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


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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Tasted this for the first time ~ 1992 during a trip to Costa Rica. It has a nice pale amber color and aroma. It is similar to some American Pilsner beers but with a much smoother taste. There was little or no aftertaste. Very enjoyable. I did some research and found that it was only imported to several states, CA, FL, TX. Just by luck I found it in a local beer distributor in PA around Nov 2012. It tasted that same as I remembered it. Not the best beer I’ve ever had but at the price of ~$25 a case it was worth it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lore (1656) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2014
Pale yellow colour, minimal white head; aroma of corn, carsboard sourish notes and some bread; taste of corny-malty sweetness and sourness; not good at all

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Golden body with a white head that had some retention. Aroma was of corn and a generic sweetness, mild notes of wonder bread. Flavor was mostly corn, some sweetness to it and a weird medicine like after taste. Light palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matlev76 (11) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Nothing special, but it was kinda refreshing cause it was hot outside when i enjoyed it. Whats the deal with the brown bottle though, i mean every other cerveza goes with the classic clear bottle to add that extra flavor of ass. This brew is trying to cheat or something, but i am not having it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
gunnar (6918) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
RBHD tasting. Pours clear straw, no head. No aroma either. Taste is dry, light Alca Seltzer, medicinal sweetness as well, wrong medicine for me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Fra prøveflaske, rester etter RBHD-samling på Askje 18.11.14: klar lys gylden uten skum. Kvalmende søtladen humlesmak. Aroma kjenner jeg overhode ikke (noe skal man jo være glad for)t. Vandig og heldigvis nesten uten ettersmak. Good grief.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. ABV is 4.6%. Golden colour, low white head. Dusty, grainy and slightly sweetish unappealing aroma. Bland flavour, dusty notes, mminimal bitterness, extremely boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Small shared bottle during RBHD geocatching session. Clear pale sparkling golden body with a white rim. Sugary nose with notes of cardboard. Light hay, sugar and wet cardboard. Light bodied and watery. Sharpish carboantion.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen2 (2200) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Askje 18.11.14. Very pale and clear yellow. Small and diminishing white head. Syrup in aroma. Short aftertastaste, but artificial sweeteners is lingering on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to CH-303. Clear gold color. Thinest head ever. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma is malty and water.

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