Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica


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This beer has a somewhat more noticeable bitterness, and its mixture of malts and rice makes it rather dry. With a refreshing feeling, balanced bouquet and full body, it works very well as an accompaniment to food. Pilsen has been on the national beer market since 1888.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle @ a tasting: grain, corn, some metal, bit of lemon, weak, watery, bland boring but not offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2010
@ a tasting, thanks Kati & Jenia, pours yellow clear with a small white head, aroma of malt, corn and sugar can sweetness, flavor of malt and cereals, bitter towards the finish, quite watery and drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tomer (1849) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Zvikar, little head, clear pale yellow colour, a light hoppy aroma, some sulphur which becomes stronger in time, and a touch of vanila. Sweetish with a touch of bitterness, both fading away leaving a diluted watery sensation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cirrhosis (1230) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
It so very hot out as I lie on the beach, it’s so hot in fact I think I’ll drink a beer hell why not review it to. Looks like a big old mug of piss in front of me tasty, refreshing, thirst quenching pee that is. What the hell I smell hops wasn’t expecting that but I also smell sour corn and mild amounts of Euro skunk. Mmmmmmm………grassy. Ice cold this beer is pretty refreshing and does the trick. Light, crisp, is heavy on the bread flavor and starts to turn sour if you let it warm slightly. I recommend drinking it straight from the bottle while it’s still in the cooler surrounded by ice. Can a beer taste bas while on vacation? This slightly above swill and marks are probably inflated because I’m on the beach and dying of thirst.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
voiceofreason (64) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Seemed to go well with the food of Costa Rica. When not drinking Bavaria light , this was the ticket.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rallison (116) - USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bought and tasted in Costa Rica - side to side with Imperial, Pilsen and Bavaria Gold. A: All were fine for the style with good carbonation that produced a nice head. 4s all around. S: Imperial had a strong cooked corn smell with other vegetal notes - 2.5. Pilsen had light vegetal notes but mostly a simple grainy aroma - 3.0. Bavaria had no discernable vegetal or off notes and had a simple grainy aroma - 3.5. T: Imperial was a touch harsh at the front with bitterness and hotness. Refreshing the rest of the way through. 2.5. Pilsen was simple throughout, but refreshing. Light bitterness. 3.0. Bavaria was the least bitter and had a touch more focus on bready malts (just barely). 3.5. M: Imperial came on slightly strong but was otherwise fine. 3.0. Pilsen - 3.5. Bavaria - 3.5. D: Given that these are meant for a hot Costa Rican day, they all drink well. I’ll give a slight nod to Pilsen and Bavaria. Imperial - 3.5. Pilsen and Bavaria - 4.0.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - SEP 1, 2009
I liked this one a lot less than Imperial, I had their pilsen 6% beer and found it atrocious, I don’t enjoy having vodka poured into my beer and that is what it tasted like.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Ok, this bottle claims to be 5.1 % ABV, not 4.5 %, but whatever, In general, refer to my review of Cerveza Imperial, and then add the following: "Slightly better than Cerveza Imperial, and more booze too."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2009
475 ml can. I thought this one had a bit of a nasty taste to it, kind of like a Milwaukee’s Best or something comparable. Minimal aroma, both aroma and flavor are a little skunky. Imperial is brewed by the same company and certainly more readily available than this one, so I see no reason to go with this one other than to say you’ve had it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Had a couple of these in Limon; SO hot and humid on the day that a couple of these coldies were most welcome. Tasted a trifle watery and appearance was slightly urine-like. But, better than a swill.

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