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Cruzcampo Pilsener - Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Cruzcampo PilsenerCruzcampo Pilsener

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BA SCORE
63
poor

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 32.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by JOaikido:
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

07-25-2008 16:34:35 | More by JOaikido
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.28/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-06-2013 13:49:33 | More by doremite
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dirtylou

Washington

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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

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

Texas

1/5  rDev -59.8%

07-03-2014 19:12:29 | More by Superbar
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herring556

Georgia

4/5  rDev +60.6%

05-29-2012 05:30:54 | More by herring556
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +68.7%

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.

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

Turkey

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-14-2014 10:36:23 | More by emincems
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -14.5%

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!

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

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

09-27-2013 23:39:06 | More by biernack
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +23.7%

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.

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

Virginia

2.17/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

06-19-2004 13:08:58 | More by Globetrotter
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crunchy_peanutbutter

Spain

3/5  rDev +20.5%

08-06-2014 21:58:15 | More by crunchy_peanutbutter
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rarbring

Sweden

2.42/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

07-05-2010 21:06:35 | More by rarbring
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -19.7%

03-03-2013 23:45:45 | More by cfalovo97
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BrianSevilla

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

12-10-2013 11:31:06 | More by BrianSevilla
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 18:36:13 | More by byronic
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bleeps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-11-2013 05:47:20 | More by bleeps
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Julian4077

Australia

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-11-2012 10:23:29 | More by Julian4077
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djura

Serbia

1.38/5  rDev -44.6%

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.

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

Norway

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

06-09-2014 14:23:13 | More by Saksis
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robertp1024

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

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

Singapore

2/5  rDev -19.7%

11-11-2013 11:48:16 | More by Gusmotel
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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

06-15-2013 12:16:59 | More by IchLiebeBier
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jushoppy2beer

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +79.5%

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.

04-29-2009 00:04:46 | More by jushoppy2beer
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Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.