Arany Ászok
Dreher Brewery

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Dreher Brewery
European Pale Lager
Ranked #297
Ranked #30,378
2.71 | pDev: 25.83%
Sep 20, 2022
Aug 06, 2004
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from 500mL can into a kitchen glass. Best by 8/25/23.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body and some apparent effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam with an OK level of head retention.

Smell: malty aroma with a tiny hint of a plasticy, adjuncty character. Not the worst pale lager aroma out there, though.

Taste: light malt flavor with a bit of bitterness and a little bit of adjunct character. There's a very "beery" finish to this that I associate with cheap lagers (and this one is cheap, for sure). But honestly, for what it is, it's not too bad.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a decent enough carbonation and OK creaminess.

Overall: this is basically cheap macro lager, but it's actually not too bad. It's not the best beer out there, but by the standards of its class, it's pretty decent.
Sep 20, 2022
Rated: 2.29 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 3.41 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 3.29 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 22, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

2.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pours pale yellow in color, clear, with one inch head. Taste is grain and bitter soapy hops. Light bodied, bitter, with moderate carbonation. Mediocre. Worst from brewery so far. Hard pass. Malt liquour without the alcohol kick.
Jul 29, 2019
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Rated by alankim from Luxembourg

1.85/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
taste is like water. Too low carbonic acid concentration. this is not my style
Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Reviewed from notes taken in Summer 2014.

Served on-draught into a .5L krug in Budapest.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~2 fingers worth of white coloured froth. Okay creaminess, decent thickness. Average consistency and complexion for the style. Leaves spotty inconsistent lacing as it recedes. Above average (~3 minute) retention.

BODY: Clear pale yellow. Clean, lacking any visible yeast particulate or sediment. Obviously filtered. Average vibrance.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance by any means.

AROMA: Pilsner malts, helles malts, barley, and maybe some generic floral hop character.

I detect no overt yeasty notes, nor any off-notes or booze.

An inoffensive aroma of below average intensity.

TASTE: Pilsner malts, helles malts/Munich malt, barley. That's really it. Balance is okay at best. Cohesive enough, but not a gestalt harmonious whole of a beer. Pleasant though unremarkable.

Very simple, with no nuance or subtlety to it. To style, there are no yeasty notes or off-notes (clean ester-free lager yeast is indicated). Clean drinking, with average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. I do like it in a general sense, but it's not going for much.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth, wet, clean, light-bodied, slightly overcarbonated, and unrefreshing. Decent presence on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Easy to drink, but not a good beer within its style. Pretty basic fare, and not really worth trying. It's hard not to be dismissive of such a generic attempt at the style, but it's not bad for what it is.

C (2.84) / AVERAGE
Mar 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Csako from Hungary

5/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The best beer that i ever had!!!

I drink this each sabbath and this makes my life much better!

I introduced this master piece to my friend Stan. He said this is the best lager that he ever had!

I recommend this 10/10
Oct 20, 2016
Rated: 1.92 by dcmchew from Romania

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by grga from Bosnia & Herzegovina

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 2.65 by Sassleen from Washington

Jul 06, 2015
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Rated by rale from France

2.02/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Poor taste, low carbonation, now smell at all. Classic mass -produced lager.
May 10, 2015
Rated: 3 by AmitC from New York

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 2.77 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

Jan 29, 2015
Rated: 3 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by skywizzard from Georgia

Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by PhillyStyle from Georgia

Feb 01, 2014
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Brought this beer back about a year ago whilst visiting Budapest. The beer poured a clear golden yellow with initial foamy head that is quickly dissipating and not leaving much of a lace. The scent is mostly a grainy malt. The taste has almost a sweet corn base with slight grass like hop. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a beer and I like beer.
Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 3 by ccrida from Oregon

Sep 23, 2013
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Reviewed by hawkeye42 from Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
The waitress at the bar in Budapest gave my friend and me a funny look when we ordered Arany Aszok, and now I know why. I think it is Hungary's version of Milwaukee's Best. Very cheap and not very good. I would definitely spend a few extra Forints and order a Dreher.
Sep 10, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by ronin926 from Illinois

Sep 05, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by drewone from California

Aug 02, 2013
Rated: 3 by myxy from Hungary

Jul 23, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by BeerLovag from Hungary

May 31, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2013
Rated: 1 by gnikola from Serbia

Jan 17, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by Beerman1977 from Austria

Dec 29, 2012
Rated: 3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON)

Nov 07, 2012
Rated: 2 by abcdefghijkyle from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2012
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
one of the most nondescript beers ive ever had. pours as average looking as can be, clear pale yellow with a fading one inch white head and some rising bubbles. smells like all the other pale euro brews out there, mild malt profile, not hops at all, and a touch of the can it came in. flavor is the same as the nose when its cold. becomes less palatable as it warms, which is pretty quick during the hungarian summer. mouthfeel is light but tummy turning in a way that only a cheap can of lousy beer can be, carbonation is average. overall even though this is cheap and widely available, im not sure ill ever drink another one. there just isnt much to this.
Aug 18, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by kurgan3 from Poland

Aug 15, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by Blumstein from Spain

Aug 14, 2012
Rated: 3 by Campodog from Spain

Feb 05, 2012
Rated: 2 by rekel from Netherlands

Dec 24, 2011
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Reviewed by Long813 from Canada (ON)

2.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Bought in Budapest

A: Pours a light golden body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is pour and has minimal lacing.

S: Faint malt notes and straw grains. Smells typical of a poor lager.

T: As thought, notes of malts and straw come through. Not the most pleasing of tastes.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. I felt the carbonation was to high for this, as the texture was very froathy. Aftertaste consisted of off straw like notes.

O: Even for the 1.20 this cost me, I wouldn't buy it again.
Sep 08, 2011
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Reviewed by sfprint from Germany

2.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A: Transparent amber red, soda like carbonation, quickly disappating, 2 finger head.
S: Has a sour quality, sweet, syrupy, cherry.
T: Not very sweet. However it does remind me of a soda if a soda wasn't sweet. Alcohol isn't very present. Most dominant flavor is the malt, but it's quite mellow.
M: Mild sting, slightly astringent.
O: Not great but drinkable.
May 26, 2011
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Reviewed by djura from Serbia

2.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A- pours a clear bright golden color. Poured into a pilsner glass, the foam holds very short. For a style that i consider to be boring, it is boring.
Smell - Grains, malts, skunk, corn
Taste-dry and bitter
I admit that i expected more,and i got less.
May 15, 2011
Arany Ászok from Dreher Brewery
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 46 ratings