Pilsen Callao | 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: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 08-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
29
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
19.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of FLima
2.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with at thick head one finger head with medium retention.
Mild aroma and flavor with predominanting notes of malt sweetness, faint adjunct and some floral hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Not bad for a standard lager; adjuncts don’t bother.

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Photo of herman77
3.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
2.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

From a can shared at a tasting event among friends on April 23, 2016.

The pour is yellow with a white foamy head that dissipates quickly.

The aroma has a Euro-malt character that is kind of dough-like with thing grassy hops.

Thin body.

Same sort of malty-bready taste with a mild bitter finish. Pretty much what I expected.

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Photo of JPadilla
2.74/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hanselmerchor
2.29/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of dasotelo50
2.44/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TechTriumph
3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mlockman
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Only drank if somebody else was buying and I had no other choice.

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3.73/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my go to beers in Peru, sad I cant find it in NYC. Kind of baffled on some of these reviews. This is a solid beer, nothing less nothing more.

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Photo of elguru
1.9/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Look, smell, taste like a cheap beer, it leaves you with stomach pain after a while.
I rather recommend drinking water instead of this.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Oidmoe
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cyrushire
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +59%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of wordemupg
2.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

310ml bottle into wine glass 1/8/11

A pale golden yellow with enough bubbles to feed a finger of frothy foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving a few thick distinct rings of lace

S not much really some skunky lemon maybe? faint regardless

T not far from the smell but with some faint grassy hops and the lemons not skunky, oh wait a minute the skunk comes out on the finish

M I think the tap water here has more body, not as much carbonation as I could see and the aftertaste leaves something to be desired

O looks great but tastes a little light struck, considering its a 3$ 6pack I'll cope

just another basic bottle form Peru, not the best one I've had though but I'd see this being a little better if the bottle wasn't green and the brew wasn't light struck

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Photo of grover37
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Clear, yellow with a finger of head reducing to nearly nothing. Slightly malty and bready with some earthy hops. Tastes almost exactly like Heineken. Somewhat smooth finish and medium carbonation, not overly fizzy though. I could easily drink a ton of these, but I'm not so sure I'd want to.

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Photo of megahurts4
1.5/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pilsen Callao is a mediocre, ordinary pilsner. It is not very refined or great tasting.

It reminded me of what Tecate is to other Mexican beers. All I could taste is barley flavored water that was slightly gritty. This was hands down my least favorite of my Peru trip.

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2.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This review conducted from year old notes from my traveling journal.

Another common beer in the Lima supermarket where I shopped for groceries in that congested mess that is Miraflores. Less available than Cristal or Cusquenena in most of the country.

Not much to see or smell: light color and corny nose with nothing to recommend. Flavor starts sour and adjuncty but does contain noble hops. It is like it heard what a pilsner tastes like and is doing its best imitation. Finish is also passable. Superior to cousin Cristal, I could drink several at a time without hating life, not always the case with Peruvian lager.

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Pilsen Callao from Union De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston
2.83 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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