Cerveza Cristal
Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #202
Ranked #30,039
2.68 | pDev: 28.36%
Apr 20, 2023
Feb 18, 2003
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Rated by Rayh87

5/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Excelente gusto
Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by VILJ from Florida

Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 2.61 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 2.84 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The pour is golden yellow with a steady flow of carbonation. The taste was refreshing with a mild herbal note. Oh well, it was interesting to try a beer from Peru. Cheers! B-
Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 2 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 3 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 2.62 by bsp77 from Minnesota

Feb 25, 2019
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Rated by DasBrew84 from Canada (BC)

1.47/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
Seems to be a cheap knockoff Labatt, or it seems to be. Nothing special or worth noting. Very bland and relatively flat.
Jun 08, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
You can say what you want about this beer, it is not the greatest of beers by a long shot. However, it is certainly a great beach beer, and I am drinking the hell out of it while I sit on a Cuban beach.
Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.2 by paulish from New York

Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

3.34/5  rDev +24.6%
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.
May 04, 2017
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

2.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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!
Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

2.16/5  rDev -19.4%
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.
Dec 07, 2016
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Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

2.54/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Can from Cuba.
Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by k47k from New York

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2016
Rated: 2.05 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.14 by spycow from Illinois

May 07, 2016
Rated: 3 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 2.99 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 2.52 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by grubdunkman from Canada (QC)

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 2.36 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by canucklehead from Canada (BC)

2.69/5  rDev +0.4%
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
Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

2.94/5  rDev +9.7%
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.
Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 2.55 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by Hrgomar from Colombia

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2016
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Rated by Benny_Efkola from Canada (ON)

3.14/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Honestly, a very refreshing adjunct whilst chilling on tropicoco beach.
Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 2.25 by al_al1357 from Canada (ON)

Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by DeanBB from South Africa

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 2.8 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 28, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Flashback #324
Aug 19, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a lemongrass flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager
Aug 16, 2015
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