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


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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cracknometal (1) - COSTA RICA - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Great beer !!! Excellent body, nice taste, caramel colour, soft alcohol percentage and best NOT hangover result !!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redzman000 (7) - - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
It is my first day on this website, and though I do not review anything online, especially beers, I am being to see a bias towards ales. These guys with 500+ reviews only like one type of beer and dismiss anything else. Well, that’s misleading to fans of lagers. This is an excellent lager with a great crisp finish. NO LIME.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrishjz (1) - USA - JUN 11, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 hey...if this beer is enjoyed by 75% of the TICOS, i think its worth trying it. Specially during the summer month with some BOQUITAS (snacks).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AserHapi (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011 does not count
My favourite beer in the country. A strong reminder of similar North American beers but in a good beer. Much better than anything else in the Costa Rican market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TravelByBob (15) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Enjoyed this beer during my recent adventure through Costa Rica. The beer pours nice and has a nice smooth taste. Maintains a little bit of head. Very refreshing beer on a hot, high humidity day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
thanks Mark D ...This was bought back from Costa just 4 me, yes, i finally got it!!! Pours a medium yellow, with a decent head, nice lacing too! OK sweet flavour, nothing special but amazily smooth and crisp..has a good bitterness level to it, balanced! Not a crap pale lager from the americas, this is a solid brew that will bring added enjoyment on .... 1.a beach 2.a jungle 3.during a soccer game ........take 1 guess where i enjoyed mine?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Good beer, although it is a little corny. I like some lager beers in Central Americ,a but they are a little "heavy".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2002
A descent cervez from the islands. Nothing special, but it was kinda refreshing cause it was hot outside when i enjoyed it. Whats the deal with the brown bottle though, i mean every other cerveza goes with the classic clear bottle to add that extra flavor of ass. This brew is trying to cheat or something, but i am not having it. I accounted for the expected ass flavor that it would have if it were in the correct bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Much better than expected. 12oz bottle, 4.6%ABV. Clear, deep, golden yellow; huge white fluffy head. Aroma of sweet malts and grains, with a hint of corn. Heavy lager flavor of malts balanced very well with a mild, grassy hop flavor. Light bodied, full flavored. A Pleasant Tropical Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Nicer than the same brewer’s "Pilsen", this has a nice golden colour and a fairly carbonated head. Taste was lightly hopped, clean, and smooth. A refreshing beer, most useful for cooling off in the centre of a Costa Rican banana plantation in their rain forest. So bloody humid that my fingers were swollen.

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