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


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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 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
More substantial than most Mexican beers. Clear yellow with a white head. Still corny and sugary, but actually has a grassy hop-like flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
I am Costa Rican and I know that they have better beers but this the working mans cerveza. It’s a very natural crisp clean taste imported from a beautiful country.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Recently, at a particularly poor beer tasting offered by a local store, I scanned their cooler for some awful beer that they had on hand, just to up the ante. This was another one of them. Pale yellow, almost colorless. The aroma was of stale water. Vile in the mouth. The flavor was almost completely absent, mercifully.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This is known in the highly technical language of the true beer aficionado as a "centralized" beer, containing as it does BOTH malts AND grains, in addition to something called Hops. Now, hearing that, one might become concerned that this beer might have a pronounced overtone in it’s taste. I assure you, however, that nothing could be further from the truth. For these and many other reasons, this beer has become not only Florida’s most popular beer, but it’s most widely accepted beer as well, both nationally and internationally...which has resulted, in some strange way, in it’s becoming the favorite beer of Costa Rica. Thank you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clemente21 (4) - USA - AUG 5, 2007 does not count
Better than giiven credit for. Good beer for a hot day at the beach. Crisp. Found it at Colliers Cape May New Jersey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Very pale gold color. Light flavor. OK session beer. Bought a single from Duluth Package Store and won’t be getting another one. Comparable to Tona, Victoria, and Brahva.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Light hoppy nose - grassy hop. Pale gold color with a decent white head. Thin to moderate body. Slightly fizzy, but gentle, carbonation. Starts lightly sweet with something like floral or grassy hop. The finish is dryish, the balance of bitter is slightly lacking. Decent aftertaste. Better than very many southern pale lagers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Saw this at the local store, apparently has a surfer following, thus its placement at the Jersey Shore. Anyway it pours fizzy and light straw color. Slight hop which is a lot more than any hops usually found in this type of beer. Better than Corona, but thats not really saying all that much.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Pale blond color. Very light aroma of cereals. Light sweetness, light cereals, no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrishjz (1) - USA - JUN 11, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 hey...if this beer is enjoyed by 75% of the TICOS, i think its worth trying it. Specially during the summer month with some BOQUITAS (snacks).

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