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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 340   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
A clear pale golden yellow bier. It has lots of nice pearly bubbles that continuously bubble up. Reminds me of a beer there used to be called Pearl, brewed with artesian waters from the Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, Tx. That was another time and place. Anyway, this beer has the aroma of pure, clean malt, and limestone. Clearly brewed with a superior water source. There is a small hop accent on the backend of the bier and practically no lacing on the glass. Goes well with a pizza in the jungle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3395) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Not a bad pale lager. Typical light malt flavor. Nice medium gold pour with no head. Nice carbonation that bites the back of the throat as it goes down. This is typical pale lager with a kick. Not great, but better than a lot out there.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mmmbeer (1408) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
12 oz bottle poured into my trusty stein- poured very thin yellow, white head came in and disappeared in 30 seconds, aroma like a watered down malt liquor. Hits the mouth with a very thin body, malt is detectable but only if its the first beer of the night, finish is crisp with a minute amount of hops. If will put out the fire, but thats about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jake65 (3501) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle: This is now the palest yellow color I have ever seen poured. Small white head with a short lifespan. Aroma is initially crisp with bitters and grassiness into a lagery sweetness. Flavor is lager malt with relatively no bitters, really just a slight hint of some hops being in the same room as this beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MiP (15452) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. No BB date, but seems past it. Bready aroma and flavour. Almost clear golden colour. Bad. Very skunked.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5698) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (43030) - 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!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 20 21 22  23  24 25 26 » 34
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5