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


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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
indrekr (407) - ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
Appearance: golden-pale, clear, foam not existing. Aroma: bread, straws. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: light body, thin feel, creamy, lively, astringent, abrupt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2016 Clear golden with minimal white head. Aroma of hay, straw. Tastes same, medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, creamy feel, average carb

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SinH4 (3188) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. Clear near-transparent yellow color with white head. Aroma is very neutral, a bit of corn, but hardly anything there. Taste is sweet, corn,. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Just alright, neutral.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
wombat23 (766) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Shared bottle. Clear straw, white head. Aroma and taste is that of a typical macro lager. Mild all around with a little bit of skunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Aroma: typical bready pale lager aroma; Appearance: clear pale straw with thin white head that hangs around; Taste: follows nose with additional sweet apple juice flavor; Palate: light bodied with short finish; Overall: could be worse, but definitely only drinking this for the Costa Rica tick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Can pour, half a finger head. Basic AAL smell and flavor. Overall, I liked this beer. I could drink this all day long. Reminds me of Pabst a little bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
climberbob (450) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle bought in US. Golden w a decent head that does not last. Mild aroma and mild inoffensive taste. Not as bland as I would have expected. Hot weather quaffer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tcon25 (661) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle pour, thanks Andrew for sharing this one. Yellow piss color pour, aroma is flat and smells like pizza. Tast is of a water is flavor. All and all....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewje41 (2961) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2016
12 oz bottle poured. Huge thanks to my Dad for thinking of me while in Costa Rica! and every other travel destination. Pours a clear apple juice color with no head or lacing. Really odd grain nose here. Skunky i suppose, but different. Flavor is really watery over straw grain. Too watery to have a super offputting flavor profile. Fun try, but a beer that would be probably be enjoyable in Costa Rica, and that’s about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
voyageurmike (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Pale yellow medium body moderately carbonated lager without much to commend it. Mild grassy hops taste with a brief finish.

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