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

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Hevelius ClassicHevelius Classic

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 10-10-2002)
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Reviews by andjusticeforale:
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like a strong pale or a belgian pale.

It smells a bit mild with some nice bready notes;

The taste is impressive, smooth, crisp, refreshing but medium to full bodied, like a top fermented ale in gravity. Perhaps there is not enough hop balance; but then again who ever said there has to be hop balance? Its not sweet, and its not an IPA, and the alcohol is masked terrifically; At a fair price, there would never be a reason to drink any other Euro-lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2006 12:18:57 | More by andjusticeforale
More User Reviews:
Photo of Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-24-2014 22:36:55 | More by Latarnik
Photo of matjack85


2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

01-28-2013 08:34:30 | More by matjack85
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Pous a tawnyy, medium-orange hue with a minimal head that left a minor amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Moderate, mild, hop and malt-balanced aroma with hints of wheat, caramel, and candied sugar...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel along with a fairly good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 00:36:31 | More by dsa7783
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2.1/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured nicely but went downhill after that. Hazy and cloudy if you will. Head died in 5 minutes. Sour smell and nothing special. The taste is a little alcoholly and the reminds me of a malt liquor but with more body. Would not recommend, but I do dig the label, anyone who puts a scientist on a beer bottle is ok with me.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 00:28:58 | More by jkdrummer
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Named after the astronomer Jan Hevelius. Brewing tradition since 1690, only three years after his death. Quite the inspirer. One can only wish such a legacy as for beer to be brewed in your name. :)

Unusual 13.5oz fat bottom brown bottle with a starry blue label. The pour is a murky yellow corn oil, with what seems like good carbonation, although the head was mostly flat.

Smells like a combination of a dark, dusty closet & a little grass. Someone hasn't vacuumed in a while, the dinginess is very easy to recognize(& none too pleasant). Not an old bottle, & not too different from the typical Euro sampling.

The taste is much more uplifting. Crisp, mild to light bitterness, a strong sweetness overall, but dries up with what seems to be a hint of lemon & chalk at the end.

This goes very quick. Don't stand up too fast.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 22:29:54 | More by PEBKAC
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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber with a tincture of orange. The head can only be described as dingy white; putty if I'm being kind. It looks decent, though, and sticks around long enough for that to matter. A thick, sea foamy band of lace being laid down as the foam deflates.

The nose is neither good nor bad and will get a score that reflects that neutrality. It smells like raw grain with a minor whiff of alcohol. Are we sure Euro pale lager is correct? I'd have called it a Euro strong lager simply by virtue of the ABV.

The flavor is akin to most any other ESL that I've run across. It's grainy and slightly boozy. I feel no more strongly about the flavor profile than I did the nasal profile. Two things that grab the attention include more floral hop bitterness than is usual and a slight alcohol burn. The former is a good thing and the latter isn't that bothersome since it fits the style. The one I gave it, not the one above.

It looks like appearance and mouthfeel are the (not that bright) highlights. The mouthfeel is a fraction more full than medium with a semi-pleasing viscousness that puts it just north of average. An acceptable amount of fine carbonation helps as well.

I like the way Hevelius Classic looks, both the packaging and the beer itself. After that, I'm less than thrilled. It's a garden variety Euro strong lager that doesn't do anything special... anything other than intoxicate its imbiber that is. Lovers of good beer deserve more.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 14:03:38 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An ugly pour, no head, polluted golden - orangy hue. Typical macro Polish aroma - strong malt, light hops. Not offensive. Light alcohol can be detected. Undesirable, but still unoffensive taste of malt, bits of alcohol. Fairly fine drinkability. A typical Polish lager, not bad, far from good, but drinkable. Leaves a decent impression.
Surely would prefer sampling in its home and native land.
Thanks Harry for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 02:44:51 | More by biegaman
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean golden colour with very active carbonation, and slight head.

The nose is varied. slight apple cider aroma, leads into grassy hops, and slightly sweet malt.

The taste is clean and crisp. Grain malt and very light hops.

