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

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common

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RATINGS: 446   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Draft 10/271/3 (RIU Palace-Costa Rica)-Pours golden with a decent white head. Aroma of corn and hay. Taste was disgusting. Did not care for.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (2303) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from MBM. Honey gold with a short lived white head. Aroma is grainy malt. Flavour is similar with a little hop bitterness in the finish. Not the worst pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Enjoyed many of these in Costa Rica in April 2013. For a mass produced resort country beer it's actually not terrible. Also has a decent logo and label that links to the German heritage of the country. Coincidentally since I got back I have started to see the beer for sale in the US. I will buy at least 1 6-pak per year in the summer for sentimental reasons. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (590) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Not a bad brew for a mass produced brew. Poor lacing and nobody but an overall decent brew. Good brew overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
vipinvelp (1889) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Clear darker yellow with no foam head present. Aroma is that of cheap mass produced pale ale, and so is taste. Can imagine this tastes great when laying on a white sandy beach though. But helas, I am in Houston. (Houston 201310)

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale straw with small white head. Clear aroma of yeast and booze with notes of hops. Ditto taste. Watery and grainy. Boring.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
the most commonly found beer in CR. had plenty of these. pours a very pale yellow with big white head. aroma is of grass and hops. not much taste and much like many lagers, is only good ice cold on a hot day.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
From notes: poured clear, golden straw color with a 1-finger white head. Light aroma: citrusy and grassy, a touch skunky. Body is light and watery. Finish is brief and lightly dry. Grassy flavor with some lemon underneath. A touch skunky up front.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_511 (157) - - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma of corn and bread. Pours a straw-gold color with a medium head and moderate retention. Tastes of cereal with no noticable hop flavor, a slight hop bitterness in the finish. A good quality, middle of the road light premium american pilsner style.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Enjoyed with my Costa Rican friend! Smells like sugar and creamed corn. Taste is nearly as sweet: crisp, medium body accented by corn sugar at every sip. Another overly sweet, blah adjunct lager.


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