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Crest Super Premium Lager - Crest Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 40.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crest Brewing Company
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2002)
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Photo of rpdowniejr

Ontario (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +138.9%

This is the best ruddy Beer that I've ever had the pleasure of drinkng in Britain, or over here in Canada.
It has a great appearance, taste, aroma, mouthfeel, & drinkabilty.
Also, it gives one a wee buzz, which is also greatly appreciiated by all Beer drinkers Worldwide.

11-28-2009 04:26:36 | More by rpdowniejr
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.38/5  rDev +66.5%

Obtained from a local 'Bargin Booze' outlet, just for joke: I was determinded to dislike it and had a bias preconception formed from trying other high alcohol canned lagers in the UK.

However, I liked the damn thing!

Wonderfully sunny day, and I was knackered after grafting all week: sat in the back garden I remembered this beer and thought I'd give it a go. Poured into Budweiser Budvar stemmed tulip.

Lovely snow white head on top of a crystal clear golden, bright lager. Looked almost identical to the wifes Carlsberg Export, except the Carlsberg had next to no head.

Alcohol esters in an otherwise odourless lager/pilsner type non-smell, I give a score of 3 for smell-less lagers/pilsners.

The actual taste reminded me of a Brigand Belgian Ale, with the alcohol being a little more prominent in this beer.

I also expected a nasty metalic headache type feel to the aftertaste, this didn't happen and I was pleasantly suprised by the beer in general. Sure it had too much alcohol for my tastes, but it told me that on the tin. This a lot better than many in this class or style, honest.

06-27-2011 18:01:26 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of neenerzig


3.23/5  rDev +59.1%

My brother and I each got a 500 ML can of this cheapness from LCBO on Lundy's Lane earlier this evening on our current mini vacation in Niagara Falls Ontario. Poured into a clear glass we have in our hotel room. This beer is a clear, light to medium golden color with a white head maybe 1/4 inch when poured. Settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Lots of little bubbles rising to the top of my glass and a decent surface coating. My brother says this beer "smells like lake water", and who am I to argue with that. I couldn't really pick up any discernible aromas I am used to smelling in beer. Sweet malt and adjunct flavor. Again, my brother says that "it tastes like a an rich man's Colt 45", and why not? It reminds me of a not so good version of Baltika # 9. Has a crisp, light to medium body. Easy to drink because it tastes like sugar water, not because it has the consistency of a well crafted beer. It did get us somewhat buzzed.


12-28-2008 02:21:32 | More by neenerzig
Photo of little_star


3/5  rDev +47.8%

07-21-2014 21:40:37 | More by little_star
Photo of bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +47.8%

02-25-2013 01:16:35 | More by bigox420
Photo of AlexJ

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev +36.9%

Sampled at a hombrew club meeting, this beer is pale yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly settles.

Aroma is sweet, grainy malts, light fruit, and an almost candy-like sweetness.

Flavor is similar, sweet, grainy, sugary, corny, but really not that bad.

Body is medium, texture is smooth, and it's relatively drinkable in spite of it's ridiculously high ABV. I would not drink too much though, it has hangover written all over it.

08-04-2005 21:25:07 | More by AlexJ
Photo of ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +35.5%

01-12-2013 01:26:54 | More by ThinkAgain
Photo of Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +35.5%

08-18-2012 00:55:44 | More by Vyronian
Photo of Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-17-2014 20:49:11 | More by Magibeg
Photo of mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev +18.2%

Hardcore stuff for the guy who wants to get drunk as quickly as possible for as little money as possible. And that ain't good. It tastes like Budweiser-infused whisky.

Serve cold. Bought at the LCBO.

Save you $2 or spend it on something else.

Don't bother with it.

12-21-2009 02:41:35 | More by mwrseeley
Photo of Richter35

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev +17.2%

Poured a light yellow colour with a white head. Did not dissapear as quickly as other reviewers have claimed.

Smells like grains, sugar and alcohol. Most definitely a typical adjunct lager smell, but stronger.

Tastes...like alcohol. Not necessarily in a bad way. Still some basic malt, corn and hops present. Not actually that bad. Kinda sweet, sour; finishes very dry with alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is crisp and almost refreshing, but the high amount of sugar and alchol dryness ruin it.

