Celtia | Brasserie De Tunis

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Brewed by:
Brasserie De Tunis

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 11-11-2005

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
1.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle as a gift from Tunisia:
Light and very clear looking straw with a pinky sized, foamy white head on top that holds a lot better than expected rather than just disappearing instantly.

Strong on the nose from the second the bottle was opened. There is a strong, skunky aroma and some corn with a lot of basic adjuncts and some cheap lager malts. I detected some sweeter notes and a few skunky hops as well.

Very sweet with more than its share of skunk, there is some corn and various adjuncts plus a few cheap lager hops and some light bitterness. This is a cheap pale lager and it is very light on taste.

Light bodied, very thin and with some strong carbonation and a very sweet mouthfeel and is skunky and slightly bitter.

Much like what I was expecting really, a cheap tasting and very light bodied lager that is similar in style to a lot of the Moroccan beers I have tried in the past. It's not as bad as I had feared going in but it's not exactly good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.31/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Friends brought this for me from Tunisia.

Ingredients: Water, Malt, Corn, Sugar, Hops, Additives: E150C and E270

25cl poured into small Pilsner glass.

A- Gold has a slight rosiness to it. Head left a centimeter wide ring of white foam.
S- Strong skunk as soon as I started pouring. Strong and sweet smell of lightly toasted grain and skunky hops.

T- This is different. I taste chemicals like a lot of these beers, but these are different chemicals. Bitterness is a lot like an aspirin's. A bit of Elmer's glue. I don't know what more to say. This doesn't taste like much but it has a strange bitterness that clashes with it all. Take a very light Euro Pale Lager (Heineken light maybe?) and crush an aspirin in it.

M- Medium to low carbonation. Medium body for a EPL. Reasonably dry.

D- Good. There's a pretty gross after-taste but it's real easy to drink.

Trying it was pretty cool. I guess I would drink some if I was in Tunisia and it was the only thing I had access to. You probably get used to the weird bitterness.

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Photo of PEBKAC
2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Handy pocket-sized 24cl can.

Pours a clear faded gold, with a pasty, white ring of head.

Smell & taste are basically the same: lots of unfermented grain & mineral water. Cheerio-like sweetness, with a light husky, bitterness. Ever run out of milk & mom filled your bowl of flakes with water? Yeah.

ABV seems way low. This actually might not be too safe. Watery, sure. Drinkability, even in it's mundaneness, seems pretty decent though. Totally inoffensive. It's basically incapable.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.55/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hand-carried from Tunis to Moscow (thanks, Vlad!), this green 30 cl bottle is shaped like a mini wine bottle, with gold foil at the top, an interesting white coat of arms on the neck featuring what looks like a coffee pot on top of an Arabic word, and a white and red main label including the name, "Biere" above it and a shield above that topped by "SFBT," an acronym for the full French name of the brewery. Everything else is in Arabic. Ingredients? Beats me. Freshness date? Who knows. I opened it on 11/10/05.

Pours a clear fairly deep gold under a one finger white head that fades pretty slowly, leaving a bit of lace on one side. The nose is pretty nice: adjunct malt for sure, but a very enticing spicey hop note that gets the salivary glands revved up. The mouth is very light and very prickly. The hops flavor is strong from the start (for the style), accompanied at first by some sweet bready grain. The malt fades quickly, leaving a strong dry espresso bitter. The hops climax just after the swallow, then fade nicely into a smooth aftertaste with just a bit of tinniness remaining. It's a macro, but a fairly respectable effort.

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Photo of jesperm
2.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had a couple of Celtia in the green "bouteille de 30cl" in a hotel bar passing time.

The beer is bright, pale yellow. Head is bright white and settles quickly to a thin, soft layer on top of the beer.

The smell and taste is very thin (kinda watery) like a low alcohol beer, however the selection in Tunisia is extremely limited which makes Celtia an excellent alternative to a non-alcoholic "beer".

This is the kind of beer that seemed drinkable when you were vacation, but the two bottles you "smuggled" home ended down the drain...

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.52/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brought back from Tunisia by a friend.
Poured a typical golden color with average white head.
The smell, slightly skunky at first is followed by gentle malty aroma.
The taste is sweet, slightly watery with a bittery finish.
Didn't expect much, but still a very nice and drinkable lager.

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Photo of CJSulliv
2.29/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Aliano
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Had this on draft and in the bottle; both ways were good since it was a hot day, but in the bottle was a little more skunky initially until it opened up. If you are ever in the region I would definitely recommend trying it out.

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Celtia from Brasserie De Tunis
2.55 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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