Hevelius Kaper | Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 10-25-2001

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Ranking:
#42,935
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
149
pDev:
17.7%
Bros Score:
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2005bears
4.89/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

For a strong polish beer it’s simply delicious.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.96/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brief impression from a $3 bottle purchased at a bodega in Brooklyn, NY.

Clear copper body with a white cap.

Aroma is musty. Pale malts, 6-row (or maybe actually 2-row), a blip of baked bread, some graininess, muted floral hop character, stale graham cracker, slightly doughy yeast. Aroma never betrays its high alcohol content, to my surprise. No off-notes or overt yeasty notes.

Taste also never betrays its alcohol content, but nevertheless the beer is shallow and simplistic. Hints of baked bread are favorable; hints of metallic off-flavour are not. Pale malt sweetness, 6 row sweetness, muted floral hop flavour. Some subtle amber malt toastiness as well. It's not an intricate or deep brew, but it's likable and enjoyable.

Texture is smooth, wet, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, and (actually) slightly refreshing. Not boozy, oily, gushed, hot, astringent, harsh, or scratchy. Suits the taste well enough but fails to elevate the beer as a whole or to accentuate specific flavours. More dryness would help bring out the best in this beer (i.e. the toastiness and baked bread notes).

Overall, it's a shockingly drinkable lager given its 8.7% ABV and I'd happily buy it at Polish prices, but it doesn't warrant another purchase at import prices in the U.S.A. In terms of European macrobrew beer, Zwyviec has always captured my fancy and this is no exception. Well worth trying if you come across it, but not an amazing brew in its style.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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4.04/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of woodchipper
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brought to the house by a friend that lives in Polish Central for Ct ... New Britain. Look- Dark amber, minimal head. Smell- Brown sugar. Taste- brown sugar syrup with a little vodka mixed in. Feel- Syrup, surprisingly minimal alcohol feel for 8.7%. Overall-- It is reasonable for what it is. I would not purchase myself, but happy to try it and kind of like it for what it is.

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3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This strong lager pours a deep
copper color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring,
thick layer, and nice sudsy lacing. Nose of sweet malts, light grains, a
touch of pilsner yeast and little else----very subtle and undefined. Flavors
are much better than the nose would suggest with a medium syrupy
honey malt awash in breaded malts on the front and sides with a light
searing alcohol burn on the middle to back with a touch of grain aftertaste.
Nice mouth feel, medium carbonation to keep it from being pure syrup,
and a subtle hop and alcohol note on the aftertaste mixing with a touch
of apple.

Overall, a nice little brew from Poland that is warming and substantial
for the style.

Cheers

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Chicago 1/22/16 (1.9 oz glass poured into standard pint glass in two pours_. Dark amber orange pour, mild white foam, heavy carbonation. Nice apple, grain and malt aroma and taste. Thin texture, pleasant to drink. Nice AV quick while you finish the bottle. Overall good offering.

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3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(bottle best before 11.12.15 - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, brassy, burnished orange colored liquid... loose, several shades off-white foam that all but disappears... no lace

S: smells like an adjunct lager... perhaps a touch of pilsner malt and powdery bubblegum round the edges... hint of urine?... bit of cereal sweetness, yet curiously a very weak hint of the alcohol, if any at all... but, generally bland overall

T: mildly-toasty grain husk and caramel with a pleasant, bold, lingering spicy phenolic thread... malty to the core, however, marginally lighter and drier in the finish than expected... perhaps a little salt and metal in the aftertaste

F: a bit more viscous up front than I'd anticipated... I'd have to guess that this bottle may have lost a bit of carbonation along its journey - a bit more fizz would have been great though... mellow degree of heat/burn in the finish through to the aftertaste

O: this is just about ideal in what I crave in a malt liquor - gotta have the spice... if I found myself at a pub or market in Poland with this being the only available beer, I'd be quite fine with that

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 149 ratings