Imperial | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
542
Reviews:
196
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
20.92%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
81
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of cdub70085
3.35/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squeezyq
2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Danmullens1
2.15/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mikexw
3.09/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tageury
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MathieuTheard
3.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fscottkey
2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: [3.00] The bottle lists the ABV (4.6%) and there is a date code (10/30/2016). The beer is pale and transparent yellow. It has very little head formation. The thin ring of foam is white.

S: [2.50] Pungent corn, like frosted flakes scent. Maybe a tad bit of skunk smell too.

T: [2.75] Very little flavor. Mild wet mushy corn. A little crackery taste from the malts.

M: [2.50] Fizzy and thin.

O: [2.75] I think I am drinking Costa Rican Budweiser. This would taste better if I was pulling a beer pong ball out of it. It has all of the hallmarks of a mass lager. Corn taste and smell. Thin and fizzy body. If you know what it is going in it has its place.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.02/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corywalston
3.9/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.18/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Smanke
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
2.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spikester
3.52/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold with two fingers of white head that departed in about five minute. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is grainy malt.
Taste is mostly grains with a touch of herbal hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Finish is lightly dry.
Overall a typical adjunct lager but the adjuncts are well hidden.
I would have this again in a warm climate but would not seek it out. $1.79 for a single. Best by date of 30 Apr. 2017.

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Photo of OldSwampy
1.76/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

From a can with bottom date of 28FEB2017 (presumably a best-by date). Strong taste at first sip of corn and cooked veggies. Did not improve from there. A bit watery also. Pale yellow, white head, some lacing left on glass.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.04/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can pour, half a finger head. Basic AAL smell and flavor. Overall, I liked this beer. I could drink this all day long. Reminds me of Pabst a little bit.

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Photo of LisaInFL
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
2.7/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nuggetz
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.37/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
3.08/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
2.82 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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