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Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Alken, Belgium

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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True to its name, Cristal tastes at first almost like spring water; then comes a clean bit of hop bitterness; and a crisp, finish. It is a beautifully refreshing beer, lightly cleansing on the palate, with the appetising dryness that define the Pilsener style. Cristal pours with a very creamy head, leaving excellent lacing. Serve it lightly chilled as though it were a good Chardonnay.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. The aroma of grain, light sweet. The head is small, white and fizzy, fast disappearing, the body is pale yellow. The taste is light bitter and metallic. The body is light, watery and with a soft carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
Can @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Not sure who brought along this beauty. Pale gold. Quite corny aroma. Slight metallic tang in the flavour. Otherwise clean enough but pretty much devoid of interest.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2009
Tap, 25 cl. Golden beer with medium lacing white head, no bubbles. Grainy and sort of skunky malty, metallic smell. Grainy taste, a bit watery, sharp grassy taste in it. I didn’t really like the beer, although I wouldn’t say this is a bad one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Stale and soapy to the nose. sweet and puffy in the mouth. The flavour has both salty and fruity notes and it comes across a well balanced. It is still quite stale and a little disinfectanty throughout.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
From the Can at Chris O’s 05/08/2009 Floral and malt aromas. Clear golden coloured and very thin on the palate. Crisp and dry malt finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
Can. Pours a very pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Thin dry grainy flavor. Has a dry malty slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Can at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Decent pale lager. Very nice, very drinkable, very light. Just so drinkable as to be untrue.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2009
Tasting at Chris-Os Pre gbbf 09 ... yellow ..sweet drassy nose ... gain jut light and grassy ...poor

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
Pale yellow with a small white head. Grainy aroma with sulphur and a metallic touch. Sweet and thin malt flavour

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 25cl. @ home.
Clear medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting - diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain , corn, floral. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light metalic. Borring .. [20090314]


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