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Cruzcampo Pilsener - Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Cruzcampo PilsenerCruzcampo Pilsener

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BA SCORE
63
poor

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
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 jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 22, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of doremite
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

doremite, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3/5  rDev +20.5%
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

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%
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.

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%
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!

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

biernack, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of VoodooBrew
3.08/5  rDev +23.7%
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.

VoodooBrew, Jan 31, 2006
Photo of Globetrotter
2.17/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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%
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.

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%
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.

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%
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.

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

Gusmotel, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of jushoppy2beer
4.47/5  rDev +79.5%
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.

jushoppy2beer, Apr 29, 2009
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Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
63 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.