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


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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed since 1921, Cristal is Perus 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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dacrza (940) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017
DATE: May 3, 2017... OCCASION: Cavs/Raptors Game Two after Underclass Awards at LVR--a good day... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... pours a crystal (meh pun) clear light golden body that surrounds a solitary swirling rush of bubbles... the frothy off-white head recedes to a clumpy island.... aroma is a crisp corny ping that reeks of adjunct... malty sweetness presaged, with candied fruits also suggested... not really off to a good start... body is fizzy, thin, approximating champagne but gassy and beefy at its finish... the hops agitate the teeth, while the late finish is syrupy and oily...sweet, bready, and syrupy--an adjunct/corn concoction that quenches the thirst and brings a modicum of flavor... a dull, malty candor from an import isnt a great Cinco de Mayo precursor... some apple, pear, and vinegar aspects make this a one-and-done kind of purchase...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gripweed57 (2105) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Light gold color. Decent white head. Average clean grainy malt flavor. Very little hops. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aggiebob (1066) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. It poured a clear gold with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Very light grain - corn - aroma. Light sweetness. Drinkable but not very flavorful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (203) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2017
Color clarito,dorado, espuma muy inestable y desaparece sin rastro en seguida. Contiene mucho oxido de carbono. Nada aroma, nada amargor, nada especifico.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
luttonm (5870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle in Lima. Quickly dissipating soapy head. Very pale yellow. Rather sour malt body with a cardboard, mineral water base. For a pale macro lager, it works well enough, and is refreshing. Not much flavor, fairly fizzy, cardboard essence. Im sure Ill be drinking it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kraddel (7692) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2017
Thnx to Ben ! Pours Cristal (!) clear blonde, small white head. Smell is weak. touch of malts, but not that natural. Taste is bitter, rather intense. Some yeast. no real maltyness. rather chemical, especially the bitterness doesnt taste right ! it is drinkable though ( very weak, I must say )

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84 (2380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Aromas of corn, grainy. Clear gold with a mostly fading white head. A little sweet, corny. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - DEC 29, 2016
Bootle. Pours pale yellow with a medium foam subsiding average slow to a ring. Scent is pale lager and light notes of apple. Finish is like water. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (488) - FRANCE - DEC 23, 2016
Blonde claire limpide, une lager quelconque comme on en voit partout, lgres notes de malts et lgre douceur, elle a le mrite de ne pas tre dsagrable. Bouteille 33cl bu au restaurant El Chalan, Paris, France, le 22/12/2016.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
IndianaRed (4392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy Light sweet maltiness..very litle hop bitterness. Pale and bland. Slick and not as dry and crisp as its pale lager brethren this evening

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