Imperial | Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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2.62/5
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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Honduras

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PhantomVodoo on 04-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,340
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
18.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.82/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Great Beer for a Hot Day

There's a little town on the edge of the Sula Valley in Honduras, and there's a little house on a hill, and I have wasted away many days just sitting in a hammock in the shade looking down on the road and watching people go by. It's the best way I know to recharge the batteries. Put a cold one in my hand, and it's almost a Jimmy Buffet song come to life.

One day we decided to go to a beach resort in Tela. We sat at a table under an umbrella. Kids were playing. My brother-in-law handed me one of these, Imperial. It's similar to Salva Vida in that it's not heavy and doesn't have a heavy taste but just perfect for knocking 'em back on a hot Honduran day. It pours out a crystal clear golden color with those little bubbles floating up and a pure white head that dissipates pretty quickly. The taste and smell are typical of American mass-produced beers except this seems to have more of a hint of a metallic taste from the can.

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Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nace4
2.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tpauer
2.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Griphon
2.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Act25
2.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rate this behind Salva Vida + Port Royal, but all are very basic.

A - pours darker golden with a white head that settles to thin film and now lace.

S - Faint, grainy with a bit of caramel malts, typical adjunct lager.

T - Starts watery with more malt caramel than the others. A bit sweet, not bad with food. Tiresome.

M - heavily carbonated. Watery, weak, tepid.

Of all Honduran adjuncts, it's got the most caramel malt going.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 10Crumra
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.06/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.4/5  rDev +29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of dren74
3.25/5  rDev +24%

Photo of woscar
2/5  rDev -23.7%

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Sweffin
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of birchstick
2.84/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours golden yellow with a white frothy head that settles to white thin film over it

S - grainy malts and nothing else; typical adjunct lager nose

T - starts off watery and moves on to a bit of a yeasty grainy malt flavor. An extremely subtle
amount of spicy grassy hops is detectable on the finish.

M - full, smooth, carbonated - nothing out of the norm here

D - overall, this wasn't anything mind-blowing or crazy different. It was a typical example of this style and delivered how I thought it would.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.39/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a very clear dry grassy color, which is to say, is almost colorless. It appears to be quite heavily carbonated, with big bristly bubbles aggressively rising to the top of my glass. The head is actually impressive at first, being probably around 2 full fingers thick, and also being quite cloud like in puffiness....unfortunately it doesn't last long, quickly disappearing into a thick-ish layer, which remains super white. The lacing is actually not bad at first for this type of brew, with patchy foam clinging to the side of my glass.

S- Nothing much going on here....just some mild grainy/grassy aromas happening. Overall, this is a bland smelling "pilsner", more like basic American lager....lots of corn....boiled of course. Nothing in terms of hop aroma either....oh well.

T- Adjuncts abound here...corn husk, grass, raw grain, and really no sign of hop bitterness...perhaps some dryness on the finish but nothing of note here. I will say that it is a refreshing beer to drink on the hot sandy beaches of Roatan!

M- Thin bodied, and full of crisp sparkling carbonation....the way an AAL should be! Again, this is somewhat dry on the finish so it isn't all bad....just nothing special.

O- This is an easy drinking, mindless type of beer that I have no problems with enjoying on a hot summer day. The downside to this one, like BevCo's other productions, are all bland and too similar. Meh, this is fine for what it is...

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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Imperial from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 30 ratings