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

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-25-2001)
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Photo of brfbeerdrinker
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my personal favorite. as my friend says, "them polish sure do know how to drink"

I got this at a small bar here in black river falls, WI The place is called rosarios(kind of a whole in the wall) great atmosphere tho lol sorry had to add that

brfbeerdrinker, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of HEVELIUSFAN
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

O.K., SO MY USER NAME PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL. I LOVE THIS BEER ICE COLD IN AN ANTIQUE STEIN. VERY SIMILAR TO SOME BELGIAN STRONG ALES, WITHOUT THE HEFTY PRICE. I CAN GET A CASE OF 20 FOR ABOUT 30 BUCKS. MALTY AND SWEET, BUT NOT OVERLY SWEET. SUBTLE HOP BITTERNESS, WHICH SUITS ME FINE - I AM NO HOP HEAD. A BIG BEER FOR THE BUCK AND, OBVIOUSLY, ONE OF MY FAVES. WORTH SEEKING OUT.

HEVELIUSFAN, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of boxer0029
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

boxer0029, May 23, 2014
Photo of TripelJ
4.63/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presenation: 13.52 oz. brown glass bottle

Appearance: Liquid Gold. Pours a nice thick, sticky head of large bubbles that laces nicely.

Nose: Dominated by sweet malts, but I detect some spicyness (cloves?)

Taste: Smooth and creamy with a very nice hop/malt balance. Ripe bananas and some more cloves (subtle). Nice warming effect at the end of each sip to remind you to respect this 9.1% ABV wonder.

Overall: Although Poland, as a country, need not prove itself to me anymore, I always look forward to the next time I can honestly say "Wow" with each sip of a new beer. Wow.

Update: 8-21-2003 2nd time having this beer "Wow"--Makes me want to move to poland...

TripelJ, Jul 20, 2003
Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of jmathis
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Yellow and orange and florescent in the body with a big, beautiful head that lasted a good time.

Smell – There is a lovely, musty hop aroma to this one. The light orange and floral hopping is just gorgeous. The citrus hops though carry the show for this heavy hitter.

Taste – The big orangish malt had a huge citrus hop balance and some giant spicing. This was a mouthful of orange flavors for sure. The alcohol tinge was just enough to excite, making this one a great find.

Mouthfeel – This big daddy was almost full in the mouth and very sweet and creamy with a good alcohol kick.

Drinkability – I had no problem putting this 9.0 ABV away. This slid down the throat with the greatest of ease and left a terrific aftertaste.

Comments – A big BA Thanks to JohnnyDuvel for hooking me up with this awesome offering from Hevelius.

RoyalT, Jan 12, 2004
Photo of jdhilt
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one-finger white bubbly head leaving a ring and not much lace. Clear light, amber color. Medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is sweet. Starts and finishes sweet. The high ABV is not really noticeable. An excellent choice. $3.50 for a 400ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Jun 21, 2004
Photo of s4s
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

s4s, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of BrewMaven
4.23/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 10/16/05 ABV of 8.7%

Poured a nice rich looking amber with a thin white head that vanished fairly quickly leaving a ring and a cirrus cloud.
Smells of fruit and candy? Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Taste was similar to the aroma, a fairly sweet malt party with a slight hint of alcohol in the finish although considering the ABV (my bottle was 8.7%), the alcohol presence wasn't as overpowering as you might think. I highly recommend (not?) drinking this on an empty stomach as it really kicked my ass and put me in a very good mood. Of all the Euro strongs I've tried, this may be my favorite and it has a cool sounding name. Cheers!

BrewMaven, Jun 16, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle. Very dark yellow/copper color, with a big white head, about 3/4", slow fading, with some visible carbonation. Smell is very fruity, but not a natural fruit, a syrupy, candy like fruit, also a good amount of carmel. Taste is huge and malty, very dry in mouthfeel and taste, but also fruity, with huge alcohol. As far as ESL's go, this is a very unique and interesting one, no skunk whatsoever, very drinkable, I like it and would definitely recommend it.

TastyTaste, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one cool, boozy-assed beer that I will definitely buy again. It gets better as you go, and I wish I had another right now! Tastes like a mixed drink. Malty, tangy taste, but dominated by the alcohol. Despite this, quite drinkable, and definitely warming. Kind of like a cousin to EKU 28. The ABV IS NOT well hidden here! This is, I'm sure, exactly what it is intended to be, but is relatively easy to drink and packs a helluva whollup!

