Ceres Strong Ale Export | Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)
Denmark
ceresbrew.com

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
21
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
17.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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3.37/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.06/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
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3.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.29/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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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2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

When I saw the "Strong Ale" on the label, I was thinking maybe a darker style, well, that isn't the case as the beer hits the glass similar to other Danish lagers with a fizzy, yellow burst. It is a bit darker that some light lagers, but not much. The only surprise here is that the head and lacing are both very good. When you take a whiff of the beer you are greeted with the classic, skunky scent that is only backed up with a hint of more malts in the background.

The feel of this beer is slightly heavier than a light lager, being a bit smoother and less carbonated, but not by much. The flavor the beer presents is basically just a "heavy" version of other Danish lagers (aka Heineken). The flavor is slightly more malty than expected and has just a touch of sweetness to it. The back end of the drink has just a touch of hops bitterness.

Overall, this wasn't what I expected from a "strong ale," and I'm pretty sure it isn't an ale at all. That being said, it is just a small step ahead of similar beers in the style of Heineken and the like.

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3.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.17/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
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2.1/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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4.25/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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Ceres Strong Ale Export from Ceres Brewery (Royal Unibrew)
2.95 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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