Libertas | Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.
Costa Rica
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Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by morebeergood on 07-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
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3/5  rDev -11%

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gulloa
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Nice but light taste

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was the best beer I encountered in Costa Rica so far. It still doesn't compare to American counterparts but I works. Lighter bodied and slightly tropical to fight off the Costa Rican heats. I you come across it, it's worth buying over the imperial and pilsens that are so common

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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Mikexw
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I encountered this beer and the CRCBC for the first time at Product C in Escazu. They call it a tropical golden ale, and I would be inclined to agree. It was on tap and pours out will very little carbonation and not even a half finger of head on it. Golden is a good description for this cerveza because this beer was just the right gold color. It reminded me of local macros, but this was fruity with much more flavor. There was no lacing on the glass as I drank this. Libertas has notes of pineapple and peach, and is a very easy, smooth beer to drink. I could definitely take a 6 of this to Manuel Antonio or Jaco and enjoy a day on the beach. Libertas is light, a bit sweet, and easy to drink. If you are in Costa Rica definitely pick this up.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice peach coloured ale. Metallic smelling.

Very much tastes like a pilsner with a tiny hint of fruity hops and earthiness. Gets slightly estery as it warms. Pretty similar to Cooper's Sparkling Ale.

Very refreshing but I wouldn't pack a suitcase full of it.

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3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

man, so many craft beers in costa rica try to be like a better imperial lager, but that just doesnt happen, and the divide between craft and macro has never been exposed in a more lousy way for the craft guys than in a beer like this, an attempt at a blonde ale to be refreshing and beachy from what i can imagine, but its just so far off for me, my least favorite i had on our trip from these guys by far. heavy for what its trying to be, really flat from the tap, and sort of old and uninspired tasting, it really let me down, which is odd considering how good a lot off their other beers were, but that was true of a lot of the local blondes and goldens, trying to dip into that beach beer market and just not getting there. this is sweet, apple tasting in a weird way, and honey finished, like, not what i am looking for in a warm climate blonde at all. lacking bubbles too really hurts it, but the idea is there, which is maybe even more troubling, its obvious what they were going for yet its this far off. mediocre beer at best, at least on tap at joes in tamarindo it is, i liked everything else i had from them heaps more...

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3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dheacck11
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the guilded iguana in nosara.

Nice and light and refreshing. Some hints of mango and passion fruit. Little malt backbone. Very light body.

Would be a great Costa Rica lunchtime beer. Too bad it's not easier to find. Pick it up if you see it around.

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Libertas from Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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