deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
sample courtesy of and shared with Benzai @ THTasting.
Thin white head, Clear pale golden pour. Not great.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium straw yellow appearance. Smell is faintly sweet, sugar. Taste is sugar and light hops. An improved version or bud light.
olliejobbins (1368) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
350ml bottle. reasonably common in CR but far behind imperial.
had a few of these in bottles and a can or two. aroma is very weak of hops. hard pushed to smell anything else. taste... very fizzy - more so than imperial. very thin in the mouth and rather watery. mixed with rice and malts according to the description but i didn’t notice this.
DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce can purchased at the candy shoppe at DoubleTree Puntarenas Resort. Aroma has corn, boiled vegetables, and stinky socks present. Light chlorine/swimming pool, too. Transparent pale yellow body with a small, weak, quickly dissipating white head present. Starts a little sweet, before becoming a little malty and milky. Light corny DMS in the middle. Finishes with a bit of cereal graininess. Eh, ok.
cactus_james (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tired in Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo. Purchased at Supermercado Diamante, 1 liter bottle for 1,450 colones (= $2.90). Brewery: Costa Rica. Beer: Pilsen. ABV: 5.1%. Colour: medium light gold. Head: short. Aroma: faintly sweet. Taste: mildly sweet and faintly hoppy. Summary: tastes like a simple and cheap American Lager, maybe also a Pilsner, mildly refreshing but no character. It’s better than Imperial (who apparently spend money on massive advertising rather than quality production).
Kita (1505) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 24, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned, 0.35l. Clear deep golden color with small frothy white head and average visible carbonation. Aroma is grassy, malt is weak, unfortunatelly some skunky smell is present, too. Taste starts with fresh malt, softened by adjuncts, then followed with grassy undertones. Although plain, some malt spiciness is felt in the mouthfeel, while finish is mildly bitter. Light body, thin texture and average carbonation in palate. Same as others Tico beers, nothing special...
Izio (86) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color amarillo, ligeramente palido para una pilsen, espuma poco duradera, buena carbonatación. Amargo con intensidad media y buena calidad. Sabor a malta, ligeramente dulce, aroma a lupulo. Lata y botella en mercado y retaurantes en Costa Rica.
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Drinking out of the bottle. Nice malt flavor backed up by just enough bitterness. Finishes nice and dry. Lawn mower beer.
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CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Kindly brought back from Costa Rica by Antonio S.
Appearance: Light, yellow golden. Clear. Very little head.
Aroma: Grains, some malt. Not so good.
Taste: Grains, corn. Some malt. Not very pleasant aftertaste.
Info: 350ml bottle, 18/2-2013, BB: 30/5-2013
Will_cr (5) - COSTA RICA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly better than Imperial (also from my country), I’d rather drink almost anything than an Imperial, that’s why I would prefer a Pilsen instead... still not a very good beer.