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

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 23.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 11-22-2005

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1.37/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

It looks just like any other mass-produced pilsner, but has a Very uninviting taste of metal and corn. Very little aroma (if any at all). I would not get this again.

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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1.77/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

San Miguel Especial should be classified as a Macro Lager. The label even states the corn presence.

Appearance: very good clarity with a golden blonde color. The head is white and extremely low. No retention as there is no head to begin with.

Aroma: corn and husk.

Taste: corn grits, adjuncty. Unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: dry, low carbonation, reasonable alcoholic strength, light body.

Finish: short and a little bitter.

Overall: no news here. Another macro lager. Nothing special. Spain has better beers.

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1.9/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This one I've had many times on vacation in Spain, but when you're on the beach about anything goes... No I'm going to put this to a more organized test.

A: Straw-colored, with a even white head - that sadly "dies" to soon.

S: Not many smells, but there is some malt, some hops and I can also Sence some citrus.

T: The taste of this beer is weak. There are malt, bitter hops, some pears and a little dryness though.
The aftertaste is very short (on a bad day I would call it non-existent).

M: Some carbonic acid, a bit dry and very thin - almost like water.

D: If you're going to quench your thirst this could work, but if your not into the very pale lager with small taste and aroma I suggest you avoid this one.

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1.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drunk on my executive hotel balcony in Mallorca earlier this month.
Looked like every other pale Euro lager you've ever seen but there was some individuality here. Too bad it was mostly distinquished by the taste of over boiled cabbage/brussel sprouts, skunk, rubber notes, cigarette butts and a faint wavering of malt.
Smelt no different either. And slightly over acidic in the mouth too.
Certainly not to be repeated. Fortunately a distant memory once I was in the middle of dinner with a bottle of Macia Batle Crianza.

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San Miguel Especial from San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
62 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.