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


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RATINGS: 544   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mosty diminishing head. Light, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light corn and faint metal. Body is light, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light corn. Finish is short. Malty and lightly sweetish with light corn and light metal, faintt alcohol. No hoppyness. tastes very cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3179) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is light grain, light body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is light malt and light grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (255) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Easy drinking beer. While there’s absolutely nothing that stands out, Imperial doesn’t offend and is fine for a hot day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
27/IV/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ my country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting - BB: 30/V/15 (2015-537) Thanks to CH-303 for the trade!

Clear pale straw yellow beer, creamy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, some card board, corn, hay. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: sugary, very sweet, malty, corn syrup, slightly bitter. That’s about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nisse666 (6301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine Tampa cons 2015-05-11 Spring Hill AR: dry artificial sweetnees, tinned corn AP: pale yellow, wee head F: artificial sweetnees, dry, cardboardbox

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a pale clear gold with a white head. Bready nose. Flavors of grain. Smooth finish. Quite drinkable on a warm day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thorongil2 (2423) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
(bottle) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of bread; balanced, inoffensive flavour with a very light bitter finish; typical of the style

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
This is a run of the mill beer that is not special but is tasty on a regular basis. It is a nice mix.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabah (394) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
een to Costa Rica 3 times, so this is the beer I mainly drink there. Haven’t been there for about 9 years now, so this is based on old memories....maybe the beer has changed slightly but I doubt it. I was also told that they are/were owned by Heineken, so a lot of bars down there also carried Heiny (for about the same price too), so then I started switching it up with Heiny instead. Reminded me sort of a cross between Corona and Heiny (although I think I like them both slightly better). A bit more pale and not as golden as them. Still, a pretty smooth lager. Good for right after a swim in a salty beach in the Pacific. Noticed that they carry Imperial here at my local beer store, but I don’t know why anyone would buy it here with a ton of microbrews surrounding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1918) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at "Pulled-pork-tasting" at tderoeck's place. Thanks tderoeck for bringing the bottle! Yeast, metallic, average, no obvious flaws.

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