RateBeer
overall
4
42
style
Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.


Grovlam's rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle enjoyed in Costa Rica. Average light bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear light pale yellow color. Aroma of light grass, hint of malt, light dry and light feel of metallic notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Light dry and bitter finish.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
climberbob (406) - 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

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tcon25 (546) - 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....

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewje41 (2727) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
voyageurmike (246) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Eighty6 (20) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Tried to find use for it as it wasn’t good for drinking. Chicken marinade? Tried it, needed loads of spices to hide the flat corny flavor. Nothing that fire won’t fix? Wrong, chicken flavor was astringent from prolonged exposure this beer. Reset the ratings for this beer. Even for the style it is not good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pbenalca (1) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2016 does not count
Pleasantly surprised. A terrific beer, not too strong, not too light. One of my favorite Central American beers.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sinfull (1380) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pale , yellow color. Thin , weak head . Aroma of malt , hay and wet cardboard . Sweet, malty taste with empty finish. Poor.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mzaar (2711) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2016
Flaska. Klar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum som snart sjunker undan. Säd, vitpeppar och kartong i näsan. Smakinslag av säd, mineraler och majs. Lätt beska, tunn kropp.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eructoblaster (3757) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Can - 350ml. Pale blond body with heavy carbonation and a thin, fading, white foamy head. Fresh, light malty/hoppy aroma with grassy and corny hints. Its thin malty/hoppy taste carries herbal, flowery, and metallic notes. Ends with a short herbal finish. Classic Latin American thirst quencher.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackBeerPG (275) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Taste: mild hop and thin for the most part, some sweet notes do come out. Not much nose. Gold, clear in appearance, with a foamy head. Lite body go better on a hot day.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 54


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50