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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#43,951
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
150
pDev:
17.7%
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours just over a finger of light off-white eggshell foam, body is a translucent golden light orange, the head dwindles to a broken cap in less than a minute, and has the appearance of straight up apple juice shortly thereafter.

Smell - Strong apples and pear upon first opening, and just a whiff of tart white cherries, with light grains and light breadiness in the background.

Taste - probably best described as rum soaked apple fritter, there are flavors of cooked apples and sweet, bready malts, finishing with crisping apple and very lightly toasted breadcrusts, there is a rock candy like sweetness that is along for the entire ride, and finishes with a very light grassy hoppiness and a whiff of pepper. Longer into the finish there is some alcohol heat, over-ripe apple and a hint of sour apple peels, and more light pepper, which is somewhat imbalanced. Longer between sips there is somewhat of a moist cardboard flavor that lingers..

Mouthfeel - Slick and slightly watery, mouthfeel is actually less than medium, a bit surprising for a higher abv (8.7%) beer. Carb is almost medium and smooth at the center of the tongue, but quickly becomes dry and sharp at the sides and back of the tongue.

Overall - This isn't a bad beer, but it's definitely not a good beer - it does meet some of the expectations for a strong lager, but lacks any balance, and leaves the quaffer with punches that remind me more of a bud light platinum with a shot of rubbing alcohol than a strong euro lager. To be honest, the price point is attractive and can provide a cheap buzz, but not one to seek out for BA's imho.

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O.K., SO MY USER NAME PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL. I LOVE THIS BEER ICE COLD IN AN ANTIQUE STEIN. VERY SIMILAR TO SOME BELGIAN STRONG ALES, WITHOUT THE HEFTY PRICE. I CAN GET A CASE OF 20 FOR ABOUT 30 BUCKS. MALTY AND SWEET, BUT NOT OVERLY SWEET. SUBTLE HOP BITTERNESS, WHICH SUITS ME FINE - I AM NO HOP HEAD. A BIG BEER FOR THE BUCK AND, OBVIOUSLY, ONE OF MY FAVES. WORTH SEEKING OUT.

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Great beer. Its light, adequately aromatic, flavorful, and extremely strong. It tastes very similar to Russian beers, specifically Baltica. For having such a high alcohol content (8.7%) it feels surprisingly light. I prefer it much better than Belgian beers which are typically heavy and sweet like maple syrup. If you can find a bottle, pick it up. You won't be disappointed.

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Hevelius Kaper from Elbrewery Co. Ltd. Sp. z o.o.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 150 ratings