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Cruzcampo Pilsener - Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Cruzcampo PilsenerCruzcampo Pilsener

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 32.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Cruzcampo SA visit their website

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:
Photo of JOaikido
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.

JOaikido, Jul 25, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
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.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of doremite
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

doremite, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of Superbar
1/5  rDev -59.8%

Superbar, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of herring556
4/5  rDev +60.6%

herring556, May 29, 2012
Photo of shbobdb
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.

shbobdb, Nov 18, 2005
Photo of emincems
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

emincems, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of 3Vandoo
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!

3Vandoo, Oct 07, 2005
Photo of biernack
3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

biernack, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of VoodooBrew
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.

VoodooBrew, Jan 31, 2006
Photo of Globetrotter
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.

Globetrotter, Jun 19, 2004
Photo of JasonEdelson
1.96/5  rDev -21.3%

JasonEdelson, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of rarbring
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.

rarbring, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -19.7%

cfalovo97, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BrianSevilla
1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

BrianSevilla, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of byronic
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

byronic, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of bleeps
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

bleeps, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Julian4077
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Julian4077, May 11, 2012
Photo of djura
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.

djura, May 13, 2011
Photo of Saksis
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Saksis, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of robertp1024
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.

robertp1024, Jul 01, 2005
Photo of Gusmotel
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Gusmotel, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
63 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.