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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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - AUG 3, 2007
Golden color pale, with efervescente and fast foam. Fresh, but typical aroma of the beers of the Caribbean. Almost without flavor, thin, slight Body. Watery, good for the heat, nothing more.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
This isn’t the worst beer I’ve tasted, but it’s close. Urine sample color with a sudsy head, medicinal smell and taste. Can’t finish it.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
joshiez (48) - USA - JUN 20, 2008
I like to think of this as a cheap knock-off of Red Stripe. It has the same sort of bottle, same Caribbean marketing idea....but just doesn’t taste the same. It is popular though, and I found it everywhere I went in Colombia. I found the taste to be a bit overwhelming...a little skunky....just not enjoyable. Not terrible, but I didn’t really enjoy drinking it. I’d rather stick to aquardiente.......

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - MAR 21, 2009
Poured pale yellow with a smallish head. Light, with very little flavor. Typical mass produced Latin American beer. A shame.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2009
Canned. Thanks Mechas. A pale lager with a thin foam that goes quickly, weak arom of malt, some bitternes but too weak, just refreshing nothing more.

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

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
Goldgelbes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Geruch säuerlich, leicht malzig. Geschmack leicht malzig, säuerlich. Kein gutes Lagerbier!

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mds (2194) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Poured from a can. Clear yellow color, no real head. Slight metallic smell. Sweet metallic taste.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle: interesting marketing, university students 18-25 years... what can you expect.


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