Cerveza Jerome Diablo | Cerveza Jerome

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Cerveza Jerome

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by russpowell on 12-18-2006

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by musicman575:
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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More User Reviews:
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 NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jerome has produced a beautiful, relaxed, easy to drink, refreshing and flavorful strong ale in their Diablo. The label is nice, with what seem like orange flames (could also be kreusen!) in front of their logo and a kind of devil-dog perched atop. I'm guessing that's Jerome, the German sheperd whom the brewery is named for.

It pours a hazy brass-orange body beneath a short head of white foam. Tiny bubbles stream steadily towards the surface, helping to support the head, and the retention is good. It maintains a thin but solid surface covering, and leaves walls of Brussels lace behind. It's not nearly as effervescent as many examples, but there's enough carbonation there to liven the tongue without "bristling", leaving it soft and smooth across the palate.

In the nose it's yeasty (powdery) and fruity (dried apricots, some tangerine, a hint of lime, apple).

The flavor is much richer and fuller than the nose suggests, offering a candyish, honeyish, and lightly caramel-accented maltiness that's balanced by yeasty fruitiness (mainly dried apricot, some papaya), a touch of citrusy hops, some pepperiness from the alcohol, and a middling bitterness. It finishes dry with a light touch of yeasty chalkiness, and more lingering fruitiness.

It's interesting, and quite unique. It's soft and smooth and rounded in all aspects: carbonation, aroma, mouthfeel, and flavor; and that lends towards drinkability. The flavor and aroma clearly focus mainly on the yeasty fruitiness, but the maltiness and citrusy hops support and accent it nicely. It's superbly balanced, if not as aggressive as it could be.

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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 russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber has BBD of June 07

Pours gold/bronze with a 2 fingers deep white head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Slight perfumy hops & fruittyness & little booze as it warms
T: Fruitty with slight alcohol warming & slight citric (label states cascade hops are used) hops bite up front. Fruttyness (apricot & pears) follows. Finishes fruitty with hint lemony hops

MF: Medium bodied & low carbonation, skews malty/chewy

Drinks very easy, but this could pass as a belgian pale ale with a little more hop profile. Worth a try

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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 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 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 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 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 SaltyLime
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rich amber color with a thick off white head which dies down to a thin sliver.

Smell - Very fresh hop smell paired with a slight whiff of citrus

Taste - Nice hoppiness without the accompanying bitter bite, bold on first sip and smooths out

Mouthfeel - Pleasant medium body

Drinkability - Drinks easy, worth a try. Not my favorite style but a good beer.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 clickpush
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottled poured into tulip glass. 2 fingers of white head overr a golden body with just a tinge of cloudiness. Several lazy bubbles appear throughout, and the head descends rather quickly, leaving no sign of webbing and only a thin cap of lace. Aroma is great - pineapples and belgian yeast... perhaps a blonde? White grapes, black pepper - quite fruity and rich, almost like a muscat wine. Some nice sweet grain smell as well - pale malts coming through. Taste is thick and syrupy, though not overly sweet. A hint of hops and unripe pineapple and oranges all overshadowed by explosive flavor of harsh alcohol and metalicity. For 7.5% this tastes way too much like an alcobomb. Maybe a year in the cellar will soften the heat a little bit? Mouthfeel is quite carbonated and pleasant, but I can't get past the alcohol flavor.

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Photo of Talisker
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A well-made beer, unusual and interesting. Likely to be love-it or hate-it. I tend more toward the latter, but my rating reflects the quality, not my personal affinity for the combination of flavors. [Update: after reading other reviews, I wonder if my bottle was off.]

22oz bomber from Plumpjack in San Francisco - black wax around the bottle cap.

"Brewed slowly with barley malt from the Argentine Pampas, Cascade hops from Patagonia, and Andes pure mountain spring water."

Hazy yellowish tan, nothing remarkable one way or the other. Smell hints at a Belgian yeast, but with some sour hints - this isn't a sour beer, is it? Maybe infected? But not unpleasant. Taste definitely has some sour fruit notes, but not in-your-face like the Russian River wild ales. Finish is a little short, especially given the big sour fruit and sweet malt. Very clean texture - not mineral-y like a true ESB, not crisp like a Pilsener - but certainly an underlying pleasure to the mouthfeel (maybe I'm influenced by the discussion of pure Andes river water?).

I wonder if I've got a "bad" bottle with an unusual sourness, or is this is what the brewer intended. Either way, it's interesting. Worth seeking out for fans of unusual and slightly sour beers.

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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 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 thatÂ’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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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 drpimento
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was brought back to us here at Bodega Brew Pub, La Crosse, WI USA. Interesting beer. Poured with a very nice head and significant lace. Has a nice light yellow gold color and lots of precipitate. Had an off flavor that reminded me of some of the best shanker pus. Paul and John say it reminds them of a good Belgian golden ale. Very good mouth. Dece finish.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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