bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear pale golden body with an average white head. Straw and bread on the nose. Fairly bland taste, light hops and a bit of malt.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden amber beer with a white head. Hoppy sweet style aroma. Sweet average malt finish.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow pour with a medium sized head. Hoppy aroma to it with a nice sweet finish to it.
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Pale malty pils with some fresh bread in the nose, and appetisingly bitter finish. Displeasingly metallic aroma (sardines anyone?)and feeble head, but more character than Belgian pilseners in the same vein such as Primus and Jupiler. Rich man’s Cara Pils.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold blond, light sprankling. Average white head. Fresh hoppy aroma, some fruityness. Medium body, somewhat flat taste. Finish is also rather flat, just a second some sharp bitter, but that ends quickly, leaving a sweet dry mouthfeel.
Marko (4029) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
First beer of my trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Brought from Belgium by my friend Boštjan. A huge thanks to him.
0.33l bottle if I remember correctly. It poured a huge thick but fluffy white head that went fast, leaving tons of thick lacing. Pale golden colour with lazy carbonation. The aroma was basically, dusty lemon. Interesting. Generic grainy taste with some dusty honeyish malt with an underlying herbal hopiness and lemoniness. Weak lemony aftertaste. I’ve had a lot of worse pilseners than this. Better than Stella too.
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Pale yellow, brief head. Foul compost heap aroma. Sweet and fruity with lots of decomposing vegetables and some unpleasant saccharine. Soem stale hops leads to an inky finish. An awful industrial lager.
Sten (670) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Not a very good pilsner but not bad either. The taste is hoppy and bitter. In this weird situation is the taste of the can the best. (Bottle 25cl,can,tap)
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Very pale golden with a small, creamy head. Very refined floral nose from the hops. Medium body and a rather bitter finish. 050298
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draught (Yellow) golden beer, clear; good white head, not very lasting. Rather hoppy nose, very faint cigar smoke aroma. Again faint smokey, hoppy flavours, overlying pilsner and crystal malts. Bit duff ending, less lively; getting sweeter too with warming up. Light, slight burning. Thanks to the hoppy flavours & aroma’s, definitely amongst Belgium better industrial pilseners. Which is still not saying a great deal. And I hear from the pubowners, A/M are harsh masters, with only eye for quantity, instead of quality. Which bears evil for the Cristal.