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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AskForJenny (1082) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (6325) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2005
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ghawener (1601) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - SEP 12, 2005
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 14, 2005
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2005
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Not bad, golden color with a sourness to it. Light body. I like it better than Imperial.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle in Costa Rica. Pale, fizzy, bitter beer, I’m guessing made of rice and, to me, similar to Bud, just with better head.

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