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Cruzcampo Pilsener - Grupo Cruzcampo SA

Cruzcampo PilsenerCruzcampo Pilsener

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BA SCORE
65
poor

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 31.76%


Brewed by:
Grupo Cruzcampo SA visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 06-19-2004)
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden; effervescent; big head

Aroma: Malty; slight honey; grassy

Taste: Not bad overall, but nothing spectacular; bitter notes throughout, but good with food.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:16:59 | More by IchLiebeBier
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langm12

Indiana

1.48/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Received from a friend who just returned from Spain. Poured out of a 330 ml bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Clear yellow. Lots of carbonation with a big white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Not much going on. Some faint grainy malts.

T - Bitter in a bad way, very watery and a bit acidic.

M - Very light with loads of carbonation.

O - No thank you.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 18:27:46 | More by langm12
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olimpia84

Florida

2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap while on vacation in Sevilla and took notes. Pale yellow lager apperance with a very small head that dissipated quickly; very little lacing. Medium carbonation. The smell is very faint, a few hints of corn and grains but that's about it. Taste is not very impressive: bitter, a bit watery and acidic with a very dry mouthfeel.

Not the most pleasant beer around but this is what's offered in nearly every bar in Sevilla and after a while, you start ti get used to its unpleasant taste (for better of for worse).

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 03:07:37 | More by olimpia84
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djura

Serbia

1.38/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Pure clear sunshine yellow with an bountiful inch of head.

S - It smell's on some hops and grain,but very hard to smell anything.

T - I didn't manage to feel anything else then very unpleasant bitterness.

M - High bitterness,but you could drink few,and then you don't want to drink it never again.

Serving type: can

05-13-2011 18:54:01 | More by djura
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB date of March 2011. Picked up cheap at my local off-licence.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Pale straw yellow with medium carbonation. A decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two. The liquid contains plenty of floating fragments - I tend to view haziness as the mark of a good beer but in this case it just looks unappetising. Aroma is faint; a hint of light grainy malt, a whiff of solvent and a sweet artificial note that is reminiscent of apples.

Taste is weak and watery. The faintest hint of pale malt, accompanied by a distintive solvent note and a slight artificial sweetness. The flavour has a acrid acidic quality that is unpleasant. Mouthfeel is prickly and dry. Leaves a bad aftertaste.

Not a very nice beer. I don't know if this is always like this or if it's just old. With a weak and nasty flavour, I simply cannot recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 21:53:36 | More by jazzyjeff13
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cruzcampo. Man that brings me back. I spent 1.5 years in Spain, and this was what was on tap (or in bottles if you wanted to look cool) in the bars. In the bigger cities like Sevilla, expect to pay 1 - 1.25€ for a glass. Small towns, I often paid less than 1€. Generally it's given to you in the same sized glass. But you can specify a larger serving if you wish (una jarra in the south; "un doble" in Valencia for example).

It's a fizzy yellow lager. What more do you need to say? Everyone and their mother drinks it. I remember walking home in near 40 degree (Celsius) temperatures, and hitting a small bar near my home for one or two of these at the end of the day. While it's not a great beer, it will always have a place in my heart from my time living in Spain. Resist the urge to be a snob and call it Cruzasco (if you speak Spanish, you'll get it).

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 22:29:07 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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rarbring

Sweden

2.42/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer is clear pale straw colored, with a white head leaving little lacing.

The smell is faintl, mainly boiled corn and vegatables.

The taste is typical wet sweet corn flakes, some lemon nuances and a faint metallic bitterness.

Medium carbonation, somewhat fizzy, a bit dry at the end.

Tastes like any low-budget pale euro lager.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2010 21:06:35 | More by rarbring
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Sunnanek

Sweden

2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is golden with a medium large white and a bit uneven head.

S: Malt with a cornyness to it. A bit metallic and chemical with some citric notes and faint bitter hops.

T: Sweet malt, with faint corn in it. Some bitter hops and some citric notes.

M: The aftertaste is short, very short with some sweetness and faint bitterness. The body is medium to thin and the carbonation is rich.

D: Goes down smoothly. Great on the beach, a sunny day. Uncomplicated.
I'm not sure this is a German Pilsener - in part it's more like an American Adjunct Lager (a pretty nice one, for being an Adjunct lager). For being an German Pilsener it's very bleak.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 15:49:42 | More by Sunnanek
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dasmith52

Vermont

3.05/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer for a hot day in Spain and a great complement for siesta.
A: A nice pils that has a very light straw color.

S: Smells of some hops and malts, but a weak smell

T: A fairly standard pils flavor that is slightly maltier and yeastier than some others.

M: Leaves something to be desired. Fairly watery and weak.

D: A beer that you could drink a lot of on a hot day. A nice amount of carbonation that allows the beer to be very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 04:38:39 | More by dasmith52
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jushoppy2beer

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best hot-weather pilsener style beers available. The only problem is that it's not available currently in the United States. But in it's native Sevilla, Spain, it makes the hot summers bearable, and the warm springs and autumns pleasant. The beer is a classic pilsener, more like a Czech than a German copycat. Beautiful golden clear color with a slight head that laces well. It has a nice subtle malt nose that leads into a malty palate followed up by a perfectly crisp hop finish. The mouthfeel makes it drinkable, with moderate thickness and carbonation. This is a good session beer in hot weather.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2009 00:04:46 | More by jushoppy2beer
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330 ml light brown bottle.

