Cristal | Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,986
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
189
pDev:
20.94%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
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4
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Cristal from Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 189 ratings