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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BA SCORE
63
poor

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | 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%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

LvanB, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JIMTRK16
1/5  rDev -63.6%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
1/5  rDev -63.6%

BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

psyclone, Jun 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

Rocketman8911, Jul 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

wc94wc, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of OctoberNexus
1/5  rDev -63.6%

OctoberNexus, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Auraan
1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

Auraan, May 29, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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.

Carlton1964, May 01, 2013
Photo of jmich24
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

jmich24, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of WynnO
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

WynnO, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

khargro2, Jun 21, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

chewy6935, Nov 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

jasewaaang, May 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

od_sf, May 07, 2012
Photo of Portertime
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.

Portertime, Sep 26, 2013
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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.

yaegerje, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of ATLbeerDog
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.

ATLbeerDog, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of Dr-J
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Dr-J, Jul 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

fisherbray, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of thewhitecosbykid
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: 1.5 finger head that dissipated completely in less than one minute. Steady carbonation. Very pale yellow color with almost no trailing on the glass.

Smell: Light ephemeral aroma. Strong malt smell, lending a sweet quality yet absolutely lacking a hop presence.

Taste: No real bitterness and the sweet smell is faintly sour to taste. Pretty weak flavor overall, bit of an initial bite but quick fade to stale aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Super watery with weak carbonation. Felt very very light.

Drinkability: No bueno. A cheap beer for the masses. I'd drink one for free (& did) but would always buy something else.

thewhitecosbykid, Jun 22, 2008
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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
63 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.