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Bavaria Gold | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,685
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
51
pDev:
20.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.59/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color pils with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light corn notes and balanced residual sugars is OK. Taste is quite bland with light adjunct notes and a dry aftertaste. Refreshing while drunk under the hot Costa Rican sun but really quite bland overall.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.39/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
2.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +20.8%
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 taospowder
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.27/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of rdooley
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of cambabeer
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of dbl_delta
2.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Yellow, fizzy beer that has a tad more going for it, taste-wise. Or maybe I was just hot and anything cold tasted good. Slim pickin's when you're in the tropics.....

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of alysmith4
2.26/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tried this beer in Costa Rica.. only when we ran out of Imperial and Pilsen though. It was decent at best, nothing all that outstanding. Flavors were quite mild and somewhat watered down. Better than a Budwiser, but not by much. Of course, being in CR to drink it would definitely help it taste better!

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Photo of rallison
3.63/5  rDev +21.8%
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 BWED
2.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

350 ml can poured into a tumbler.

A- Gold and clear. Effervescent. 1/4" white head with good retention.

S- Malt aroma is a little grainy, straw, and a little fruity/apple.

T- Sweetness, some toasty grainy malt. Maybe a faint earthy hop.

M- Smooth, wet, really easy to drink.

O- Sweetness is a bit off, a little apple. But this is easy to drink and refreshing on a hot day.

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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of mds1101
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of magnusdave
3/5  rDev +0.7%

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Bavaria Gold from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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