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

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common

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RATINGS: 478   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.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ffaoe (237) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
very faint aroma. golden and clear with little head. almost no flavor at all and very watery

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Corn, hay, slightly sweet, watery. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Sweet corn, watery. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- As with any pale lager, there isn’t much to talk about. This one isn’t horrible. Slightly sweet and thankfully not skunky or metallic flavors. I think that in itself is a win.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badpuppy69 (220) - orange, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Out of a bottle. Looks clear probably light yellow. Aroma is slight corn syrup nothing else detectabe Taste follows the Aroma perfect. Typical lager not much flavor but very dtinkable. Better than most lagers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle pours yellow gold with white head. A: corn, sweet malt, caramel, light candied fruit. T: Apple, fruit, caramel, sweet finish with a light body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured from 12 oz can into schooner glass. Appearance: pours a sudsy white head which rapidly recedes with some lacing remaining. Color is a pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: mild aroma of lightly toasted malt and a bit of lemon. Mouthfeel: light and crisp, slightly papery, with a pleasant finish. Flavor: corn sweetness, white bread, with a mild hop bit in the finish. Overall: a very pleasant light lager. F

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Fizzy yellow beer with grassy aroma, and straw/vegetable lightly bitter flavors. Easy drinker, light bodied. Tropical lawn mower beer. $3 everyday bottle special @ Miller’s Ale House.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Run of the mill beer not much of a taste. drinkable but wouldn’t go out of my way to find one. slightly sweet tasting not much of a hop or malt taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jesperhammer (2892) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
06-MAY-2014, bottle @appartment in Washington DC, coutesy of Jose and Marce. Thx:-) Pale golden with a low white head. Weak straw aroma. Sweet. Taste is sweet straw. Very little hops. Touch of vegetables but not too overpowering. Just out of the fridge it is refreshing. Thin body and soft carbonation. OK.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (3805) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear golden colourwith average, frothy to macropore, rapidly diminishing, white head. Grainy, wet strawy, slightly doughy and bready aroma. Taste is bitter hoppy, malt spicy, slightly grainy and strawy.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3768) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Docked in Puntarenus, Costa Rica on 29th March 2014: Imperial seemed to be the most popular beer on the tables of the corner bar we wandered into after taking in the craft market stalls set up for us. 350ml bottle, asked for glasses. Usual lager look, golden, bright and clean: usual almost odourless lager: typical thirst quenching lager with very little actual taste. Crisp enough but nothing special about it in the huge lager market out there.


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