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

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.75   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Cerveza Cristal - la preferida de Cuba


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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarcoDL (2285) - - APR 27, 2014
No doubt this will be nice in the hot cuban sun. But apart from that, it is a watery and boring beer.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fellebag (852) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
33cl bottle. Flat white layer. Very clear color. Aroma is light malt, honey, wood. Taste is dust, earth, malt.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bygers (811) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Taste and aroma of malts and hops. Watery body. Medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eRock_2013 (249) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Well this is an interesting find, I suppose due to import restrictions you probably can't find this in the USA, so along with my authentic Cuban cigars I figured I'd try some authentic Cuban beer while in Europe. Unfortunately, this Caribbean lager tastes like communism, i.e. a shoddy industrial mass-produced product that doesn't stand up in a competitive market. Even from a fresh bottle, this beer pours a cheap yellow color and offers a bland and slightly sweet grainy aroma and taste. Ridiculously fizzy with a short-lived soapy head, thin bodied. Nothing positive to say about it, other than it's clean finishing. Still a corny aftertaste. Actually this brew is so unappealing it almost makes you want to continue the embargo just to keep it out of our market. I wonder if Fidel ever drinks this? Drink it once for the novelty, but not again.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kramer (5038) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Pours a clear pale straw with a minimal fizzy white head. The nose is light corn with just a bit of pale malt. The taste is pretty similar, very thin and watery with a corn laced finish, that when it started off ice cold actually seemed fairly clean. It morphed into the usual Pale Lager lingering corn and cardboard finish though after it warmed a bit. Light bodied and fizzy with a watery texture. About what was expected, tough it was tolerable when it was real cold.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (3505) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours pale yellow with a white head, aroma of corn, herbs and honey, flavor is bitter with herbs, honey, light bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
September 6, 2014 - can shared by theydon_bois with me and harrisoni. Pale gold, minimal head, smells and tastes pretty dull but not horrible - slightly grassy, on the sweet side, not much alcohol or harshness, a little PVC in there. Light body, average carbonation, a little weedy character in the finish - I’ve had worse.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
pictoman (558) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from 350mL bottle. Clear pale yellow with white head. As soon as the cap was off a skunky aroma wafted from the bottle. Some mild corn malt can be detected through the skunk after poured into a glass. Flavour is quite sweet malty, watery finish.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
melush (893) - SPAIN - SEP 22, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado claro. Sabor ligeramente a malta, maiz, dulce, aguado. Lager de muy baja calidad.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Can split at Mother Arch with thanks to Fergus for providing me with this country tick, 06/09/14. Clear pale golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is charged with pale maltings, sugar, straw, cereal, paper, light honey, grain. Taste comprises much the same - not a lot! Light piss, grainy, corn, metallic rinse. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with grassy licks. Meh !

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3864) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from Wine Lord, Birmingham. Not the tastiest or fullest of Lagers. Rather slight, mit unboodance of sugared wasser.


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