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Bavaria Dark Beer | Cerveceria Costa Rica

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADR on 07-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,287
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
66
pDev:
17.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

this one was pretty rotten, one of the worst beers i had on my trip to costa rica, and one i had a bad experience with and kept saying i would order another one at some point to give it another chance, but just couldnt bring myself to. its dark brownish red in color with almost no head, disappointingly flat looking. aroma is sweet and a little roasty, but super sugary, not done fermenting at all it doesnt seem, and i dont taste the yeast at all either. raisin juice, brown sugar, slight burnt caramel, it just doesnt come together, almost like a dark corn syrup thing, whatever it is, its too sweet and it doesnt work for me. if it had some bubbles it would help a lot, but it was dead flat from the bottle for me, and this made it heavy and thick and tiring to get through, which is a real shame in a market where dark beer is hard to come by and even a decent one would really by nice. i wanted so badly for this to come through for me, but to no avail. sugar all over my teeth, heavy in my belly. i do find a redeemable roast character in here through the sludge, and there is potential, but this seems sloppy and almost overlooked as a recipe. anyone tasting this at the brewery? it could easily be a league better than it is. a letdown for me.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squeezyq
3.82/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jajimecr
3.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smanke
3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of veblen
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraigP83
3.19/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slightly creamy dark lager

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Photo of BWED
2/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

350 ml can poured into a tumbler.

A- Brown, on the lighter side of a dark beer. Tan head with mediocre retention. Looks almost like a cola.

S- Straw, grassy notes. Slight roast. Very mild earthy hop aroma.

T- Light and grassy. Some caramel notes.

M- Very light and a tad sweet. Wet finish. For a "dark" beer, this one is still poundable.

O- For Ticos, I think this means mixing it up. But this really isn't a great deal different from the light lagers.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.46/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle in San Jose, CR. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, some earthy hops, chocolate and dark fruit. Finish is long and semi-dry. Better than most crap in Costa Rica.

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Photo of mscudder
3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.69/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PortLargo
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blueberryann
3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an easy to find beer here in Costa Rica. It's roasty with a bit of chocolate. It reminds me of Negro Modelo.

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Photo of dbl_delta
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yellow, fizzy beer that mighta had dark food coloring added to it. Other than the fact that it's kinda dark, it really isn't much different than Cerveceria CR's other offerings. Meh.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Notninja
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of riotontheroad
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LizzyMarie94
4.16/5  rDev +35.1%

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Bavaria Dark Beer from Cerveceria Costa Rica
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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