Baden Baden Cristal | Cervejaria Baden Baden

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Cervejaria Baden Baden

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soper2000 on 08-30-2004

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.11/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I had it on draft at the restaurant in Campos do Jordao in a 400-ml plastic cup, as I got it "to go." It is nice to be able to walk around the village shopping with beer in hand and I can't say I didn't enjoy the experience.
Like many Brazilian draft beers, it is a "pilsen" in name only and seems less like a pilsner and more like an AAL. Light, blonde, faintly grainy, caramel malty sweetness, some light generic hops. It has the potential to be refreshing but is incredibly boring. There is nothing "craft" about it at all and it is way, way overpriced!
This place could have all their beers on tap, lined up in a nice row to choose from, but all they have is this!

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Photo of blackdavid
2.25/5  rDev -31%

Photo of dandy14
2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of FLima
2.81/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Light golden color with apparent carbonation with a two fingers head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Mild malty aroma with hints of floral hops and vanilla.
Refreshing and spicy flavor (its best quality), with a malt sweetness balanced by a mild bitterness from floral hops. Hints of apples juice.
Light body with good carbonation.
Refreshing Pilsner with a nice flavor and no flaws, quite low on hops and nothing extraordinary though, and definitely not worth the price.

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Photo of Vinicius
3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

600ml served in a weizen.

A: Pours a pale yellow clear color forming a big bubbled aired white head. Medium retention and some lacings left

S: Sweet grains, honey, Lager yeasts. Grassy hops

T: Sweet upfront. Sweet grains. Metallic. Lager yeasts. Grassy hops. Mild hops bitterness

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Sweet malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Definitely not a Czech one since it lacks a lot of the grassy and lemony hops bitterness of a real Czech one but still a good German Pilsener ;). For a Brazilian beer, I would say that, at least, it tastes malts

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Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DanLowery
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Northsider
3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been doing a lot of drinking in Brazil lately! While I prefer the 'dark ale' from Baden Baden, this is a nice alternative to the high abv stout. It's a refreshing drink, although not totally loaded with flavors. There's a wheaty taste to it, but mostly masked by citrus flavors. It's slightly bitter in my opinion.

It's not what I'd expect from a craft beer but definitely pick this up from a grocery if you see it, MUCH better than the usual drinks served at restaurants and bars.

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Photo of tempest
3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man, this comes off more like a kristalweizen to me. Maybe its just because the bottle says "Cristal," but it tastes like light wheat with a hint of spice to me. I guess as it warms I can get more pilsner malt flavorwith a hint of herbal hops in both th aroma and flavor. either way, this is a light but tasty beer. Craft beer for hot climates.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In reality this beer is 5% ABV.

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Photo of soper2000
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My second sampling from this microbrewery. I was immediately impressed by the floral aroma, i haven't had that in awhile. Body was a pale gold capped by a frothing head which didn't bother sticking around for too long. Taste is subtle but with a pleasant floral aftertaste. Well worth the few reais I spent. I'll track down more Baden Baden before long.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.64/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Baden Baden Pilsner on Tap at the Figguira restaurant in Sao Paulo. This beer was very smooth, light and drinkable. Went very well with the appetizers we had ordered. The beer was golden clear with standard Brazilian Chopp head. The scent was nothing spectacular....typical. The taste was grain and hop balanced to a very drinable beer. We mostly drank this beacuse of the light refreshing body and flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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