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

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
77
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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)
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Photo of aorloski
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

aorloski, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

BrownAleMale, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%

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

mvanaskie13, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%

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!

BlurryVisi0n, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of MisterE
4/5  rDev +18.7%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%

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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3/5  rDev -11%

BeerShman, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

FreshHawk, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

rderedin, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

closisinthehouse, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of briiguy
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

briiguy, Apr 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

chasesitten, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev -11%

A - Perfectly clear amber brew with slow rising carb strands.

S - Sticky sweet malt syrup. Sweetness akin to Twizzlers.

T - A lot of sweet simple malt sugar up front. An unrefined alcohol bite, with some fruit skin bitterness towards the end. Simple malt sweetness as the base. Seems like a beer that needs a lot more time, if that may help.

M - Light bodied but the abv hits the palate in a fairly unpleasant way IMO.

O - Not bad bang for the buck with 8.7% for under 2 bucks.

BeerForMuscle, Dec 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally finishing my style ticks with a beer I remember being pretty solid from my earlier drinkin' days. I hope it's still good... It pours a clear copper (go figure) topped by a half-finger of short-lived dirty-white foam. The nose is almost entirely composed of buttery biscuits, though some very light grass and flowers vainly attempt to muddle their ways through to the 'strils as well. The taste goes in a different direction, opting for a melange of caramel, mandarin orange syrup, light maple syrup, candi sugar, and a touch of mint in the background. Gotta say, this ain't the best taste in the world... The body is the heaviest light-medium possible, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta syrupy feel. Overall, a sub-standard brew, one that's having me question my earlier beer opinions...

TMoney2591, Aug 15, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -8%

Served @ 40F in pilsner glass.

Pours a very clear, deep gold color with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty low, some malt, spice, and lemon peel. Taste has a rich, caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth, with a lingering bitter finish. Soft, medium-bodied mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Not an elegant beer but decent.

powellmg, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
2.78/5  rDev -17.5%

This beer pours out as light redish golden color with a fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. The aroma of the beer is a bit herbal and kind of strange, not the most appealing smell here. The taste reminded me of a Samichlaus Helles a little bit. It was almost too flavorful I think. There was just a lot going on and not enough of a balance to figure out what. The mouthfeel was a little heavier than most lagers. Overall I wouldn't need to have this one again.

Knapp85, May 24, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
3.2/5  rDev -5%

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Moonlight shaped pint glass.

Clear amber body with a large active soapy beige head which recedes to a fluffy half finger. Decent retention; lacing is mediocre and doesn't adhere to the glass.

Sugar, malted wheat, corn starch, and a vague spiciness (caraway and cardamom?) in the nose.

Caramel sweetness accompanies a light bready/toasty malt character followed by a very mild chamomile/grassiness and faint esters from the alcohol. The flavor profile is an odd sort of a cross between malt liquor and a traditional bock. Finishes a bit sweet and somewhat drab - attenuation could be better. The malt isn't "clean" particularly, and I wonder if dextrose or some other adjunct was utilized in the brewing process?

Slick, somewhat sticky, medium-light bodied, with modest carbonation. ABV sneaks up on you.

Not bad with food, but there are better Polish beers...though rated to style there are certainly worse.

augustgarage, Mar 09, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

A-Pours a rose-hued amber with two fingers of white head.

S-Dry, and biscuity smelling light malts with a bit of flowery, hop notes.

T-Very flowery and intensely and unpleasantly herbal with very a pretty alcoholic finish.

M-Very dry with a light body, and medium carbonation with a pretty warm/alcholic feel.

D-Among the most unpalatable beers I've ever tried. This one is just not my thing. The floral and herbal notes are overwhelming with the combination of the very present alcohol makes this one I won't try again.

samie85, Feb 19, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%

I read the reviews from D- to A+ and am glad I tasted it regardless of what anyone had to say because it is a good beer. It is easy to drink, it packs a punch, and as pointed out by my good buddy AC, "the Polish beer looks incredible in a glass almost like a liquor."

It is definitely worth tasting on a night you have no where to go in an environment that supports drinking and enjoying the buzz.

Look for the 1 Pt. 0.9 Flo. Oz. bottle.

AlexanderCsamaj, Feb 12, 2011
Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
77 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.