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


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RATINGS: 327   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 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Starchy, hay aroma with mild fruit notes. Flavor corn, hay, subtle pale malt notes and grass. Simple, no off-flavors, watery. Pretty much what you would expect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mister_Li (876) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas süßlich, Kaugummi, mild, leicht würzig, etwas wässrig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hauxe (377) - Butzbach, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
Rated from old notes. Weak with no body and not much alcoholic presence. A decent thirst quencher, but otherwise disappointing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours a pale lager. Aroma is a pale lager. Taste is pale lager. Hey, guess what! It’s a pale lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MohaBeer (202) - Lima, PERU - OCT 19, 2015
Dorada transparente espuma baja sin retención. Oxidación en exceso, skunky alto, DMS, malta maltoso moderado bajo, lúpulo nulo. En boca oxidación alta, maíz, jarabe de maíz, DMS, malta maltoso bajo, lúpulo nulo, lúpulo de amargor bajo. Final seco y oxidado.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5502) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Can from bodega. Medium gold body with slight head. Nose is malty, skunky. Taste is malty, sweet, corny. OIly texture. Okay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
0,33 cl bottle.Pale yellow colour with small head.Cereals, bread, metal flavour and just a tad sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2015
Fresh foamy lager with a faint aroma of fresh grass and hops. Palate is easy, caramel malt with a little watery hoppy bitterness towards the end. Not a lager with special characteristics, but conversely not a lager that is bad. It is a capable and thirst-quenching average lager, which is quickly forgotten again in the amount of other lagers from large industrial breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1762) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Cristal has a standard, white lager head, a clear, yellow-golden, bubbly appearance, and low-to-moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, slightly skunked, bread aroma. Taste is of yeasty, bready malt with slight sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Cristal finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grzesiek79 (3940) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo o lekkim orzezwiajacym smaku, slodowe i lekko rozwodnione co pasuje do klimatu w Peru. Slomkowa i zlocista barwa ze spora iloscia babelkow. Sztucznie nagazowane, ale za to piana przyzwoicie spora sniezna, ale srednio sie utrzymuje nad powierzchnia piwa.

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