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Cristal | Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston

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185 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston
Peru
cristal.com.pe

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,295
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
185
pDev:
21.01%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Cristal has a standard, white lager head, a clear, yellow-golden, bubbly appearance, and low-to-moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, slightly skunked, bread aroma. Taste is of yeasty, bready malt with slight sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Cristal finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable.

RJT

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2.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Carrefour. Watching Game.of Thrones 5x01. Maybe its because I had low expectations, but Ive been pleasantly surprised. peculiar taste for a pilsen. Unpleasant aroma. Much better than the typical spanish macro beers.

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3.16/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 11.2 oz bottle from a friend at work who bought this for his Peruvian goddess, and still managed to save me one---THANKS KEVIN!

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a very quickly dissipating white head leaving no ring, lacing, nothing.....surprised really. Nose of light grains, light sweet honey, and floral hops. Flavors actually exceed the nose in quality and feel with lightly sweet grains and honey mingling with a light floral hops note tot he rear and a grain aftertaste that is rather pleasant. Crisp carbonation that is not present to the eye is fairly effervescent on the taste giving it a substantial lift in appeal. Overall a very nice lager with a good grain background and light honey sweetness. Perfect summer brew.

Cheers!

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Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a clear golden yellow color with some visible carbonation. The head is small and it fades out quickly leaving only a few bubbles at the edge of the glass.

Smell: Not much going on here. It has the basic light cereal and grassy/straw like hop notes.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is of pale malt, hay like notes and light cereal grain with mild bitterness from the hops. The feel is light and easy drinking with average carbonation.

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Cristal from Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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