jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just yesterday I told someone from Belgium that they brew the best beers in the world but that they canít brew a good pilsener. And guess what happened: today Iím trying Cristal Alken and I like it! The aroma is not a good start. Just a bit malty. Itís pale golden with a nice head but nothing special. Itís fresh and light, malty and hops. In the end a little bitter. Good pilsener.
joet (2137) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 1, 2001
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An oily surface, no oxidized Saaz stench, a hardy soft feel, this is Pilsener done right -- too bad this is a rare interpretation. This is the best Pils Iíve ever had. I think my second favorite Pils is from Bavaria. Just like the IPA and pizza, the pilsener is done best right now outside of its depressed homeland. It certainly makes sense.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2001
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 very much maize in this beer? Quite watery and thin. Nothing special really.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my, does this baby go down smooth and easy. The body is extremely soft and gentle, drying out just a bit towards the end. I could drink this pilsner by the tankard for days on end.
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2000
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2000
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The tast is truly like itís name Cristal clean and fresh, classic pilsner. Decent hops and a fine malt nose with a trace of the hop flowers. terrific beer, hard to find here. Got mine from a beer club.