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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 507   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.


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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


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aumentm (325) - 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 (166) - 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 (898) - 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 (246) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
trapped (1139) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow with very small foamy white head, yeast aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish doughy taste, abrupt finish. Very generic lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pnigro (12) - COSTA RICA - MAR 14, 2015
The most popular beer in Costa Rica. I prefer Pilsen but this one is all right. It goes well with food. Refreshing. Better than many widely distributed beers around the world.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle->shaker. Straw with small white head. A: lager grains and malt, wet grass. T: same, but more subdued and therefore more tolerable. Not terrible.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Kolor - żółty, klarowny. Piana - drobna, średnio wysoka, nie trwała. Zapach - delikatny słodowo-chmielowy. Smak - średni słód, lekki chmiel, nuta kukurydziana lekka, lekka słodycz i goryczka. Zaliczone. Poprawne ale tylko w tropikach.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdg (102) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Golden color, clear; white head - aroma of corn, simple syrup, bread, some hints of hay - taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter - light to medium body, rather oily or creamy texture, soft carbonation - grainy, slightly sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Wasn’t expecting much, just needed to tick Costa Rica off of the list. Typical tropical pale lager, light bodied. Would be refreshing if it were a hot day. Didnt taste bad, clean finish.


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