Crest Super Premium Lager
Crest Brewing Company

Crest Super Premium LagerCrest Super Premium Lager
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Crest Brewing Company
England, United Kingdom
European Strong Lager
Ranked #63
Ranked #29,336
2.11 | pDev: 42.65%
Jan 23, 2022
Nov 15, 2002
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

2.95/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Canned in a big old tallboy crafty craft can and purchased from the local minimart on petersfield avenue
Aroma is golden syrup
Flavour is slightly dry with some maple
Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by owegner

3.06/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Drinking this from a can, can't comment on the look.

Smell is pretty non-existant to my nose, little bit of fruit/ lemon. Not bad, not great.

Taste is syrupy and sweet, with more lemon-y flavours and a bitterness that creeps up as you swallow. Not really complex, but not terrible. No sight of those "Finest German Aromatic Hops" though, more just bitterness without flavour. Honestly, I don't hate it. Could be more complex or backed up with hops but besides being a bit cloyingly sweet it really is not bad.

Mouth feel is syrupy, kind of thick because of the sweetness. Not dry, although there is bitterness which develops on the finish.

Overall - I don't hate it like a lot of people on here. Is it excellent, highbrow beer? No. But for what it is, it honestly isn't terrible. Not too much liquor forward in my opinion, tastes strong but not 10%. I would like some more hops and flavour besides the sweetness, some orange or grapefruit would balance that... Not great, but not terrible. If you want a buzz for cheap, go for it. And it's better than the average American piss-in-a-can any day.
Dec 28, 2021
Rated: 1.94 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Jan 26, 2021
Rated: 3 by paulish from New York

Dec 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

4.33/5  rDev +105.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love the nose on opening, taste was quite what I expected. So many haters, perhaps they are "light" beer drinkers. Due to the high alcohol content, I won't be drinking it often, however I will pick up the odd can in future. Love a malt forward beer.
Oct 18, 2017
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Rated by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

2.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5
Some really horrid stuff, but the drain drank most of it.
Sep 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Meister88 from Mexico

1/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
The reviews of this beer are hilarious! I can't add much. Crest Super is pretty awful stuff! This is why it's not a good idea to produce a high alcohol lager. EKU-28 comes to mind. Syrupy, cloying flavors! And not good flavors! I have found that cutting this with half water makes it drinkable. I have this around in case I run out of ale that I brew. It gets things started quickly, if you know what I mean. It's basically a malt liquor for white people. Attention commercial brewers: It is much easier and less expensive to brew a high alcohol ale that tastes great than to attempt the same with a lager. Why are you not pursuing this? There is a market for a wonderful, high alcohol a CAN!!! Do it!!! Still, I would probably keep this around for emergencies. Just add water for drinkability.
Jul 01, 2017
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Rated by Im_Keen from Australia

4.66/5  rDev +120.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
My favourite beer.
Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
500ml can, a sort of surprise new offering from the Wells & Young's group to suddenly show up here in Alberta (for the second time, it would appear!). The ‘finest German aroma hops’, eh? WTF? Was this actually made in the country that originated the English language?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden amber colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some splendid bonsai tree forest lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of sickly sweet apples and pears, gritty caramel malt, yeasty rising bread, lemon furniture polish, and some strangely stanky, um, strange (ok, hops, I suppose, but man are they musky). The taste is gritty and grainy caramel, well, ‘flavouring’, dead yeast cells, pome fruit-heavy Yuk-a-Flux, further near gag-inducing industrial alcohol warming notes, and a distinct lack of the finest of German hops never to be seen in a shit show like this.

The bubbles are quite underwhelming in their barely perceptible frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, as if buoyed by some unfamiliar sugar source, and not really all that smooth, not with that pithy, cheap-ass booziness loafing about. It finishes still pretty sweet, but all tainted here, and musty and dead-seeming there. Gah.

Yeah, this is not a craft brew, by any stretch of the imagination, which is a bit of a shame, given the predilections of the parent brewing concern (Courage, Bombardier, etc), but it is a party-starter (or ender, depending on one's constitution, I presume) - Euro malt liquor swill, incarnate. Oh, and I have to apologize for my opening generalizing tirade about the English - we have shitty, supposedly educated marketing people over here too.
May 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Lagerlivesmatter from West Virginia

2.05/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Well it's fairly rank stuff. But lets be honest. You buy this to get a buzz on the cheap. I've been there, and I will say you could do worse. Alcohol is omnipresent in this one, yet it remains drinkable. Not really worth further elaboration but if your buying this and expecting exceptional taste, aroma or profiles your doing it wrong :D
Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 1 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2016
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

1.98/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5
500 mL can picked up at TBS; best before June 19 2016 and served ice cold. This is a beer that I have intentionally avoided for nearly 10 years now, but I was feeling masochistic tonight.

Pours a clear golden colour, capped off with one inch of frothy white head. It seeps away steadily over the next five minutes or so, eventually thinning out into a foamy cap and collar. Good lacing, too - visually this is a rather attractive lager, but aromatically I'd have to argue otherwise. Corn syrup, alcohol, wet cardboard, boiled vegetables and apples all come to mind, but "quality lager" most certainly does not. To quote a certain fictitious news anchor, I immediately regret this decision.

Not quite as awful as I'd anticipated, but still one of the worst beers I've had in years. Very saccharine, with flavours of corn syrup and cotton candy dominating at first. This is, surprisingly enough, countered by some weedy, grassy hop extract bitterness, but the truly off-putting aftertaste totally blots out that faint beam of light. Little effort has gone into masking the alcohol content, which is noticeable throughout the sip - but it really reaches its climax after you swallow a gulp. At that point, this beer begins to taste the way that compost water and paint thinner smell. Light-medium in body, with appropriately assertive carbonation levels. The alcohol burn is so significant that it almost seems to have a numbing effect on the tongue.

Final Grade: 1.98, a miserable F. Crest Super Premium Lager is more of a fraternity hazing supply or a solvent than a beer. In fact, it is easily one of the worst alcoholic beverages that I can recall consuming over the past decade - and consume I did, all the way to the bottom of the can, because I'm just that stubborn. Crest is shamelessly boozy, and I would judge no man or woman for pouring this swill down the drain. If you are drinking this simply to get drunk (and really, why else would you be?), prove that you have more self respect than me and buy yourself a mickey of whiskey or rum or something.
Jan 24, 2016
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Rated by Benny_Efkola from Canada (ON)

1/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tastes like ass.
Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 1 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 2.11 by Bustersuess from New York

Oct 07, 2015
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Rated by monticristo23 from Canada (ON)

1.22/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
Easily the worst beer I've ever had.
Jul 02, 2015
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Rated by Derek from Canada (BC)

2.7/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
There's actually a bit of hop flavour here, but mostly boozy corn.
Jun 18, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerBalls1955 from Canada (ON)

3.02/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
non drinkin bud light morons rate this beer low- so be it. Ya want a KICK! drink this beer! nasty by itself, yes but I cut it 1/3 by 2/3 with another 5% lager, have 4 or 5? your in buzztown baby....I don't drink vodka anymore :-) ya want a kick it up a notch! this beer is the way to go :-) screw the foo-foo beer puritans! as William Wallace stated...
Jan 22, 2015
Rated: 1.96 by headstash from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by Rumlibeers from Switzerland

Jul 24, 2014
Crest Super Premium Lager from Crest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 56 ratings