Soproni | Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery

SoproniSoproni
BA SCORE
8%
Liked This Beer
2.98 w/ 50 ratings
SoproniSoproni
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
Hungary
heinekenhungaria.hu

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 06-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,595
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
50
Liked:
4
Avg:
2.98/5
pDev:
16.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of migleskun
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of surfcaster
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Typical mass produced pale lager. Good for washing down a slice on a hot day but not much more. Little skunky --that reminiscent of its current Heineken lineage

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Photo of monkist
3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Soproni Classic used to be the best lager in Hungary before they came out with the 1895.
Drinking them in comparison, Classic feels a bit too thin in taste and dry enough in its overtones that would make you feel like something is missing - content, but not carbonation, which is pumped in there amply. Feels as if a lager has been watered down a bit.
If not a must, I would not choose it anymore but if I had to, perhaps it wouldn't make me too sick.
Just wondering if Soproni can make much better quality beer like the 1895, why lower the standard? One good beer would be enough.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.34/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Galgari
2.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pouring clear and dark gold color with nice but fast disappearing foam and decent lacing. Rather weak smell with a faint sweet tones. The taste is also sweetish but a bit watery. The carbonation was stronger than expected with the non-existing aftertaste.
All in all decent beer for the price but somewhat cheap sweet tones are decreasing the overall experience.

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Photo of dcmchew
2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesLeung
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.27/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fizzy
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How can I say this? Humm? Recently in Budapest and drank a lot of this beer on draught. I am finding that even many beers in Europe are starting to taste somewhat alike. Yea, they vary, but marked differences are subtle. It's not like a drink off between one IPA and another ( how many IPAs are there in the US market now)? Best drank under an umbrella, on the street while watching the wonderful Hungarian beauties walk by in the summer outfits. WOW! Can even make you forget what beer you are drinking!

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Photo of lelepat
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutBoi
3.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rale
2.35/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Classic low quality euro lager.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HungarianCount
2.67/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeThumel
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Brenden
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Kevin for indulging my bizarre desire for any beers I can get from pretty much everywhere.

Despite the strange can art with the weird-looking dude wailing away on his guitar in front of, like, a minaret (?) or something, this is actually a pretty good-looking beer. It's bright and clear, a golden yellow color. The purely white head is actually decently sized and well managed, holding up pretty nicely and dropping a good amount of lace to the glass.
There's a little biscuit malt and a little grass, enough to push this over average is the taste of corn wasn't so strong. It's not too sweet but it heads that direction.
The taste isn't as good because there's simply not enough to this beer to offset any odd flavors, even if they're not strong either. There is a hint of grass, a mineral quality that builds up as it goes, and an interesting note to the malts that isn't richly bready, just kind of...bready. Wonder?
The body is light but actually has a little something to it, crispness is sharp but easy enough, certainly consistent, and it's reasonably smooth.

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Photo of Luka
4.5/5  rDev +51%

Photo of biegaman
2.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Mass-produced lagers are notorious for being lean and under-malted but Soproni has enough grain to generate - and fully sustain - a considerably large head. It also has a fairly resplendent golden complexion, another positive indication. It's also obviously been filtered; the only thing disrupting clarity is the frost on my pint glass. All in all, looks good.

The aroma isn't anything to write home about. Heck, it's not even worth finding a piece of paper or taking the cap off the pen. It's pedestrian at best, borderline unappetizing at worse. It smells far more like corn (or an industrially produced corn-derived product) than it does fresh-baked bread or cereal grain (malt's natural scents).

The taste, fortunately, if properly chilled, passes my 'face test': I can swallow it without making an off-put face. It avoids this, by and large, because it has very little flavour at all; as with the aroma, there's very little maltiness on the palate. No bread. No grain. Little else except a subtly golden corn kernel-like note and a slight sweetness.

This neutrality, combined with an energetic team of bubbles, does make for a relatively refreshing beverage. I generally prefer a little more character but, credit where credit is due, this has no problems quenching my thirst on this especially hot summer afternoon. If that's your only concern then this makes an acceptable means to that end.

I think the statement above is about all you need to know about Soproni. It's all I really have to say, anyhow. Like so many other national-brand, industrially-brewed lagers this has just the bare minimum amount of personality and makes sure to exclude no one (the most casual, occasional beer drinkers included). And it's those people that are likely to enjoy it most.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Hungarian Soproni is a decent euro pale lager. The beer pours a clear golden yellow with foamy white head (that dissipates over time) and is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has grass like hops with slight bready hints. The taste is smooth balance between biscuit like malt and grass like hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a very sessionable beer and was my fav whilst in Budapest!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden color which is topped with quite decent white head, settling down relatively quick.
There's not much to the nose, only a weak hoppy aroma.
The taste is light, slightly sweet at the beginning, follwoed by a mild bitterness all the way to the finish.
Not much to the taste here, but you get the desired refreshment out of it. Nothing complex about Soproni.

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Photo of the_danish_swede
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of bamberger603
2/5  rDev -32.9%

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Soproni from Brau Union Hungária Sörgyárak / Soprony Brewery
Beer rating: 8% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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