Cerveza Jerome Diablo | Cerveza Jerome

Cerveza Jerome DiabloCerveza Jerome Diablo
32 Ratings
Cerveza Jerome DiabloCerveza Jerome Diablo

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Cerveza Jerome

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by russpowell on 12-18-2006

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this Argentinian beer was an appealing golden color with three fingers of towering head. The retention was ok and it left decent lacing. The aroma was of Belgian yeast, some fruity esters, crystal and sweet malts, light spices and a sour/tart note of citrus. The flavors were not exactly what I was expecting. I tasted more of the tart citrus than I care for and it seemed to sit on top of the more subtle and pleasant notes. I did detect the Belgian yeast and fruity esters (green apple in particular) along with pepper, sweet malt and some lemon zest. The hops profile was low but perhaps that was a good thing because I doubt adding more would balance the brew given its already acidic nature. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation fine. An interesting novelty and I’d be up to try another beer from this brewery but this one just wasn’t my cup of tea (pint of brew?).

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle in a 20 ounce glass with the sediment left behind.
A - hazy burnt orange with a thin head that sticks.
S - fruity and sweet with a trace of hops.
T - fruity apricots with a mellow sweet and a bit of hops in the finish but it fades fast.
M - medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall a little syrupy.
D - this one is more of a sipper for me.
If your in the mood for something sweet thats is vaguely Belgian than give it a try. I'd like to call it something other than a Belgian Strong Pale Ale but just not sure what category would be more fitting.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lots of yeasty-beasties at the bottom of the bottle. Cloudy, orange-ish light amber color. Long lasting, but modest head. Leaves an impressive blanket of lace.

Mild, sour apricot nose. Lightly sweet, Very low hop.

Tastes closest to an American Amber, meaning very little yeast or Belgian sourness. This beer is pleasantly sweet from the malt. There's enough hop for balance but not the brief aftertaste. On the thin side with a good level of carbonation.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I can't believe this beer didn't score higher. We both absolutely loved it and yes I'd have mistaken it for a real Belgian. Hey, maybe they reformulated or something (?)

Poured a huge head which dissipated to 1/2". Warm caramel color with fine bubbly. Very rich, oppulent, complex. My lady immediately asked me to go find some more and we also plan to gift it to family. And the fact it's the only beer I've ever found up here from Argentina just adds to the mystique.

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Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy, bright orange-yellow in color, minimal head, high carbonation

Smell: hay, funk, citrus--oranges and lemons

Taste: wheat and lemon dominate the start--the funk and hay come through in the middle and stay to the end

Mouthfeel: medium/high carbonation, light bodied, funky and semi-sweet

Drinkability: Decent not great. I love the funk but the other flavors seem a bit subdued in the body. I want some extra punch from this beer that is just not there. I would probably get this again as a summer thirst quencher but there are better in the style.

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Photo of musicman575
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I could smell the fruity hops, but I couldn't really taste their bitterness. The most dominant taste was the tanginess. It had a sort of semi-sweet orange juice taste from start to finish. As I got to the last few gulps, I could no longer smell the hops. As it lost its chill, it smelled more and more like cheap, old malt liquor, all King Cobra/Old English-like. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather drink Diablo over that crap any day.

The head that topped this opaque golden orange beer was nice and foamy, but disappeared a little too quickly. The tanginess and thickness made for a nice smooth feel.

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Photo of chickencoop
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Corti Bros. in Sacramento, one of the better selections in the area. Pours a deep amber, not much head. Smell and taste are very sweet, bitter citrus, and sadly that carries onto the taste and mouthfeel. An almost metalic taste, but not off-puting, just bitter sweet battery, is that bad?? Good beer, not great, maybe it's a code date issue.

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Photo of runner72
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 22 oz bottle

Pours with a small, white head. The head dissipates quickly. It is a cloudy, amber/orangish hue to it. Aroma is pleasant with citruis notes and yeasty smell. Taste is not typical for style. You can taste a little bit of hops, but the overal taste is sour. It isn't what I would expect in a pale ale. Mouthfeel is alright with lots of carbonation. Overall, I was not very impressed.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

660ml bottle poured into over sized wine glass Christmas day 2009

A bright golden with loads of bubbles moving tonnes of sediment around the glass like a snow globe, big cream colored head with great retention slowly falling to an island leaving lots of lace well down the glass

S pineapple and some other tropical fruits with a little yeast

T again a fair amount of citrus but it has a bad tequila taste that I just can't seem to shake

