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Soproni - Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 16.67%


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:
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Guinness4me

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 01:57:44 | More by Guinness4me
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.21/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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!

Serving type: can

03-06-2014 01:35:48 | More by WoodBrew
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-01-2014 17:46:05 | More by PhillyStyle
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.16/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 15:09:04 | More by MarkoNm
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -15%

01-09-2014 23:18:22 | More by the_danish_swede
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bamberger603

Germany

2/5  rDev -32%

01-04-2014 20:55:45 | More by bamberger603
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pensinck

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-05-2013 06:52:37 | More by pensinck
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

09-25-2013 02:25:36 | More by HookerBrews
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ccrida

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2013 08:02:03 | More by ccrida
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ronin926

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-05-2013 16:44:16 | More by ronin926
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Liquoric3

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2013 09:39:54 | More by Liquoric3
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Georgefox

United Kingdom (England)

2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 22:29:19 | More by Georgefox
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev +2%

08-02-2013 21:52:05 | More by drewone
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myxy

Hungary

4/5  rDev +36.1%

07-23-2013 10:33:14 | More by myxy
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BeerLovag

Hungary

3/5  rDev +2%

06-09-2013 16:22:30 | More by BeerLovag
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sagabrews

Hungary

2.98/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 14:19:49 | More by sagabrews
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32%

10-24-2012 22:03:26 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Blumstein

Spain

3/5  rDev +2%

08-14-2012 03:18:39 | More by Blumstein
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a totally forgettable hungarian brew, akin to some of the lesser american mass market stuff. it pours clear and thin, yellow to gold, but pretty flat looking. light white head gone in minutes. nose is spent grain and corn syrup, flavor to match. must be made with some very mineral rich water because it has a sort of irony taste, not metallic and cheap, but definitely minerally. feel is bizarre, its got some bready body which can be filling after a few, and it doesnt have enough carbonation, but its also quite light. confusing really. also never had one that was quite cold enough, draft or bottle, so that may have been weighing it down a little bit. overall this is one to skip, some much better beers made in hungary.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 14:47:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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selator


3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

04-30-2012 19:58:02 | More by selator
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Berecki

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

08-24-2011 08:13:01 | More by Berecki
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 13:35:34 | More by JohnW
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crossovert

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-06-2011 17:52:24 | More by crossovert
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djura

Serbia

2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

05-15-2011 16:58:55 | More by djura
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2010 04:41:39 | More by BucBasil
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Soproni from Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
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