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Lots of alcohol but not much more to recommend!

  • Mar 14, 2010
At first pour (or one might say at first blush) Crest Super Premium Lager, an English brew produced with German hops,  is a rich yellow colour with virtually non-existent head and lacing. The carbonation is not intense but it has good staying power for the time it takes to drink a 500 ml can. No sense of flatness here at all! Thank goodness for that because there isn't much else that one can favourably say about this beer.

My first sip impression was a powerful combination of the bitterness of the hops with an unidentifiable sweetness. If I thought about it very carefully, I might be tempted to suggest that there was notes of caramel but that may have been only in my imagination. The thing that I definitely didn't imagine was that intense sweetness that remained quite powerful even when juxtaposed with the bitterness of the hops. There was even a certain cloying oiliness in the drinking that was quite unpleasant!

When I took a peek at the label on the can, I was appalled to discover that corn syrup and sugar were two of the main ingredients. Suddenly, I thought I was drinking a liqueur or something like rum where sweetness became the raison d'être for this powerful beer  (10% alcohol/volume).

Final judgment ... an interesting beer for about half a can! Split one with a friend if you're forced to drink it but don't seek this one out. No thirst quenching ability at all and, with all of the competing alternatives available, not one to seek out.

Paul Weiss
A Beer Snob

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March 14, 2010
I'd love to see your reviews on sweet beers that you love! Always on the look out for those ;) I'll avoid this. Thanks, Paul! :)
March 14, 2010
There's always Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout which is so delicious it seems almost sinful. Plus I can recommend any number of wheat bears with the sweetness of that citrus flavour that I just love ... Rickard's White, Hacker Pschorr, Blue Moon, Hefeweisse and any number of others (forgive me if I've got the spelling a little bit off).
March 14, 2010
Excellent contribution to the community....thanks for posting it! I won't be tempted to try this any time soon...where did you "enjoy" this one? :)
March 14, 2010
Just bought it on a whim from the local beer store and "enjoyed" it at home this afternoon! Won't be "enjoying" another one in the foreseeable future!
March 14, 2010
Nice review! I've never tried this, but it doesn't sound like a keeper. Though I do love caramel and would love a beer that combined that flavor.
March 14, 2010
Don't start here, Bethany. There are other sweet beers that are much more deserving of your attention and your money, LOL.
March 14, 2010
Well said! I will absolutely mind your advice!:) Thanks for sharing your experience and making sure the rest of use don't make the same mistake!
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