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Arany Ászok - Dreher Brewery

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 36
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 21.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dreher Brewery visit their website
Hungary

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2004

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 36
Photo of WoodBrew
3.02/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought this beer back about a year ago whilst visiting Budapest. The beer poured a clear golden yellow with initial foamy head that is quickly dissipating and not leaving much of a lace. The scent is mostly a grainy malt. The taste has almost a sweet corn base with slight grass like hop. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a beer and I like beer. (381 characters)

Photo of hawkeye42
2.33/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

The waitress at the bar in Budapest gave my friend and me a funny look when we ordered Arany Aszok, and now I know why. I think it is Hungary's version of Milwaukee's Best. Very cheap and not very good. I would definitely spend a few extra Forints and order a Dreher. (267 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

one of the most nondescript beers ive ever had. pours as average looking as can be, clear pale yellow with a fading one inch white head and some rising bubbles. smells like all the other pale euro brews out there, mild malt profile, not hops at all, and a touch of the can it came in. flavor is the same as the nose when its cold. becomes less palatable as it warms, which is pretty quick during the hungarian summer. mouthfeel is light but tummy turning in a way that only a cheap can of lousy beer can be, carbonation is average. overall even though this is cheap and widely available, im not sure ill ever drink another one. there just isnt much to this. (657 characters)

Photo of Long813
2.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought in Budapest

A: Pours a light golden body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is pour and has minimal lacing.

S: Faint malt notes and straw grains. Smells typical of a poor lager.

T: As thought, notes of malts and straw come through. Not the most pleasing of tastes.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. I felt the carbonation was to high for this, as the texture was very froathy. Aftertaste consisted of off straw like notes.

O: Even for the 1.20 this cost me, I wouldn't buy it again. (520 characters)

Photo of sfprint
2.38/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Transparent amber red, soda like carbonation, quickly disappating, 2 finger head.
S: Has a sour quality, sweet, syrupy, cherry.
T: Not very sweet. However it does remind me of a soda if a soda wasn't sweet. Alcohol isn't very present. Most dominant flavor is the malt, but it's quite mellow.
M: Mild sting, slightly astringent.
O: Not great but drinkable. (362 characters)

Photo of djura
2.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a clear bright golden color. Poured into a pilsner glass, the foam holds very short. For a style that i consider to be boring, it is boring.
Smell - Grains, malts, skunk, corn
Taste-dry and bitter
I admit that i expected more,and i got less. (250 characters)

Photo of hotzenklotz
2.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is a pale European Lager from Szeged, Hungary.
Very light in color and smell.
The taste is OK but nothing spectacular. Pale malts dominate the weak palate. There is hardly any hop aroma present.
Considering the prize I did not expect much and was not disappointed by what I got. It is drinkable but nothing noteworthy. (327 characters)

Photo of cvfish
2.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this Hungary out of a can:
A - Poured a light golden color that produced a small white head and some lacing effects

S - Some malty scents

T - Some malts and hops, but also had some of the metallic tastes

M - A light bodied, light carbonated beer

D - A decent beer. When I'm in other places I drink their beer. This one kind disappointed me. (348 characters)

Photo of atis
2.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light golden colour with large carbonation bubbles, small, but stable head and some lacing.

The smell is a bit sweet malty and sour, some hints of lemon. Taste is better, it feels sweetish bitter with mild bittery and slightly metallic aftertaste.

Mouth is fizzy and quite thin. It is quite drinkable - this beer is comparably cheap in Budapest and I expected it will be much worse. (385 characters)

Photo of drpimento
1.5/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well, let's see. Friend J J says "Nice can" About the best that can be said about it. Just nothing there. Nothing off, mind you. Barely any head, no lace, and light color. Brought this back from Budapest a couple months ago. Been refered the whole time. Very thin. Tiny bit of hops and malt. Hint tart. Tingley on the tongue. (325 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
2.55/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hand-carried from Budapest to Vienna (thanks, Bob!), the tall brown half liter bottle has a long neck and a white and red label featuring a coat of arms on top of a circle around the name. My Hungarian is not good enough to decipher ingredient information. Best by 3/30/07, I opened it on 2/11/07.

Pours clear and slightly pale under a 1/2 finger off-white head that fades immediately, leaving no lace and not even much of a collar. The nose is grainy sweet, probably of adjuncts. The mouth is light and very prickly. The taste is pretty standard macro, with sweet malt and metallic hops. The bitter edge lasts long into the aftertaste, but its tinny nature detracts from the pleasantness. Very avoidable brew. (713 characters)

Photo of bark
3.92/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marketed as ”The Beer of Budapest” by the Dreher brewery.

The colour is pale golden yellow. The large foam slowly sinks down to a white lid, leaving some lacing and a ring.

The smell is slightly malty and a little bit sour. There are some bitter notes of chalk and lime. There is a weak note of pulp. The smell is stronger than the average euro lager.

The taste got more malt than expected: The body is medium strong, and there is a fine sweetish flavour that slowly fades away leaving room for a mild bitterness and some notes of broth. The aftertaste is light, but it is balanced with notes of fresh malt and some flowery hops.

The carbonation is a notch weaker than the standard for this style, making it even more gulpable.

A higly drinkable beer, a beer I miss from my time in the Hungarian capital. A half litre bottle costs approximately US$ 0.50. (873 characters)

Arany Ászok from Dreher Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.