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


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
10-May-2016-0,33L Flasche. Goldgelb, klar, weisser Schaum. Aroma: Helles Malz, Gras. Antrunk bitter, malzig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2016
33cl bottle. Thin then disappearing white-straw/pale yellow. A-bready. T-sweet bread-lt malt, some grassy hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sinfull (1429) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Low quality, macro lager . Weak aroma of malt and grass . Sweet and empty taste . Some weird, cardboard notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2318) - PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Hay and malt in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter. Overall, another lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
labeerinthum (539) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 12, 2016
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è leggera e la persistenza olfattiva è sfuggente. Il gusto al naso rimanda all’orzo. Il cappello di schiuma ha scarsa resistenza, con bollicine medie. La sottostante frizzantezza è data da poche bollicine fini, con carbonazione persistente ed insistita. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. Il colore è giallo dorato. Il corpo è leggero e scorrevole. L’amaro è leggero. L’intensità gustativa è leggera e la persistenza gustativa corta. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è pulito, dissetante e semplice. L’aroma in bocca restituisce sentori di pane e orzo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Bottled thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on February 6, 2016 at crazy ticking evening with Thomas.
Clear straw yellow color, small white head. Sweet, some DMS, hints of cardboard, some sulhpur scent, also gypsym/dry wall and some tart apples. Tart, a bit harsh taste, some hints of grains. Short grainy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (6242) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle from Saveure Biere cons 2016-02-06 Göteborg AR: sweet bread syrup, rustic bready, AP: pale golden frothy tranparent white head F: sweet bread syrup, rustic bready, fizzy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (652) - München, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
This is not a bad international lager, yet not bad means it is an average beer in general. Cristal is really fresh and the aftertaste is quite acceptable. A good national beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle at the MFA in Boston. Pretty typical macro lager, though a little maltier than Bud or Coors. Malt sweetness, a bit of sulfur, and not much else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
msbernac (1912) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle Aroma-bread, grass, Appearance-pale, clear, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, long finish, Overall-poor

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