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


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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76/5   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
GRM (3498) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Can, 355 ml, best before 30/06/2015, gift from Julie Trépanier, savoured on December 21 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, white head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: corn, caramel, malt; mouth: corn, caramel, malt, light unpleasant acridness, finale in corn with presence of unpleasant acridness, light body, rather carbonated, mildly sweet, acrid texture; overall: quite ordinary FRANÇAIS Canette, 355 ml, meilleure avant 30/06/2015, cadeau de Julie Trépanier, savourée le 21 décembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : maïs, caramel, malt; bouche : maïs, caramel, malt, légère âcreté déplaisante, finale en maïs avec présence d’âcreté déplaisante, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture âcre; en résumé : b’en ordinaire

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
indrekr (250) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma: metallic, alcohol. Appearance:pale, clear, minimal white head, foam disappears fast. Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnicolaescu (1513) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 24, 2015
CAN 12 OZ. Clear straw, white head. Light if not watery, feels a bit stale, no hops, just CO2. Sterile caribbean lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrNosha (1017) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Hopfig und etwas grassig in der Nase. Antrunk etwas unangenehm. Vordergründig bitter ohne viel Aroma. Sehr dünner Geschmack und Abgang. Schmeckt nur bei 30 Grad am Strand.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kto (527) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
1 year out-of-date 0.33l can. pours clear pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma grains, a hint of fruit, slightly metallic. flavour mineral water, citrus, corn, grass. sweetish, watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rubin77 (471) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2015
350ml bottle from eat Brussels fest. F: white, thin, quick diminishing. C: pale yellow clear. A: malt and grassy hop. T: average malt, grassy hops, watery, I don’t expected too much so average pale lager, there are more one worst.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adamnowek (1118) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Not nearly as bad as everyone here is making it out to be. It’s a crisp beer that’s best enjoyed on a hot sunny day in Havana. A bit corny and pretty macro, but that’s not necessarily bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
angel77 (1912) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
Botella 33 cl de hipercor. Lote ilegible hasta 02-2003 en Botella. Tomada en oviedo en 2002. Poco más que agua y facilisima de beber.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paladares (155) - 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 (567) - 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

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