Imperial
Cerveceria Costa Rica

ImperialImperial
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Cerveceria Costa Rica
 
Costa Rica
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #180
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
65
Ranked #28,420
Avg:
2.77 | pDev: 21.3%
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
604
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 30, 2023
Added:
May 31, 2002
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  96
No description / notes.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by hybridentropy:
Photo of hybridentropy
Rated by hybridentropy from Djibouti

3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
i prefer pacifico
Aug 25, 2020
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Aug 30, 2023
Photo of DoctorZombies
Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.13/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pale gold pour with excellent clarity; thin, tight white head; poor cap retention; thin ring; very little lacing. Corny nose; some floral hops. Semi sweet, some DMS. Crisp yet watery; medium light carbonation. Overall, not too corny - drinkable.
Aug 26, 2023
 
Rated: 2.22 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 18, 2023
Photo of drdiesel9483
Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

2.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Look - Nice clear light copper with a nice foam head
Smell and Taste - grainy water light most cheap lagers but better than a miller/bud/coors
Feel - light and crisp
Overall - ok
May 04, 2023
Photo of Bitburger
Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Well; not too bad for a central american lager. Nice head, very pleasant carbonation, traces of hops and malt, medium mouthfeel. A good choice to order in a humid country.
Mar 27, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Feb 14, 2023
Photo of Sigmund
Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.51/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Nov. 2014: Shared bottle at local tasting. ABV is 4.6%. Golden colour, low white head. Dusty, grainy and slightly sweetish unappealing aroma. Bland flavour, dusty notes, minimal bitterness, extremely boring.
Feb 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2022
Photo of mfnmbvp
Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

2.61/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. bottle, looks a bottled on date of May 30, 2022. My first beer from this brewery, and likely my first beer from Costa Rica. Expectations are low given this beer's poor standing here on BeerAdvocate.

Poured to a Piraat snifter.
A clear lager gold body - a touch darker than our typical American adjunct lagers, good clarity, with some tiny flecks of random sediment in the glass. No real head to speak of, merely some white bubbles that leave some random spotty lacing. It don't look great, but not awful for what it is.
Aroma is straight up grainy, with notes of lager yeast and some sweetness. Doesn't smell corny or husky like a million other beers, but that isn't going to save this one much. Super one-dimensional, but I have to admit it doesn't smell terrible.
Thin watered down grains, with hints toward lager yeast. Wet paper / cardboard flavors, but not overwhelming like other cheap beers can sometimes be.
Feel is smooth, crisp, clean. Extremely bland, but it has good carbonation, and it is actually not as bad as some American made AAL's. Still, nothing is stopping this from continuing to be cheap swill from Costa Rica; I can assuredly say this would definitely be better if it were actually consumed WITHIN Costa Rica, I'm sure, but I didn't hate this beer and I hoped to reflect that here in the rating. it is what it is. Tick.

Imperial -----2.5/5
Nov 26, 2022
 
 
Rated: 2.95 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Mar 04, 2022
Photo of TheOccasionalBeer
Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

2.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Just ever-so-slightly off-white head takes up about 1/4 of the glass, though dissipates in about a minute. Underneath that, a light amber giving up its carbonation. The smell on opening the bottle was not promising... a little skunky, but that largely went away once poured. The taste was a little sweet, carbonation on the roof of my mouth noticeable but mild, and not really much else. Not a great beer, but something I'd drink ice cold on a sweltering day... like today.
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 2.1 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Apr 26, 2021
Photo of BucBasil
Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
By far the most popular beer in Costa Rica, found literally everywhere from big supermarkets to even small clothing shops sometines. This is a classic macro tasting beer that goes down smooth without a thought on the beach or poolside. A bit of sweetness in there. Not watery. Just the right amount of beeriness for a hot day. Dont overthink it. If this is the only thing available, and many times it is, I have no problem with it.
Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 31, 2020
Photo of WunderLlama
Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can poured into a pint glass

Clear golden yellow, some carbonation , one finger white foam cap quickly settles to a ring

Faint slightly sweet aroma

Slightly sweet taste , adjunct, hint of malt

Low sudsing

Good beer
Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 1 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 2.84 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.31 by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

Jan 29, 2020
Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 604 ratings