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Brewed by Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Irish Ale
Cartago, Costa Rica
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Segua Red Ale lo atrapará con su aroma, lo sorprenderá con su cuerpo y color caramelo y lo terminará con un agradable sabor a lúpulo. Esta cerveza de seguro complacerá a los paladares más exigentes. La Segua Red Ale will lure you in with its full hop nose and surprise you with it’s full body and nice caramel color. Then she will finish you off with a monstrous crisp, hoppy finish. The only beer of its kind in Costa Rica, this beer is sure to please the taste buds of the most discerning Craft Beer drinker. We challenge you to bring La Segua home and enjoy her to the bitter end!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
draft. deep chestnut brown / red body. it’s a husky and slightly toasty red malt showcase: the toasted barley is crunchy and forward, it thankfully leans to the dry side, is kept very much in balance by a mild sweetness across the middle and ample American hop bitterness and fruitiness late. well-made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tim Webb (258) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
33cl bottle transported to Europe from God’s own country by a Thirsty Pilgrim. Drinking this in Costa Rica must take you a step closer to paradise but even in the Cambridgeshire fen it kicks some butt, or rather cask. Orange-red, clear and clean, with an understated hop but barley-rich and highly drinkable. Craft beer knocks off its 55th country.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle: first beer on my trip to Costa Rica. having traveled in central America before I am shocked to see a craft beer. This has a nice hoppy bite to it but isn’t overpowering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andvicor (1) - Heredia, COSTA RICA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
Certainly a different beer to what is massively produced in CR. With its thicker hoppier taste it appeals to be the bitter beer lover in some of us. perfect match with seafood and cold nights

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kreyzeeforbeer (3) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
Ahora si..! siento una verdadera, unica y profunda cerveza y hecha en Costa Rica..? despues de probar la Segua..me recuerda mucho mis salidas nocturnas fuera del campus y visitar con las amigas nuestro pub preferido, donde la imaginacion, la presentacion se llena en cada pinta a probar de una barra de selectas cervezas artesanales (por supuesto no aqui)...Me llamo mucho la atencion del logo (al igual que Libertas), se presta para la conversacion y la tiene..aromas a masa madre (sourdough), floral, de un color profundo, efervescente. Sabor amargo, a cerveza artesanal con una espuma que merece producirla en cada sorbo con una ligera movida direccional del vaso. Simplemente no es posible de solo tomarse una...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 13, 2011
Draft: Very nice malt & hop balance could easily be an American Pale Ale. Sweetness with herbal hop taste. Food Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larce11 (5) - - SEP 11, 2011 does not count
Red Amber color with creamy head. Middle carbonation. Aroma has fruity notes that mix with caramel and hops. The flavor is good balance of sweet malt, caramel and hops with a crispy end. You can taste more of its profile as it gets a bit warmer. Thanks to the good guys of Costa Rican Craft Brewing company for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1359) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2011
The Time Out Tavern in Escazú appears to be selling the hell out of this stuff. I was told by the owner that people are just looking for something different, i.e. in a color other than yellow, and that he could sell the heck out of a porter or stout if they made one. Does that mean the future is dark or bright or both? The Segua is physically attractive, with a mildly hoppy nose that was not quite as big as I wanted it to be. But it rarely is. The flavor is fairly balanced with a light malt sweetness before rolling into a no-nonsense hop-bitterness that lingers with a bit of resin on the tongue. Dry finish asks for another sip. It’s a little abrasive, actually, and maybe that’s just what these folks need.


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