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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle at some Mexican food place. Didn’t get a glass for it, so can’t attest to the color. Aroma was similar to the aroma which was heavy on the corn and grain, but not a lot of funk. For the style it was about average.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Don’t see much to like about this one. The appearance is the lightest and clearest of just about any beer i’ve had. It reminds me much of seltzer water with a bit of kolsch added. Not very sweet, not much flavor. There is some okay pepperiness to it though and nothing really offensive. Still why even bother?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Obvious Spanish type brew. Yet, a very solid one. Refreshing and very drinkable. I will buy more of these.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 12 oz bottle. Body is light yellow. Aroma is ’sss’ - standard spanish skunk. The taste is rather smooth. Not a bad pale lager, Thanks Costa Rica ;) .

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2007
bottle. Clear straw colored. active carbonation. Aroma is lightly grainy, with some corn and cooked cabbage. Taste is watery and bland, with some adjunct and cooked corn (dms). Ugh.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2007
It takes much like corona or other south of the border beers, very cheap and tastes pretty good. I highly recommened getting drunk in costa rica with this stuff, its only a buck a bottle.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12oz Bottle: Light golden color, no head on the pour. Barely comes alive on the swirl. Very light malt in the aroma, slight yeast & very light lemon. Seems pretty crisp on the first sip, nice carbonation, has a bit of tang to it. Alright, I guess.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
12oz bottle...wow, this beer comes with a flotation device...light golden color, the off-white head appears on the swirl, then gone....aroma is sweet and sour, lightly malted...almost like a corona, but richer, fuller...sour taste, thin body eh, bleh, not for me

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cwanek23 (3) - ocean city, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2007 does not count
a bit of an after taste. ok for central america beer

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeremytoni (3017) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
From a bottle poured clear golden with a fair amount of head. Flavor was almost sweet but decent.


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