Pilsen
Cerveceria Costa Rica

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From:
Cerveceria Costa Rica
 
Costa Rica
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #325
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
68
Ranked #30,146
Avg:
2.83 | pDev: 20.85%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 11, 2022
Added:
Oct 04, 2003
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  20
SCORE
68
Poor
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Rated: 2.83 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

2.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Bought and consumed in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. One of 2 beers that are ubiquitous thoughout Costa Rica, in every store and little shop. This one has a bit of a harsh bite and a finish of grass and grain. Highly carbonated. I prefer the other popular beer here.
Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.3 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.41 by jeschaefer from Texas

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This one was brought to me from Costa Rica; hand delivered by my friend, PhytoGen cotton agronomist Russell Nuti. Thanks! The story goes, it and a bottle of Imperial flew home in his boot. Must have been a cowboy boot. Hope it doesn't impact the aroma or flavor.

Pours crystal clear deep straw/pale gold. A respectable amount of effervescence rises from the bottom of the glass. An ungentle but not aggressive pour produces 3+ fingers of billowy, shaving cream foamy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves thin motes and streaks of lace as it recedes. A nice surface cap and collar ring add to the presentation. Aroma is crisp, dry pilsner malts and yeast: biscuit and cracker with lemon, floral and grassy hops; there are also fruity and honey-like hints. Taste is a more vibrant but similar version of the nose: cracker, biscuit and sweet clean grain with lemon and grass hops. Honey, floral and fruitiness are also present. This brew is sweet and wet fronted with little bitterness. In fact there's almost no bitterness until the aftertaste. The dry promise of the nose does not develop until late in the finish where it lingers into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp, tongue clinging and lightly prickly. Dryness, bitterness and a slight astringency occur late in the swallow and aftertaste. A modest but decent example of the Bohemian pilsner style, it is very drinkable. Doesn't appear it's travel time in a boot adversely affected it's aroma or flavor.
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.4 by Mississippi from Virginia

Oct 19, 2018
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A89, A90, A91
Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 2.59 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 2.67 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by fizzy from Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Went through a 15er from WalMart in Liberia for $17. Cheapest place I’ve found down here. It’s an okay beer that is much like any general US macro. A little on the sweet side but does not go overboard like some. Hey, I’m 71 YO and have put a lot of beer down my throat in the last 50years. To much analysis is what makes life miserable. Drink Imperial or Pilsen and don’t complain. If you don’t want to do that pick up a 12pk of the Beast. Miller sells a lot down here, as in Panama. Wowwww, the Beast, brings America to you!
Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bubseymour from Maryland

Jul 20, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.28/5  rDev +15.9%
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!
May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.04 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Gobzilla from California

Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 2.76 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

Jan 07, 2017
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Reviewed by hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.44/5  rDev +21.6%
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.
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 2.95 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 1.92 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by Smanke from Texas

Sep 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.32 by einman from Minnesota

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by OnTheBusWithGus from Massachusetts

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 2.81 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Apr 05, 2016
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Rated by CraigP83 from Minnesota

2.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Similar to a Schlitz
Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 2.42 by anteater from Oregon

Mar 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by nmwhitehead from New York

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -22.3%
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.
Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 2.85 by Eman17 from Illinois

Dec 25, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev +33.2%
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.
Sep 30, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by Marvicsin from California

Sep 02, 2015
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Reviewed by BayouMafia from Texas

2.13/5  rDev -24.7%
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.
Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 2.96 by RockyM72 from Florida

Jul 22, 2015
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Rated by Fargrow from Michigan

3.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Best beer I had in Central America.
May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by JoelClark from Idaho

Feb 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by PsilohsaiBiN from New York

Jan 09, 2015
 
Rated: 2.56 by 9udders from Wisconsin

Jan 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by IRONRakkasan from California

Dec 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by DCLAguy11 from California

Nov 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by DHarv from Connecticut

Oct 31, 2014
Pilsen from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 92 ratings