Imperial | Cerveceria Costa Rica

ImperialImperial
BA SCORE
3.5%
Liked This Beer
2.75 w/ 547 ratings
ImperialImperial
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,539
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
547
Liked:
19
Avg:
2.75/5
pDev:
21.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of timmy2b
2.82/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.23/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

White thin head on a weak ass straw yellow beer with tons of water/clarity. Aroma was more of the vegetal sweetened corn, I've come across a lot worse.

Taste was watery, mildly sweet, lacking all those beer ingredients. Highly carbonated, this is hydration stuff at best.

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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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Photo of BWED
1.73/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

350 ml can poured into tumbler

A- Light straw, probably the lightest you can get on SRM. Fizzy white head retains surprising okay, but with no lacing.

S- Straw, grain, hop is just faintly floral.

T- Slight straw, floral, and a little earthy.

M- Clean and wet. Easy drinker.

O- Sex in a canoe. As tasteless and least offending as a beer can get. But chugging this on a hot summer day in Costa Rica is a great decision.

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Photo of bzainthemd
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 Myotus
2.42/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 44°F from a 12oz bottle (best by 28Feb16) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 04Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 finger's worth of white foam that grows to 3 fingers after 1 minute. Straw yellow in color with a plethora of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both very thick and thick.
SMELL: Strong aromas of hand soap are backed by mild car exhaust, boiled cabbage, and white rice aromas along with subtle aromas of sweet bread and spicy hops.
TASTE: Strong sweet bread and mild white rice flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by subtle spicy hop and boiled cabbage flavors. Hints of car exhaust spite my tongue as all previous flavors maintain, but spicy hops grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Light-bodied and overly carbonated. This burns my tongue. And it can't be the taste, because it's not too awful. Goes down very rough. Finishes extremely crisp.
NOTE: I would say this is tied with Dos Equis as far as taste. Pretty similar, too. So if you're ever in Costa Rica and can't find a Dos, pick up one of these.

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Photo of Njod2003
3.91/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of breardon1776
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3s all around. It's a Caribbean/Latin American lager folks.....

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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 Eman17
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wrigfen
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
2.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.22/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours pale, almost yellow, very clear with a very mild white foam head with almost no retention. Aroma is of grains, malt, corn and a little bit of fermented fruit, not very pleasant. Taste is mild and refreshing, you can drink a hole case of this in a summer day.

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Photo of TheRamie
2.47/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of clayrock81
2.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Better than an American macro, I'll say that. Clear golden yellow body with fizzy two finger head that gives off a grainy, dry aroma. Light bodied, crisp, bland but not gross and even has a touch of pils malt like sweetness; beer also avoids being too thin and watery.

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Photo of kmweiss
3.28/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seakayak
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Herze
3.11/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TeachChefs
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
3.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Kennesaw, GA. This is a straw colored beer with moderate carbonation. The flavor is standard AAL with no bad aftertaste. An ok session beer.

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Photo of mlockman
2.74/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Much better than Bud Light, but essentially a foreign expression of an American Adjunct Lager.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.52/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.04/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pimko
2.14/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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