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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 513   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.


mikemccarthy's rating

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a very clear yellow with visible carbonation and a thin, white head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing. No aroma at all. Light, thin mouthfeel. Watery taste with sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2143) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (232) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tderoeck (6067) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nisse666 (4942) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thorongil2 (1599) - , 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

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aumentm (416) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabah (195) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1017) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Manslow (365) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Butelka wypite w 2009r Kostaryka. Butelka. Kolor jasnozłoty, klarowne. Nagazowanie słabe.Smak wytrawny, lekko chmielowy nie powala.Aromat lekkie cytrusy.Typowy pils z regionu Mezoameryki.


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