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

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Reviews: 89
Hads: 132
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 21.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-25-2001

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Reviews: 89 | Hads: 132
Photo of Drew966
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hevelius Kaper pours a light copper color with a thick fluffy white head from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor is kind of grainy, hops and malt are both pretty noticeable, and alcohol is definitely there in the finish and there is definitely some warming. Just kind of average taste wise.

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Photo of andjusticeforale
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a really tricky beer; its lighter cousin is so drinkable and the creaminess seems to work better with moderate alcohol. Nice maltiness, graininess in the finish; no discernably bitter hops.

This beer looks beautiful, and it tastes just as smooth; however, its not carbonated enough to balance the alcohol. Unfortunately it must be consumed super cold, heineken type coldness, in order to be very drinkable.

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Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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Photo of dhilltop2000
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy burnt orange with substantial foam. After settling, a fairly tight head resulted, which, unfortunately, dissipated with vary little to no lacing in the glass. The taste yielded a orange peel like, hop taste, with mixed honey notes. Fair beer for the price ($2.19) for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle at 8.7% alc.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - this lager pours a light brown or dark yellow, dpending on your perspective, a well retained head pure white head and moderate amounts of carbonation

S - has that apply sweet smell of a typical euro lager, that malt liquor kind of sweet, not my cup of tea, but im not gonna hold that against it, keep this objective

T - not as much as a malty overabundance as i expected, quite balanced and tasty, too malty sweet for me, but a quality beer

M&D - smooth and well balanced, but again not my stuff, too much of a alcohol taste, but made with quality and very good for its style

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Photo of denjen
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dennis: Picked this up on a whim at Binny's, and I must say I'm not to disappointed. It's like a high alcohol dopplebock pretty much. Tons of sweet malt dominate the taste and hide the 9.1% behind them. Honestly I was surprised at how good it was, but more than one glass might get a little old in one sitting. Definitely worth picking up if you like malts.
Jen: For $1.49 a bottle, I can't complain too much (well, maybe I can)! Starts off with a malt scent, so I expected sweetness right off the back. The ending is quite metallic tasting, like a penny was in the bottom of my glass. There is some slight hoppiness to it, but it is quickly hidden by very apparent alcohol taste. Not a typical Euro lager, but not that great either!

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up yesterday for the sole purpose of my dinner today of pork loin ribs and sweet and sour apple kraut with potato perogie and it fit the bill.Poured into my 1.5 liter stein a rich copper with a big fluffy white head that stuck around for a few,very clean aromas with only a hint of carmael sweetness showing thru.For the hefty alcohol of this beer it went down extremely well and awesome with big flavors of the kraut and pork,starts out somewhat sweet cand caramelly but dries out nicely in a spicey finish,somewhat grainy mouthfeel.There is a slight burn in the finish but its an oh so nice burn,extremely food friendly and it has some real flavor a damn nice suprise today.

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Photo of NEhophead
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1pt .9 fl oz. brown bottle.
Best before 08.01.06.

Light copper in color with a chill haze. A creamy, off-white head about a half-inch high that lingers for a few moments. Faint, dimpled lacing lacking strength.

Sweet, toasted malt aroma. Metallic breadiness with a faint skunky aroma. Sharply acidic notes of alcohol.

Intensely sweet, toasted malts. Faint hints of stiff wheat and adjunctory grains swarmed by the liquidy sweetness. Sharp, rustic hops at mid-sip make for an airy quality with a rush of carbonation. Bitterly sweet followed by an aftertaste of light skunkiness and a heavy alcohol presence.

Medium in body; syrupy and slightly filmy on the palate, no doubt from the sweetness.

Highly sweet, big malt, and a heavy alcohol presence. Reminiscent of a malt liquor in some ways. This one's a clunker with zero grace or subtlety.

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pored a minimal head that dissolved away into almost nothing. Color was a semi-cloudy, golden,amber. Resembled cold apple cider.

Smell- A pretty evident apple, malty sweet scent ended by a somewhat faint alcoholic singe.

Taste- A fruity malt begining with a slightly hoppy and very obvious alcoholic ending.

Mouthfeel- The fruitiness added a bit of weight to the palate of the beer, but still light enough to drink fast if you can't restrain yourself.

Drinkability- I could definetly have two or three 1.9 pint bottles of this beer if the abv wasn't high.

