Cruzcampo Pilsener
Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #872
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
65
Ranked #50,827
Avg:
2.53 | pDev: 27.27%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
105
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Spain
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  36
SCORE
65
Poor
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VABA from Virginia

3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has malts and floral hints
T-Taste follows the nose with malt and floral flavors
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent pils

Feb 25, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. White head with lace. Golden color. Clear.

Earthy and grassy hops. Bready and biscuit malts. Typical pils flavor. Dry and lightly bitter.

Light bodied. Easy drinking.

Mar 28, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This smells and tastes really like a typical Euro Lager - tastes like a damp washing cloth, tastes rotten but if you drink it quick enough, it tastes boozy. This latter is a good point for me. But still, for only 40 cents this beer is way better than most of the Euro Lager crap you get for twice or three times more in Hungary... so no complaints - but no praises either.

Sep 17, 2018
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Magnetofunk from Utah

2.87/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Bought in Spain, from a litre bottle poured in a caña glass.
Bright crystalline pale gold color, bitter creamed corn aroma.
Starts with good head and carbonation, but they don't last very long, close to flat after the first half (and it's a small glass 20cl). light body.
Refreshing, watery, nothing special, very tasteless, somehow bitter, maybe herbal hops.
Although I am Spanish, I got to admit I am not prod of this beer.
Paired with a delicious jamón serranno, that would go really with with an IPA. Well, next time!

Oct 05, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Can and on-tap: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes with some residual sugar notes is OK. Taste is a mix of residual sugar notes with some adjunct and light cereal notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another pale lager with too much residual sugar and limited flavours.

Aug 24, 2016
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Ant777uk from England

2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Light and refreshing. Almost like water. When it is really hot, this ice cold is not a bad option.

Difficult to rate, it definitely is not a complex, tasteful beer, however it's refreshingness is immense.

Actually you may as well just mix another beer with water, fuck this

Aug 09, 2016
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden; effervescent; big head

Aroma: Malty; slight honey; grassy

Taste: Not bad overall, but nothing spectacular; bitter notes throughout, but good with food.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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stevoj from Idaho

1.84/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Everything you’d expect from a pale lager, and less. Aroma? faint malt. Appearance, light golden with foamy head. Taste? cereal grains, hay. Palate? Watery. Could probably quench a thirst , but not much else to this...

Apr 11, 2012
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langm12 from Indiana

1.53/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Received from a friend who just returned from Spain. Poured out of a 330 ml bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Clear yellow. Lots of carbonation with a big white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Not much going on. Some faint grainy malts.

T - Bitter in a bad way, very watery and a bit acidic.

M - Very light with loads of carbonation.

O - No thank you.

Oct 17, 2011
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olimpia84 from Florida

2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap while on vacation in Sevilla and took notes. Pale yellow lager apperance with a very small head that dissipated quickly; very little lacing. Medium carbonation. The smell is very faint, a few hints of corn and grains but that's about it. Taste is not very impressive: bitter, a bit watery and acidic with a very dry mouthfeel.

Not the most pleasant beer around but this is what's offered in nearly every bar in Sevilla and after a while, you start ti get used to its unpleasant taste (for better of for worse).

Aug 25, 2011
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djura from Serbia

1.42/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Pure clear sunshine yellow with an bountiful inch of head.

S - It smell's on some hops and grain,but very hard to smell anything.

T - I didn't manage to feel anything else then very unpleasant bitterness.

M - High bitterness,but you could drink few,and then you don't want to drink it never again.

May 13, 2011
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jazzyjeff13 from England

2.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB date of March 2011. Picked up cheap at my local off-licence.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Pale straw yellow with medium carbonation. A decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two. The liquid contains plenty of floating fragments - I tend to view haziness as the mark of a good beer but in this case it just looks unappetising. Aroma is faint; a hint of light grainy malt, a whiff of solvent and a sweet artificial note that is reminiscent of apples.

Taste is weak and watery. The faintest hint of pale malt, accompanied by a distintive solvent note and a slight artificial sweetness. The flavour has a acrid acidic quality that is unpleasant. Mouthfeel is prickly and dry. Leaves a bad aftertaste.

Not a very nice beer. I don't know if this is always like this or if it's just old. With a weak and nasty flavour, I simply cannot recommend this to anyone.

Mar 22, 2011
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AWolfAtTheDoor from Washington

3.3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cruzcampo. Man that brings me back. I spent 1.5 years in Spain, and this was what was on tap (or in bottles if you wanted to look cool) in the bars. In the bigger cities like Sevilla, expect to pay 1 - 1.25€ for a glass. Small towns, I often paid less than 1€. Generally it's given to you in the same sized glass. But you can specify a larger serving if you wish (una jarra in the south; "un doble" in Valencia for example).

It's a fizzy yellow lager. What more do you need to say? Everyone and their mother drinks it. I remember walking home in near 40 degree (Celsius) temperatures, and hitting a small bar near my home for one or two of these at the end of the day. While it's not a great beer, it will always have a place in my heart from my time living in Spain. Resist the urge to be a snob and call it Cruzasco (if you speak Spanish, you'll get it).

Dec 04, 2010
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rarbring from Sweden

2.43/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer is clear pale straw colored, with a white head leaving little lacing.

The smell is faintl, mainly boiled corn and vegatables.

The taste is typical wet sweet corn flakes, some lemon nuances and a faint metallic bitterness.

Medium carbonation, somewhat fizzy, a bit dry at the end.

Tastes like any low-budget pale euro lager.

Jul 05, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is golden with a medium large white and a bit uneven head.

S: Malt with a cornyness to it. A bit metallic and chemical with some citric notes and faint bitter hops.

