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Ceres Strong Ale Export - Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)

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73
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew) visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An alias for the "Ceres Selection" beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.85/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

BlackHaddock, May 17, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%

Bottle poured into San Miguel stemware at La Pirata pizza, La Puerto, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, (faux)Spain. Reviewed from notes.

A: Two finger head of fair cream, nice retention, and nice thickness. Gold-yellow (but not straw) colour.

Sm: Clean barley, malt, and surprisingly some nutty hops. Hmm.

T: Malty. Very malty. Finish is syrupy. Poorly balanced. The alcohol really hits you hard on the tongue. Terribly built.

Mf: Too thick and syrupy. I gulp it down awfully.

Dr: High ABV, and a very low price especially for an import. That said, it's barely drinkable and wouldn't even make a good beer for getting bollocksed with the lads on a night in. Leave her on the shelf, lads, and get some proper beer.

kojevergas, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of jdhilt
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

jdhilt, Jun 22, 2002
Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev -2%

Haybeerman, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of alexgash
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Belgian strong dark ale this is not. More of a Euro strong lager. Anyway, medium-yellow body with a small, sticky, off-white head. Nose is stale-ish cereal malts, light alcohol; not much going on here. Taste is one-dimensional, with hearty cereal malts dipped in cheap honey. Gets sweeter and a little warming. Minor hop presence is uninspiring. Medium-bodied, kinda sticky. Not as kerosene-like as I expected and actually was pretty smooth for the abv.

alexgash, Jun 12, 2005
Photo of Bung
2.42/5  rDev -20.9%

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.

Bung, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of peensteen
3/5  rDev -2%

Bottle my folks brought back from Italy

Pale golden yellow colour, just over one finger of dense white head, sticky with some pretty good lace. Smell is malty and bready, fairly earthy with some alcohol, not a whole lot going on here really, smells like euro lager. Taste is biscuity and malty, fairly fruity, under ripe fruit in the finish, some alcohol heat here and there. Light-med carbonation, medium body, decent feel. This isn't a bad beer really, I found the bottle to be to big (660ml) I wouldn't seek this out but would drink it again if it were given to me.

peensteen, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of DogFood11
1.65/5  rDev -46.1%

My wife brought this back from her trip to Italy and France recently. 11.2 oz bottle with a gold label that covers the entire bottle. 7.7% alcohol level and label should keep the beer well. Poured into a pils glass it forms a small but steady white head that leaves spot lacing. Golden body with healthy carbonation.

First drink has me thinking adjunct quality all the way. Corn and Corn syrup mixed with some spices and a huge alcohol smacker. Green apples make up a sweet fruit backdrop.

Notes: Ughhh This is a high alcohol flamer at its finest. This is an adjunct lager that has tons of alcohol. Crisp, Clean, Refreshing, Interesting? forget about it. I see they have changed the style to Euro Strong Lager which is exactly where I"d put it as well. Avoid.

DogFood11, Oct 21, 2006
Photo of adamette
3.7/5  rDev +20.9%

Poured from a bottle into a clean, clear glass at a rest stop on the side of an Italian highway. This stuff is very much available all over Italy. I think that I saw it in over 150 stores in bottles throughout Italy (I visited 14 cities in 9 days).

A Creamy big head over lager like body.

S Barley malt of some strength, some grains. Inviting, interesting.

T Strong light Ale, very close to lager in taste but with more strength.

M Medium with big ABV, some grains and the malt.

D Good for an ABV of 7.7%.

Not bad selection when in Italy. It is still VERY MUCH available everywhere that I went in Italy.

adamette, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

WynnO, May 22, 2014
Photo of SkeeterHawk
2.9/5  rDev -5.2%

I picked this one up in Italy while traveling there. I bought a few at the time, but this single I have had in my fridge since the first of 2002...so this beer is "conditioned". I am hoping that it has melded the flavor.

This ain't no Belgian Strong Dark! It is more like a Euro Strong Lager

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear yellow golden color with a 1/4" head of white foam at first pour that fell to be a pretty consistent white layer on top of the beer that was maintained by quite a few bubbles rising. The bubbles kept rising the entire time in a mellow vortex action, and the beer left some light lacing on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Malt driven aroma with some sweet corn-like notes in it. There are some spicy hops that have aged pretty well considering. As the beer warms up some, the spiciness seems to shift and be more derived from alcohol than the hops. Interesting...

Taste: The flavor is balanced toward the malt also with some evident corny notes that I would suspect were from adjuncts...bummer since I have kept this beer for so long. There is some pretty aggressive bittering that comes out in the middle of the flavor profile, but they don't ride out until the end. The malt comes back in to lead the finish into a noticeable alcoholic warmth on the back of the throat.

Opinion: Needless to say that I am a bit disappointed in this beer. There is too much corn flavor and aroma for my taste, and it tastes like they were just trying to crank the gravity up. Oh well...I'll just have to keep trying to find the "holy grail" of beer. Heck of a job I MUST say. Oh! I see you are doing it too! ;-)

SkeeterHawk, Feb 19, 2006
Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -34.6%

pin, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -2%

KeyWestGator, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

jsurfs82, May 31, 2013
Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -2%

Oidmoe, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Radome
2.56/5  rDev -16.3%

Sampled from a 33 cl bottle bought in Italy.

A - The color is an odd brownish gold. Extremely clear. Head is white, wispy and weak. There is some lacing.

S - The aroma is faint and hard to pick up. Very much like any international light lager. I expected some malt or alcohol, based on the alcohol content, but this smells like a Bud light or something similar. Light corn and very faint noble hops; nothing else.

T - Taste is clean at the beginning; some malt and a bit of noble hops with low bitterness. Late in the palate comes a burst of corn. Hops linger in the aftertaste. No yeast or alcohol flavors.

M - Light to moderate body. Light hops bitterness burn. No alcohol warming.

O - A very neutral and forgettable beer. It does not seem to have gained any significant character from being brewed to this high alcohol content.

Radome, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of stoutman
2.68/5  rDev -12.4%

Had this one in Torino, Italy. Medium airy white head on top of a clear yellow golden colored beer. Smell of hops, malts, card board and a hint of hay. Taste hops, iron, malts, medium bitter, light sweet, hint of something light fruity. Sharp bitter herby aftertaste. Low carbonation, medium body, tingly mouthfeel and a light watery texture. Not too well balanced and very average at best.

stoutman, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

little_star, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -2%

rusty3335, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Samp01
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

Samp01, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

wilfonzo, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of MikalMick
3/5  rDev -2%

MikalMick, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Pelicanrocks, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of djura
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Got it from Italy.

A-Dark gold with lots of bubbles. White foam,lasting minute or two.

S-Nothing special,some malts,sweetness and a bit metallic touch.

T/M-Very drinkable,not so strong in the taste or in the head. On the first high carbonation,warm and bitter aftertaste.

O-I would say this is strong beer with lower strong taste.

djura, Sep 24, 2012
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Ceres Strong Ale Export from Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)
73 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.