Drinkability is decent. Wouldn't consume more than two. I've finished about 1/3 at this point and I feel good. Hits you every sip you take. I would say that there are better quality high-alcohol beers out there that are much better at hiding the alcohol content... and that taste much better.

Final verdict? I would drink this again and no, I am not certifiably insane.

09-22-2010 22:30:18 | More by Richter35
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

08-12-2012 05:44:26 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of harpus


2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

06-27-2013 12:52:33 | More by harpus
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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

07-24-2014 14:28:04 | More by Rumlibeers
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a light brass color with very active carbonation. The head has good retention and leaves sticky patches of lace behind. The aroma is sweet and grainy, with a little cooked corn and some booze. The taste follows suite with sweetness up front and a hefty alcohol twang. Hops are very anemic throughout, only a tad bitter at the end. The mouthfeel is watery and low on carbonation for a malt liquor.

This is better than most malt liquors, but only that it hides the ABV a little better. Still to be avoided, unless like me, you have a strange nostalgia for cheap strong beer.

03-27-2008 01:50:31 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Photo of MTNboy


2.17/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance-It is orange in color, lots of carbonation that forms a mega head and lace.

Smell- The aroma is mainly citrus like.

Taste- Cheap adjunct citrus taste with an alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel- Super Thin.

Drinkability- I was not overly fond of this beer it just seemed to have nothing I like in a beer.

02-22-2008 10:00:37 | More by MTNboy
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev +6.9%

Light golden colour with a minimum head that quickly disapates. The smell is musky and has a lingering bitter aftertaste which can be attributed to excess hops.
The Crest Brewing Company is a division of Charles Wells Ltd. out of Bedford UK.

11-15-2002 19:07:23 | More by Shiloh
Photo of cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -1.5%

10-01-2013 00:54:09 | More by cam477
Photo of TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -1.5%

06-15-2013 16:56:08 | More by TheBeeraholic
Photo of GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -1.5%

08-30-2013 23:06:24 | More by GoHabsGo
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -1.5%

01-06-2014 00:06:01 | More by boszormeny
Photo of cfrancis

Ontario (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -16.3%

Very little aroma, faint bit of malt and alcohol. Taste initially is pretty bland. It is all in the aftertaste. The burn shall we call it. Alcohol burn as it goes down your throat because of the 10%. Taste is metallic and sweet if that's possible. It's one of those beers that if you need to get drunk fast you pound one down. I can imagine a bunch of young brits throwing one back before going out, much like Americans would hit the Schlitz.

11-01-2009 04:29:03 | More by cfrancis
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -16.3%

16oz can into tumbler. This is a continuation of my "random beer picks" whenever I buy beer. I think I'm a sucker for punishment.

A- Crystal clear yellow pour, lively carbonation. Zero head or lacing.

S- Sweet cereal and grain, very sweet altogether, there is some raisins and corn syrup. Not adjunct smelling thankfully.

T- Adjuncts, cereal, grains, simple syrup, raisins and a slow burn of alcohol in the end.

M- Light bodied, high carbonation.

O- This beer opened up and became rubbing alcohol infused lager. Drain pour.

09-01-2012 22:39:59 | More by korguy123
Photo of thierrynantes


1.68/5  rDev -17.2%

Beer can (50cl), tasted in 2005)
Appearance: white foam, short persistence. golden blond color, limpid
Smell: grain, yeast, alcohol notes
Taste and mouthfeel: ample, with a dominant malt alcohol, caramel note. Sweet Finale
Drinkability: too strong (10 ABV)

Review added 11-20-2007, translated from french 2-27-2008.

11-20-2007 21:00:29 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

1.53/5  rDev -24.6%

Malt liquor from England? This stuff reminds me of Colt 45. On here, it's labeled as an old ale, but states lager on the can. Poured a pale, gold stain colour with a film head which left before my first sip. Lacing was sparse on the glass. Smelled very, very malty. I can almost see the barley through my nose. No hops detected in the smell nor the tongue. But alot of malts were evident. Very bitter/sour beer. Not bitter from hops, just plain bitter. Left a parched, dry mouthfeel. Overall, undrinkable and disappointing.

07-16-2003 21:22:39 | More by slitherySOB
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Crest Super Premium Lager from Crest Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.