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Imperial - Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BA SCORE
65
poor

403 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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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3.33/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz can into schooner glass.

Appearance: pours a sudsy white head which rapidly recedes with some lacing remaining. Color is a pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: mild aroma of lightly toasted malt and a bit of lemon.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp, slightly papery, with a pleasant finish.

Flavor: corn sweetness, white bread, with a mild hop bit in the finish.

Overall: a very pleasant light lager.

Foyle, May 17, 2014
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2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Extremely light yellow, very very watery-looking. Fizzy white head fades and leaves no lacing. A few lazy loose bubbles rise.

S: I could smell the skunk the moment I opened the bottle. Corn and malt. This truly is not appetizing.

T: A slight step up from the nose: watery filler malts (corn, rice), it still has a classic sessionable light beer flavor. As uninspired as the flavor are, the drinkability is through the roof- I almost accidentally drained this thing in one gulp.

M: Light bodied in the extreme, the rather high carbonation is all that lets me know this isn't water or malt-tea.

O: Like corn? Like water? Drink up.
(Really not a BAD beer, but don't expect any innovation. This is a drinkable, unoffensively flavored, mindless gulping beer.)

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2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cerveza Imperial was my beer of choice while visiting Costa Rica, it was quite refreshing and hit the spot when exploring the various areas of the countryside and myriad of beaches. Pours watery, with a light yellow sparkling appearance, and usually had a small frothy head that dissipated relatively fast. It was easy to drink, had hints of grains, cereals, and grasses, and it did have a mild aftertaste. Light filling, easy to palate, average alc. content.

The most available Central American produced beer in the United States. I have procured it in Chicago (IL), Berwyn (IL), Oak Park (IL), Champaign (IL), Edinburg (TX), and McAllen (TX). I also consumed it all over Costa Rica....

Costa Rica August 2010

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 10, 2014
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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
65 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.