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Hevelius Kaper - Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.91%


Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-25-2001)
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Reviews by BrownAleMale:
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance- Yellowish in color with amber hues and a tiny bit of white head that fizzes away quickly. Lots of carbonation bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

Smell- A tart hop with hints of bready grainy malt.

Taste- A hint of booze followed by toasted wheat and grain with a nice tart hop balance.

Mouthfeel- Nice medium mouthfeel with tons of carbonation that is an easy drinking beer.

Overall- A very tasty beer for the style. Lots of flavor that is well balanced and pretty easy om the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 04:42:41 | More by BrownAleMale
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer. Its light, adequately aromatic, flavorful, and extremely strong. It tastes very similar to Russian beers, specifically Baltica. For having such a high alcohol content (8.7%) it feels surprisingly light. I prefer it much better than Belgian beers which are typically heavy and sweet like maple syrup. If you can find a bottle, pick it up. You won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:02:11 | More by Jax-Gator
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-23-2014 03:53:31 | More by millerbuffoon
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-31-2014 22:06:11 | More by chicagoish
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-10-2014 02:06:54 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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jeff1973

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-30-2013 07:38:47 | More by jeff1973
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hishoosh

Washington

4/5  rDev +19.4%

08-15-2013 00:04:18 | More by hishoosh
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-05-2013 14:19:46 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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jmathis

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

06-30-2013 19:43:55 | More by jmathis
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mactrail

California

2.19/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Mmmmm, that sweet and bitter taste. Flowers and alcohol. Hard candy, you know, the butterscotch and root beer flavors. Dissolve an aspirin in a jelly jar of sweet vermouth.

This smells like jelly beans with the faintest whiff of brake fluid. A lot of caramel and marzipan. Then you get the medicinal bitterness. This is just revolting. I'm surprised so many people seemed to get it down.

The best feature is that after the carbonation evaporates in about two minutes, it looks just like Scotch whisky. From the 500 ml bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 06:28:24 | More by mactrail
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kirbmeist

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

03-28-2013 01:58:59 | More by kirbmeist
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metter98

New York

3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear light amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of apples are present in the nose along with notes of sweet malts and hints of alcohol.
T: The overall taste is a little sweet and rather malty with notes of apples and hints of alcohol. As the beer warms up, the alcohol becomes a little more noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little syrupy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer reminds me a lot like a sweetned version of an American Malt Liquor except the taste is not that offensive. The apple flavors definitely help to mask some of the alcohol. This beer is surprisingly not that difficult to drink considering its style and strength.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 04:02:42 | More by metter98
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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matjack85

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Braz

Washington

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11-26-2012 08:14:21 | More by Braz
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass, color is amber, feint head.

Smell is grainy, kinda harsh, not much malt flavor to note.

Taste is also harsh, lots of grain but no malt specific notes, light adjunct. Bitterness is there but not adding anything.

Mouthfeel is actually ok, not a harsh carbonation.

Overall, a euro dark lager with nothing to stand out

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 04:26:22 | More by mvanaskie13
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly darker (maybe bolder is a better word) gold with little bubbles on the body. Light white head that is a settles to nothing before a sip. Take a taste and no head at all.

Smell: Light malt scent, and that is about it. Not bad but definitely not much word smelling here.

Taste: Like a serious malt beverage, I do like it but not the best you will have. Strong alcohol feel that makes the bitterness feel a little sweet. Feels like a light marzen with it slightly being creamy.

Mouth: Great after taste, but disappears as quick as you can blink.

Overall: This beer is good for a buzz, but that's really it. Not a bad thing, just don't treat it like the best beer will ever get because there is room for improvement. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 04:26:03 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before 3/6/13.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, grain, alcohol, and some skunky aromas. Taste is much the same with an odd fermented fruit flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of alcohol burn and a slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that has a pretty unpleasant aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 04:20:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MisterE

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-26-2012 02:03:02 | More by MisterE
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hevelius Kaper has a thin, soapy, off-white head and a semi-clear, somewhat bubbly, orange appearance. There is not much lacing here. Aroma is mild, but one can detect some bread and a little molasses. Taste is of brown bread (think Roman Meal brand), caramel, sweetness, and a decent underneath hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Hevelius Kaper finishes pretty crisp, mostly dry, and surprisingly easy drinking. This is so different from high-gravity American lagers. I think it is very good, and I recommend giving it a try.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 14:31:34 | More by RonaldTheriot
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BeerShman

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

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Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
77 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.