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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BA SCORE
65
poor

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica visit their website
Costa Rica

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002)
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Fresh, according to date on label.

A - clear and golden; lmedium/light carbonation; thin and short-lived white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring.

Light aroma and flavor, but more like a standard macro-brewery lager than a light beer. Body closer to medium. Flavor of grains and light hops.

Should be a refreshing summer drink, but not a recommendable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 23:42:46 | More by chinchill
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Best by 30 Oct 2014 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of grain
Head average (3 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing good – complete rings of small bubbles
Body light golden, clear
Flavor of what? Not corn or rice? Some other Costa Rican grain or expander? Odd graininess atypical of AAL – not bad, just odd. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Ends with some sourness, just enough to be noticeable.
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This beer is a good go to on a warm summer day. Since Costa Rica and Greece were playing in the World Cup today I thought I would drink a few and give it a review. I have drank this beer numerous time over the years and most of the time it was in bottles. I think cans make it better as long as you keep them ice cold. That pretty much goes for any beer in this style.

Appearance: I poured it in a glass pale yellow nothing special from that standpoint.

Smell: grainy adjunct smells. Smells like your dads beer.

Taste: Crisp lager, as long as its cold, once it warms the flavors get a little nasty. As someone who drinks a lot of IPA's this is a weak beer. But for what it is it isn't bad and like I said I have drank it a lot over the years. I caught this one sale in cans so I figured what the hell, especially since little Costa Rica is rocking it in the World Cup.

Overall: If you like lagers and you want something that is reasonable in price and different because its not what you normally drink try it. It isn't going to blow you away but its not bad for what it is.

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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.