Cornfield (5348) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks okay, golden yellow with a foamy, bubbly white head. The aroma is faint, sweet bready malt with a light grassy bitterness. Seems to be better than 50% malt in the taste, although the corny metallica shines through near the end. The finish features sweet malt, a mild earthiness, and zinc.
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haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Jeremy for bringing this beer back from Costa Rica! Pours a deep, dark golden color with a thick white head. Strong aroma. Heavy on the malt, as well as in the taste. Sense of hops. Finishes off well. I believe this beer is deserving of a better ranking.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
light sweet malty aroma. Pale yellow clour with thin, quickly disappearing head. Flavour is faint grassiness and watery. Standard Central American lager.
1FastSTi (3272) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a can. Per Kevin! Country++. This beer pours to a yellow urine color with a oily white head. The aroma is a huge floral hoppyness and bready. Doesn’t smell half bad. The flavor is very grainy and lightly hoppy. The palate is inoffensive.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A can shared by Kevin. Fizzy yellow body, white head. Wet, sweet cardboard aroma. Stale husky grain flavor with a tart sour corn element. Crap.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poor aroma, it reminds me of stale urine. Bright, pale, golden hue, with little head, also like urine. Weak, non-descript flavor. Light body, with medium carbonation. Overall, it seems on par with what you would find at any bar (in Costa Rica, of course).
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear goldish yellow. Fluffy white head. Nasty aroma. Sweet and stale pez. Papery taste. A little sweet. Fizzy and blah.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
clearish yellowish color tall foamy white head. Smells terrible. A bit dank bad grain stale .. bad. God I hope this tastes cold. Blah plain palate. Tastes of stale wheat and barley stank. icky ishy nast.. like wet dog hair and cardboard.
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AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely pale yellow in color. Diminishing white head. Very sweet grassy lager aroma. Has a sweet bready flavor but zero aftertaste. Smooth and light. My girlfriend brought me back a 40 from Costa Rica. I can see how this would be a very popular beer in that hot/humid climate. She told me that they actually serve this beer over ice down there.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank many of these while in Costa Rica and must say in that heat and humidity a very cold Imperial is refreshing and that is its best feature. Drank mostly bottles, pours a light straw yellow with a small frothy white head, little aroma perhaps some grains and possibly a strain of wild grass. Not much flavor, a very light hop with a light honey/syrup sweetness. Texture is watery but relatively clean with a short finish. Does not offend except for lack of taste. Refreshing, but I tired of this beer after two days and desperately wanted something else.