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

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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   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.


1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 28, 2008
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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2008
bottle, pours a clear beer with no head. Aroma is corn. Flavor is a very weak pale lager. watered down. But its cool because its from Costa Rica

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3720) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Honestly just tallying up a beer from Costa Rica. Better than expected though Probably an average pae lager all the way around but refreshing in warm weather and more taste than the normal yellow, fizzy water.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 13, 2008
Appearance: pale yellow color. Lithe head of white color and without persistency. Aroma: mainly of adjunct grains. Maybe some lemon-skin notes. Light pellet hops. Flavor: dominated for the adjuncts. Mineralized touches and a slight dryness. Palate: light body and watery texture. Medium to high carbonation. Remark: very bad beer, totally insipid. I can’t finish this beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottled. pale gold body with a lightly off white head. the aroma was rich with some butter and strange corn. The taste was lightly bready with plenty of corn. There was also some old celery. Pretty bad.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Can. Poured a clear yellow with a small white head. Grainy aroma with a mild sweetness. Sweet malt flavor with notes of toast, honey and old cut grass. Light body with a long mild bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4781) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2008
12 oz. Clear pale gold with a small lasting spit of a head. Aroma is honey and spicy grain. Flavor is a nice balance: honey and grain with a crisp peppery-cardboard and grass finish. Light body is watery and finishes dry.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
scottw86 (1159) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Poured a clear yellow. Aromas of rice and some hops. Taste was mostly of rice, with some nice lager flavors. It was pretty smooth overall.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Initial pour produced instant disappointment with a clear yellow body, with large bubbles of carbonation (like a soda), topped by a non-existent head. Not much nose, some hops, though not much else (my wife likened it to a Miller product.) Flavor falls a little flat, though not too bad: mild bitterness, with minimal mouthfeel. Other than a fair balance between the hops and malt (balanced too well in my opinion, taking away from it’s character) there is nothing striking about this beer. Overall, for what it is, it’s not bad: Drinkable, well-balanced, minimal aftertaste. Certainly not a beer built to impress, but to be consumed.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale gold color. Small, bubbly white head. Aroma of white rice. No hop bitterness, all bready malts.


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