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

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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   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.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
simon4 (12) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
Costa Ricaanse pils. Mocht iets bitterder. Zwak voorkomen en lichte kleur. Verfrissend.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4975) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. A standard caribbean lager; straw with a thin white head; moderate carbonation; a corn syrup aroma and taste; and a touch of lime juice and grassy hops to finish. Not bad, but not exciting either.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle enjoyed in Costa Rica. Corn, grainy aromas. Crisp yet dry, grainy, slight grass, and pils malts in the flavors. Not all that much different than your typical lagers from the States, but very easy drinking and enjoyable during my time in Costa Rica. My favorite of the 3 main beers I saw frequently in Costa Rica - Imperial, Bavaria, and Pilsen.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (41) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Tasted this for the first time ~ 1992 during a trip to Costa Rica. It has a nice pale amber color and aroma. It is similar to some American Pilsner beers but with a much smoother taste. There was little or no aftertaste. Very enjoyable. I did some research and found that it was only imported to several states, CA, FL, TX. Just by luck I found it in a local beer distributor in PA around Nov 2012. It tasted that same as I remembered it. Not the best beer I’ve ever had but at the price of ~$25 a case it was worth it.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lore (1373) - 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 (2026) - 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 (6131) - 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 (3232) - 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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sigmund (5571) - 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.


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