JohnnyDuvel, Mar 20, 2003
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tawny copper color with an off-white head that thins to a collar but leaves no lace. The aroma is of sweet malt, esters, a light but sharp hop, and some alcohol. Full bodied with a tight effervescent carbonation that is zesty on the tongue at first, but becomes quite creamy once warmed in the mouth. The flavor is of rich, straight-forward malt combined with an earthy & spicy hop flavor (a real nice blend of flavors at mid-palate) backed by a solid bitterness. The finish is quite hoppy and shows the alcohol readily, leaving an almost minty flavor in the finish along with some honeyish sweetness. Somewhat sticky but bitter as well. An extra-strong, deep golden lager that is richly malty, hoppy and enjoyable, but not complex.

NeroFiddled, Aug 16, 2002
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a rich malty scent with a slight hop aroma. The taste is good. It is a smooth, yet awfully malty beer with little complexity, but full of flavor. It warms at the finish. It boasts of many pale malts and other low lovibond malts that add a slight orange hue to it's appearance along with added malt flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. It drinks well; a fine strong ale.

WesWes, Feb 15, 2004
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4/5  rDev +19%

hishoosh, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dpend
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured deep amber with a massive tan head that retained and laced rather well. Aroma was sweet, malty with a bit of spice and alcohol. Tastes of malty alcohol, caramel and more spice. Hops were barely present and the malts dominated to the end of a smooth finishing beer. Very different, but also very good.

dpend, Dec 03, 2003
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4/5  rDev +19%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is an enjoyable, smooth but tasty strong Polish lager.

Amber, it has a medium-large off-white head that shrinks slowly to a thin, wispy top and leaves a hint of lace.

The aroma is fresh, toasty sweet bread, hint of lemon, pine, and rather nice.

It has a bit of a Czech lager taste to it and the alcohol is essentially unnoticeable. The taste is clearly alcholic, but very smoothly so, with nothing rough opr unpleasant. It has a light caramel quality, bread, and nice, warm spiciness, it's a bit rasiniy, sweet and spicy with a light bitterness coming to the fore in the finish. It does not taste quite as strong as it is.

Offa, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden toned look, capably capped by creamy froth.

Soft nose, muted malt, quiet grains, speaking louder....nice.

Smooth, sweet, especially tasty on the tongue...was described to me as being akin to a blonde doppelbock, and I am definitely getting that now. Grainy texture, warming, gathering toward an almost brandyish feel, bold, brash, slick and thick, ...very classy, for a strong one. A good one to store away for the colder nights to come.

Very well-designed, great balance. Strong, but held together in such a way that the booziness never goes over the edge. Medium-bodied, long, malty finish...I like this, and will most likely return to it.

feloniousmonk, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of Suds
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not bad at all....a little better than I expected, to be honest. The beer is a rich brown-to-amber color. It has a densely packed head that doesn't really last very long. The aroma is malty and grainy. Taste is initially sweet and somewhat woody. The beer hides its alcohol content very well...in the taste as well as the aroma, although there is little warming as you get to the bottom of the glass. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. Finish is slightly metallic and at times the beer is a bit astringent. All in all, it was enjoyable.

Suds, Dec 01, 2002
Photo of KRella
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%

KRella, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown. Not much head,but good lace. Smell is sweet. The alchol is evident. Body is medium, not much carbionation. Big flavor in this beer! Has a apple/fruit taste that was very appealing. Very whiskey like. I do reommend trying this beer.

riversider76, Aug 18, 2006
Photo of Shaw
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this beer from my local Whole Foods. The clerk described it as a Barley Wine. I see BA classifies it differently.

It is a dark honey color with a short white head. It smells of honey and malt.

The taste is very malty and sweet. I can't say that the high ABV is that noticeable, except in the aftertaste: there's a little burn. There is very little bitterness.

The mouthfeel is smooth and glassy, I'm sure partly because of the high ABV.

Overall this is a fine strong lager. It has lots of malt flavor and is good with a meal.

Shaw, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
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

RonaldTheriot, Sep 08, 2012
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Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
78 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.