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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | 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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1/5  rDev -63.6%

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1/5  rDev -63.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Carlton1964
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

There is a reason Costa Rica is NOT known for there fine brews...this is the reason. Looks like a basic pilsner, smells lke a basic pilsner, tastes like a stale pilsner, and leaves a dry feel in mouth after the first swallow. Over all, I'd say if let with this as your option for beer, choose anything else or just go thirsty.

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.58/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: using my trusty Kirin glass for this one. Wow, this is one of the thinnest beers I have ever poured. It is only a yellow tinged watery color with minimal bubbling action and no head. I bet it has just about the same amount of calories as a light beer but they don’t specify it on the label. I actually read that the FDA wants to put nutritional content labels on beer soon. I have witnessed this on a bottle of wine named Quady Electra.
Smell: faint, husky, musty hops and cooked vegetables.
Taste: very light bodied. Almost no malt sweetness nor hop bitterness. Somehow it is all balanced and very smooth drinking as a consequence. This is fine to sip on a hot day, no need to pair with anything. I’m a little curious what the calorie content is.

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1.6/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Unfortunately I didn't even get to drink this beer. I've had this before and wanted to try it again and when I poured this it was a nice straw color, and it also looked like someone dumped cottage cheese into it. It had little floating globules of (who knows) what could possibly be yeast? I've seen yeast in a glass before, but this is ridiculous, I don't even trust it to be drank. Straight drain pour, but it smelled good at least.

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1.73/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of tons of corn and not much malt. First sip is corn and more corn with a not much hop presence. Very light bodied and typical of beers from Latin America. Pretty bad stuff...hardly worth boiling hot dogs in.

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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.