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Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Alken, Belgium

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
True to its name, Cristal tastes at first almost like spring water; then comes a clean bit of hop bitterness; and a crisp, finish. It is a beautifully refreshing beer, lightly cleansing on the palate, with the appetising dryness that define the Pilsener style. Cristal pours with a very creamy head, leaving excellent lacing. Serve it lightly chilled as though it were a good Chardonnay.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 23, 2013
Tap. Clear golden, fluffy white head with very good retention for a lager. Aroma starts malty, then hoppy but slightly musk. Taste start with some sweet-ish malt, then a very crisp bitterness emerges and takes you into a nice hoppy bitter finish. Somewhat watery, but what lager isnt? Very very refreshing. Good lager!


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
labeerinthum (701) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 28, 2017
On tap. Il gusto al naso finisce sul fruttato. Lintensit olfattiva normale e la persistenza olfattiva sufficiente. Il cappello di limitata schiuma ha una scarsa tenuta. La grandezza delle bollicine grossolana. La consistenza del liquido limpida. Le bollicine sono medie. La carbonazione abbondante. Il colore giallo dorato brillante. Il corpo medio. Lamaro medio. Lintensit gustativa normale e la persistenza gustativa sufficiente. Il gusto piacevole. Il finale dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto di media intensit. Laroma in bocca rimanda ai cereali.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumpelmies (164) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Draft @ De Giraf, Leuven. Cristal clear pale gold. Small head. Grainy, grassy, corn, sweet, bitter, metallic. Strong carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Alright for what it is.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rubin77 (1456) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2016
F: big, white, average lasting. C: pale gold, clear. A: malt, floral hops, herbal, grainy, grass, industrial. T: malt, light malty sweetness, grassy, just weak bitterness on the palate, floral, light body, medium carbonation, for what it is not very awful, 0,25l bottle from Dranken Corstjens - Prik&Tik in Maasmechelen.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (4629) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Can from Carrefour Express. Clear light golden with fluffy white head. Light malts and cardboard, chemical honey, grassy, dusty herbs, sage, light apricot. Its a bit dusty but at least this has some hop taste which is hard to say for most of its kind. Light sweet and almost medium bitter. Light bodied with crisp feel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (5682) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
Sweet malts, corn, hopless, but also reasonably rich to be totally honest. Very smooth to drink. I like my pils dry and hoppy, but for what it is it could be much, much worse. To be drunken in large quantities. (25cl bottle from Dekoninck)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 25, 2016
On tap at Vagant Antwerp. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Quite boring.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrNosha (1983) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
25cl Flasche. Hellgelbe Farbe, flacher Schaum. Herber Getreideduft. Wsseriger herber Geschmack.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MBlessing (1072) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
Hell- bis goldgelb Schaum ok, Geruch getreidig leichter Hopfen, Geschmack eher langweilig wenig herb

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hednom (168) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle 25cl, pours a clear yellow colour. Just an ordinary lager. Medium bitter, not so special

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Salmaneser (135) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
25 cl from tap @ Corda Campus Hasselt. Clear yellow beer, minimal white head. Pale taste, nothing to remember.


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