Cristal Oro
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Brewed by Grupo Empresarial Bavaria (SABMiller)
Style: Premium Lager
Bogota, Colombia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MRMedellin (274) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
This one is not already in the Colombian market. It was a different option to the lagers produced by Bavaria. The taste was quite regular for a macro lager with nothing special to give.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 20, 2010
Like the bud light of Belgium. Not that tasteless, but nonetheless easy to drink and not exceptional, just a good all around beer, cheap nice a lil zest and crisp bread, and water taste. Have one, my wife is sold on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle via PUB’N. Pours pale gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrus, mild thiols. Tastes pretty good, with pale malt, hops, apricotty fruit. Fairly smooth and decent complexity. This one isn’t too bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2002
My bottle was also labeled as Colombian Gold and I couldnít find íCristal Oroí anywhere on the bottle or packaging, so letís hope this is the same beer. In terms of categorical relevance, it doesnít really taste like any other Classic German Pilsener Iíver ever had. Not much aroma at all, but the beer itself is a little light and side by side with a Corona (which I perhaps wrongly assumed all of these Latin American golden beers taste the same) it tastes sweet and buttery with relatively no bitterness. Little to no head. Iíd actually rather drink a Corona because it has more flavor - with the lime of course. In all fairness Iíll re-rate this when I know Iíve found a fresher pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (5071) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Iím rating this under the assumption that this is the same beer thatís marketed in the US as íColombian Goldí from the same brewery. Decent tropical pilsener. A little adjuncty smelling, but not too noticable. Sweet, light, a little hoppy. Smooth and drinkable, so crack a cold one with the 3rd World strongman of your choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2002
For coming in a different can than Club Colombia, this is pretty much the same beer. Not that itís a bad thing - despite the light body, this is a refreshing hoppy lager - nice, crisp, north German.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Head is initially small, frothy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow, fair density of small and medium sized particles. Aroma is moderately malty (light bread, cereal), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly salty. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, dry and syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Itís perhaps a little corny and sweet, but at the same time there is substantial bitterness in the finish and a pretty full mouthfeel for the style. My bottle is labeled íColumbian Goldí (by Cerv. Leona), but Iím sure thatís what this entry references.

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