Clean in the mouth, and very smooth going down.

Not very complex and but a clean solid brew. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 03:27:22 | More by Freshie
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1.88/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a crystal clear, very pale yellow with a ricky ivory head, Very fizzy. Smells grassy and sweet. Hints of white grapes and very faint noble hops.

Taste is sweet and grassy. Completely lacing of any hop character. As it warms, becomes more and more bland. Sweet malt is flat and flabby. Not even the carbonation can add any crispness to this beer. Mouth is a bit watery. Smooth finish with just the faintest hint of hops in the aftertaste. Even for a eurolager, this is not so good.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 00:20:13 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one’s pours with a towering, fluffy white head that’s constantly fed by a never-ending stream of bubbles. It’s a yellow color, completely clear, with serious carbonation. The aroma is a little bready and grainy. There’s a mellow pils malt smell, and faint continental hop quality in the background. All in all, the aroma could be a little more pronounced. The taste is modestly sweet, very soft (despite the carbonation), and a little doughy. It’s got a nice, soft, rounded and full flavor. Pretty good. The brew hides the alcohol very well. The finish is a little hollow and disappointing. It could stand a bit more flavor and bitterness. Still, it’s certainly better than most euro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2006 23:08:07 | More by Suds
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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strange bottle, strange volume (13.5 oz or 399.23 ml), good beer.

A: Rich golden color with a big sticky white head made of tiny bubbles.

S: Doughy, like slightly undercooked dinner roles with a floral undertone.

T: Biscuit but also sweet, some middle honey flavors are followed by a lightly dry finish. At 6.2% abv, this is slightly boozier than many Euro lagers and there are some slight alcohol flavors.

M/D: Viscous and slightly oily body is offset by delicate carbonation that gives a fuzzy/soft fell. Dryish finish leaves a sticky/sweet aftertaste but the alcohol is warming and overall a rather drinkable lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 06:34:56 | More by Bcant
Photo of Redrover


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz funky shaped brown bottle. No freshness dating. Very cool label.

When poured the beer has a massive fluffy head. Nice sticky lacing and a pleasant gold color.

Nice aroma of spice, flowers and malts.

The taste tracks the smell. Slightly hopy with a nice pepper bite. A bit grainy and grassy as well. Would be great with a pizza, a smoked ham sandwich or just about any other dish. Well done!

Seems to have fairly low carbonation, but I like the smooth, soft mouth. Extremely easy drinker here. I see its been made since 1690, well practice makes perfect and they have made a very nice beer. Well worth the $1.39 investment from Sal’s liquor in Elmhurst, IL.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2005 22:25:18 | More by Redrover
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After Kaper, I was curious to try this...Poured a nice clear gold sporting an impressive head of white foam which vanished save for a ring after a minute or two. Some lacing and a grainy, slightly sweet malt scent. Quite tasty, sorta has a buttery quality and a clean smooth finish. Not a hoppy beer IMO.

Fairly light bodied and bubbly. Good summer brew and one of the Euro lagers that I could easily session. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2005 22:08:14 | More by BrewMaven
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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold bodt, nice white head, about 3/4" of white head that has good retention. Light grainy/grassy malt in the nose, that's about it. Taste is fairly sweet, the graininess and alcohol are kind of cloying. Hops are present, which is a welcome change for most beers of the style. Mouthfel is ok, fairly well carbonated and rounded. Not too bad, an above average euro lager that grows on me the more i drink it.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2005 17:25:17 | More by TastyTaste
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, pale yellow color, thinnish whitish head, soon disappearing. Typical lager-y look.

Sweet in the nose...grainy...not bad...typical lager, nothing wrong with that.

