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

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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cerveza Cristal - la preferida de Cuba


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1.4
   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Can to tulip Ive been waiting to drink this one for months. Not in eager anticipation, but because every other beer thats rotated through my cellar has been so much more appealing. This has sat in the fridge too long, so tonight I drink, perhaps just to taste, before emptying this tulip and filling it with a spontancherry. My reward for forcing such a shitty brew onto my palate. Consummation: Oh wow...its apple, then wheat, then corn. I kid you not...every sip of this caused me to hiccup. Thats truly impressive. Adjunct: Smells like lemon and apple, maybe malt; clear light yellow with a thick white head that quickly dissipates to nothingness; palate...so shitty, it causes hiccups

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
darioklc (705) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2016
Blijedo zlatna boja, okusom nita bolje ili loija od naih uja ili karlovačkih, ali ono to joj daje plus je naravno to da je dola sa Kube!! Prva ikada sa Kube. :-D

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ferrinche (75) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2016
Es fresquita, poco ms que decir, como todas las cervezas del estilo, le falta cuerpo y personalidad, genial para das de calor, no soy muy critico con cervezas del estilo, porque tienen su momento. Poco que decir, es un refresco con alcohol.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mjs (6459) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bbertels (336) - NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Well, what can you say? Another industrial lager with no real character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PLundsgaard (466) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2016
en l med en meget lys farve har en sdlig duft er ogs lidt sdlig i smagen skummet er ikke noget der holder en l der godt kan ndes p en varm sommerdag

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (303) - 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;)

1.9
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12728) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Whatup14 (1614) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Canette 355ml. Couleur jaune trs ple translucide, mousse blanche fuyante. Arme herbal, lgrement citronn, mas. Got vgtal, sucr, mas. Carbonatation moyenne-leve, corps moyen-faible. Loin dune grande bire, mais par cette chaleur, a fait le travail.


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