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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Izio (86) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Drinking out of the bottle. Nice malt flavor backed up by just enough bitterness. Finishes nice and dry. Lawn mower beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2013
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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Will_cr (5) - COSTA RICA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reebtogi (5929) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
350ml can brought back by my co-worker, who went back recently to visit his homeland. Pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is typical for the style with grass and grains. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with some light underlying sweetness and a bit of a funky aftertaste. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Nothing special, just another uninteresting macro lager brw.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
solidfunk (8046) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2012
First beer in Costa Rica. Hopefully it gets better from here. Had this at a truck stop on the chicken bus route I took from the Panamanian border to San Jose. Kinda sour, a bit of a foul aftertaste. Ghetto-looking bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
MattH (814) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Has a flavor like Budwieser, though a little lighter. Definitely taste the rice presence.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2012
350 ml bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a half-inch white head that stays for about 2 minutes. Crystal clear with small bubbles. Smell of adjuncts (corn) with a little bit of hops. Not very attractive. Tastes exactly as it smells - cooked corn with a slight touch of hops in the finish. Light bodied and watery. Mouthfeel is not very pleasant. Bubbles bite in the front, hops hardly balancing the grain (and corn). Beer is drinkable though despite the low scoring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
The pour: quite heady and effervescent. A very light straw in colour. The aroma: very feint, some sugary malts, possibly apple and a bit of barley. The taste: thin mouth feel, slightly bitter, quite a flat taste. The verdict: Costa Rica’s 2nd place beer. I haven’t really seen any Ticos drinking this. Nothing particularly good can be found in this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
~Pils malt aroma, slight sulfur, light spicy hops. ~Pours very light pale yellow color with lasting white rocky head. ~Light pilsner malt flavor with light spicy hops. ~light body, med high CO2, quick crisp finish. ~Run of the mill non offensive pale lager. Is what is. Hot summer day beer.

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