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Dreher Classic - Dreher Brewery

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BA SCORE
70
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 21.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dreher Brewery visit their website
Hungary

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 30
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I would have been shocked to find Dreher anything other than filtered, fizzy, and golden in appearance. Marketed under the name Dreher "Classic" in some markets, it's no surprise this mass-market lager looks so familiar and, frankly, pedestrian. Only thing missing from this picture is a proper head; it's pathetically flat.

The nose offers up little of anything, good or bad. There's a faint sweetness that smacks lightly of corn or sugar but overall the aroma is clean, neutral, and emanates the doughy, fresh, comforting scent of baked bread and cereal grains.

The taste is no more likely to get you off your seat. It's the liquid equivalent to watching paint dry - nothing offensive or arduous, just boring is all. There is some soft, corn-tinged maltiness and a fairly dry, non-existent aftertaste. Hardly any character (or carbonation for that matter).

The majority of people are content with bland, tasteless food. They prefer it. Dreher is perfect for them. It's not too sweet, hardly bitter (if at all), and as close to water as is basically possible for anything made of fermented grain. There's little body or texture and virtually nothing to distinguish it by. It's an office cubicle or a dentist's waiting room. Elevator music.

Dreher is the epitome of average. If the idea behind mass-produced lagers is to make them as plain, familiar, and indistinct as possible then this Hungarian brewery has perfected the formula. Unlikely to either impress or insult, I wouldn't bother even trying this beer unless you happen to be in its country of origin where (maybe) the chicken paprikash can lend it some character.

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Typical, generic aroma of malts and grains is subtle but easily picked up.
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Very nice beer from Hungary.

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Dreher Classic from Dreher Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.