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Pilsen - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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68
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 23.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica visit their website
Costa Rica

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-04-2003)
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California

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

03-28-2012 14:15:13 | More by Souleman
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -28.1%

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -28.1%

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California

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

05-07-2012 01:48:06 | More by od_sf
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GooberMcNutly

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2006 14:27:26 | More by GooberMcNutly
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shertzogovina

New York

2.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 350 ml. brown long neck bottle that I got from a friend who visited Costa-Rica. Label is slightly different than the one posted here.
Freshness date is on the crown - still have a few good months before expiring. ABV on label shows 5.1% - also different than what's listed above.
Pours a pale yellow with a half-inch white head that stays for about 2 minutes. Crystal clear with small bubbles. Looks like your average latin brew.
Smell of adjuncts (corn) with a little but of hops. Not very attractive.
Tastes exactly as it smells - cooked corn with a slight touch of hops in the finish. Light bodies and watery. Not a surprise.
Mouthfeel is not very pleasant. Bubbles bite in the front, hops hardly balancing the grain (and corn). Alcohol is there but sitting nicely.
I'm not enjoying this but can easily finish the bottle.
Beer is drinkable despite the low scoring.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2005 23:54:02 | More by shertzogovina
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cambabeer

Florida

2.43/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a pretty trashy czech pilsner. It tastes smells and feels much more like an adjunct lager. Looks pale yellow, with big carbonation and a head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells crisp and malty, plus metallic and a little rotten. Tastes a little better then it smells, but still not good. The hops are a little redeeming but the boringness of the malt character and the rotten veggies that inhabit the aftertaste are quite annoying. Oh well. When in costa rica, options for good beer are seriously limited. Seriously.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:33:35 | More by cambabeer
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Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

02-26-2012 14:01:44 | More by wdarcy77
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Again poured a clear bright yellow color lager with a medium bubbly white head with not much retention. Aroma of light corn note is attenuated by balanced sweetness. Rice provided a well balance taste with a hint of sweetness and a bland aftertaste. Body is OK for style. Not as bad as bland as it can be.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 03:32:01 | More by Phyl21ca
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dirtylou

Washington

2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

ah yes pilsen, the alternative to Imperial in the lush costa rican rainforest

appearance: straw golden body, amber tints, minimal white froth

smell: grassy, doughy, meh

taste: i did not care for pilsen at all - foul malt sweetness, no real pilsner traits. Go with Imperial

mouthfeel: mid-range body for the style

drinkability: not great. i only had 2 on my trip

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 14:21:09 | More by dirtylou
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AgingWarrior

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A colleague gave me two cans of this brew. Poured a very light yellow color into my Terrapin pint glass. Lots of fizzy bubbles and about a finger of white head. The head disappeared very quickly as did the bubbles. The head did provide some thin lacing.

Smell's like grassy grains. Not a very strong scent, but rather bland and weak.

Taste is like the smell, grainy, rather bland and weak.

Mouth feel is light body and light carbonation. Just not a lot to feel here.

I suppose this has average drinkability, but I don't know why I'd want to drink it. It's just bland and somewhat devoid of any real taste.

Serving type: can

05-19-2010 13:01:47 | More by AgingWarrior
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Booner818

California

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-17-2013 22:00:06 | More by Booner818
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-03-2014 00:42:06 | More by jcbogantes
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Bocharel_27

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Germany

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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mds1101

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-03-2013 02:55:55 | More by mds1101
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magnusdave

New York

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-20-2013 22:07:37 | More by magnusdave
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TheEremite

California

2.8/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the smaller of the two major Costa Rican beers (Imperial being the larger). They're similar beers, but Pilsen tastes slightly sweeter and leaves an undesirable cloying maltiness, especially for the overly hot climate of the country. I was happy to have a few with dinner, but given a choice, I'd pick the Imperial 9 times out of 10.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 22:42:39 | More by TheEremite
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Pilsen from Cerveceria Costa Rica
68 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.