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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BA SCORE
65
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333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%


Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica visit their website
Costa Rica

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002)
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DoubleJ

California

2.08/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's a warm night, which makes it an ideal time to drink a lager born in the tropics. On to the beer:

Pale straw yellow in appearance with a clean body and display of bubbles. The head forms high, and very bubbly, which then drops to a thin lace. The aroma seems a bit processed. Processed hop aroma with sweet cereal grains. Tastewise, it is...meh. It's unbalanced. Soaked cheap grain sweetness is the dominant flavor in this beer. I can feel the alcohol in this one, which hints gum with most of the flavor sucked out of it. Faded cereals linger into the aftertaste with its sweetness.

On a warm night like tonight, this isn't going to cut it. But in Costa Rica, that's every night. There must be better national brands from there to enjoy, right?

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 05:01:31 | More by DoubleJ
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Cerveza Imperial was my beer of choice while visiting Costa Rica, it was quite refreshing and hit the spot when exploring the various areas of the countryside and myriad of beaches. Pours watery, with a light yellow sparkling appearance, and usually had a small frothy head that dissipated relatively fast. It was easy to drink, had hints of grains, cereals, and grasses, and it did have a mild aftertaste. Light filling, easy to palate, average alc. content.

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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.