Brewed by Cerveceria Bucanero (InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Holguín, Cuba


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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cerveza Cristal - la preferida de Cuba

thopkins' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, - JUL 28, 2012
Cuba has two beers on the dollar market and for export, Cristal and Bucanero. Cristal is big with the tourists, but you give a Cuban a choice and they will go with Burcanero. Cristal is a typical lager, passable, given the alternatives in Cuba. Light, characterless, sip it cold, forcus not on "palate" but the waves,sand, and what you are waiting for to walk down the beach. They sell Heinken and Corona in Cuba now. GIven these alternatives...go native.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paladares (69) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2015
Botella. Dorada clara. Poca espuma "fea". Aroma casi neutro. Si acaso, pelín cereal. La tomé casi después de la Pacífico mexicana, y esta me dice algo más. Tiene algo más de amargor y se nota un poco más el cereal. Eso sí, caliente no debe haber quien la atraviese. Cerveza playera.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
One of the worst beers I’ve ever had, and that’s really bad. Had to be nearly frozen just to drink it

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
alex_leit (503) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2015
Can. Easy chemical hops in the aroma, the taste is moderately clean, a little bit of boiled corn, watery, refreshing drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamaty (1248) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Malta de cebada y azucar. Aroma inicial maracado a tipica lager industrial. Algo más carbónica que la media. Pronto desaparecen sus (pocas) cualidades. Muy fría y en la playa probablemente sea otra cosa

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Isla Mujeres bottle. Only purchased for the Cuban tick. You know it will be good when the edges of the cap look slightly rusted. Huge aroma of sweet corn and skunk. Flavor is a little sweet with some non-descript grain. Like expected for a pale lager from Cuba.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, sugar, light skunk, and grass. Flavor of lightly toasted grain, citrus, sugary, and paper with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
minutemat (2504) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, May 15, courtesy of myself. Pours clear pale gold. Aroma of sweetcorn and rotten cabbage at the back of the fridge. Taste isn’t too bad. Sweet. Some corn. That’s about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiereLuc (1145) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Blonde pétillante au nez minéral. Simple en bouche, légèrement sucrée, elle est générique et sans éclat... ce qui fait d’elle un rafraîchissement d’abus, tout inclus, sous le soleil de Cuba.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with white foam. Weak aromas of malts and corn. Tastes light, metallic and watery, some malty notes, bittersweet. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
AgentAle (1084) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma is bland light malts and sulphur. Slight skunkiness. Taste is pale malts and adjuncts. Very basic and bland. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains poorly. 0

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