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Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
midget (1) - San José, COSTA RICA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
The best beer in Costa Rica, as it slogan says: "Mejor una cerveza, mejor una Pilsen" - (Better a Beer, better a Pilsen)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2007
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neptho (3) - Escazu, COSTA RICA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
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!

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3392) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Said it was 5.1 percent alcohol on the liter bottle that was brough back by my friend who was in Costa Rica for reasons unknown. The beer is quite clear. But it tastes like a beer, which is a plus in the world of the pale lager. Has a little sweet taste to it. Not too watery, another good thing. Personally, I think this was better than Imperial... not the worst for a pale lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
350 ml can courtesy of my sister. Very pale straw colour. Aroma is slightly corny with a touch of cidery character as well. Flavour is fairly clean however, with pale malt and light grassiness. No DMS or other flaws. I can see this working at 35 degrees, but it’s hovering around 0 right now, and the closest beach is the East River.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Good if you want the standard tropical knockoff of a Bavarian Pilsen. Of course, Costa Rica was populated by a lot of German Immigrants, and it shows that they did what they could with the local ingredients and climate. More flavor and alcohol than the Imperial, and a little more head and color as well, but the differences were minor. It’s a Bud/Miller thing between the two. Just order whatever the bar specializes in. You will find them mostly interchangeable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Overall the best beer I had in Costa Rica. It reminded me of a Molson product only with a lot more alcohol on the front end. It tasted the most like a proper beer of the five varieties I tried there. It’s not one I would seek out in the States.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Can from Costa Rica. Dark yellow, Big Foamy head. Mild citrus aroma. Clean tasting, with a fruity note. Finishes with a crisp hop bite.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Bottle in Costa Rica. Much better than Imperial, not as good as Bavaria Dark. Tastes similar to a Budweiser. No real offensive tastes, but nothing else there either.


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