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


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RATINGS: 152   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 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kermis (12030) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours pale golden with a small head. Aroma of grain, light malt. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmgreenuk (8406) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Benzai, at Deans Winter Shelter tasting. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin broken white head. Stale malt aroma with a weak bitter flavour and a malt palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, straw, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vaiz (4452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Pale golden pour. Aroma is grainy, messy and soapy. Flavor is thin watery lager with some bitterness. Quite bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
deanso (9734) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
sample courtesy of and shared with Benzai @ THTasting. Thin white head, Clear pale golden pour. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Medium straw yellow appearance. Smell is faintly sweet, sugar. Taste is sugar and light hops. An improved version or bud light.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3663) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cactus_james (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
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).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kita (1987) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 24, 2013
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...

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