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 (412) - 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 (925) - 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.
midget (1) - San José, COSTA RICA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer in Costa Rica, as it slogan says: "Mejor una cerveza, mejor una Pilsen" - (Better a Beer, better a Pilsen)
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this one years ago in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Not nearly as popular as Imperial in country, but similar in style and content. I actually found it to be a bit more flavorful than its big brother, but its still just a pale lager. Superior to most American macros. Refreshing on those hot, hot Costa Rican afternoons and evenings.
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My fourth little gem brought back from Costa Rica by my brother-in-law. For me this ranks alongside Imperial for being a clean tasting, albeit fairly featureless, pale lager. There is a definite faintly fruity quality to this beer that makes it quite refreshing actually. Not bad for Costa Rica, I’ve had worse macros in Canada.
neptho (3) - Escazu, COSTA RICA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is probably as close to Budweiser as you’re going to find in Costa Rica. It’s OK, has twice the alcohol content, and is not too sugary.
However, if you can find Pilsen Rojo (Red), it has 6% alcohol and TASTES like a beer!