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Cruzcampo Gran Reserva | Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Cruzcampo SA
Spain
cruzcampo.es

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Malt.

Added by stcules on 10-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,777
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
35
pDev:
15.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of AndreyKo
5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good beer with thin taste

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Ant777uk
3.86/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Was not much of a fan of the original...this however is a big improvement! Much more hops and more of a kick...a really great lager in fact.

Great balance of sweetness and bitterness...

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Photo of Copix
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackVeg
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Radome
3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from 33cl bottle into a goblet.

A - Deep golden or very light copper color. Extremely clear. Head is just off-white and fluffy, initially piles high and then fades to a thin layer that persists well. Some lacing on glass.

S - Aroma is not as inviting as the appearance. The primary aroma is soft, grassy noble hops, but these are followed by a sharp, metallic note in the finish. There are few malt and no yeast notes to provide balance.

T - Initial taste is like a standard European lager, with nothing extraordinary in the flavor. Hops are present, but not in forefront. Toward then end of the swallow, some sweet malt roundness comes out, then gets lost again in slightly metallic hops bitterness and carbonic bite from the high carbonation.

M - Medium body. Slightly sticky and mouth-coating. High carbonation. Just a hint of alcohol burn.

O - This is a fairly typical European lager, with not much to recommend it, other than the higher body and alcohol content than usual. It's a decent beer for Spain, but that is not saying much.

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Photo of chebode2
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Allegue04
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of slackattack
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a crystal clear amber with a fizzy white head, aroma was stronger than expected and got to me even as I poured. That being said, the aroma is nothing spectacular, just prevalent. I can't even really pick out a certain scent, not that I have the best nose for it anyways, but it smells like any AAL you might bother pouring in a glass. Taste is equally unspectacular. Anyone that has had the bad luck to try a regular Cruzcampo would recognize the lack of taste outside of a metallic, coppery finish, there is a hint of a sweet malt profile trying to sneak through. The increased alcohol brings some body that is welcomed. Overall, not great, but much more palatable than its humble cousin and hey it's super cheap and 6.4%.

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Photo of deereless
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Cruzcampo Gran Reserva from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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