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

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RATINGS: 480   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - 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 (3797) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ajnepple (2219) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into a wine glass. Golden clear appearance with a decent white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of pale malts, toasted grains, a touch of hops and some off-notes. Similar flavor, pretty bland, not much going on. Light body, ample carbonation, pretty easy to drink at least. First tick from Central or South America.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Can 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Cerveza Imperial (Costa Rica) ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, vegetables, cabbage water. Body is light medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VincentDamon (332) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Petite blonde pétillante bue directement à la bouteille. Pura vida! Cette bière est douce, maltée, et n’a rien de prétentieux. Rafraîchissante. Comme bien des bières d’Amérique latine, elle demeure plutôt anonyme mais appréciée.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear straw yellow color with a thin white top and a small amount of lacing. Taste of light cereal, grassy and dry. Lively carbonation, thin watery body. Overall pretty boring.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pores golden amber with a thin white head. Smells like normal pale lager kinda sweet. Taste is kind of watery and like a normal pale lager. Slightly skunky.. Or that might just be this good dank I’m smoking :).. Or both..

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Brown bottle, 350 ml, gift from Susan Ternan (thank you!), savoured on March 27 2014; eye: golden, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of white head, light lacing; nose: skunky, adjunct; mouth: skunky, adjunct, corn, caramel, finale in corn with presence of caramel, light body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, thin, watery; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 350 ml, cadeau de Susan Ternan (merci!), savourée le 27 mars 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche, légère dentelle; nez : moufette, grain cru; bouche : moufette, grain cru, maïs, caramel, finale en maïs avec présence de caramel, corps léger, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, mince, aqueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
single bottles that are clearly recycled and reused by the markings on the bottle and deposit charged. Good for CR, ok beer not much flavor to it, slightly sweet typical of pale lagers. Good for drinking on a beach, much better than Corona as a beach beer

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Pale in the glass, watery in the beginning. The beer taste like a typical Pale Lager. A bit watery, slightly sweet, nice balance between sweetness and grains, very slightly bitter till the end.
A nice and thirst-quenching brew. --> 7/12/8/7


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