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


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RATINGS: 347   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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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle: Ingredients list reads ’pure and natural water’ hope it’s true because this taste like sewage drainage; terrible.

fombe89 (4093) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2017
Botella, @Regalo familia, 02/12/2017 BBD : 01/06/18.
Color amarillo dorado espuma blanca escasa, aromas metálicos cereal sabor cereal floja.


ChrisOfstad (362) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Light Golden with little head. Sweet, High carbonation.

Jingis (296) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2017
Zakupene v obchodiku zaujimave potraviny. Vona skoro ziadna a to iste sa da povedat aj o chuti.

loscovar (774) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2017
Several bottles in Peru. Really normal lager, refreshing, but nothing special

cmacklin (1334) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium, foamy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Skunky aroma of grainy malt and vegetables. Sweet flavour of corn, grainy malt and cardboard with a dry, bitter grass finish. Light body with a watery texture and average carbonation. Not very good.

Ritzn (1890) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2017
Aroma is straw old hops mustyness. Taste is sweet malt with bitter accents. Metallic old hops still coming through. Medium drinkable a bit too bitter. Could be much worse.

MarcoBasile (467) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Pours pale straw colored with little to no head. Head only forms around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is light. Little to moderately bitter. Malts. Cardboard.

Not much to talk about.

Watery to oily texture, soft carbonation and dull.

Dacrza (1048) - 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 isn’t a great Cinco de Mayo precursor... some apple, pear, and vinegar aspects make this a one-and-done kind of purchase...

gripweed57 (2917) - 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.

Aggiebob (1324) - 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.

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