Monday, January 11, 2016

Société Frigorifique et Brasserie de Tunis Celtia Pale Lager - Tunisia - 4-7-15

The low down: 
Celtia, The North African answer to VB and Carling.

Imagine you fed a skunk nothing but hops and honey malt for a year, and then let it spray all over your brewing equipment before each batch.

This is nigh on undrinkable, which really sucks given the huge resurgence of craft options in the pale lager market.

This is basically the reason people think beer tastes like crap. If I didn't know better and this was early in my beer career, I might have ended it right there.

Tunisia is 90% desert, they need good beer. Unfortunately this beer sits a solid 4/7 on their Best beers list on rate beer. Imagine what the beers below it taste like?

Packaging: 4/10
OK it's no shining tribute to design thinking. but its alright.
Refreshment: 1/10
Essentially makes you thirstier.
Flavour 2/10
Skunky Butt and a hint of what used to be biscuits or something.
Alcohol Content: 3/10
5% as expected.
Price: 5/10
$2.00 But is it worth it?
Total: 15/50

An absolute shame, because have you seen the food from Tunisia? It's incredible! full of garlic and sausage and chick peas and aromatic spices form the desert regions. Unfortunately my suggestion is to drink this with a bottle of Listerine.

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