1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

449 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 449
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (10) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 449 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Britain
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of BILF
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of magnusdave
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Danielr26
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Evansbeer
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of hinemk76
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of bootsandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of tubeyes
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Jenessa
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of maksimnetrebchuk
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Foulon
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Nunya
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Nizzle913
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of 2GOOFY
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of crobinso
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Chewman
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Garrett092112
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
2.36/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle, date of 30 Dec 2012 printed on it, I assume that's the best by date. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly sweet and grainy malt, along with a bit of skunk. Unfortunately it's a little worse tasting than it smells. It tastes mostly like skunky, grainy malt. I've tasted worse, but I can't say this is exactly appealing, and it gets worse the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. It's worth trying just for the tick, but I wouldn't buy a sixer of this. Just stick with one bottle like I did. $1.59 a single.

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.28/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

this is no good. i guess its okay because it doesnt taste like the can, but it does taste like apple juice a little bit, for some odd reason. the pour is standard piss, lots of bubbles. the nose is pretty off putting, skunky and acidic, flavor is apple juice and watery malt. its one of those cheap beers that ends up in the fridge sometimes because my roomates traveled in latin america and i guess it reminds them of good times or something, but to me this is crap. sits heavy in the gut, is too light to get drunk off of, and is just a pretty repulsive adjunct beer. no thanks

Photo of JoeLacy
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Hopmodium
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beergoot
3.06/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light straw body with a nice white head. Faint malt aroma, perhaps a bit of corn and/or rice. Taste has a slight corn flavor; kind of biscuit-like; hint of alcohol. Bubbly, light, crisp, dry body; watery.

Fits the style profile to a "T" for an American adjunct lager. With that said, other than a decent appearance, this example isn't much to get excited about. I'd drink one again in a pinch (but will look to use my other five bottles for cooking), but would rather have a Budweiser if given a choice. Then again, if there are choices, I'll stick with most craft lagers over this beer or a Bud. American adjunct lagers, as a general style, just don't cut it for me.

Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.