Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Lima, Peru


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed since 1921, Cristal is Peru’s No. 1 selling beer, combining a light-bodied liquid with strong Andean imagery. It has been the No. 1 selling U.S. import from South America over the last eight years, primarily appealing to the approximately one million Peruvian consumers in the U.S.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rulymel (218) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015
Poor pale lager with nothing interesting. Aroma is ligtly malty. Taste is soft, poor and boring. To forget.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Pale yellow body, white head. Aroma has wet cardboard, starch, earth. Flavour is clear starch and some light citrus. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (401) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
330ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Geschmacklich mild, leicht säuerlich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grumbo (875) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Cervemur, Murcia, Spain. Pours a clear golden yellow colour with small white head. Light aroma of citrus hops. Light body, thin texture. Average carbonation. Not much to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a small white head. Malty aroma, some grassy notes in there too. Taste starts with a very slight sweetness, followed by nice bitterness. Crisp and refreshing, slightly metallic in theaftertaste. Not that bad actually. Pretty drinkable. Especially ice cold.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with large bubbles and a small creamy head. Aroma of grains, hay and some straw. Flavour of grainy malts, honey sweetness, some bitterness and cardboard. Light bodied and high carbonation. Bulky and sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mzaar (2051) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
På fat. Jag minns ärligt talat inte hur den doftade, hur den smakade. Det var en klar guldfärgad öl med ett stort vitt skum och det smakade lager-öl. Inget märkvärdigt, inga minnesbilder, bara ännu en i raden av trista öl som lika gärna kunde ha låtits bli, eller ersatts av ett glas rött exempelvis.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
charlotte (4758) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle.Clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma of watery and straw, thin and slight grainy, light body and short finish with hint of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Borup (7885) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, corn and fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (1078) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a small chalice. A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a small white head. Low retention an few lacing left S: Sweet on the nose. Quite corny with far notes of hops. Lager yeasts T: Sweet corn upfront. Really weak. Watery with a faint carbonation. Adjunct malts giving terrible caraboard notes. Very mild bitterness in the end. In overall, a dry mouth sensation M: Light watery body and medium carbonation. Malty and cardboard aftertaste O: Please avoid it. One of the worst ones I’ve ever had [ BA Review @ 10/6/2012 ]

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