Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica


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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Costa Ricans have been enjoying this beer since 1924. Imperial is created from a balanced formula combining malts, grains and hops, without a pronounced overtone in its taste. It is what is known as a “centralized” beer. Adapted to a warm and spring-like climate, Imperial is Florida’s most popular and widely accepted beer, both nationally and internationally, and has thus become the favorite beer of Costa Rica.

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tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Has a very pale yellow color. Smell is of grains and corn. Taste is crisp, mild, some corn and grains. Overall an easy drinking beer.

hawthorne00 (3906) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle, bb end 9/17. Pale orange with a collapsing white head. Aroma of grain, corn, cardboard, some grass. Watery, carbonation is lowish. Very low on flavour - a little vaguely grainy sweetness, some cardboard, grass. Bitterness is low but actually stands out enough given the almost blank background. Poor mainly by omission.

Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Can. Smells like corn and cheap grains. Taste is cheap grain and aluminum. It’s Costa Rica miller lite.

Alengrin (5262) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2017
The national standard lager from Costa Rica, from a can shared by the Belgian Ratebeer crew in Leuven, cheers guys. Snow white, loose and bubbly head, clear pale straw blonde colour. Aroma of damp cloth, popcorn, melting plastic, overcooked rice, touch of withering grass. Neutral, sweet grainy onset, popcorn-ish, thin with medium carbo, bit metallic, thin sweet-grainy, corn-like ending with a plastic hint but no hop bitterness worth noting - if any at all. Bland and boring as any industrial pale lager, even below average for this most industrialized of all beer styles, like many other Latin American ones. Nice for a country tick though...

77ships (9650) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2017
Thanks to tderoeck! Can sampled @ LIBF 2017. Very pale golden. Nose is stinky vegetable, cooked, massively cooked vegetable, paper,... Taste is vegetable, mineral, cold vegetable, spoiled, far too cooked vegetable, paper,... Really poor & unpleasant,... Cooked vegetable body. Yikes.

sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2017
Can share @ LIBF’17, thanks to Tderoeck for the share. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme au nez moyen typique des lagers basiques, douceur presque de maïs se ressent, grains en dominance et houblonné à la ramasse. Palais est malté, pils, maïs, douceur latente et amertume minimaliste.

Emeister84 (2479) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12oz bottle from Americana Grocery (Vienna, VA). Aromas of sweet grain, grass, light skunk. Clear gold with a quickly fading white head. Sweet, light caramel, white bread. Light bodied.

gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2017
From old tasting notes. gold color. Faint citrus malt nose. Tart sweet malt flavor. light and watery. very little flavor.

adamnowek (2644) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2017
Part of a trade with CH-303! Clear and incredibly bright golden colour. Large, bubbly head that vanishes like a magic trick. Absolutely not "aromaless and flavourless" like someone already claimed, though what is there isn’t exactly great. Aroma is cane sugar and malt. Taste is sweet corn juice. But at least it’s a country tick...

mtitov (184) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 25, 2017
До Коста Рики пока не добралс& Первый раз попробо& в Нью Йорке! Очень вкусное пиво

Grzesiek79 (4276) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to CH-303. Piwo ma nawet fajna piane jak na egzotycznego lagera jest zastanawiajaco dlugo trwala, barwa slomkowa spore nagazowanie, w zasadzie to tu najbardziej przeszkadzalo. W smaku lekko wytrawne, lekkie ale blizej mu do pilsnera niz do lagera. Nie przypominalo tu tych kiepskich kukurydzianych slodow itp. Lekkie zaskoczenie choc szalu oczywiscie nie ma to tylko lagerek.

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