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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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Reviews by sajaffe1:
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2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a glass tankard

A- This lager has a golden blonde color. There are a lot of bubbles and it looks like any adjunct lager.

S- There is a large amount of corn with a hint of hops. There is nothing really interesting here.

T- Still a lot of corn with a low-moderate amount of hopping. A bit of crispness is noticeable at the finish.

M- Medium carbonation makes it feel like a standard adjunct lager.

O- Nothing exciting, but nothing offensive about this beer. I might as well drink Miller Highlife and save a few bucks.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 00:43:42 | More by sajaffe1
More User Reviews:
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2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Twelve ounce brown bottle. Best before date on neck: 30 Jan 2015.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow under a 1/4-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves semi-rings and spots of lace.

N: Corn, malt, yeast, some floral, faint citrus and grass/hay.

T: Crisp and clean, malty/grainy, yeasty. Simple and fairly bland.

M: Light body and semi-medium carbonation. Semi-dry, yeasty and malty finish.

O: Straight forward and singular. Pura Vida.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 04:57:12 | More by wethorseblanket
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-19-2014 04:04:52 | More by pep
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

07-16-2014 14:24:07 | More by Yeti1979
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

07-13-2014 04:06:00 | More by lakersfan16
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

07-12-2014 01:21:16 | More by Dr-J
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3.19/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden filtered, moderate random rising carbonation, a finger of white head.

S: Malts like a Helles Lager, skunk, sweet corn.

T: Light and crisp, light malt, light canned corn, light offal.

M: Light body, foamy carbonation. Crisp dry finish.

O: A typical beer for this style, I’ve never had a beer from Costa Rica before, so when I found this at Whole Foods in Savannah, I was glad to have a chance to try it. Well done for the style, just nothing outstanding in a craft beer world. Drank at Cocoa Beach, FL, July 10th

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 02:31:45 | More by patre_tim
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

07-10-2014 22:56:25 | More by hophugger
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2014 21:00:29 | More by bccocx
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-05-2014 21:33:53 | More by SVan007
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2014 19:41:48 | More by beernads
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-03-2014 12:38:14 | More by TonyY
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

07-02-2014 00:42:20 | More by TX-Badger
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2.63/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation.

Drinkable but not desirable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:42:38 | More by Ozzylizard
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North Carolina

2.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-30-2014 17:07:56 | More by humuloner22
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

06-30-2014 12:37:36 | More by psyclone
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2014 12:23:03 | More by bleedblue9150
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2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is straw colored and topped with three inches of white head that disappeared quickly with no lacing.

S - It has a sweet smell along with ground grain, specifically corn and wheat.

T - The taste starts out sweet. Then comes the grain flavors.

M - Thin

O - For a Latin American lager it ain't bad. I would chose this over a lot of Mexican lagers. Then again I hope I rarely have that choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 16:27:47 | More by buschbeer
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New York

3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-26-2014 22:00:54 | More by Huffs
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-25-2014 22:40:56 | More by Skunkdrool
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

06-24-2014 12:22:00 | More by Duwey
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-23-2014 22:19:16 | More by towells
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

06-20-2014 02:33:30 | More by beersdmf17
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

06-09-2014 05:48:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
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