M a little coarse and tart wasn't anything worth bragging about

D for the strength its not to bad, but just average taste and feel takes away from the great look and pretty good smell

not a bad beer but not worth looking for, one way to knock a country of your list

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Photo of Brandt
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured out a cloudy straw yellow with a one finger rocky white head

the smell is very straw like with a nice earthy funk and slightly spicy with hints of clove and maybe even banana or some other mild fruitiness

the taste is first of booze and then followed by the subtle wheat flavors and the peppery/clove spice. there is almost a sweaty horse brett type funk in the tail end of this as well

the beer finishes with a nice med body and the lingering of the malts and subtle spice. this is a nice example of a belgian style ale made somewhere other than belgium. worth a try indeed but not the most "belgian" of belgians.

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Photo of elricorico
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Golden body with an orange lean to it. Lots of visible carbonation rushing to a finger of white head that retains well. Plenty of lacing sticks around.

Zesty citrus and black pepper to the nose, with a hit of belgian yeastiness. Quite nice, a very good aroma for the style (Belgian Pale).

Taste doesn't seem to fit the style and aroma to me. Very much like a dry wine in its alcohol forward flavour. Little bit of rubber to the taste. Could be worse, but certainly not pleasing.

Has some body and fair amounts of carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty much average for the style.

My hopes really got high upon smelling this one, I thought I was in for a very pleasant surprise. Taste falls far short though, and it wouldn't be a beer that I would suggest.

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Photo of MAB
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was this ever a nice surprise...
I think that the style listed above, English Strong Ale, is incorrect--since it says right on the label: "Belgian Style".
And it is; I poured it into my Affligem Chalice and it was carbonated and foamy, like a Belgian. Nice golden color and a persistent head.
There is a pleasant aroma of hops, but very faint and inviting.
The taste itself is sweet to start with an immediate bitter rush that instantly dissapates to a crisp and clean aftertaste of hops.
It certainly doesn't hurt that the beer is brewed with my favorite hop, Cascade, from "Patagonia, with barly from the Pampas".
Easily the best beer I've ever had from anywhere south of Texas or California. And Argentina is pretty far south.
Outstanding; bravo!

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 660 ml brown bottle, short matte black foil around the cap. Pours out a vibrant light golden amber, honey-like in appearance. Short creamy white head that sits like a cap for the most part.

Tart wheat and musty spices on the nose, vibrant spring greens and floral notes as well.

The flavour is complex enough to keep it interesting, light wheat with some citrus rind, mild musty spice in the middle, finishing with some more tartness, citrus zing, and a good dose of fresh grassy green hops, while a tart spiciness lingers in the aftertaste. Light fruity and floral notes throughout too, underlying it all. Dry musty finish and aftertaste.

The mouthfeel totally suits the flavour profile, medium-bodied and creamy, not too heavy, not thin or watery, close to Baby Bear's porridge here. A bit sticky yet dry on the finish, lingering mustiness after that.

I like this, yet am not smitten or enchanted with it. Something worth revisiting from time to time, yet I can't see it becoming a regular staple. Good stuff though, and it'd fair well as the Belgian style that it attributes to itself
on the label.

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Photo of KeefD
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

English strong ale? It clearly states on the label that this is a Belgian style beer, so I will review this as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Pours a lovely golden orange color with a small white head that stuck around as a nice cap, with plenty of carbonation bubbles coming up from the New Belgium globe. Aroma is sweet and grassy, hints of lemon and citrus. Taste has a solid cracker-like malt backbone, with a nice balance of citrus and herbal hops, a bit grassy, slightly yeasty, crisp, almost lager-like, and a hint oxidization. Not overly complex, somewhat light flavor, and a little one-dimensional. Not bad though. I'm thinking this bottle might have some age on it, as there's a just a touch of cardboard on the dry finish. Crisp, dry mouthfeel. Alcohol stands out a bit for a brew that isn't that high in regards to ABV. Nice beer, but not great. I bought this with the intentions of wanting to try a beer from a different country and it wasn't a huge let-down, so that's always good. But if I saw it again, i probably wouldn't pick it up.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Pours a orange brown with a fairly good sized white head that drops off as i drink. Smells fruity (apricots, peaches, nectarines), somewhat yeasty, and a little metallic. Flavor has a lot of fusel alcohol, some fruity spiced notes, and a good belgian malt flavor. Alcohol gets somewhat overbearing, but not overly so. Medium to full bodied and sticky. An odd beer, more so for where it is brewed than anything strange in its flavor. For a Belgian pale (I dont know why its listed as a English Strong, btw), its about average.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660 ml bottle picked up last week at the Coop for about $5.. poured into my New Belgium snifter... FYI, the top of the bottle snapped off when I was opening it, and I cut my hand a little.. I'm pissed off, but I won't let it affect my review.

