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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.