Soproni - Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
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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.
06-06-2011 17:52:24 | More by crossovert
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.
05-15-2011 16:58:55 | More by djura
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.
05-30-2010 04:41:39 | More by BucBasil
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.
03-22-2009 22:11:53 | More by Mosstrooper
3.1/5 rDev +4%
Had this on tap at the Aranyhomok in Keskemet, Hungary
A - This beer poured a straw yellow with a thin white head that surprisinngly left some lacing around the glass
S - The aromas produced by this beer had some citrus hints, but mostly was stale smells
T - The taste of this beer was a lot along the lines of Heinekin and other Euro Pales, so you really get what you expect here
M - Light to medium bodied, with lots of carbonation
D - Moderate beer, its appeal comes from the way you want to drink the country's beer your in
12-09-2008 03:02:40 | More by cvfish
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.
09-21-2008 20:50:32 | More by atis
3.13/5 rDev +5%
Appearance: Very golden in color, quite clear. One-finger white head, with decent retention and some lacing.
Smell: Flinty mineral character and adjuncty corn. Little in the way of hops in the nose.
Taste: On the whole, fairly light. Balanced bitterness, but slightly astringent aftertaste. Slightly spicy, continental hops. Mild bread note.
Mouthfeel: Quite creamy mouthfeel for the style, surprisingly so. Makes me wonder whether they might be using beer gas for this lager, instead of CO2, or if it's just a characteristic of the beer.
Drinkability: Decent for the style, but not very distinctive.
09-08-2008 18:21:28 | More by hunteraw
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.
06-25-2006 01:57:44 | More by Guinness4me
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.
06-24-2006 19:23:39 | More by bark
Soproni from Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
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