hops, maybe a bit skunky. The beer feels fizzy.

Dry and crisp beer, quite refreshing.

atis, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of MarkoNm
2.16/5  rDev -27.5%

Pours a clear golden color which is topped with quite decent white head, settling down relatively quick.
There's not much to the nose, only a weak hoppy aroma.
The taste is light, slightly sweet at the beginning, follwoed by a mild bitterness all the way to the finish.
Not much to the taste here, but you get the desired refreshment out of it. Nothing complex about Soproni.

MarkoNm, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Berecki
2.73/5  rDev -8.4%

Chilled, from 0.5 L can into a standard pilsner glass.
It's an average (tending to under-average) pilsner-style beer, with nothing to point-out in any way - not a good beer, but not a awful one either.
Clear light gold color, semi-persistent head, medium-carbonation, unrecognizable smell of hops and yeast. Tastes industrial. Mouthfeel is somewhat washed-out.
Overall - a correctly brewed, but not an interesting pilsner beer.

Berecki, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of djura
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%

It looks typically for pilsner,and this is not bad pilsner at all.
Smell is medium,nothing special.
Taste-Grain aromas,with some citrus,but not much.
M- is good,medium bitter with some more carbonation.
Very nice beer,drinkable,but nothing more then that.

djura, May 15, 2011
Photo of BucBasil
3.63/5  rDev +21.8%

Had this on my trip to Budapest recently and reviewing from notes. Had on tap at a restaurant and poured into a pilsner style glass.

The beer is very typical of a Euro Pale, but that was expected. What wasn't expected was that it was pretty good - above average for its style. Light citric hop bite at the end. Hint of lemon. Some bread in there. Nothing special, just a nice solid beer.

BucBasil, May 30, 2010
Photo of bark
2.63/5  rDev -11.7%

The colour is bright yellow; the finger thick head is white and airy. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet with some notes of wet paper, hop-extract and a hint of black pepper. Quite anonymous.

The taste is watery and neutral. Some notes of white loaf, some light sweetness. The bitterness is almost invisible. The aftertaste got some chemical flavours including alcohol.

The carbonation is relatively strong, a bit too strong for me actually. Small bubbles.

Yet another boring Hungarian standard lager. OK on a hot summer day, but nothing to write home about.

bark, Jun 24, 2006
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2/5  rDev -32.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Mosstrooper
2.35/5  rDev -21.1%

Picked up a bottle in Budapest over this past weekend.

Poured from half liter bottle into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale straw color with a small, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a good amount of lace, which I did not expect given that the head was thin.

Smell: Very faint, but somewhat grassy and floral with hints of citrus. I had to really try to get a smell out of this one.

Taste: Not very strong tasting and actually a bit watery. Almost no taste up front (but the little that is there is sweet), with some hop spice at the end

Mouthfeel: Thin and pretty sharply carbonated. Redeeming only in that it's refreshing.

Drinkability: Not terrible, but below average overall and this is a beer that I do not think I would go for again.

Mosstrooper, Mar 22, 2009
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Soproni from Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
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