T: Sweet malt, with faint corn in it. Some bitter hops and some citric notes.

M: The aftertaste is short, very short with some sweetness and faint bitterness. The body is medium to thin and the carbonation is rich.

D: Goes down smoothly. Great on the beach, a sunny day. Uncomplicated.
I'm not sure this is a German Pilsener - in part it's more like an American Adjunct Lager (a pretty nice one, for being an Adjunct lager). For being an German Pilsener it's very bleak.

Nov 01, 2009
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dasmith52 from Vermont

3.05/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer for a hot day in Spain and a great complement for siesta.
A: A nice pils that has a very light straw color.

S: Smells of some hops and malts, but a weak smell

T: A fairly standard pils flavor that is slightly maltier and yeastier than some others.

M: Leaves something to be desired. Fairly watery and weak.

D: A beer that you could drink a lot of on a hot day. A nice amount of carbonation that allows the beer to be very refreshing.

Jul 14, 2009
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jushoppy2beer from Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +75.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best hot-weather pilsener style beers available. The only problem is that it's not available currently in the United States. But in it's native Sevilla, Spain, it makes the hot summers bearable, and the warm springs and autumns pleasant. The beer is a classic pilsener, more like a Czech than a German copycat. Beautiful golden clear color with a slight head that laces well. It has a nice subtle malt nose that leads into a malty palate followed up by a perfectly crisp hop finish. The mouthfeel makes it drinkable, with moderate thickness and carbonation. This is a good session beer in hot weather.

Apr 29, 2009
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JOaikido from Canada (QC)

2.74/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330 ml light brown bottle.

A- Pale gold yellow. Smallish pure white head. Very clear. Good bubbliness. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Basic euro-lager. Pale malt witha touch of grassy hops. Maybe a faint hint of skunk. Very weak altogether.

T- OK grassy-herbal hops. Touch of grain husk. Enough hops to give it some taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. An OK if unexceptional and kind of boring euro lager.

MF- A little over carbonated. Crisp refreshing lager, but a little too harsh.

D- Very easy-drinking bland lager. Ranks alongside the standard european macros.

Jul 25, 2008
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dirtylou from New York

2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

available darn near everywhere in spain, including for free in our barcelona hotel mini-bar

appearance: pale golden, minimal head, no retention

smell: nothingness mixed with light malts and saaz-like hops

taste: crisp and clean, but lacking any sort of flavour outside of generic bland hops and grain

mouthfeel: light and watery

drinkability: easy, but boring

Jul 23, 2008
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

2.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nope. Not so good.

Clear golden yellow, short lived head that dissapates to a ring. No lace.

Taste is musty old grass, lots of corn. The beer has an underlying sweetness and the bite of cheap malt liquor. Poorly made and not particularly appetizing.

Give it a pass.

Dec 10, 2007
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brendan13 from Australia

2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden straw colour poured into a pils glass with virtually no head even with a hard verticle pour towards the end. Lots of carbonation bubbles constantl rising to the top.
S - Some grainy notes and a bit of cooked vegie.
T - Like the smell but theres also a sort of sweet taste that reminds me of those fake teeth or strawberry & cream lollies.
M - Lightish body & fairly high carbonation.
D - Not something I'd drink often if at all but I'm sure it would go down a treat on a hot summers day in Spain.

Oct 20, 2007
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AlexLMS from Portugal

1.18/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: very clear with a pale gold color. Very low white head with no retention whatsoever (there wasn’t a head to begin with!).
Aroma: unpleasant aroma.
Taste: no barley malt and no hops. Terrible taste of cooked vegetables.
Mouthfeel: dry, gassy, low alcoholic strength.
Finish: astringent and (happily) short. Bad aftertaste.

Overall: awful macro lager. Worst Spanish beer I’ve ever tasted.

Jul 21, 2007
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VoodooBrew from South Carolina

3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle came to me from France via my girlfriend. What a nice lady. The label also indicates that this is brewed by Heineken Spain and has an ABV of 5%.

Here's a pilsener beer that pours perfectly clear golden-yellow, not nearly as pale a yellow as American versions such as Bud etc. There is a nice head that forms at first to leave plenty of tracings behind.

There is a familiar light malt character on the nose, but also something metallic. This is a little odd.

The flavor has the light malt and decent hop bite of a continental pilsener. The flavor is mostly crisp and clean, and fairly refreshing at that. However there is a little carryover of the metallic element from the nose that keeps the flavor from being anything more than mostly average.

This is a fairly decent, drinkable beer as far as European pilseners go, much less Spanish beer. I only wish that metallic issue could have been addressed somehow.

Jan 31, 2006
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shbobdb from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +66%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a great beer. When visiting a friend in Spain I made sure to buy a litre of it for lunch everyday. Keep in mind, that's the kind of beer it is. It's a nicely done pilsner, slightly sour but very balanced -- Great for the hot spainish weather. Don't expect to be blown away by the intense flavour, just drink it for what it is: an everyday beer. Think 'mexican beer', but then add quality german brewing techniques to it and a happy fat mascot.

Malty, pleasant, solid.

Nov 18, 2005
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3Vandoo from Canada (QC)

2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

okkkie! My mom brought me a sample of this "beer".

Well first a very pale blonde that is very carbonated with at first a good head that slowly dissapeared only to leave a former image of herself.

Smell is hoppy, with a shy shy shy note of skunk in the background.
A cereal flavour is also present that reminds me more of spices than anything else.

taste is just not there, wet board is present sign of an infection. Watery, I dont detect any hops or malt. A very bready taste is also present and the beer has a hit when drnking it meaning, it doesnt go down smoothly!

Oct 07, 2005
Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 105 ratings