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


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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ferrinche (73) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2016
Es fresquita, poco más que decir, como todas las cervezas del estilo, le falta cuerpo y personalidad, genial para días de calor, no soy muy critico con cervezas del estilo, porque tienen su momento. Poco que decir, es un refresco con alcohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2016
(Bottle, 0.35 l, at a Cuban themed bar in Prague, 20160616) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, paper and low bitterness. Aftertaste was watery and lightly bitter. A poor pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bbertels (333) - NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Well, what can you say? Another industrial lager with no real character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PLundsgaard (463) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2016
en øl med en meget lys farve har en sødlig duft er også lidt sødlig i smagen skummet er ikke noget der holder en øl der godt kan nødes på en varm sommerdag

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (291) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
355ml can from Lisa and Ted. alc./vol 4,9%. Pours a clear straw colour with half of finger of white head. Lacing clinging to the side of glass. Aroma of corn, hay and some bread. Sweet grainy taste with slightly bitter hoppy grassy feel. Almost medium body with moderate carbonation. I was expecting a worse taste based on the funky aroma. Looking forward to try some beers from New Orleans;)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Draught, bottle and can at various time during a visit to Cuba. Clear gold with moderate carbonation. Malty, dry and crisp, but with little attention from hops. Good for having cold in the heat, but ultimately plain and lifeless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12429) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle - Light sweet grains. Pale clear gold with a small white head. Light grains, cardboard and sweet. Typical island lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Whatup14 (1586) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Canette 355ml. Couleur jaune très pâle translucide, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme herbal, légèrement citronné, maïs. Goût végétal, sucré, maïs. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-faible. Loin d’une grande bière, mais par cette chaleur, ça fait le travail.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (709) - - APR 17, 2016
Sampled from a bottle from Beers of Europe. A golden lager with a white head. Light, refreshing and a pleasant, Pilsner-style bitterness. Not bad at all, and certainly much better than many hot-climate lagers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maits (118) - ESTONIA - APR 14, 2016
Light yellow beer with little white head, which dissapeared quickly. Slightly sour aroma. Taste like water. Oerall it´s not a good beer.

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