Borsodi | Borsodi Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Borsodi Brewery
Hungary
borsodi.hu

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by goindownsouth on 03-31-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
12
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
24.2%
 
 
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1
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5
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Photo of monkist
2.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Funny to see that this Borsodi is rated similarly with Soproni classic - while the latter is way better.
Although Borsodi has always been "the beer" in Hungary, was not the one that made me like beer - if it was only for this, I would have stayed away from these type of lagers for good.
Why I don't like Borsodi? Because its watery, its corny, it has a weird dry, dust-like bitterness to it and a lot of unnatural carbonation. Not really what I would look for in a good beer.
Must admit that I have had worse than these but still, as Soproni can, Borsodi could also try to come up with something new, especially in these recent times of craft beer galore of Hungary.

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Photo of mishi_d
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of polopaul20
2.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dcmchew
2.31/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zsarkocsi
3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of skywizzard
2.61/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rale
2.21/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

It fits the low standard of Hungarian industrial lager.

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Photo of Mike099
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Subliminal64
4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

Photo of Freiberger14
4.2/5  rDev +49.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of rojavaga
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eir
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ronin926
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of myxy
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a tolerable hungarian offering, especially for an overtired sweaty traveller alongside his first meal in 48 hours. this pours crystal clear straw colored with a lacey whte head that has rather epic retention. smells like a euro lager with older malts and balancing hops only. flavor is the same, sort of nondiscript except for a grainy aftertaste. feel is very very light. bubbles are intense at first but mellow out to an almost absent state as it warms in the hot summer sun. flat by the last few glugs. overall its a decent session beer in budapest on a budget, but this wouldnt fly as a craft product even in the beer wastelands of the usa. still, i find myself choosing it here...

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Photo of selator
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of OldTime
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Light straw color, clear and 1.5 finger head.

S: Light bread malt. Not much here.

T: Bread malts, some spicey notes. Has the typical macro-lager malt and lager-yeast taste.

M: Light bodied and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp.

Overall: Actually liked this one less than Dreher.

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Photo of JohnW
2.46/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap twice while in Budapest. Pours pale gold, very gassy, thin grassy aroma typical of the big brewers Euro lager style. Very light in taste and texture, 'acid' like from the carbonation. Thirst quenching on a hot summers day while in the city, but would not buy otherwise.

JohnW
B'ham UK July 2011

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Photo of djura
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

First impression is highly bitterness in this beer.

It looks o.k. With nice golden color,and bigger foam then expected for lager.
Smell is more or less typical.
Taste is very bitter,with dry finish.
Also you could taste hops and barley.
One of this,was enough for me.

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Photo of BucBasil
2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Had this on my trip to Budapest recently and reviewing from notes. Poured from the 500mL bottle into a pilsner glass.

This is not a very good beer. Very typical of a Euro Pale in taste, yet also with adjuncts. Grainy. One good thing is that it washes this pizza down pretty nicely. Other than that, this one gets a big "avoid" from me.

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2.81 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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