Cruzcampo Pilsener
Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Grupo Cruzcampo SA
German Pilsner
Ranked #659
Ranked #29,160
2.65 | pDev: 31.32%
Nov 25, 2023
Jun 19, 2004
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Grupo Cruzcampo S.A. “Cruzcampo Pilsner”
33 cl can coded “04/05/24 L3125724P08:46” and sampled on 25/11/23

Seven or eight days into a long trip through Spain I’ve been informed by the locals in Granada that the only beer in Sevilla is Cruzcampo. I doubt that but I’ve picked up a Cruzcampo Pilsner to prepare for the visit. How bad can it be? It’s poured a clear golden body beneath a thumb’s width of rocky white foam. The aroma is clean, floral, and lightly malty ~ I see no problem so far. The taste is not really that much different than most of the Euro lagers that I’ve come across but at least this one is nicely balanced. Is it an adjunct lager? Yes, it contains corn; and it’s also made with hop extract rather than real hops. It’s moderately bitter but balanced and the finish is dry without a whole lot of anything lingering. It’s medium bodied and crisp in the mouth. This is essentially the best, clean Euro lager at 4.8% that you could hope for. It’s lacking in character, yes, but it’s also refreshing and enjoyable as a beer that you don’t even think about while you’re drinking it. Would I prefer something else, of course, but this is the beer at hand so I’m going to finish it. P.S. ~ 27/11/23 in Sevilla. Although Cruzcampo does dominate the market it’s certainly not the only beer available, as expected. The only beer from Cruzcampo that I’ve found that I like better is the “Cruzcampo Especial” which adds a bit of tastiness to the malt and some herbal hops. They’re very close in score but I feel that one wins out.
Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by Alar from Estonia

Nov 13, 2023
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Rated by karlstratos from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not great, but all you need in the hot weather of Seville
Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by JayBeerXpert

5/5  rDev +88.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best drink in Spain,super refreshing and an excellent buy in the small cans,nice and cold pick me up on any city walk around Spain,apparently not well regarded but each to his own,light and refreshing like spring water perfect to keep you going and much better for your health than sugary pop or energy drinks,love this stuff 10/10.
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by Vimaco

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by FZR23 from Romania

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 2.26 by windowside from Germany

Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.61/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
330 ml can, bought in Tenerife. Pale golden colour, decent head. Sweetish fruity and grassy aroma, notes of maize (corn) too. Flavour is watery and "neutral" with some tolerable hops in the finish. Acceptable as a thirstquencher, but not much more.
Sep 08, 2022
Rated: 1.62 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This beer is mocked throughout Spain, and rightly so. Only tolerable when drunk ice cold on a blistering hot afternoon in Andalusía. As soon as it starts to warm, even a tad, it becomes sweet & sickly. It labels itself as a pilsner. Hmm. A pilsner with no hop character at all. Poor.

Makes a decent base for a shandy though.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
surprised this doesnt have better ratings, everyone always seems to take things out of context, or at least thats my assumption on a lot of global lagers like this, i mean against all beer yeah its not a standout, but against euro pale types its solid, and against much of the rest of the spanish lager scene, its quite strong. see its more a pils than a classic pale lager, more grain character without the sweetness, more crisp at the end, some bittering hops in play, and overall a fantastic texture thats dry, uplifting, almost nitro feeling, had this on the glacial draft, apparently colder than average, and it was delightfully clean and refreshing. pretty pour too, an inch of permanent and thick white head on top of radiant golden brassy brew, lovely clarity. some floral character to the hops as it warms, a touch metallic as many of them are here then too, but a fast finish nevertheless. decent body to it, more of a german malt thing too, less cheap tasting than its peers, and frankly a delicious little brew that i could have made an afternoon of. i like how it seemed common to serve small pours of this so that constant cold ones could be brought, makes awesome sense for outdoor daytime drinking. way way way better than its ratings here in my experience...
Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 2.05 by AntonVila from Spain

Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 2.31 by Baviera from Belarus

Feb 28, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3/5  rDev +13.2%
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
Rated: 3.19 by thatsmyspot from Italy

Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +32.1%
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
Rated: 2.8 by Robertas from Lithuania

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

2.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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
Cruzcampo Pilsener from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 118 ratings