rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 28, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) A friend brought be a bottle of this from a Costa Rican vacation. Aroma of corn and other light grains. Taste is very similar, with a dry finish. A better body than the other Costa Rican pale lager I sampled, but still leaves plenty to be desired.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, alc. 5.1 % (BB 02/2008)
Golden color, small white head. Grainy, papery, sweet malty nose. Quite watery, mostly grainy industrial flavor. Typical cheap lager and propably the worst of three Costa Rican main brands.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very light yellow color with a thin head that vanishes instantly. Smells like corn and tastes like water. Sadly, that makes it the best beer Costa Rica has to offer.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Aroma was beer. You know, that general "beer" smell. No extra hop or malt or yeast smell. Just plain beer. Taste was slightly metallic, but decently hoppy, slightly bitter, but very smooth. Decent beer. At least better than Imperial.
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
It is the worst of the costa rican beers, very skunky, i would still with the imperial while you are down there.
rane (876) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with little head. Not much aroma. Taste thin and very average for a pale lager. Boring
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brought back from Costa Rica From my pal Irishcarbomber(Aaron) better than expected, some sweetness to it, but all in all decent drinking. Some corn, Carbonation, stickiness to it, but drinkable, as good as an american macro, I’d probably choose this one! ok.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 20, 2007
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The worst of the Costan Rican beers I have tasted. Skunky aroma. Fizzy, light yellow, extremely carbonated, a typical latin american pale lager. Skunk all over.
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the best beer Costa Rica has to offer. It has a wonderful mix of rice and malts that gives a very regal taste for the country. Not the best beer in the world but it is the best from the region and country.