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Royal Selection

Brewed by Royal Unibrew
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Faxe, Denmark


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Previously known as "Ceres Dansk Dortmunder" in Denmark.
Sold as "Ceres Strong Ale" in Italy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crlnts (80) - SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottled as Ceres Strong Ale. Can, Off-white head, transparent gold. Sweet, fruits, alcohol. Warm. Light bitterness. End result: :-

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (9949) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, alcohol, hay. Flavour is fruit, malt, alcohol, hay, corn, sugar. Boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beikes (134) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
Re-Emerged in 2013 as Ceres Dortmunder, this beer has been known for nearly ten years as Royal Selection. Before that the most succesful export from the Ceres Brewery known as ’Dansk Dortmunder’. Ceres Dortmunder is a strong lager and clocks in at 7.7%. It is a fairly drinkable brew, but I doubt the old recipe is still valid. You do taste the alcohol, but it’s measured and contested by the finer aromahops and the not so sweet malts used. Making a middle-of-the-road strong lager. It takes no prisoners, and it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. I say, drink with caution
Earlier Rating: 6/21/2012 Total Score: 2.7
This is the best beer besides Red Erik from the Ceres brewery (Royal Unibrew), and in fact it is the classic old ’Dortmunder’ under a different moniker. Strong dark yellow pour with good head and a sweet and strong hoppy aroma. I prefer this beer pretty cold 4-7°C and in a stange-type glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 3, 2014
Clear golden amber, cream head. Malts on the nose, winey, caramel. Sweet taste followed by a bitter ending. Malts with some caramel, the alcoholic grade is felt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kita (871) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Courtesy of Cancrusher. Clear deep golden color with medium frothy white head and soft visible carbonation. Aroma is grassy, medicinal, dusty with some citrus notes. Taste starts with moderate sweet toasted malt. refreshing sour following, spicy warming and alcoholic mouthfeel with moderate bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Typically sweet Danish strong lager...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanCrusher (512) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Clear golden colour with not really big, creamy white head. Aroma is not something; slightly citrusy, some apples and white wine. There is also aroma of alcohol and medicine. Taste starts moderate acidic and finish moderate bitter. Alcohol is noticable. Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation. Nothing really royal here...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Sweet in flavor with grainy notes, a alcoholic aftertaste and a creamy mouthfeel. Color is amber with a white head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Can, as Ceres Dortmunder. A dense, two-finger off-white head forms over a clear, golden body. The aroma is pretty fruity, with grains and corn, and some notes of alcohol. It’s sweet on the palate, lightly warming, and with a nice carbonation level. The flavor has a quite pleasant bitterness, with corn, white sugar and some fruityness. The finish lasts for some time, with pale malts, corn and some grassy hops. A little bitterness and warmth too. Certainly not a winner in my book. 140111

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Can. Pours golden with an of-f-white head.Aroma of green apples, malt, glue and corn. Flavor is sweet and malty with some alcohol, corn and hay. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cerbier (86) - - JAN 2, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Hellgelbes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Schmeckt unangenehm metallisch nach Medizin.

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