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Brewed by Grupo Empresarial Bavaria (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Bogota, Colombia

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 1.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With its youthful spirit, Costeña is the beer of choice for university students ages 18-25 who identify with this youthful way of being and thinking. Costeña is known for excellence. This medium bodied, golden pilsner is our third largest selling brand at the national level, and contains 4% alcohol by volume.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Costena
Date: 02/17/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

pale yellow, whispy head, light sweet corn aroma and flavor, little to no bitterness

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
A tiny 250 mL bottle brought back by my GF’s mom. A pale lager with a creamy white head. Light corn aroma. In mouth, crisp in mouth, refreshing and inoffensive.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2013
canned; courtesy of Oliver Bieri - clear and bright golden beer with a poor head retention; hints of plastic and paperboard; thin-bodied with some harsh tartness; short corny and papery finish - weak

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Can... Clear, straw-colored lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Earthy, floral aroma. Perfect balance in flavor. Thin, watery and fizzy. Crisp, clean finish. Thanks to Angela for bringing the can back from South America!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
Goldgelbes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Geruch säuerlich, leicht malzig. Geschmack leicht malzig, säuerlich. Kein gutes Lagerbier!

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Everywhere here in Bogota. Normal lager smell and appearance. Not real great but drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 29, 2008
I thought I had rated it before. it was nice to have with some home madefood. NOt so big deal but not bad at all.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
This beer is one of the better Colombian lagers. There is actually a taste of grassy bitterness and the beer goes down very easily. No offensive qualities to this beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mds (2193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
Can. Pours a light golden-yellow body with a rather large frothy white head. Decent retention. Doesn’t actually look TOO bad for a pale lager. Smells like hay, lots of corn husks, and sweet wort. Very light flavour that’s actually a little better than what I gathered from the aroma. Sweet cornbread, watery grains, and otherwise uneventful. Borderline offensive.
Thanks to my parents for bringing this back for me from their recent trip to Colombia.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Pale yellow in colour, large white head, good retention, some lacing, lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is quite putrid actually, very off putting, lots of grains, very sweet, pale malts. The only thing not here was the surprising lack of corn. The flavour thankfully wasn’t nearly as revolting as the aroma, the corn is there but not overpowering, crisp but far from clean, skunky. Watery mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes quick, watery and bland. This is pretty bad stuff, no redeeming qualities what-so-ever.

330cm₃ can shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike.
Opened on February 16, 2007.



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