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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Ehhh... Had this in Costa Rica, and I tend to factor sentimentality into my reviews. (For example, I love Gallo, but mostly because I had it in Guatemala.) But I can't even muster up any extra love for Imperial just cuz I had it in Jaco before the crowds got there.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

rcatalano, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of McStagger
2.75/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a pale/golden yellow. Vigorous carbonation. Head vanishes almost instantly. Thin cap of white foam.

S: Metallic, grainy. Mild neutered hop aroma.

T: Metallica up front. Some grainy notes. Adjunct like without the flagrant corn flakes. Aftertaste just drops off. Very clean. Crisp. Dry. No lingering flavor except for a slight metallic hint.

M: Bright, carbonated, light.

O: Pretty much what you would expect. Goes down easily enough. Doesn't absolutely smack of corn, so it has that going for it. Still, subpar at best.

McStagger, Sep 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Dactrius, Sep 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

OctoberNexus, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

liamt07, Aug 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

ZEB89, Aug 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

roqz, Aug 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

pharmerdoc, Aug 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Sammy, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

cfrobrew, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle into Pilsner glass

A -Pours a clear golden straw color that has a frothy head. Head is slightly creamier than most light lagers that I have seen. Head dissipates somewhat slowly at first but picks up the pace as time goes on. Seems to be somewhat lightly carbonated. 3.5/5

S - Mostly a base malt aroma with a hint of hops at the end. Corn. There is an undertone of rice. Very little hop aroma. There is something else to the aroma that I can't quite place… Possibly somewhat skunked… Hint of yeast. 2.5/5

T - Malt and grain centered, but very lightly flavored. Light bitterness from the hops on the back end. Hops are somewhat floral. Hint of corn. Maybe a bit of white bread. Not a whole lot going on here. 2.5/5

M - Very light and dry. Hard to tell that there was anything in my mouth once it's been swallowed. Some carbonation but not a lot. 3/5

O - Very light tasting, light feeling beer. Can't say that I will ever buy this again in the US considering all of the other, cheaper light beers available. Hard to pay $10 for 6 when it's comparable in enjoyment to Miller Lite, etc. Happy to have had the chance to try it though. 2.75/5

bwood06, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jjmontero9, Aug 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Gulloa, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

Srkolodn, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

Tasted decent perhaps because I was in Costa Rica on vacation.

Chugnoriz, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

kerry4porters, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

richobrien, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

tbryan5, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +81.8%

emshelley, Aug 01, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

redbarnbikes, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

AUGRAD06, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.