thopkins (4) - Shanghai, - JUL 28, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
blankboy (7584) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[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.
drsandman (1315) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2017
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lots of cans in Havana. Pours clear gold, white soapy foam. Aroma is grain, soap, metal, straw. Flavor is the same. I mean, it's a pale lager.
themightyjag (525) - - FEB 25, 2017
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can thanks to Amy & Mark.
Thin white head disappears quickly, no lacing. Clear golden body. Nose of cereal and straw. Flavour is straw, malt, biscuit. Medium carbonation, clean mouthfeel. Standard lager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
kraddel (7493) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2017
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Thnx to Ben. Pours very clear blonde. small white head. Smell is sweet, chemicals, apples - but not by far in a good way. Taste is bitter, damn chemical, harsh maltsyrup comming across as rather stale, chemical , chemical ( did I say chemical ) and not fresh. Finish is chemical, bit sweet. The mild bitterness it has is chemical, and fades instantly. So yeah, pretty bad. Almost as bad as AB-INB... oh wait... what a surprise --’
vipinvelp (4252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2017
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s because of the weather associated with this the score is what it is. Clear yellow, white foam and it smells and taste like cheap beer. (Havana 201701)
WingmanWillis (235) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a thin lacing head. Aroma is malt, grass and a little straw. Taste is really malty with a hint of straw and citrus. Not too gassy. Standard Pale lager
Cokemonkey11 (768) - - JAN 8, 2017
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Green skunk bottle. Pours pale yellow with a medium white foam subsiding fast. Scent is skunky, odorous lager. Metal. Taste is light tin notes and otherwise quite like water. Finish is empty. Poor.
koshack (1720) - Gdañsk, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Słomkowe. Piana biała, bardzo szybko opada do zera.
Aromat słodowy, typowy koncernowy lager.
W smaku nijaki, nie jest bardzo słodowy, ale też nie czuć za bardzo chmielu.
Dość nisko wysycony.
Pije się bardzo lekko.
Wypity bez przyjemności.
flying_pig (1530) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml Can in Santa Clara, Cuba (30 pesos):
Quite a basic & fairly poor lager but not unlike what I was expecting going in really & at least it wasn’t offensive or off-putting. There was a few skunky touches early on but for the most part the beer featured the usual corn, hay & basic adjunct flavours but not much else. It was easy to drink throughout though, probably due to the heat in Cuba & as such I can’t imagine it’s one I’d have again if I were in the UK & it was more readily available here.
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured bright golden with a thin frothy head which promptly disappeared. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavour is of sweet, innofensive malt with not much aftertaste