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

Not Rated.
Hevelius KaperHevelius Kaper

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

125 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-25-2001)
View: Beers (3) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tvghost
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of blackcompg
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours just over a finger of light off-white eggshell foam, body is a translucent golden light orange, the head dwindles to a broken cap in less than a minute, and has the appearance of straight up apple juice shortly thereafter.

Smell - Strong apples and pear upon first opening, and just a whiff of tart white cherries, with light grains and light breadiness in the background.

Taste - probably best described as rum soaked apple fritter, there are flavors of cooked apples and sweet, bready malts, finishing with crisping apple and very lightly toasted breadcrusts, there is a rock candy like sweetness that is along for the entire ride, and finishes with a very light grassy hoppiness and a whiff of pepper. Longer into the finish there is some alcohol heat, over-ripe apple and a hint of sour apple peels, and more light pepper, which is somewhat imbalanced. Longer between sips there is somewhat of a moist cardboard flavor that lingers..

Mouthfeel - Slick and slightly watery, mouthfeel is actually less than medium, a bit surprising for a higher abv (8.7%) beer. Carb is almost medium and smooth at the center of the tongue, but quickly becomes dry and sharp at the sides and back of the tongue.

Overall - This isn't a bad beer, but it's definitely not a good beer - it does meet some of the expectations for a strong lager, but lacks any balance, and leaves the quaffer with punches that remind me more of a bud light platinum with a shot of rubbing alcohol than a strong euro lager. To be honest, the price point is attractive and can provide a cheap buzz, but not one to seek out for BA's imho.

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of KRella
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

Photo of MattM
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CptnCraptastic
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of boxer0029
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of Temny
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of hmmmbeer10
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sebas
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Photo of s4s
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of steve99
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Jax-Gator
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of millerbuffoon
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chicagoish
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jeff1973
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of hishoosh
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
77 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.