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


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zarkam (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Gourmondo.de, clear gold colour , tiny mostly vanishing fizzy white head, a bit of lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain and caramel with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is initially moderately sweet and slightly acidic, turning into a moderately sweet and slightly bitter finish with a slightly astringent feel. Medium body, dry/watery texture, lively carbonation. The malt part of the aroma was even somewhat pleasant if simple but the lack of hops at any stage turned it into a below-average lager rather than a pleasant one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (443) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2014
This is a good beer of its type. No metallic edges and the malty aroma isn’t too over powering or off-putting. Pleasantly refreshing and frankly I enjoyed this more than I thought I would

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerhunter111 (8662) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, leicht süß. Geschmack wässrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pumpmaster (1180) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle from C-Viche restaurant in Pembroke Pines, FL for $4.00 Nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaartenRF10 (1638) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Uit blik gedronken. Met dank aan mijn broertje. Lekker fris pils zonder rare dingen. Prima in het zonnetje

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandon1989 (274) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a yellow clear color with a small white head. the aroma is wet grass, water, and mild hops. taste is similar.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pras (496) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Smells like rice, looks like P**s. Doesn’t taste much better. I don’t see this in my future again. Nice to try something, but this really sucked.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KeefOz (992) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
Poured a crystal clear yellow golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that held a while before diminishing fairly quickly. Laced as a few streaks. Carbonation initially very high with lots of small sized bubbles but by time I was midway through the glass the carbonation had decreased to low. Aroma slightly of malt typical of a lager. Taste of slight sweetness and a no real hops bitterness. Light body becoming watery. Crisp refreshing bit metallic bland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
Once again a p**sy Lager with some malt and even a bit rice in the aroma. Simple, watery. Could have been alcoholized soda instead.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle. Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is skunky, malt, and grain. Taste is of malt, caramel, and corn.

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