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


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RATINGS: 325   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a clear golden yellow color with some visible carbonation. The head is small and it fades out quickly leaving only a few bubbles at the edge of the glass. Smell: Not much going on here. It has the basic light cereal and grassy/straw like hop notes. Taste / Palate: The flavor is of pale malt, hay like notes and light cereal grain with mild bitterness from the hops. The feel is light and easy drinking with average carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
huineman (569) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Pale golden, white head. Barely aromatic: bread, iron. Watery, tasteless, light and short.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackisle (1918) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium golden, small frothy white head, slowly diminishing, good lacing; sweet malty nose, grain, soapy, bit grassy; taste light to medium sweet, light bitter; light to medium body, oily to watery texture, average carbonation, aftertaste light bittersweet; thin and bland lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
caribou43 (491) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Es una cerveza banal. Sin embargo hay pocas opciones en Perú y la tomo pero sin estar feliz de tomar algo bueno. No tiene sabor, ni cebada, ni lúpulo. Hay unas cervezas artesanales pero la gente no tiene recursos para comprar esas cervezas.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rulymel (269) - 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 (2818) - 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 (778) - 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 (1197) - Ipswich, 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 (2256) - 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 (7680) - 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.

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