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

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2007
12oz bottle: almost no aroma pours with a nice head but its gone in seconds. tastes like sparkling water with a hint of malt added. no off flavors but also not to many good flavors.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5542) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Boy how the label of this and the one from Portugal are the same. Quite confusing. Has a coarse sweet malt liquor alky aroma but under control. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance. taste is rather unique, it starts off somewhat sweet but has this constant nagging industrial processed aftertaste. Decent carbonation. Does have some attributes that remind me of many central american pale lager brews. Extra Fina it says. Finish is slight alky mixed with odd candy hints. Not bad overall, no cheap corn detected.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle, carbonated, very pale with a large bubbly white head. A light hoppy aroma. Very crisp an dry, not much flavour. Not much to complain about or receommend of this beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a clear, pilsener golden with a small, white head. Lightly sweet malt aroma. Medium body, some lightly sweet malt and then an unclean - very unclean - skunky edge. No bitterness. 180807

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (41895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
12 fl oz. Pours hazy pale yellow with a lacing head. Sweet citric to acidic note. Malty, hay and grassy flavour, slight sweet to medium dry. Finish is dry malty/grassy. Not _so_ bad and another country rating down. Huge thanks to Paps for putting this on the table!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
almosi (282) - Via del Mar, CHILE - AUG 6, 2007
Has a golden color, with few white lights. Has a nice fresh malty aroma, and a little bit of malt flavour too. In a warm day, it is drunk well.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9746) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle while dining at Mochica Restaurant in San Francisco. Pretty standard pale lager fare, not much flavour to comment on but clean palate, crisp finish. Decent enough.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Pours lemony yellow with a spritzy white head. Vegetal smell is creamed corn and dirty straw. There seems to some diacytel in the body, but I welcome it as buttery caramel is much more interesting than grass and corn. Easy to drink, but in the end just another crappy pale lager.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Very watery beer. The good side was it didnt have any horrible flavors, rather lifeless and minimal flavor. The bad side was it lacked crispness. Slightly bad flavor in the aftertaste, hard to pinpoint, but kinda like chewing on a bitter orange peel and filmy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
330 ml bottle: Thanks to my buddy for bringing this one back from Peru. Not much aroma...slightly grainy if anything. Poured a light straw (urine) colour with ample carbonation and a small, white head. Little flavour at the front of the palate. Extremely light with little going on. Leaves a weird film on the back of the throat. Not completely horrible but far from brilliant.


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