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

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ HenrikSoegaard Sommerhus Tasting - Handrup Strand.

Clear light to medium golden yellow colour with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, grain, pale malt, vegetables, butter notes, light hoppy. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20110626]

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (32335) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
12 fl oz. Pours hazy pale yellow with a lacing head. Sweet citric to acidic note. Malty, hay and grassy flavour, slight sweet to medium dry. Finish is dry malty/grassy. Not _so_ bad and another country rating down. Huge thanks to Papsø for putting this on the table!

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
A light yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is next to non existing, but there are very faint notes of malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and straw, leading to a dry end. The mouthfeel is very carbonated and watery.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a clear, pilsener golden with a small, white head. Lightly sweet malt aroma. Medium body, some lightly sweet malt and then an unclean - very unclean - skunky edge. No bitterness. 180807

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Pale yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, corn and fruits. Flavour of malts, corn and fruits.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2010
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Golden colour with mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is sweet malts, probably also some maize, as well as mild fruityness, cardboard and mild grainy notes. Flavour is quite sweet malts, maize, mild notes of cardboard as well. Finishes a bit bittery.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Blond color. An ordinary lager, quite dry, pleasant, with a very light hoppy note. Refreshing.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy HenrikSoegaard. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are malt and hops.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. A clear one, golden in color and with a finger-thick white head that lasts. Rather fruity nose with grainy wort. Boring, not offensive, but utterly boring. Thin on the palate, dry and soft carbonated. Grains and some fruityness in the flavor, not much bitterness detected at any stage. Lightly metallic at the end. Well, its not bad in any way, but I certainly wouldn’t drink many of it. 120330

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. No BB date, but seems past it. Bready aroma and flavour. Almost clear golden colour. Bad. Very skunked.


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