Beer tasting & review

Kingfisher Premium Lager

Kingfisher Premium Lager

My first ever beer from India, I am still wondering how it is sold here in Transilvania.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

What would be a more perfect match for a wurst in a cold winter night than a true weissbeer from Germany? Nothing can match it.

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Augustiner Lagerbier Hell

Augustiner Lagerbier Hell

Had this awesome lager brew a week ago at the birthday party of one of my friends @ the Bear King restaurant in Târgu Mureș.

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Hop Rider Session IPA

Hop Rider Session IPA

Bought this can mainly because of it's monkey themed design while I was looking for an India Pale Ale beer.

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Silva Premium Blonde Lager

Silva Premium Blonde Lager

Part of the new Silva production line, along the Strong Dark and the Romanian Pale Ale, this is probably the lowest scoring of them all.

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Oriel Tripel

Oriel Tripel

A very good Tripel beer brewed in Romania? Here is a finalist for sure.

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Oranjeboom Hopped Harbor

Oranjeboom Hopped Harbor

There is a wide variety available in our Selgros supermarkets of this Dutch Brewery, so it's time to taste their ipa beer.

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Bucur Bere De Bulevard Brună

Bucur Bere De Bulevard Brună

With at least 1 grade above it's pale lager brother, this dark lager from Bucur is in the almost good category.

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Bucur Bere De Bulevard Blondă

Bucur Bere De Bulevard Blondă

A clean, almost transparent pale golden colored beer with a very thin, white head, bought by my wife in Lidl.

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Duvel

Duvel

Under the Christmas tree I found this year a four pack Duvel with an original glass included - and yes, it was me who put them under the tree.

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Leffe Brune - Bruin

Leffe Brune - Bruin

An other gift beer from my loving wife, this Belgian dark/brown abbey ale is very enjoyable in this Christmas festive season.

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Hop Hooligans Cannon Fire

Hop Hooligans Cannon Fire

Hard to start this review, this is either something extraordinary which I aam unable to enjoy, either a not so well done beer.

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Blackout Delicate Psycho

Blackout Delicate Psycho

There are a very few beers which offer that OMG feeling from the very first moment you take a smell till the last sip.

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Noah The Moonspell

Noah The Moonspell

What an aroma and what a flavor! This is a true stout beer from every aspect, Ignat made himself and the brand of Noah proud again.

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BrewDog Elvis Juice

BrewDog Elvis Juice

A beer that has a full burst of IPA style fruits and bitterness, with and added flavor of grapefruit to round the impression.

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Timișoreană Nepasteurizată

Timișoreană Nepasteurizată

This is the filtered, unpasteurized version of the basic Timișoreana.

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Beck's

Beck's

Wanted to make a review of this beer for a long time, and the time has come during a visit to my sister-in-love on Christmas eve.

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Gutenberg Original Hefe-Weissbier

Gutenberg Original Hefe-Weissbier

A Weizen beer from Passau, Germany, which does not disappoint, but also does not impress, it's a safe bet for a regular wheat beer.

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Hop Hooligans Game Over

Hop Hooligans Game Over

The Hooligan boys did a great job again with this Double Dry Hopped New England Indian Pale Ale, in which they poured like all the hops of the world.

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Sanwald Hefeweizen

Sanwald Hefeweizen

A wheat beer which can be found in the most well placed restaurants in Târgu Mureş (my hometown), an above average Hefeweizen from the market.

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Belhaven Craft Pilsner

Belhaven Craft Pilsner

This is a tipical beer that promises much but delivers sub-par, the initial good aroma is accompanied by a lower quality of the beer, from every aspect.

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Grolsch Weizen

Grolsch Weizen

Weissbier from the Netherlands which is surprisingly average aroma and taste wise.

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Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell

The standard to which every other pilsner beer is compared to, the first ever pilsner beer, brewed by the same recipe ever since 1842.

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Noah Poet of Pale Ale

Noah Poet of Pale Ale

A real craft American pale ale beer, made in Târgu Mureș, great overall quality.

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Belhaven Scottish Oat Stout

Belhaven Scottish Oat Stout

Black coffee and dark chocolate notes in this absolutely delicious stout beer from Scotland.

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Hop Hooligans Crowd Control

Hop Hooligans Crowd Control

The best beer of all out there, I can barely think of a tastier and better neipa I had, ever.

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Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale

Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale

A beer with whiskey notes and vanilla all over the place, from your nose to your throat.

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Oranjeboom White Waves

Oranjeboom White Waves

A very tasty and refreshing wheat beer, not too intrusive and surprisingly enjoyable - don't understand the average rating it gets on beer rating websites.

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Oranjeboom Sailing South

Oranjeboom Sailing South

A delicious, sweet ale beer from the home of tulips, wind turbines and cheese of course.

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Tuborg Christmas Brew

Tuborg Christmas Brew

As in every year since 2000, Tuborg launches the Christmas Brew version lager, their characteristic holiday beer.

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Tuborg De Luxe

Tuborg De Luxe

One of the best beers from the lower range available in Romania - along with the Ursus Retro.

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Soproni Meggy Ale

Soproni Meggy Ale

The most unusual beer of the Óvatos Duhaj family, this fruit flavored red ale is an interesting piece of business.

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Chimay Dorée

Chimay Dorée

A belgian blonde beer from my wife, I mean from Saint Nicholas 😊.

