MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
clearish yellowish color tall foamy white head. Smells terrible. A bit dank bad grain stale .. bad. God I hope this tastes cold. Blah plain palate. Tastes of stale wheat and barley stank. icky ishy nast.. like wet dog hair and cardboard.
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AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely pale yellow in color. Diminishing white head. Very sweet grassy lager aroma. Has a sweet bready flavor but zero aftertaste. Smooth and light. My girlfriend brought me back a 40 from Costa Rica. I can see how this would be a very popular beer in that hot/humid climate. She told me that they actually serve this beer over ice down there.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank many of these while in Costa Rica and must say in that heat and humidity a very cold Imperial is refreshing and that is its best feature. Drank mostly bottles, pours a light straw yellow with a small frothy white head, little aroma perhaps some grains and possibly a strain of wild grass. Not much flavor, a very light hop with a light honey/syrup sweetness. Texture is watery but relatively clean with a short finish. Does not offend except for lack of taste. Refreshing, but I tired of this beer after two days and desperately wanted something else.
ghawener (1430) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 12, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Part of Heinekens local beers, not very imperial. Nothing special about this one, traces of hops, some bitterness, but overall your average commercial brew.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear straw appearance. Mellow grainy aroma, mild bready malt. Light palate, not much flavor, but nothing offensive, fairly dry, very mild bitterness.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tired this on a trip to Costa Rica when I was young. Ther was nothing better than a nice cold beer after a long hike in the rainforest.
I was excited when It started apearing on store shelves in San Diego. Its nothing special but is a solid lager, and very drinkable. I’ll take one over a corona or a pacifico any day.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hallmark of Costa Rican culture. Go there and you’ll understand. To put it in terms for someone from the U.S., its as common as Busweiser is here, but it is distinctively better. Darker-golden body, with thick white head. Smell is strong lager. Taste is heavy malt, lager hops. The whole thing finishes nicely and deserves a better ranking in my opinion, because there is nothing offensive here.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Good beer, although it is a little corny. I like some lager beers in Central Americ,a but they are a little "heavy".
PorterPounder (4954) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Leon Pub, Tallahassee, Fl, 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden wtih a slightly bubbly white head. Aroma is slighlty grassy, yet industrial and bland. Flavor has a touch of honey, but not real pronounced. Touch of grassiness, but otherwise a bland pale lager. Slightly soapy mouthfeel. Don’t let the word Imperial lead you astray...a typical bland industrial South American lager - but not in the skunky Corona kind of way - more on the lines of an Eastern Euro blandness.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle; Poured a light yellow color with a creamy white head. Light lacing. Malty aroma, mainly hay. Light taste, maybe a slight hint of lemon. Light and watery.