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

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as "Ceres Dansk Dortmunder" in Denmark.
Sold as "Ceres Strong Ale" in Italy.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
oliodnb (437) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
Pours clear golden with a minimal uneven head that disappears leaving some spots. Aroma is malts, caramel and a lot of booze. Taste is sweet malts, light fruitiness, and some alcohol again. Medium body, light carbonation. Don’t like it.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (936) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
Bottled, Sterzing, Italy, Mlat, heavy cereal, some fruity and alcohol aroma, Clear dark yellow color, smaller head, Sweeter taste, long finish, Average carbon, Medium body, Not too bad.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
lmastr (32) - Norma, ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle as Ceres Strong Lager. Appears clear blonde, with a fastly going white head. Not good for the palate, with some alcoholic burn.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Draught at Biermarkt. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Strong malt liquor grainy sweetness, booze, grassy, peppery hops, wow...gross. Medium body, moderate carbonation, a little slick. Flavor is similar, definitely malt liquor, clean; lightly sweet, gentle bitterness, pleasant sweet, grainy finish. It is what it is.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (639) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
0.5 can. Clear, yellow color and a medium, thin, white head. Aroma of yeasts, barnyard, cheap pale malts and hops. Taste is quite sweet, malty, with notes of honey - not that bad actually. Light body, texture somewhere between slick and creamy, carbonation can be counted as somewhat beyond average. Finish is short and also quite sweet but not half as good as the taste. Overall a beer which surpasses its own style though by no means a good brew in and of itself.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
2015-02-11. Crisp yellow body with a nice creamy white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, with lightly grainy cereal notes to the pale malt. Touch of honey like sweetness. Flavour is sweetish, lightly grainy pale malt. Surprisingly mild and quaffable for the abv while chilled, the grains and alcohol become more pronounced as it warms. Significantly to its detriment. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. On tap as "Ceres" at Town Crier, Toronto.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (3126) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
Boks (med navnet Ceres Dortmunder) fra Kvickly Nørrebros Runddel: på tide å teste en av de danske klassikere. Klar kobbergylden med film/gardinskum. Aroma av (karamell)malt og diskret humle. Helt ok men ikke minneverdig på noen som helst måte. Verden har gått videre.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DraftDodger (299) - - FEB 14, 2015
Copenhagen 20/1 2015. 50 cl can from Rema 1000 under the name "Dortmunder". Pours clear gold with white head. Quickly diminishing. Aroma is slightly acidic and a bit metallic. Medium carbonation. Taste is rather bitter leaving a dry feeling in the mouth. Accompagnied by a little sourness. Metallic taste of alcohol. I do not see many signs of the German inspiration claimed on the label.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eructoblaster (3216) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Bier Markt (Ottawa, ON). Boring blond body with a fair, lasting, white frothy head. Light, fresh, hoppy aroma with some malty and herbal hints. Its bland malty/hoppy taste carries bad alcohol and corn syrup notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Light version of macro European rocketfuel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beer4000 (4823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
500 ml can as Dortmunder. Clear golden body with an off-white head. Aroma is grain, hint of malt and alcohol. Flavor is like any other strong macro lager, quite sweet, light malt/grain, slightly fruity and not much bitterness with some boozy alcohol. Actually the alcohol is not too bad with this one and it’s not totally unbalanced. No problem finishing this can, but would probably never by it again as this style is just uninteresting and boring IMO.


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