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


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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed since 1921, Cristal is Peru’s 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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mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Yet another bla,d South American pale lager. Light golden color, weak aroma and flavor. It did go down real quick.

BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Labeled as Cristal, Beer from the Andes. Pours with a large, rocky, white head covering a clear, pale yellow body. Aroma of overipened apples, grass and sweet corn. Sour bread, grass, and watery taste. Refreshing but not good. Fizzy and thin mouthfeel.

haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 2, 2008
Botella 330 Ml. La primera cervezaq peruana que pruebo y no me dan ganas de probar mas.

HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear gold pour into the mug with thin white head. Not much for aroma or flavour, standard South American industrial lager.

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.

LinusStick (3461) - 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.

mmmbeer (1425) - 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 it’s the first beer of the night, finish is crisp with a minute amount of hops. If will put out the fire, but that’s about it.

jake65 (3695) - 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.

MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. No BB date, but seems past it. Bready aroma and flavour. Almost clear golden colour. Bad. Very skunked.

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.

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