Bavaria Gold | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nekronos on 10-13-2005

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Photo of NoHop4me
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of nekronos
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, not with all those additives from almost all the beers in Central America. BUt it was a little light for being a Pilsener anyway. But I have a great time drinking this one. The foam sticked to the glass properly, but it was not that much.It was Golden, but a little darker.

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Photo of PositivePest
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of mwinnie
3.97/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my go to beer in CR. It has more malt and hop flavor than Imperial. The body is light enough to make it easy to drink a fair number without getting too full. There is a light noble hop aroma and light maltiness. This could be higher to be true to style, but it would probably detract from drinkability in this hot climate.

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Photo of kellywilson50
3.9/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Being held captive with a limited beer selection in C.R. Bavaria Gold is by far my favorite of the national beers. Poured into the glass its appearance varies depending on how much detergent residue is present (not a lot of commercial dishwashers in C.R.) but when I have the control, it pours with nice carbonation, a clean crisp golden color with a nice head (not super creamy though).

You'll pick up some subtle hop aromas and a touch of maltiness. I find it very smooth to drink and with a bit more consistent flavor than Imperial (proper beer storage is also a problem here). Sometimes it is kept in refrigerators below freezing, if so, give it a few seconds to bask in the warmth of the Costa Rican air so more of its true flavors come out. Of course don't wait too long or you'll have a pretty warm beer on your hands.

Overall a nice beer for drinking pool or beach side, or simply out with friends.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smanke
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mds1101
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of TheEremite
3.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer isn't always available in Costa Rica, but it's my favorite of the 3 Costa Rican breweries. It's a fairly well crafted pilsner. It's got a decent head, it's light crisp and refreshing. It's also usually a little more expensive than Pilsen or Imperial.

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Photo of Yesac
3.65/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Transparent yellow/gold with a bright white head. Some lacing.

S- Toasty malt, grass.

T- Bold malt, balanced well.. not to bitter.

M- Thin bodied, refreshing carbonation on the palate.

D- Easy drinker here. I'm sure a few of these are easy to consume on a hot day in Coasta Rica.

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Photo of rallison
3.63/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought and tasted in Costa Rica - side to side with Imperial, Pilsen and Bavaria Gold.

A: All were fine for the style with good carbonation that produced a nice head. 4s all around.

S: Imperial had a strong cooked corn smell with other vegetal notes - 2.5. Pilsen had light vegetal notes but mostly a simple grainy aroma - 3.0. Bavaria had no discernable vegetal or off notes and had a simple grainy aroma - 3.5.

T: Imperial was a touch harsh at the front with bitterness and hotness. Refreshing the rest of the way through. 2.5. Pilsen was simple throughout, but refreshing. Light bitterness. 3.0. Bavaria was the least bitter and had a touch more focus on bready malts (just barely). 3.5.

M: Imperial came on slightly strong but was otherwise fine. 3.0. Pilsen - 3.5. Bavaria - 3.5.

D: Given that these are meant for a hot Costa Rican day, they all drink well. I'll give a slight nod to Pilsen and Bavaria. Imperial - 3.5. Pilsen and Bavaria - 4.0.

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Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just returned from my second extended visit to Costa Rica & drank quite a bit at this at Playa Negra Hotel which is located at great surfing beach in the NW section of Costa Rica.

The beer pours a bight gold with an off-white head.

The beer smells of fresh grass, some slightly peppery hops and a bit of biscuit.

Solid beer reminds me a bit of a Lowenbrau. The hops add a nice spicy compliment to the sweet malts. This beer will not overwhelm you, but it does seem well made without the adjuncts that most beers from this brewery contain.

The mouth is solid and it is an extremely easy drinker that compliments Costa Rican food. I was always glad to see this one offered at the bars and eating places we visited.

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Photo of Eindacor_DS
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of PortLargo
3.46/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GooberMcNutly
3.17/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful golden color in the glass, crystal clear and just the right carbonation. Tastes better the hotter it gets outside. I give the beer high marks for appearance and aroma, as it has at least a modicum of both. All "hot weather" lagers seem to be lacking something to me.

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Photo of taospowder
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this one wasnt bad either, pretty similar to imperial, but a little fuller bodied and sort of generally beerier, whatever that means, less adjuncty and more hearty a little bit, i liked this one probably second best behind the pilsen of the national stuff these guys make. big foamy white head on a crystal clear but not super light looking golden beer, tastes like some of the canadian lagers, with just a little more substantial of a malt base than the imperial line, and still quite cris in the finish with a little sweetness there and a faint note of the lager yeast is all. clean and simple beer, a touch more satisfying, but also kind of lousy when it warms up, so its one to drink quickly. i liked the high carbonation this had, and thought i could even get a light bittering hop, european and sort of stale, but a hop note there nevertheless. probably not the hot weather pounder, at least for me, but a nice start the evening kind of beer and perhaps better in some food contexts than some of the less flavored stuff they make. in its category, i really had no issue with the gold at all, and actually quite enjoyed it.

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of roqz
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mbmyers3
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Souleman
3/5  rDev +0.3%

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Bavaria Gold from Cerveceria Costa Rica
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