RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%

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patxa (210) - MEXICO - JAN 31, 2017
Very good first taste. Then it fades into overly liqueur like notes. But a refreshing one with a winter punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Ardmatch (1) - Dottingham, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017 does not count
The perfect balance of aroma and taste. Must be served very cold (preferably on a hot sunny day) with good cheese and ham to compliment. A beautiful beer contained in a beautiful bottle; what’s not to like?

Gangstergafje (1273) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
The looks are quite simple. The beer has an amber color and is quite clear. On top a regular layer of rough white foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, leaving a thin drape. The smell is simple. It’s nice, but that’s all. There are sweet malts, aromas of raisins and bread and some sweeter yeast aromas. The hops are weak, but some bitter hop aromas can be noticed. The taste is simple to. It’s not bad. Bitter hops, sweet malts, that’s it. The hop aromas and malt aromas are better and more balanced than a regular pilsener though, so I do like it more than Cruzcampo regular. The palate is avarage. The body is medium light, medium carbonation and a nice hoppy finish, that’s not extremely long. All in all, a nice beer, easy drinkable but not very special.

mile (4052) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Can. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint - light caramel and light corn with faint fruitiness, light alcohol. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and corn, faint fruitiness and alcohol. Finish is short, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, faint caramel and fruitiness with light alcohol. OK hopped IPA - not too sweet/not too much caramel. Sweetish booze lager from Heineken - lacks character/tastes really cheap.

DrNosha (2719) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Aus der Flasche. Gelb-rosé farbenes Bier mit viel Kohlensäure und wenig Schaum. Der Duft ist leider schon ordinär. Stroh und Getreide. Herb-süsslicher Antrunk. Industriebier ohne Charakter. Wo bitte soll hier der Unterschied zum normalen Cruzcampo sein?

kanerjus (99) - orimattila, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
makeaa, vähän mallasta. ihan ok suutuntuma eikä viina tule läpi. muuten boring

kaserov (987) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma metálico. Sabor metálico. Aspecto decente. Otra tontería de España y ole.

Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2016
Extra strong version of that awful Cruzcampo (Spanish industrial lager), hopefully this will be at least a little bit better... Thick and frothy, lacing, very dense and stable, off-white head over a cristal clear, deep ’old gold’ coloured beer with orange hue, low in fizz, with a few tiny dots of yeast remainders here and there. Uninviting, simple and very industrial aroma of old bread crust, old iron, cooked potato, plastic, white pepper, old ’jenever’, dusty old cloth, brown paper bags, industrial caramel, dry pigeon food, crushed corn. Clean, sweetish onset, caramelly sweetness but feeling artificial (as if industrial caramel was added, as is often done in macro beers), paired with a kind of dim, soaked grain-like sourishness so nothing cloying; carbo is on the soft side for the style. No fruity esters - this is very clearly a lager. Middle phase - clearly lacking body - consists of sourish and sweetish grains with a thin layer of that industrial caramel sweetness draped over them, and very notably metallic, unsurprising given the strong ’old iron’ presence in the nose. This metallic aspect lingers into the finish, along with the caramelly sweetishness, the graininess and an added dash of grassy hop bitterishness, but there seems to be a plastic-like, more or less ’chemical’ wryness to it as well, and all the way at the back, I can clearly taste a gin-like alcohol presence, which should have gone by unnoticed in a beer below 7% ABV. Looks a bit fancier than your average Euro strong lager due to the bottle and the deeper, more orangey-hued look, but this is, in all, an artificially designed kind of heller Bock, quite possibly inspired by Italy’s Peroni Gran Riserva, with which it seems to have quite a lot in common (including the name). Yet, while Peroni delivers a still more or less credible and drinkable ’kind of’ Bock, this one fails completely to hide its heavily industrialized background, with a thin metallic body and chemical flavor aspects, making it quite an unpleasant beer for craft beer lovers like myself. I cannot enjoy this, but I can physically still drink it, the only reason why my rating is above 2/5.

Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
(Bottle, Spain) Aroma: German nose, malty, tobacco, leather. Appearance: Medium amber, good clingy head. TASTE: Bitter upfront and on follow thru, rich maltiness, barrel, peat, tea leaves, toast, tobacco, leather, wood. PALATE: heavier than standard lagers, OVERALL: probably not everyone’s cup of tea but an interesting brew, definitely not a light and fruity beer.

Zilb (380) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2016
Bue 8 mois avant DLC. Biere ambre/blonde tres foncee, avec gros col de mousse a bonne tenue et petits crateres. Arome de malt grilles et de metal comme dans les cannettes. En bouche, cremeuse, legerement piquante. Bonne rondeur. Final sur le malt grille et l’alcool (?) comme certaines bieres fortes. Pas mal je trouve malgre les avis sur ratebeer. Seul l’arome denote.

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