The bottles in my 4-pack say 8.7% abv. Not a bad brew from Poland. Something I will have again.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.2/5  rDev +25.7%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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Photo of Shaw
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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Photo of jakester
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this as a single from Union Jack's on the Manatawny. Drank it in a pilsner glass. Expiration date clearly marked on the label. If they can do it in Poland....

Pours a clear, pretty orange with red tints. A one finger head of off-white foam forms on top, but drops quickly to islands and a ring. Scant splotches of lacing form on the glass.

Smells of light caramel malt, a little bready, with maybe a slight spicy hop note in the background. DMS comes through as it warms. Alcohol is present as well. Smells fruity?

Flavor is pretty sweet, caramel-y, with a somewhat not-up-to-snuff attempt at hop bitterness to balance. Pretty fruity for a lager; warm fermentation? Residual sweetness is pretty high; could do with a little better attenuation. Alcohol presence is muted, but there. Aftertaste is like dried pears and apples.

Mouthfeel isn't really too bad. Sweet, but not cloying. Carbonation is fairly soft. Finish is caramel candy and heat.

I have to admit, this kind of grows on you. Just enough hops to counter the huge malt sweetness. Wouldn't want to drink a ton of this but...Recommended with reservations.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is basically malt liquor made with high quality ingredients.
This really isn't my sort of thing but I think it is good for what it's supposed to be.
It both looks and smells attractive. The smell is both bitter and sweet; there is a harshness to this that I don't enjoy but for something that's over 9% strong in a lager style... it is an impressive beverage.
It does grow on you as it warms... there is a smoothness that lives in the flavor and mouthfeel.
I won't be looking for this again but it could be worth it as an adventure.

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Photo of scooter231
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright red, clear color with little head. Smells fruity, somewhat alcoholic. Some pear, apple, orange notes in there. Tastes... fruity, dry, sweet. Quite hoppy. Not overpoweringly alcoholic tasting considering it's 9%. Some spices and sourness in here. Lots of orange flavors.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, but goes down pretty easy. Smooth. You can put a lot away pretty quickly without realizing it- which could lead to becoming inebriated a lot quicker than you'd think. A sneaky bastard. A bit too sweet after a while, but the first one... sneaky.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
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!

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Photo of Citadel82
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold and lightly carbonated wtih a thin white head. No lacing is evident. Smell is sweet with faint hop notes. Taste is sweet malt with an alcohol finish. The price is good on this if you are thinking in terms of bang for the buck, but the character of this beer is not all it could be. It is not balanced and a little to sweet and a little too much alcohol in the finish. It is not an unpleasant beer it is the pale equivalent of a winter warmer...

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Photo of mschofield
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brownish-gold, topped with a large but short lived three finger puffy off-white head, left short lived webs of lacing.
Very malty aroma, some sort of hard skined vegetable - pumpkin or squash, grain and alcohol.
Strong robust taste, alcohol, very fruity, molasses, caramel, spice and raisin. Warms the body and tingles the lips.
Full syrupy body.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +30.2%
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.

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Photo of Skidz
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice blone-yellow, sits dark amber in the glass with a big white fluffy head.

Smells strongly of malts with a sweet bready aroma. The taste is carmely, with a bit of spice and lightly hoppy. Alcohol is obvious in the flavor, but it doesn't deter.

Medium bodied with good bitterness and a moderate amount of carbonation. A decent tasting beer, and it goes down smooth.

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Photo of necoadam
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured out a nice orange/honey color with some decent head.

Smell: Mosty hops and malts with some floral aromas in there as well. Also a little hint of orange in there as well. Perhaps some pears and apples but can't be sure.

Taste: Big taste on this one. Hardly believable that it's 9.1%. Lots of hops. Some sweetness and spiciness in there as well. But I think it's balanced. Some hints of fruit taste in there as well.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth actually. Got to be careful not to drink this too fast though, it could creep up on you.

I think it's a good beer. They balanced the sweetness and spiciness just right to make this a good brew. Some good hop bitterness at the end takes place. Give this beer a shot, it'll be well worth it.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +30.2%
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.

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Photo of dpend
4/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This rather strong ale is a copper/amber color with a thin white head and some trailing lace. The aroma is a mix of doughy malt and alcohol, with a faint smell of apples. The body is somewhat sweet and herbal, with a touch of toasted white bread. The hops are hard to define as they are masked by alcohol esters. Upon not so careful tongue smacking and breathing in through the mouth (Kathy's sleeping...I hope), a lemony sour flavor and lightly metallic tang can be detected. It seems a bit stronger than it's 9.1% ABV indicates

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Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
77 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.