Cerveza Cristal | Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
Cuba
cerveceriabucanero.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WVbeergeek on 02-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
44
Avg:
2.51
pDev:
27.89%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of PorterPro125
3.34/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank my moneys worth of this stuff while in Cuba for 8 days...

Serving Type: Can, Bottle, and Draught

L- Pours a bright hay yellow topped by a 1/2 finger fluffy white head. Half decent retention (great for an AAL).

S- Faint aroma of pale grain, corny sweetness, and a slight grassy hopiness. Nothing bad here, just nothing particularly noteworthy.

T- Same as the smell. Very mild flavours of grain and a grassy hoppiness.

F- Light body and fairly high carbonation. Refreshing would be a solid descriptor.

O- Compared to most AAL's, this brew is fantastic. It doesn't have anything offputting and doesn't really have much to offer. Refreshing and cheap. If I make it to Cuba again, you can bet I'll be putting back some Cristal on the beach.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had countless cans of this as well as on tap samples while away in Cuba for a week. Served cold into a pilsner glass.

Appearance -Pale golden color, clear with plenty of carbonation. A small cap of white head is poured and sometimes lingers.

Smell - Not a lot here, some faint graininess in general and no off aromas, so that's a plus.

Taste - Again not a lot of flavor, light grassy flavors and a hint of grain with nothing off-putting.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and watery, light bodied with just enough crisp carbonation to make things interesting.

Overall - While not a great beer, it really does hit the spot and when laying on a beach or poolside for hours under the hot Cuban sun. A beer that very much can get some positive ratings due to the memories it invokes. For what it is, it is quite good. Dos cervezas por favor!

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Photo of flyingpig
2.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

355ml Can in Santa Clara, Cuba (30 pesos):
Quite a basic & fairly poor lager but not unlike what I was expecting going in really & at least it wasn't offensive or off-putting. There was a few skunky touches early on but for the most part the beer featured the usual corn, hay & basic adjunct flavours but not much else. It was easy to drink throughout though, probably due to the heat in Cuba & as such I can't imagine it's one I'd have again if I were in the UK & it was more readily available here.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.54/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Can from Cuba.

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Photo of k47k
3.83/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotjf99
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of spycow
3.14/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bf_89
2.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Whatup14
2.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of grubdunkman
3.56/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of canucklehead
2.69/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you visit Cuba you will end up drinking this at some time as it is everywhere. Light and refreshing but devoid of any real character it tastes better than Corona and not as good as Pabst Blue if that helps. After waiting 4 hours for a bus to Varadero from Havana it tasted like Heady Topper lol but in the light of a normal day it is pretty average

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Photo of CanadianBacon
2.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours a pale straw color with a finger and a half of head. Crystal clear.

Aroma - Normal adjunct lager smell with a slightly stronger bitterness than american and european variants.

Taste - Fresh crisp lager yeast flavor with some light malt first followed by a nice balancing bitterness. its an ok adjuct lager from a can, from a bottle it was skunky (green bottle :/)

Feel - light crisp and clean, again nothing more or less special than other adjuncts.

Overall - This is the most popular beer in Cuba, and just like anywhere its a crisp easy drinking party beer without much flavor. It fits the style and as much as adjuncts arnt my thing, I kicked back more than a few of these during my time in Cuba. Try and get it in a can but otherwise sit back with some friends and hammer down.

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Photo of byronic
2.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hrgomar
3.49/5  rDev +39%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.14/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Honestly, a very refreshing adjunct whilst chilling on tropicoco beach.

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Photo of al_al1357
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DeanBB
3.33/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Isaac420L
2.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of theDuck
3.25/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Cerveza Cristal from Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
2.51 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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