1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Arany Ászok - Dreher Brewery

Not Rated.
Arany ÁszokArany Ászok

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
68
poor

31 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 24.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dreher Brewery visit their website
Hungary

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Long813:
Photo of Long813
2.68/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Long813, Sep 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.01/5  rDev +14%
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.

WoodBrew, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Ciocanelu, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of sfprint
2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

sfprint, May 26, 2011
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of kurgan3
4.5/5  rDev +70.5%

kurgan3, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Globetrotter
2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Globetrotter, Feb 12, 2007
Photo of Blumstein
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Blumstein, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of myxy
3/5  rDev +13.6%

myxy, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of gnikola
1/5  rDev -62.1%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +13.6%

cfalovo97, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of BeerLovag
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerLovag, May 31, 2013
Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

drewone, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of hotzenklotz
2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

hotzenklotz, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of atis
3/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

atis, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of djura
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

djura, May 15, 2011
Photo of bark
3.95/5  rDev +49.6%
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.

bark, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of hawkeye42
2.28/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

hawkeye42, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Beerman1977, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of skywizzard
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

skywizzard, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2/5  rDev -24.2%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of ronin926
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ronin926, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3/5  rDev +13.6%

ccrida, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of poskok
3/5  rDev +13.6%

poskok, Oct 19, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Arany Ászok from Dreher Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.