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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96   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.


JPDIPSO's rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002
Very light straw color with a head that disappears quickly. Musty malt aroma with medium hops. Dryer finish.


1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cantabrian (803) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
"Strong andean imagery"? Well, that sounds great, but tell me about it. Unless both mine and the photo above have a different label, with an egyptian type of sphynx... Anyway, I have had dozens of different beers in Peru in a different life. This is my first official tasting. Could not even finish it. Sweet as crap. Not worthwhile.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
liinis (1562) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Simple low-ingredient beer for thirst quenching on a hot day. not a culinary experience.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
light malt aroma. golden and clear with a fast fading head. taste is slightly malty and a little watery.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mile (2937) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some corn, light alcohol. Body is light, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some corn, faint alcohol. Finish is short, malty and lightly sweetish, some corn and light metal with light alcohol. Lacks character and taste. Waste of water and malt.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
alex_leit (46) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle in Barselona. Average watery lager for refreshing for hot weather, clear cereal taste and aroma.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Bierpostamt, Schwerin. Clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light grainy and light corn. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Sweet finish. Watery. 070614

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
skinnycheeks (29) - - APR 27, 2014
it is what it is...not rating it as some special beer but it isn’t so bad i wanna spit it out

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pale yellow and kinda looks like piss. The taste is like watered down beer with alcohol shot added.. Only got this for a country rating.. Not a good beer.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zarkam (398) - 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.


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