Soproni - Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 41
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 15.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery visit their website
Hungary

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bark on 06-24-2006

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 41
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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Photo of fizzy
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How can I say this? Humm? Recently in Budapest and drank a lot of this beer on draught. I am finding that even many beers in Europe are starting to taste somewhat alike. Yea, they vary, but marked differences are subtle. It's not like a drink off between one IPA and another ( how many IPAs are there in the US market now)? Best drank under an umbrella, on the street while watching the wonderful Hungarian beauties walk by in the summer outfits. WOW! Can even make you forget what beer you are drinking! (511 characters)

Photo of JohnW
3.03/5  rDev +1.7%
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 (434 characters)

Photo of Brenden
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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. (1,078 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev +7.7%
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! (429 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Georgefox
2.3/5  rDev -22.8%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of MikeThumel
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of lelepat
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HookerBrews
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Liquoric3
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of HungarianCount
2.67/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sagabrews
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of Blumstein
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of myxy
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of bamberger603
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of BeerLovag
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of crossovert
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (783 characters)

Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of the_danish_swede
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of rale
2.35/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Classic low quality euro lager. (31 characters)

Photo of atis
3.57/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (324 characters)

Photo of MarkoNm
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of Berecki
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (427 characters)

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Soproni from Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
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