Imperial | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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2.75 w/ 547 ratings

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Costa Rica
Costa Rica

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

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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Photo of Carlton1964
1.54/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

There is a reason Costa Rica is NOT known for there fine brews...this is the reason. Looks like a basic pilsner, smells lke a basic pilsner, tastes like a stale pilsner, and leaves a dry feel in mouth after the first swallow. Over all, I'd say if let with this as your option for beer, choose anything else or just go thirsty.

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Photo of mikeg67
1.54/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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 some hops combine on the palate. Finish is short, barely noticeable. Standard macro crap.

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Photo of Portertime
1.59/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: using my trusty Kirin glass for this one. Wow, this is one of the thinnest beers I have ever poured. It is only a yellow tinged watery color with minimal bubbling action and no head. I bet it has just about the same amount of calories as a light beer but they don’t specify it on the label. I actually read that the FDA wants to put nutritional content labels on beer soon. I have witnessed this on a bottle of wine named Quady Electra.
Smell: faint, husky, musty hops and cooked vegetables.
Taste: very light bodied. Almost no malt sweetness nor hop bitterness. Somehow it is all balanced and very smooth drinking as a consequence. This is fine to sip on a hot day, no need to pair with anything. I’m a little curious what the calorie content is.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
1.68/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Found this in Costa Rica while on vacation. You're likely to see it available or see some of their advertising within 10 minutes of being here. Imperial dominates the market. Every bar I've been to serves it and half of the bar signs have the giant logo on them. It's the standard macro brew lager. Nothing suprising. If you've had one, you've had them all.

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1.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a can in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, this is about the only beer you can get there, unless you can find a specialty liquor store, which has about 3 "microbrews". The look is the best part... It looks pale yellow like every fizzy yellow American beer. The smell and taste are of dirty bath water. The feel almost makes you wonder why you are drinking this nectar from the sewer anyway. If I ever go back to Costa Rica, I will make sure I stay by a liquor store that has something else.

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Photo of utahgiebs
1.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Its shit, really just awful by any standards but youre in a tropical paradise, shut up and drink up your awful swill, honestly, life is pretty grand with an imperial in hand.

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Photo of yaegerje
1.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Unfortunately I didn't even get to drink this beer. I've had this before and wanted to try it again and when I poured this it was a nice straw color, and it also looked like someone dumped cottage cheese into it. It had little floating globules of (who knows) what could possibly be yeast? I've seen yeast in a glass before, but this is ridiculous, I don't even trust it to be drank. Straight drain pour, but it smelled good at least.

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Imperial from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 3.5% out of 100 with 547 ratings
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