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


on tap

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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TXBadger (1624) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean. Very one dimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Yellowish golden colour, small whie head. Aroma is grains, some mild rubber as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is very similar. Not all too attacking and actually quite ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a clear golden colour with a small head. Aroma of wet cardboard, grains and wet earth. Flavour is very grainy with some bready notes, grains, strong cardboardy notes and some mild bitterness. Light bodied and high carbonation. Dry malty finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours pale yellow with a foamy head. Aroma of bready malts, starch, hints of metallic notes. Taste is starchy, watery and stuffy with some hints of metallic notes. Finish is watery and starchy. Quite bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olio (6690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours very pale clear golden color with no head. Hay and starch on the aroma, some corn also. Corn and hay on the flavor also, nothing else actually. Bland and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ
Aroma has cardboard and some grainy tones and some grainy tones. Flavour has grainy malt and hints of corn. Quite straightforward but still rather clean pale lager. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinking_77 (47) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Review: Bottle of Imperial Pale Lager, 4.60%ABV An interesting lager from Costa Rica, Imperial, a very pleasant refreshing light lager. Appearance was a crystal clear, pale golden straw colour, what a normal looking lager should look like. When pouring a small frothy white appeared that dissipated relatively fast with some lacing remaining. Sweet aroma of lightly toasted malt with corn. Smell was great, very enticing. Similar to the smell, there is a slightly bitter grassy flavour of a creamy aftertaste of dry corn sweetness, that leaves a dry feeling in the mouth Overall, Imperial Beer is a standard, good lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
very faint aroma. golden and clear with little head. almost no flavor at all and very watery

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (595) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badpuppy69 (278) - 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.

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