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Ceres Strong Ale Export - Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 62
Avg: 2.95
pDev: 31.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew) visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002

An alias for the "Ceres Selection" beer.
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 62
Reviews by JCBears:
Photo of JCBears
3.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Average in appearance clear filtered, frankly almost Bud like.

smell: Bitter like a pils smell, grainy and not really something I personally want to stick my nose in

taste: Well rounded flavor, tastes a bit sweet with some hoppy notes but overall not bad a nice brew actually.

mouthfeel: Stouter than you would think it is actually nice it sits there long enough to enjoy. A real feast actually.

overall: Really not bad I have seen this exported to Italy before and I must say I really enjoy it over all. Not a #1 but very drinkable

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.69/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ceres Strong Ale
33 cl. greenish-brown glass, best by 201216

Unfortunately green-brown glass does not protect beer from UV light and my sample was skunked. I don't think it's really worthy of a secondary sample though as the adjunct in it is quite clear. It's malty, but not "malty" with grain; and at just 7.7% the alcohol is noticeable. It's a touch fruity, and what hops are there are quite generic in character, but at least display an overall herbal character. What it has going for it: it's more malty, flavorful, and interesting than the standard Ceres or other basic Danish lagers; and it's nicely balanced. As a basic strong Euro lager it's not bad.

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Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Bung
2.41/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In Rome wandering.
Lighter amber/orange pour. Minimal white suds.

Aroma has some caramel and booze. Has that "Heineken" smell that I usually equate to a skunked beer.

Taste is actually not as bad as the aroma. Kind of like a sweet Coors, with considerably more booze to it. Nothing to balance the sweetness but the weird Heineken thing again.

A bit over carbonated and pretty difficult to drink. So I pounded it down to be rid of it. Tried once, that is enough.

I do like Heineken on draft, it doesn't have as much of the poor qualities.

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Photo of Samp01
2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle from local bar in Calabria, Italy. Pours a deep crystal clear golden copper with a medium lasting white head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some dark fruit notes, dates as it warms up, with some yeast and alcohol esters. Taste same as aroma with some sweet bitter flavors, and a bit of spicy notes as well. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with some sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast, dates and a lingering sweet alcohol and nutty flavor. Overall nothing really stand out for this brew, an average ale.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
2.4/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Purchased at a corner market in Rome across from my hotel, poured into a hotel glass:

A - Medium Amber color with thick head.

S - Alcohol pervades the scent.

T - If you can get past the high alcohol taste, it does have some hoppy notes that make it more paletable. Unbalanced however.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated.

D - Not great.

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Photo of MikalMick
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of flaminghomer
3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

like everyone else i tried this in italy, in rome. the villa borghese was across the street from my hotel and i'd buy a few bottles from a vendor in the park and throw them in my back pack for later that night. the appearance is good. it has a good head. color is boring transparent gold. taste has some bite to it but you get use to it soon enough. an ok beer that does the job in a pinch. i.e.... your on vacation in rome and good beer is very, very, very hard to find.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.85/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Every single bar on the Amalfi Coast seemed to have this as their default strong beer, this review is of a 33cl brown bottle drank in the main square of Ravello.

Mid-pils colour, this strong lager looked OK, the wispy white head reminding me of the typical lager/pilsner covering found all over the world, even though this one had come down from Scandinavia to the Med.

Malts over hops in the smell and taste, although the alcohol content was never far from the surface throught the tasting. The beer was fresh (BBD 01 Aug 2012) and had good carbonisation, as you'd expect in this style of beer.

Overal: it had too much alcohol for it's depth of flavours and body feel, the sort of beer that gives you a cracking headache if large amounts were to be consummed.

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Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boss302
3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ceres strong ale. Bottle .33L, in Milan.

A clear, typical head. 3.5 

S caramel malty aroma. 3.5

T There is some sweetness and is balanced by a definite astringency in the finish. 3

M Thin, good carbonation. 2.5

O Drinkable overall, better than the heineken I had coming into town on the train.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle

A- Golden to amber in colour. Medium white head that shows very little retention but leaves some lacing

S- Strong caramel malts and some alcoholic notes

T- Caramel malts again and a faint hint of hops, with some sirupy corn notes that remind me of an adjunct lager. Alcohol is quite easily detectable

M- Medium body. A lively carbonation brings some life. Decently warming from it's alcoholic feel

O- A very easy drink and overall a decently enjoyable beer

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Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeMe
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in Italy [imported from Denmark]. One of the better beers I found in Italy and many locations have it. Not as strong as I thought it would be, smooth, good head, malty overtones.

From my notes 6/11/07 pours a one-finger white head that quickly to a ring, leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Malty hoppy nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is slight maltiness and slightly cidery, smooth. €2.80 ($3.84) for a 330ml green bottle from Autogrill Badia Al Pino Ouest, Italy.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of charapaus
3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sspeer1
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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Ceres Strong Ale Export from Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)
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