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San Miguel Especial - San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.

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San Miguel EspecialSan Miguel Especial

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BA SCORE
63
poor

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 22.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 11-22-2005)
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Spain

4/5  rDev +55%

04-17-2013 13:07:23 | More by Petertauro
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Germany

4/5  rDev +55%

02-10-2014 13:47:27 | More by NorbertB1974
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Camille


4/5  rDev +55%

11-30-2012 04:27:16 | More by Camille
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

06-01-2014 18:05:08 | More by endless1408
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

3.65/5  rDev +41.5%

25cl brown bottle purchased in Spain and brought back by my father. Pours a crystal-clear straw yellow body with not a whole lot of head to speak of. Smells faintly sweet, fruity, bready, with hints of cooked vegetable. Bread with hints of apple, pear, caramel, with a noticeable herbal hop presence. Hints of butter and cooked vegetable toward the finish. Easy-drinker. Light bodied with moderate to full (but not overly done) carbonation. Not as clean as it could be for the style, but the flavors, while a bit subdued, are noticeable and harmonious. I actually like it.

05-07-2011 22:47:25 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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plaid75

New York

3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

Enjoyed on draft throughout Barcelona. This beer is everywhere.

Poure a pale straw hue with a two finger foamy bone white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured some ;light malts and a cleansing hop.

The taste was light and balanced with a crisp grain and utilitarian grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with good carbonation.

Overall a delicate and well balanced refreshing lager. These went down very easily.

08-19-2009 15:58:57 | More by plaid75
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JacketIPA

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

12-23-2011 23:12:04 | More by JacketIPA
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reddomino

Germany

3.43/5  rDev +32.9%

Pours a clear straw color with a nice pillowy head and lots of bubbles wising from the bottom. Good lacing as the head slowly dissipates. The aroma was somewhat earthy, mostly hops with a light, citrusy undertone. The flavor was very light. In fact the only discernable flavor was slight hop notes that complimented the dry finish. This beer provided a very light mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation. Fifteen minutes into this beer there was still a steady stream of rising bubbles and a small head still visible.

Nothing really sets this beer apart, but it is very drinkable. It would make a great session beer.

04-17-2008 17:34:47 | More by reddomino
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +26%

08-16-2014 20:37:44 | More by petewheeler
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alesaram

Guam

3.25/5  rDev +26%

10-16-2012 00:34:04 | More by alesaram
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +26%

San Miguel Especial – Euro Pale Lager, 5.4%. Ubiquitous in southern Spain, this review is based on a sampling on tap from the el Rancho restaurant at the Marina del Sol resort outside Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. A can I saw later listed corn as an ingredient. Comes out clear solid gold, perhaps a shade or two darker than standard, under a one finger white head that looks thin but lasts remarkably long and leaves excellent sheets of lace most of the way down the glass. The nose is full of sweet barley malt, tainted ever so slightly by the corn and with a touch of hops spice. The mouth is light and very prickly. The flavor is pretty standard, with malt up front more bready than corny. A pretty decent hop bite follows, leaving a good mixed finish and an enticing aftertaste. I expected horrible, and got pretty respectable.

11-22-2005 18:51:48 | More by Globetrotter
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +26%

08-17-2013 17:27:29 | More by safaricook
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morfius85


3.25/5  rDev +26%

03-15-2012 22:14:43 | More by morfius85
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braedon_peluso

New York

3.25/5  rDev +26%

06-08-2013 02:20:15 | More by braedon_peluso
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +24%

Sampled a few bottles of this brew in northern Italy. It's a yellow-golden liquid with a thin head. Nicely, the head presents a thin and soapy sheen of lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is uninteresting. A bit of grain, and some malt in the nose, but not much else. It clearly smells a step above typical macro swill, but the aroma is faint and uninteresting. The tast is a bit better. Sweet, with a little malt and bread up front. The finish has a little corn, and a bit of a cereal adjunct flavor as well. Light mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable. This one is not half bad.

10-13-2007 18:42:32 | More by Suds
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev +20.2%

50cl Can, best before 11 Jan 2011, drank and reiviewed 27 Apr 2010. Poured into my lovelly 'La Chouffe' badged stemmed tulip glass (twice).

The regular pale yellow/golden clear beer you expect from a lager/pilsner style beer. Snow white head on top, large bubbled.

The smell is weak, some cereals, maybe some grain too, but my normal score of 3 for a non-aroma is given.

I've had a hard day teaching electrical fault finding to 15 students and this is the beer I've choosen to chill with. It is refrfeshing and pleasant enough and you can just about feel the 5.4% ABV within it. No huge flavours or tastes though, just a run of the mill Euro pop sort of beer. I've drank it many times on Spanish Islands (Ibiza and Formentera) and have never had any problems with it, ideal for quenching a thirst on a hot day, but not a 'must have at all costs' sort of thing. Better than average, but only just.

04-27-2010 17:27:41 | More by BlackHaddock
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fionn13

Ireland

3/5  rDev +16.3%

06-04-2012 15:09:52 | More by fionn13
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3/5  rDev +16.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +16.3%

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Netherlands

3/5  rDev +16.3%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +16.3%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev +16.3%

10-31-2013 04:53:57 | More by RHVC59
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Paracatu

Brazil

3/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2012 19:32:17 | More by Paracatu
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +16.3%

08-11-2013 12:41:56 | More by Johnq1964
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Duncanster

New York

3/5  rDev +16.3%

09-09-2013 02:06:37 | More by Duncanster
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San Miguel Especial from San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.