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

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RATINGS: 537   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
This must not be a very popular beer because I had to create not only the beer, but the brewery on here. It’s basically an American Pale Lager with a Latin twist. It’s really not as bad as you might expect. It has a decent flavor and is a nice change from Budweiser, Miller, and even Corona. First rated July 14th, 2013.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2013 Total Score: 2.2
Just another foreign Lager / Pale Lager, but it’s still cool to drink a beer from Costa Rica.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
voyageurmike (220) - 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 (19) - 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 (1326) - 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 (2600) - 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 (3640) - 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 (242) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Docavey (42) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Had this from the bottle. A popular choice in Latin America. Clear golden color. Good bubbles. Light but some well balanced malt and hops with a good finish. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DandyWolfFloyd (991) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma - grassy hops dominate. Appearance - body is a pale yellow, with good nucleation. The head is about 1 1/4". Some lacing. Taste - grassy hops and hay-like malt. Palate - light body, somewhat lean texture, carbonation is lively, finish has a little grassy bitters.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1503) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear carbonated light yellow color, small short lived white head. Sweet grain aroma. Medium body with a slight tang and grain flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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