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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 470   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


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jjgmd (1364) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
At the hotel, a clear horrid pour. Nose is grainy. Taste is flat, dull without any flavor, watery, in the same category as all big macro lagers. :( quaff score 3 / 10

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
zgaier (1321) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle in Guanacastle, Costa Rica. Pours a clear yellow with a white head and grainy aroma. Taste is watery and grainy, not much flavor

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hfmejias (670) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, yellow, small white head and spotty lacing on the glass. Faint aroma of grain and some hops (very faint). Taste of. Grain and yeast, some bitterness but a bit watery. Refreshing pale lager, nothing more than that.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerbaaron (1146) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pale light yellow with quickly dissipating head. Aroma gives a nod more towards the hops in comparison to many lagers. Light grass and straw. Grain. Flavor is pretty sweet. No bitterness. Fair dryness. Ok.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean. Very one dimensional.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Yellowish golden colour, small whie head. Aroma is grains, some mild rubber as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is very similar. Not all too attacking and actually quite ok.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lusikka (5993) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a clear golden colour with a small head. Aroma of wet cardboard, grains and wet earth. Flavour is very grainy with some bready notes, grains, strong cardboardy notes and some mild bitterness. Light bodied and high carbonation. Dry malty finish. Drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours pale yellow with a foamy head. Aroma of bready malts, starch, hints of metallic notes. Taste is starchy, watery and stuffy with some hints of metallic notes. Finish is watery and starchy. Quite bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olio (5895) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours very pale clear golden color with no head. Hay and starch on the aroma, some corn also. Corn and hay on the flavor also, nothing else actually. Bland and boring.
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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ
Aroma has cardboard and some grainy tones and some grainy tones. Flavour has grainy malt and hints of corn. Quite straightforward but still rather clean pale lager. Refreshing.


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