1" head... little lace but a nice collar... brew is clear pale golden.

Aroma is a BPA with just a little bit of yeasty fruitiness and some background spiciness.

Flavor is also fairly Belgian but weak.. pale malts.. dry finish with spice and yeasty esters in between.. body is on the light side and carbonation is fairly high.

Not a bad beer by any means, and really a pretty descent value when I don't want to spend alot to get a Belgian style brew.


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Photo of morimech
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

An Andean Strong Ale as described on the bottle. Batch D143. With a name like Diablo, I wonder if they were going for a Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

Pours a clear gold with a large white head that has great retention. Heavy lacing coats the glass as it is consumed.

Smells grassy with a slight vinous quality. Alcohol is very prevelant. Some Belgian yeast is also detected.

The flavor is odd. Very dry and boozy. A little vinous as well. For only 7.5% ABV the alcohol sure makes itself known. Not terrible tasting but just weak and lack of depth in flavor.

Light body with perfect carbonation. Gives a semi-creamy texture like that found in some of the great beers.

Too boozy for me to drink this again. Has some exceptional qualities but the flavor just cannot live up to those high scores.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden with a light chill haze. A tall white head is capped by craggy peaks.

Aroma is mild and grainey, pale malts and stale grass. It has very faint Belgian yeast and spice when it warms.

Flavor is pale malt, dough, paper, light fruit and lightly Belgianesque yeast. Malty with a dry finish. Confuzing and hard to categorize. One thing it is NOT is an English Strong Ale. It's clearly got Belgian influences.

Body is medium, amply carbonated with a brisk finish and average drinkability.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful packageing that attracted me right away. 660ml bottle. Batch D143 Confused. says "Belgium Style" on side of bottle oh well! Clear golden beer, nice carbonantion strings and a small pure white head. Mainlly malty aromas, with a hint of bubble gum. Mm weird ihas a malty dry taste, spicieness , pink apples, peppery after taste, slight hops also in the finish. Strange on the palte, but not really bad. I dont know what to say this is a very unusual beer. I dont think it fits the ESA, but it does remind me of some Polish Mocne/Euro Strong Lagers. But then there is that slight Belgian hint now and again.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy copper color with amber hues. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a thick cap of lacing. The aroma is a vibrant mixture of big malt and big hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel, and toffee are all present. The taste is a lot more malty than the aroma. Toffee and coffee cake dominate, with only a slight hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with high carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer. I never expected to find such a quality beer brewed in Argentina. I now feel I need to try the other Cerveza Jerome beers I can get my hands on.

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Photo of ryantupy
4.32/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I jumped at the chance to pick up a craft beer from Argentina! a nice 750ml bottle with some background info on it about the beer and brewery.

A - This one pours a bubbly bright golden hue moderatly hazy. The beer is topped of by a nice rocky head. A nice appetizing pour overall.

S - The first scent that I picked up on was yeast. But as the beer warms you will pick up on hints of spice and sweet malt. Fruit scents are mild but somewhat noticable.

T - This is a very malty beer with a yeasty backbone. But the flavors are unique and as the beer warms you began to pick up on fresh cut grass (also noticible in other offerings from the same brewery), sweet malt with a spice and hops in the back. As the beer finishes you began to notice the alcohol.

M - Im going to say this was a medium bodied beer and the mouthfeel is great. The higer level of carbonation dances on your tongue and is calmed by the smooth sweet malts. A tad bit chewy mouthfeel in a sense.

D - This is a good enjoyable beer. While it may deter from its intended style, its still very enjoyable. Im almost sure this is the only craft beer offering from Argentina. With that said it has a unique character you will not find in belgian and american offerings of the same style. Additionally the breweries beers pair very nicely with a multitude of foods.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a white, four-finger head that goes slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Crystal clear amber color. Nose is nearly balanced, some hops. Flavor is sweet but balanced with slight hoppy finish. $5.19 for a 660ml bottle from Haggens Beaverton, OR.

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Photo of Vancer
2.43/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

After you get by the orangy citrus pour, the aroma steps up and socks you in the nose. Sour and old, then the quaff matches it. Old stale barley that’s been left in a musty barrel too long. Tart, it stings as it crosses the mouth. The alcohol is hot and burns for several moments at the finish.

Nuttin good about this brew, pass on it if offered a taste.

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