solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Better than the other imperial and most Costa Rican beers. Granted this was like my eighth trashy lager of the night and I wasn’t in the position to be a good judge of beer, but this seemed better than the rest.
chinchill (1392) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Fresh (in Jan. 2011) according to date on label. Pours clear and golden, with medium/light carbonation and a thin and short-lived white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring.
Light aroma and flavor, but more like a standard macro-brewery lager than a light beer. Body closer to medium. Flavor of grains and light hops.
Should be a refreshing summer drink, but not a recommendable beer.
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a big foamy head and lots of lacing. Sweet aroma, of yeast, malt, citrus hops, and sugar. Taste is crisp and mild, of yeast, malt, and a bit of bittersweet hops. Lingering light crispness. Refreshing and not bad.
mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The pour: light straw-yellow, thin white head. Quite still after a few seconds. The aroma: hard to place, slightly hoppy as far as Tico beers go. A bit of a dusty note and some malts. The taste: medium bodied with a bit of acidity - very similar to Corona. Bitterness is pretty mellow throughout. The verdict: Overall, I enjoy the original Imperial.
Oscbert (974) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear bottle from Costa Rica.
~LIght skunkiness, corn, light malt, spicy hop aroma.
~Pours clear golden with long lasting creamy white head.
~Sweet malty corn flavor with light spicy hops.
~light medium bodied, high CO2, quick corny finish.
~It is what its meant to be. Easy to drink and great for hot days.
Arve_Christian (2751) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bought can in Costa Rica
Light golden color
Light body, complexity & intensity of taste
I preferred the regular Imperial
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
can. clear pale yellow. mild ammonia and pee and corn syrup nose is sweet. dusty and powdery and chemical-like but all mild. has a pale neutral flavor. watery. typical.
Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet fruity grainy aroma a grainy sweet little fruity wattery taste with a sweet little bitter finish
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the former Foam Depot, Galveston, TX.
Pours an average gold with a nose of sweet and malty corn and grassy hops. Flavor is artificially sweetened corn cereal and a touch of flour. Average mouthfeel. Typical Latin beer.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 15, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear bottle...must have a shelf life of one week. WTF. Even more pale and lackluster than the Imperial light...Corn, Sweet Corn, Stale corn finish.