3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Tim Webb (258) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
andvicor (1) - Heredia, COSTA RICA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
kreyzeeforbeer (3) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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...
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Very nice malt & hop balance could easily be an American Pale Ale. Sweetness with herbal hop taste. Food Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
larce11 (5) - - SEP 11, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JoeinDahlem (1359) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.