A- Pale gold yellow. Smallish pure white head. Very clear. Good bubbliness. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Basic euro-lager. Pale malt witha touch of grassy hops. Maybe a faint hint of skunk. Very weak altogether.

T- OK grassy-herbal hops. Touch of grain husk. Enough hops to give it some taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. An OK if unexceptional and kind of boring euro lager.

MF- A little over carbonated. Crisp refreshing lager, but a little too harsh.

D- Very easy-drinking bland lager. Ranks alongside the standard european macros.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 16:34:35 | More by JOaikido
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dirtylou

Washington

3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

available darn near everywhere in spain, including for free in our barcelona hotel mini-bar

appearance: pale golden, minimal head, no retention

smell: nothingness mixed with light malts and saaz-like hops

taste: crisp and clean, but lacking any sort of flavour outside of generic bland hops and grain

mouthfeel: light and watery

drinkability: easy, but boring

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 04:27:41 | More by dirtylou
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nope. Not so good.

Clear golden yellow, short lived head that dissapates to a ring. No lace.

Taste is musty old grass, lots of corn. The beer has an underlying sweetness and the bite of cheap malt liquor. Poorly made and not particularly appetizing.

Give it a pass.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 00:02:32 | More by TerryW
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brendan13

Australia

2.78/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden straw colour poured into a pils glass with virtually no head even with a hard verticle pour towards the end. Lots of carbonation bubbles constantl rising to the top.
S - Some grainy notes and a bit of cooked vegie.
T - Like the smell but theres also a sort of sweet taste that reminds me of those fake teeth or strawberry & cream lollies.
M - Lightish body & fairly high carbonation.
D - Not something I'd drink often if at all but I'm sure it would go down a treat on a hot summers day in Spain.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 07:54:44 | More by brendan13
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AlexLMS

Portugal

1.18/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: very clear with a pale gold color. Very low white head with no retention whatsoever (there wasn’t a head to begin with!).
Aroma: unpleasant aroma.
Taste: no barley malt and no hops. Terrible taste of cooked vegetables.
Mouthfeel: dry, gassy, low alcoholic strength.
Finish: astringent and (happily) short. Bad aftertaste.

Overall: awful macro lager. Worst Spanish beer I’ve ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 17:12:39 | More by AlexLMS
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle came to me from France via my girlfriend. What a nice lady. The label also indicates that this is brewed by Heineken Spain and has an ABV of 5%.

Here's a pilsener beer that pours perfectly clear golden-yellow, not nearly as pale a yellow as American versions such as Bud etc. There is a nice head that forms at first to leave plenty of tracings behind.

There is a familiar light malt character on the nose, but also something metallic. This is a little odd.

The flavor has the light malt and decent hop bite of a continental pilsener. The flavor is mostly crisp and clean, and fairly refreshing at that. However there is a little carryover of the metallic element from the nose that keeps the flavor from being anything more than mostly average.

This is a fairly decent, drinkable beer as far as European pilseners go, much less Spanish beer. I only wish that metallic issue could have been addressed somehow.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 01:46:36 | More by VoodooBrew
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +64.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a great beer. When visiting a friend in Spain I made sure to buy a litre of it for lunch everyday. Keep in mind, that's the kind of beer it is. It's a nicely done pilsner, slightly sour but very balanced -- Great for the hot spainish weather. Don't expect to be blown away by the intense flavour, just drink it for what it is: an everyday beer. Think 'mexican beer', but then add quality german brewing techniques to it and a happy fat mascot.

Malty, pleasant, solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 16:44:22 | More by shbobdb
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

okkkie! My mom brought me a sample of this "beer".

Well first a very pale blonde that is very carbonated with at first a good head that slowly dissapeared only to leave a former image of herself.

Smell is hoppy, with a shy shy shy note of skunk in the background.
A cereal flavour is also present that reminds me more of spices than anything else.

taste is just not there, wet board is present sign of an infection. Watery, I dont detect any hops or malt. A very bready taste is also present and the beer has a hit when drnking it meaning, it doesnt go down smoothly!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2005 02:27:14 | More by 3Vandoo
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robertp1024

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light taste, light color, light beer. This beer does come with sweet malt flavor, which at least gives you flavor. I drank it very cold at a nice tapas bar and enjoyed it with my food. Maybe it was the cheese and ham I was eating it with, but I enjoyed it. No hops flavor at all, but the beer was still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2005 18:51:52 | More by robertp1024
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Globetrotter

Virginia

2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in business class on the Delta Flight from Moscow to New York. I'd never heard of it, so took a shot. Bad move.

Copmes in a red and white can with a Robin Hood type figure holding up a beer mug. The ingredients list includes "cereals." Best before 12/5/04, I inflicted this upon myself on 6/11/04.

OK, it doesn't look horrible. Clear gold sits under a one finger white head with decent retention and good lacing (in my plastic airline cup). Things go downhill fast from there. The nose is full of sweet malt with a strong sense of rice and adjunct. The mouth is typically very prickly and light. Taste? Crash and burn. There is a strong rice impression combined with harsh metallic hops - or maybe that's just harsh metal. Very little redeeming quality here, as there's no malt and the hops taste like chewing the can. I switched to wine.

Serving type: can

06-19-2004 13:08:58 | More by Globetrotter
Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
65 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.