bpreo (2347) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
sinfull (1313) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale , yellow color. Thin , weak head . Aroma of malt , hay and wet cardboard . Sweet, malty taste with empty finish. Poor.
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Eructoblaster (3605) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
BlackBeerPG (199) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Docavey (41) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
DandyWolfFloyd (978) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
mike5326 (1498) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
mike67 (1037) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and pale malt. Body is light and crisp. Pale malt and some hops combine on the palate. Finish is short, barely noticeable. Standard macro crap.
jsquire (4039) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color with a quickly disappearing fizzy white head. Nose of corn and tin can, even though it came out of a bottle. Relatively clean and crisp international lager. Some white sugar sweetness, light toast, a bit of corn, and a bit of grass in the finish. Water is a big part of the flavor. Interchangeable macro lager.
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve drank so many generic pale lagers from all over the world, I never really expect them to be more than tolerable. But in the case of Cerveza Imperial, a pale lager for a Costa Rican brewery, it’s actually pretty decent. It’s sweeter, cleaner-tasting and easier to drink than the average adjunct lager from the average country. Not that it’s world class, though; it’s just better than most of its class, otherwise it’s an average pale lager.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tumbler glass. It had an expiration date of 4/30/16 and cost $1.79 ($0.15 per ounce).
Appearance: Dark golden hue with a crystal clarity and carbonation always visible. Pours to a thumb-width, white, foamy head which retains and laces pretty well.
Smell: A slight skunky scent; otherwise mildly sweet light grain aroma. No hops. No apparent adjuncts or flaws.
Taste: I went into this beer expecting the worse, but was pleasantly surprised to find it not only drinkable – but actually flavorful. The first thing I noticed was how sweet the palette is. There’s probably sugar added to the brew to create for this affect, or possibly some kind of natural flavor additive. It’s not quite as distinctive and chewy as that of a true pilsner, but it’s so much cleaner than a generic adjunct lager. There doesn’t appear to be corn in the brew, though rice might be used (which would explain the sweetness). I detect a sweet honey flavor on the backend and just a faint bite of floral/spicy hops. I wish more macro lagers tasted this good.
Drinkability: The mouthfeel is a little thicker and softer than I expected. While plenty carbonated, it is not spastically so. Light crispness throughout with a clean aftertaste. Somewhat refreshing while in the mouth. At only 4.6% ABV, Cerveza Imperial is arguably sessionable - considering the country of origin and their target demographic – it’s probably meant to be.