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Cerveza Imperial (Costa Rica)

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Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Costa Ricans have been enjoying this beer since 1924. Imperial is created from a balanced formula combining malts, grains and hops, without a pronounced overtone in its taste. It is what is known as a “centralized” beer. Adapted to a warm and spring-like climate, Imperial is Florida’s most popular and widely accepted beer, both nationally and internationally, and has thus become the favorite beer of Costa Rica.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lore (1177) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2014
Pale yellow colour, minimal white head; aroma of corn, carsboard sourish notes and some bread; taste of corny-malty sweetness and sourness; not good at all

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crazyvin (1978) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Golden body with a white head that had some retention. Aroma was of corn and a generic sweetness, mild notes of wonder bread. Flavor was mostly corn, some sweetness to it and a weird medicine like after taste. Light palate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Nothing special, but it was kinda refreshing cause it was hot outside when i enjoyed it. Whats the deal with the brown bottle though, i mean every other cerveza goes with the classic clear bottle to add that extra flavor of ass. This brew is trying to cheat or something, but i am not having it.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
gunnar (5607) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
RBHD tasting. Pours clear straw, no head. No aroma either. Taste is dry, light Alca Seltzer, medicinal sweetness as well, wrong medicine for me.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Fra prøveflaske, rester etter RBHD-samling på Askje 18.11.14: klar lys gylden uten skum. Kvalmende søtladen humlesmak. Aroma kjenner jeg overhode ikke (noe skal man jo være glad for)t. Vandig og heldigvis nesten uten ettersmak. Good grief.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. ABV is 4.6%. Golden colour, low white head. Dusty, grainy and slightly sweetish unappealing aroma. Bland flavour, dusty notes, mminimal bitterness, extremely boring.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Small shared bottle during RBHD geocatching session. Clear pale sparkling golden body with a white rim. Sugary nose with notes of cardboard. Light hay, sugar and wet cardboard. Light bodied and watery. Sharpish carboantion.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen2 (1164) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Askje 18.11.14. Very pale and clear yellow. Small and diminishing white head. Syrup in aroma. Short aftertastaste, but artificial sweeteners is lingering on.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to CH-303. Clear gold color. Thinest head ever. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma is malty and water.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: a deep yellow color with a thin head. Aroma: typical aroma of a lager beer. Tastes like corn, medium bitterness and some grains. Not as watery and bad as I expected.


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