Pilsen | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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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
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
21.19%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -66.9%

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1/5  rDev -66.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

Photo of Souleman
1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

Photo of Tigerbrau
1.92/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of remitrom
2/5  rDev -33.8%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of BayouMafia
2.13/5  rDev -29.5%
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 mikeg67
2.2/5  rDev -27.2%
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 roqz
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of YalovaIA
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of GooberMcNutly
2.27/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good if you want the standard tropical knockoff of a Bavarian Pilsen. Of course, Costa Rica was populated by a lot of German Immigrants, and it shows that they did what they could with the local ingredients and climate.

More flavor and alcohol than the Imperial, and a little more head and color as well, but the differences were minor. It’s a Bud/Miller thing between the two. Just order whatever the bar specializes in. You will find them mostly interchangeable.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.4/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a pretty trashy czech pilsner. It tastes smells and feels much more like an adjunct lager. Looks pale yellow, with big carbonation and a head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells crisp and malty, plus metallic and a little rotten. Tastes a little better then it smells, but still not good. The hops are a little redeeming but the boringness of the malt character and the rotten veggies that inhabit the aftertaste are quite annoying. Oh well. When in costa rica, options for good beer are seriously limited. Seriously.

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2.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of shertzogovina
2.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 350 ml. brown long neck bottle that I got from a friend who visited Costa-Rica. Label is slightly different than the one posted here.
Freshness date is on the crown - still have a few good months before expiring. ABV on label shows 5.1% - also different than what's listed above.
Pours a pale yellow with a half-inch white head that stays for about 2 minutes. Crystal clear with small bubbles. Looks like your average latin brew.
Smell of adjuncts (corn) with a little but of hops. Not very attractive.
Tastes exactly as it smells - cooked corn with a slight touch of hops in the finish. Light bodies and watery. Not a surprise.
Mouthfeel is not very pleasant. Bubbles bite in the front, hops hardly balancing the grain (and corn). Alcohol is there but sitting nicely.
I'm not enjoying this but can easily finish the bottle.
Beer is drinkable despite the low scoring.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of herman77
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of JoelClark
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Pilsen from Cerveceria Costa Rica
3.02 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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