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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica
Costa Rica
florida.co.cr

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,330
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
81
pDev:
21.71%
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Photo of bubseymour
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

this was hands down our favorite of the national lager brands, and anything these guys make or that you could find everywhere in costa rica. its a pretty solid lager, almost entirely devoid of the adjunct crap all the other ones have, especially when they warm up, and while its obviously short of the mark set by better international pils types, its a beacon of quality refreshment in their otherwise forgettable portfolio. its not as dry as the best, and certainly not as hoppy, but all the elements are there to be appreciated, its light and crisp without being watery or flavorless, and it just felt to us much higher quality than the others. there is a mild pils malt sweetness up front that is sort of its defining feature, and its snappy in the finish, super refreshing when its freezing, but it warms up not bad either, especially compared to its peers, and thats critical in costa rica where its so hot and humid that unless you are a three or four sip per beer kind of guy, your beer is definitely going to get at least a little warm on you. i probably had 30 of these over the past week, and enjoyed every one of them, morning, late night, hungover, dead sober, can, bottle, you name it. nice to have one to rely on, and of the macro stuff, this was my horse. brief cultural anecdote here, the locals warned me often that this was "strong beer", which i guess it is compared to many of the others, but come on! i thought that was a hoot!

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.04/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gobzilla
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squeezyq
2.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.44/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Between the two of the biggest macros here in Costa Rica, this is my favorite. Decent amount of flavor, and perfect for those hot and humid days at the beach.

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Photo of Danmullens1
2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tigerbrau
1.92/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Smanke
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of einman
3.32/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CraigP83
2.62/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Similar to a Schlitz

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Photo of anteater
2.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.21/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
2.2/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and pale malt. Body is light and crisp. Pale malt and grassy hops combine on the palate. Finish is short and dry. Good to try once.

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Photo of Eman17
2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Cary, NC. This beer is a crystal clear golden color with a thick white head. The aroma is big on grain and has very little hop to it. The taste is fairly weak with an AAL grain flavor. Bottom line, this is a good beer to drink when you want to drink a lot of beer.

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Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BayouMafia
2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

More like Pissen. This stuff is terrible. Few options available while on vacation in Costa Rica but this is the worst of the "major" brews there. Pours gold like any other macro pilsner or lager, which plenty of carbonation and white head. Tastes terrible.

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Photo of RockyM72
2.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Fargrow
3.44/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best beer I had in Central America.

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Photo of JoelClark
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 9udders
2.56/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Pilsen from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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