Monday, March 14, 2011

Quilmes Cristal Cerveza - Argentina 14-3-11

The Low Down:
It's Fizzy, oh god is it fizzy, and refreshing. The brown bottle lulled me into a lageresque sense of security, but this is a propper crisp and dry style beer.

Only the tinniest hint of malt and bitterness, the overwhelming flavour is an incredibly mild hop. The nice dry finish means it leaves you thirsty for more. Good thing I bought 6.

The packaging is lazy and the packaging matches the price, at 17 dollars for a 6 pack, $2.85 is the price it looks, not the price it tastes. 

Packaging: 4/10
Nothing to see here. except cristal WHAT IS THAT?
Refreshment: 8/10
Very very refreshing, like putting you face into a waterfall for exactly as long as a mouthfull lasts.
Flavour 6/10:
The Flavour is mild, but diverse.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
4.9%. Stronger than it tastes, and that's good enough.
Price: 8/10
$2.85. A Litte more than the other 6 packs I ordered this week. but worth it.
Total: 32/50

A pretty good representation from Argentina. The name is weird, but the beer is tasty enough. I can vouch for the fact that it's delicious with chicken and roasti.


  1. Hello! I'm from Argentina. The Quilmes name comes from the town where the beer is produced. It is a city located in the South of the nation's capital. Also Quilmes is the name of aborigines who lived in Argentina prior to the discovery of America.

    1. Thanks Tripero,
      I will visit Argentina next December and be sure to look up the area. I'm also looking forward to what I hear is a burgeoning Micro brew scene in the capital.