Brewed by Grupo Empresarial Bavaria (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Bogota, Colombia


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 1.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
With its youthful spirit, Costeña is the beer of choice for university students ages 18-25 who identify with this youthful way of being and thinking. Costeña is known for excellence. This medium bodied, golden pilsner is our third largest selling brand at the national level, and contains 4% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bkurtz (1068) - MOROCCO - MAR 21, 2009
Poured pale yellow with a smallish head. Light, with very little flavor. Typical mass produced Latin American beer. A shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 29, 2008
I thought I had rated it before. it was nice to have with some home madefood. NOt so big deal but not bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (5727) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
This beer is one of the better Colombian lagers. There is actually a taste of grassy bitterness and the beer goes down very easily. No offensive qualities to this beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
joshiez (48) - USA - JUN 20, 2008
I like to think of this as a cheap knock-off of Red Stripe. It has the same sort of bottle, same Caribbean marketing idea....but just doesn’t taste the same. It is popular though, and I found it everywhere I went in Colombia. I found the taste to be a bit overwhelming...a little skunky....just not enjoyable. Not terrible, but I didn’t really enjoy drinking it. I’d rather stick to aquardiente.......

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ghawener (1578) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle: interesting marketing, university students 18-25 years... what can you expect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
A tiny 250 mL bottle brought back by my GF’s mom. A pale lager with a creamy white head. Light corn aroma. In mouth, crisp in mouth, refreshing and inoffensive.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Costena
Date: 02/17/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

pale yellow, whispy head, light sweet corn aroma and flavor, little to no bitterness

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - AUG 3, 2007
Golden color pale, with efervescente and fast foam. Fresh, but typical aroma of the beers of the Caribbean. Almost without flavor, thin, slight Body. Watery, good for the heat, nothing more.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Pale yellow in colour, large white head, good retention, some lacing, lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is quite putrid actually, very off putting, lots of grains, very sweet, pale malts. The only thing not here was the surprising lack of corn. The flavour thankfully wasn’t nearly as revolting as the aroma, the corn is there but not overpowering, crisp but far from clean, skunky. Watery mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes quick, watery and bland. This is pretty bad stuff, no redeeming qualities what-so-ever.

330cm₃ can shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike.
Opened on February 16, 2007.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
Can. Pours a light golden-yellow body with a rather large frothy white head. Decent retention. Doesn’t actually look TOO bad for a pale lager. Smells like hay, lots of corn husks, and sweet wort. Very light flavour that’s actually a little better than what I gathered from the aroma. Sweet cornbread, watery grains, and otherwise uneventful. Borderline offensive.
Thanks to my parents for bringing this back for me from their recent trip to Colombia.

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