Brewed by Cerveceria Bucanero (InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Holguín, Cuba


on tap


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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cerveza Cristal - la preferida de Cuba

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, - JUL 28, 2012
Cuba has two beers on the dollar market and for export, Cristal and Bucanero. Cristal is big with the tourists, but you give a Cuban a choice and they will go with Burcanero. Cristal is a typical lager, passable, given the alternatives in Cuba. Light, characterless, sip it cold, forcus not on "palate" but the waves,sand, and what you are waiting for to walk down the beach. They sell Heinken and Corona in Cuba now. GIven these alternatives...go native.

Banzale (313) - FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Ramener de mon voyage a Cuba ! Canette de 33cl. couleur blonde doree avec de belle brillance ( un peu trop peu être ...) mousse présente mais qui redescend rapidement , fin de mousse inexistante . Au nez : c’est bel est bien un pils , note cereales et levure peu persistante . en bouche : ça rafraichit plus qu’autre choses ! des sensations cerelaes et malts très leger , un peu d’amertume et sensations aqueuse intense ! un peu trop d’eau . longueur basse c’est une lager après tout !

nutjes (955) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2017
33cl-blik gekregen van Banzale. Merci! U: Helder stroblond met een witte schuimkraag die snel wegzakt. G: Gist, hooi en pilsmout. S: Licht moutzoet met een een licht bittertje. Water met een smaakje. M: Doordrinker met stevige carbonatie.

MBlessing (1312) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2017
Helles klares gelb schwächer schaum, süsslich getreidig im Duft, im Geschmack ein typisches karibisches Bier schmeckt nach fast nichts malzig leicht süß getreidig, is halt gegen den schnellen durst bei tropischen Temperaturen...

josanguapo (1680) - SPAIN - JUN 14, 2017
From Corte Ingles El Duque. In Teku glass. Playing Huntmans The Winter’s Curse. Bottled on 7 Feb 2016. Typical pale lager, maybe a bit more malty than usual. Clean, with no odd flavors and not disgusting

MarcoBasile (425) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2017
Pours pale straw colored body. Aroma is light and grainy with a hint of citrus fruit. Slight hops. Taste is crisp, grainy and malty.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2017
[9039-20170224] 355mL can. Sweet toasted straw grains and metallic burlap aroma. Clear, yellow gold body with a quick bubbly white head. Bitter toasted straw grains flavour. Medium body. Fair. (5/2/5/3/10) 2.5

RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Can procured from Cuba cheers Deb; straw yellow pour with a tiny white head, aroma has corn and grass, taste has decent crisp sweet corn action, very fizzy, crisp and refreshing, why did Tony Montana leave when he had this stuff on tap, because he is an entrepreneur that’s why...

jooilakon (170) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
350 ml bottle from an Amazon order of South American beers. Malty nose with citrus tones. Short lived white head, clear golden body. Malty, kind of watery taste as of any average lager beer, and nothing special.

caribou43 (1026) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2017
I drank this beer yesterday at Paris, Bastille, in one latino restaurant. I personnaly think that this beer is boring, it could be nice, on the beach, but the quality is like thousands breweries in South America, a lot of advertising with almost nacked women for a product as poor as a bad telenovela at the TV to clean your brain, so not much interest. The color is yellow/gold, typical from lager, thin and white head, regular carbonation. The taste is malty, sweet, kind of sugar, as usual few hop and watery, you have the same taste during all the time that you drink your bottle, bof-bof.

blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
[Can (355ml)] Pours a clear pale gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Aroma of grain, vegetal notes, sugar, hay and a just a hint of grassy hops. Not a pleasant flavour, just drinkable: Grainy and sweet along with pale malt and again, a hint of grassy hops. Iffy finish. Watery mouthfeel and light bodied. Maybe I’d drink this in Cuba, maybe, but I certainly wouldn’t drink this at home.

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