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Soproni Démon

Soproni Démon

This beer really looks like a demon, it's so dark it's already black; the name goes well with how it presents itself.

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Guinness Draught

Guinness Draught

The best Guinness of my life, served in Liverpool at The Dodds bar, near the Anfield stadium, from tap, with the occasion of my first Liverpool visit.

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Meantime London IPA

Meantime London IPA

Meantime brewery is one of my real favorites from England, of them all which can be bought in Transylvania.

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Soproni IPA

Soproni IPA

The best from the Óvatos Duhaj family, this Indian Pale Ale is my absolute favorite of commercial ipa beers.

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Pécsi Prémium Pils

Pécsi Prémium Pils

Was really surprised about this beer, from a big company - like the brewer of this - achieved a nice balance in this, much better than their lager.

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7 Stern Chilli

7 Stern Chilli

Chili peppers with beer, what could really go wrong? Well, as they state on the bottle, this one here is not for the faint hearted.

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Pécsi Prémium Lager

Pécsi Prémium Lager

At the first sight, this beer is a beautiful delice with it's pure, gold color.

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First American Pale Ale

First American Pale Ale

Having a beer night out with Rudi in Budapest had some of it's high points, and visiting the FIRST Craft Beer & BBQ bar was definitely one of them.

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First India Pale Ale

First India Pale Ale

IPA beers are like the cherry on the cake, and wherever I go I will chose it above anything else.

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Stone Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA

If you are looking for a beer with gigantic head, this is made for you; Never in my life saw such an enormous crown in a beer.

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Szalon Limited Edition

Szalon Limited Edition

During the summer of 2018, while on Holiday in Hajdúszoboszló, I drank a lot of Szalon beer, although those were not from the limited edition, but the standard one.

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Holzar-Bier

Holzar-Bier

Got this very retro looking (yet very cool in it's design as a whole) bottle from my friend Wali, directly from Germany.

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Dreher Hideg Komlós

Dreher Hideg Komlós

This is a filtered, purely barley malted lager beer, made with 3 kind of hops, using the technique of cold hopping.

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Silva Romanian Pale Ale

Silva Romanian Pale Ale

Authentic Romanian craft quality beer - as it's label reads; Well, it's not exactly craft quality, but still a good drink.

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Dreher Red Ale

Dreher Red Ale

An other fine product from the brewery, it's color is definitely impressing, while the beer as a whole is also quite good to serve your friends with.

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Tsingtao

Tsingtao

Not every day you get to drink a Chinese beer here in Europe! Probably because Chinese are not the most famous for their beers (maybe somebody can prove me wrong).

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Kozel Premium Lager

Kozel Premium Lager

A fresh and tasty pilsner, which is brewed by Dreher Sörgyárak in Hungary based on the license from the Czech brewery.

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Flying Rabbit

Flying Rabbit

This is exactly how I like my beer! The nice design hides a very aromatic IPA which leaves a nice, long lasting flavor.

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Noah The Dreamer

Noah The Dreamer

There are just a very few interesting things in my adoptive hometown, and having our own, real craft beer brewery is one of them.

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Paljas Bruin

Paljas Bruin

Found this nice looking bottle in a Belgian beer shop in Budapest, and I really liked it's design and name, right at the first sight.

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Ciuc IPA

Ciuc IPA

This is a beer I bought exclusively for experimenting what the Heineken sponsored brewery is capable to create in terms of IPA.

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Meantime London Lager

Meantime London Lager

Usually I'm not a big fan of lagers, and this is due to the fact that every cheap beer is a lager, and I had in my life a fair number of cheap beers while younger 😅 But, this bottle here is one of the very few exceptions (because exceptions are always making the rules stronger).

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Hopjuliska

Hopjuliska

You know that feeling when something good happens in the moment you least expect it? This bottle is that surprise! The minimal (sexy) design hides a very pleasant and aromatic craft beer which has all the characteristics I love in a good IPA/APA.

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Soproni APA

Soproni APA

My second favorite of the Óvatos Duhaj family is this American Pale Ale from the western Hungary brewery (which is part of the Heineken group).

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Bakancslista

Bakancslista

The latest part of the Bakancslista series #27Olicana, in which the brewery tries out different varieties of hops on the same malty base.

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Ursus premium

Ursus premium

I'm not a big fan of the Ursus beers (the big exception is their Retro beer), so I usually don't buy them.

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Dreher Pale Ale

Dreher Pale Ale

The favorite from our 2018 Silvestre party 😊 As the brewery states, at the end of the fermentation, they make a cold hopping to the beer, creating a complex low bitter taste.

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Delirium argentum

Delirium argentum

I was really happy when managed to get my hands on a Delirium IPA, bought it in Budapest at the Venenum Belgian and Quality Beer Shop.

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Ursus retro

Ursus retro

One of the best of the rest a.k.a in my opinion the most drinkable of the cheaper commercial beers in Romania.

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Távoli Galaxis

Távoli Galaxis

Served at Peter Marcus belgian beer house in Budapest from bottle, the 2013 Hungarian homebrewing contest winner is a superb ipa with unique flavor, peachy and slightly citrus, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy finish.

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Hop Hooligans Shock Therapy

Hop Hooligans Shock Therapy

A very good special beer from my favorite Romanian brewery.

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Soproni porter

Soproni porter

Bought in Tesco during a one day - one night trip to Budapest, the latest member of the Óvatos Duhaj family is the winner of the 2018 Soproni beer contest.

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