Dreher Classic | Dreher Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dreher Brewery
Hungary
dreher.co.za

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

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Ratings:
81
Reviews:
32
Avg:
2.86
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat
3.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good color, excellent head, some decent lacing, some possible wheat smell (that doesn't mean necessarily there is wheat used in the beer. I am not sure doubt it.) on the nose and very faint citrus, but it has that sweet fakeness and felt some sweet possible corn-like taste also in the palate to myself. Decent lacing, not too carbonated either there was some hop finish but very faint. For a macro produced beer this was actually ok, and it's also quite cheap. Drinkable yes, but I wouldn't say I desire it or would want to have it again.

Interesting reading other reviews who said their head disappeared instantly, mine seemed to stick around pretty good. I had it served to me in Budapest.

Dreher Classic is a typical mirror-clean pilsner of golden colour as described on its website.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes taken Summer 2014.

700 HUF for a .5L draught pour at a restaurant in Budapest.

Expectations were below average going in.

HEAD: 2 fingers worth of head. White colour. Okay thickness, creaminess, and complexion. Pretty good (~5-6 minute) retention. Light lacing adheres to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow of above average vibrance. No yeast/sediment is visible within.

Generally appealing, appearing well-carbonated. Far from unique or special.

AROMA: Pilsner malts, faint sweetness, clean barley, a kiss of floral hop character. It's a decent aroma for a macrobrew, sure. Clean and pleasant, with no overt yeasty notes, booze, or off-notes.

Below average in terms of aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Clean barley, refreshing full pilsner malts, some light sweetness, and balancing floral hop flavours.

I find no off flavours, overt yeasty notes, or booze.

Pleasant and enjoyable, and balanced nicely for what it is. I do like it, but it's a biteen buttery. Above average depth of flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity.

Not the most complex or subtly executed beer out there, but it's cohesive enough.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, clean, refreshing. Well-executed for the style. Light-bodied. Suits the taste generally well, with a nice presence on the palate.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and fairly priced. I wish American macro lagers were as tasty as this. Well worth trying and a good table beer for pairing with food.

C+ (3.11) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.32/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of virinow
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rastaman
2.3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well, i guess its OK. Sweet and grainy, with some hops (grassy) in the finish, which help to dry it out a touch. Pretty boring in the end, very soft andwatery. Lightly crisp towards the end. I only hope the Dreher Bak is better, too generic Euro-lagery in taste for me, but it is definitely better than some.

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Photo of JohnW
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured pal gold, aroma a thin mix of malts and grassy hops, but not unpleasant. Had this three times in various bars while in Budapest, and thought this was one of the better ones produced locally. Not too gassy, fair texture and refreshing, some very slight sweetness from the malts and not as 'acid' from high cardonation as many local mass produced Euro-lagers.

Whilst I would not buy this to take home if I saw it, would enjoy it while in Budapest again!

JohnW
B'ham UK July 2011

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Photo of tux_alin
3.42/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5.5% abv. Pours a clear, straw gold body with rising streams of tiny bubbles that support a short head of densely creamy bright-white foam. The head holds OK before dropping to a thin creamy collar and some minor surface foam; and it also leaves some nice lace throughout the glass. The aroma expresses sweet malt with a touch of lightly spicy and floral hops. The body is medium/light with a fine, median carbonation that leaves it crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a well-balanced combination of sweet malt and spicy/floral hop flavor that's backed by firm bitterness. It finishes with a note of sweet malt that quickly receeds to dryness. A decent and straight-forward interpretation of the Pilsener style that lacks a bit of the finesse of the great ones.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.42/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The Dreher is similar to most well made Euro lagers....the beer poured a clear golden with initial foamy head that eventually settles to a thin white head which is leaving some lace. The scent is mostly grassy / wet corn. The taste is very crisp and clean with a slight abv presence. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a easy going beer that is worth a taste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sfprint
4/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Thin gold with a healthy fluffy head. Little rising carbonation.
S: Slightly metallic malt, light in scent.
T: Very mild but pleasant flavor. Subtle honey malt with a bitter hop bite.
M: Very nice carbonation sting, moderately astringent but not in a negative way.
D: Great for this type of beer. But reading the other reviews, perhaps it had something to do with coming from the tap.

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Photo of tempest
3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my family for bringing this green bottle back from Budapest. No thanks to Dreher for using the damn green bottle. Several minutes after pouring, the skunk receded however. What remained was a classic, clean Euro lager that reminded me of Poland's Zywiec or any other popular lager. The malt was lightly bready and there was no hint of hops. The yeast left a faint impression of white grape juice. All in all drinkable and refreshing, but nothing more.

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Photo of fr0wn3r
2.84/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nagyonz
3.85/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden colour, clear, glassy appereance with a fast disappearing, soft foam.
Characteristic smell: stinging, bitter, spicy.
Taste is dominated by the hop, just a little corny. Well-carbonated, refreshing and easy to drink.
After-taste lasts for a long time, with the mannish felling of hop.
A quite good pils-like lager.

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Photo of lelepat
2.46/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Foulon
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of PaF
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.93/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Globetrotter
1.96/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hand-carried from Budapest to Vienna (thanks, Bob), the tall green bottle with stout shoulders bears a green and gold label with a coat of arms above and some medals below the name. As my Hungarian is non-existent, no idea about ingredients. Best before 4/28/07, I opened it on 1/26/07.

Pours a clear bubbly medium gold under a one finger white head that fades quickly, leaving a couple of spots and strings of lace. The nose is strong of pungent sulfur, quite unappealling. The mouth is light and painfully prickly. The opening taste is slightly sour, followed by strong metallic hops and the essence of bad cabbage. A bit of bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, but it is mild and short-lived. There's really not much to enjoy here.

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Photo of Blumstein
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nowhere_native
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of myxy
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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