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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a pale clear gold with a white head. Bready nose. Flavors of grain. Smooth finish. Quite drinkable on a warm day.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
(bottle) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of bread; balanced, inoffensive flavour with a very light bitter finish; typical of the style

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
This is a run of the mill beer that is not special but is tasty on a regular basis. It is a nice mix.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabah (217) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
een to Costa Rica 3 times, so this is the beer I mainly drink there. Haven’t been there for about 9 years now, so this is based on old memories....maybe the beer has changed slightly but I doubt it. I was also told that they are/were owned by Heineken, so a lot of bars down there also carried Heiny (for about the same price too), so then I started switching it up with Heiny instead. Reminded me sort of a cross between Corona and Heiny (although I think I like them both slightly better). A bit more pale and not as golden as them. Still, a pretty smooth lager. Good for right after a swim in a salty beach in the Pacific. Noticed that they carry Imperial here at my local beer store, but I don’t know why anyone would buy it here with a ton of microbrews surrounding.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at "Pulled-pork-tasting" at tderoeck's place. Thanks tderoeck for bringing the bottle! Yeast, metallic, average, no obvious flaws.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Manslow (384) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Butelka wypite w 2009r Kostaryka. Butelka. Kolor jasnozłoty, klarowne. Nagazowanie słabe.Smak wytrawny, lekko chmielowy nie powala.Aromat lekkie cytrusy.Typowy pils z regionu Mezoameryki.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
trapped (1428) - New York, TURKEY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow with very small foamy white head, yeast aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish doughy taste, abrupt finish. Very generic lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pnigro (15) - COSTA RICA - MAR 14, 2015
The most popular beer in Costa Rica. I prefer Pilsen but this one is all right. It goes well with food. Refreshing. Better than many widely distributed beers around the world.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle->shaker. Straw with small white head. A: lager grains and malt, wet grass. T: same, but more subdued and therefore more tolerable. Not terrible.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sibarh (153) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Kolor - żółty, klarowny. Piana - drobna, średnio wysoka, nie trwała. Zapach - delikatny słodowo-chmielowy. Smak - średni słód, lekki chmiel, nuta kukurydziana lekka, lekka słodycz i goryczka. Zaliczone. Poprawne ale tylko w tropikach.


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