Light bodied, and clean. Drinks down like a dream, but a bit boring, though that may be according to plan, in this instance.
Thin, clean, with a honey-ish sweetness... a nice-enough lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 10:00:08 | More by feloniousmonk
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a fairly average Euro Lager from Eastern Europe. Clean, no funny or metallic tastses. Creamy mouth feel. Nice head retention. The aroma was clean and slightly fruity, as wea the taste. Hints of malt and very lightly hopped. Not a bad beer, I will buy and try it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2004 14:47:36 | More by Citadel82
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4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw a 4-pack of this stuff for $3.99 so I couldn't resist. The bottle has a very cool label and comes in 13.8oz size. The initial pour is very nice looking. The head is a very fluffy white but leaves pretty quick. The aroma is very clean and crisp with a fruity hint. The taste is very enjoyable with touches of cherry and vanilla sugar. The semi-hig ABV (6.8%) isn't exposed until it reaches the bottom of your stomach and warms it. As far as lagers go, this has got to be one of the finest. Very crowd-friendly and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 01:02:55 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a medium golden lager color with a small but dense white head. Head faded quickly and there was no lacing. A few bubbles go to the top but not many. The smell is really grainy and sweet at first but I notice more of a floral hop flavor in the aroma the further I go. The taste has a lot going on. A thick body holds together the many flavors. Sweet corn taste upfront with a solid thick grain base. Grassy hops are there but a bit weak. A smoky nutty flavor hits my tongue as the corn leaves, possibly from the yeast. Spicyness from either the hops or alcohol kicks in in the finish. A faint cigarlike taste is left in the end. A very dry finish. This is a very good polish lager, one that should be tried if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 01:32:49 | More by granger10
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the better lagers I've had the chance to sample. Champagne-like in appearance, ie. many big bubbles rising to the top to keep a decent white head atop the yellow body. Malty grassy notes are ever-present in the aroma. Sweetness lingers in my nose as I sip and is noticeable in the flavor as well. Wheat and grain flavors precede a subtle bitter, malty finish. Alcohol is slightly detectable in the finish as well, though if I had to guess I never would have said 6.8%. Mouthfeel is smooth, not biting, and dare I say...enjoyable? Compared to other lagers, this one is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2004 03:31:50 | More by IrishRedRock
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the monster Baltic Pils category this example is faithful to Lager's mission of clarity and precision.
Aromas of nutty, sweaty corn buds curdle forth on the nose while steady, stiff meringue shapes form and fade on the autumn golden liquid. Kilned peach pits, lacquer, slate and raw dough resins churn through the iron dry, fragrant finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 22:33:40 | More by putnam
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow and sits a light yellow in the glass, nice fluffy white head on top.

Smells of malts, apples, and a slight waft of hops. A pleasing aroma. Tastes initially malty and well, pretty much stays that way the whole time. A nice bold lager, good, bready flavors and no displeasing tastes. Good beer all around.

I've had too many lagers that have been overly carbonated just to mask up their all around bad taste, but this one has a fairly mild carbonation that works very well. Big in body, good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2004 00:16:29 | More by Skidz
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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13.2oz bottle from a beer exchange with a friend at the holidays.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, a white inch-tall head formed, which eventually retreated to about a half-inch layer of foam over the slightly cloudy but bright honey hued brew. Light hops aroma, but the flavor kicks it up from there. Surprisingly full-bodied flavor for such a light colored presentation, crisp and clean, with just a little warmth at the end. Excellent lacing as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2004 22:28:35 | More by ppoitras
Photo of stoutman


3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a slightly wisped egg white head. Light malt and floral hops aroma. Heavy feel with decent lace. Stronger malt and a nicely sharp bitterness that surprises. The nice malt flavor balances this slightly sweet and carbonated beverage. A drinkable, good brew, which creeps up on you, too.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2004 18:20:32 | More by stoutman
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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Along the lines of other Baltic pilsners, as it is not quite as flavorful as the best Czech or German examples, but has a bit more body and kick. Ocokim O.K. may have more flavor, but this is a very good pils in it's own right. Pours almost a bright (but thin) yellow, nice head with a small amount of lacing. Flavor is mild, but well balanced. I'm a fan of the hevelius Kaper, and this one is well worth trying also.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 06:53:31 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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Hevelius Classic from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.