Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Pale Lager
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica
Imperial is a Costa Rican brand of beer, manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm Company. Imperial was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924, and is now produced in the Cerveceria, Costa Rica.
Imperial is also known by Costa Ricans as “Aguila” or “Aguilita”, which translates into English as “Eagle” or “Little Eagle” in reference to its logo, which is the Imperial Eagle.
Imperial is created from a balanced formula combining malts, grains and hops, without a pronounced overtone in its taste. It is what is known as a “centralized” beer. Adapted to a warm and spring-like climate, Imperial has thus become the favorite beer of Costa Rica, both nationally and internationally.
An interesting beer from Costa Rica, Imperial is a very pleasant refreshing light lager.
Appearance was a crystal clear, pale golden straw colour, what a normal looking lager should look like. When pouring a small frothy whitehead appeared that dissipated relatively fast with some lacing remaining.
Sweet aroma of lightly toasted malt with corn. Smell was great, very enticing.
Similar to the smell, there is a slightly bitter grassy flavour of a creamy aftertaste of dry corn sweetness, that leaves a dry feeling in the mouth
Overall, Imperial Beer is a standard, good lager.