Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 This beer, I think has been underrated. Everyone told me it was the worst beer in COsta Rica, but I did not find it so bad.
ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 12, 2005
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: Stale water with some colorant. This is an awful beverage, my suggestion: order a nice locally grown and brewed coffee instead. Heineken should be embarrassed.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 14, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sampled in a 1 liter bottle while journaling my Costa Rican exploits in the shadow of the towering Vulcan Arenal in la Fortuna, Costa Rica. Mild lager with somewhat of a malt kick. Otherwise its carbonated, gold, non-descript beer available at your local pub anwhere on the planet.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
i ordered this one last week in costa rica...didnt even know there were any other beers then imperial....i saw a lady across the bar order it and it was almost frozen....sold me. this one is bit more corn sweet flavors then the counterparts. i think the abv above is wrong as well, seems like i read it had slightly over 5% unless they make more then one. amazing heineken is even making swill in costa rica...minus the green bottles.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not bad, golden color with a sourness to it. Light body. I like it better than Imperial.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle in Costa Rica. Pale, fizzy, bitter beer, I’m guessing made of rice and, to me, similar to Bud, just with better head.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(can) Crystal clear pale straw body with fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, metallic, light bready. Taste is sweet, bready, light metallic, minimal bitterness. Light body.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from a March 2004 trip to Costa Rica. One shade of yellow short of clear. An almost painful flavor with minimal yeast aroma. Cardboard, dry, and not refreshing.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A pretty bland, watery lager with a slightly bitter finish. Not very good at all. If you’re in Costa Rica, I’d stick with the Imperial.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This pours beautifully. Crystal clear golden beer with a merengue head. The hops aroma is sour and sharp, unpleasant. It has a somewhat sour taste, but not as bad as the aroma has prepared you for. Thin, somewhat chalky mouthfeel, but not a real lot of any maltiness. Maybe a slight grainyness, but that's it. Luckily no finish either.