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

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BA SCORE
63
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 22.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Vadorgarbos


1/5  rDev -61.1%

07-13-2014 22:45:16 | More by Vadorgarbos
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Arriskuwonder

Spain

1/5  rDev -61.1%

04-10-2014 18:10:40 | More by Arriskuwonder
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Lare453

Florida

1/5  rDev -61.1%

10-09-2013 14:10:18 | More by Lare453
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petluo

Finland

1.25/5  rDev -51.4%

04-25-2012 12:50:55 | More by petluo
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

1.25/5  rDev -51.4%

11-21-2013 12:50:39 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Prestonlegal

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -51.4%

09-28-2012 21:36:10 | More by Prestonlegal
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sephyrott

Spain

1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

05-25-2014 14:21:03 | More by sephyrott
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jonmikel

Spain

1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-19-2013 17:13:02 | More by jonmikel
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AlexLMS

Portugal

1.75/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 21:46:41 | More by AlexLMS
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

1.9/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 08:43:49 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.93/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-29-2012 13:08:22 | More by Zimbo
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brinch

Denmark

2/5  rDev -22.2%

05-11-2012 14:33:20 | More by brinch
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -22.2%

08-09-2013 21:52:30 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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Beerman1977

Austria

2/5  rDev -22.2%

03-09-2013 19:20:38 | More by Beerman1977
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -22.2%

12-10-2011 12:38:12 | More by supermeniscus
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bezakjon

Michigan

2/5  rDev -22.2%

12-11-2011 18:13:03 | More by bezakjon
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -22.2%

02-17-2013 13:35:47 | More by Beerstorian
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alexworsnip

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -22.2%

01-30-2013 07:10:16 | More by alexworsnip
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

2/5  rDev -22.2%

10-18-2012 18:59:59 | More by GRUUMSH
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Fenrisulven

Norway

2/5  rDev -22.2%

12-22-2011 14:59:13 | More by Fenrisulven
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml can. Lager glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Pale straw color. Crystal clear appearance. White, brief crown. Herbal, hay aromas & cardboard odor. Sweet malting & citric bitterness. Grainy & fizzy. Light body, high carbonation. Watery texture. Dry bitter finish. Fat & boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:17:46 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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BoitSansSoif

France

2.13/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-Clear straw color w/light head, bits of tracing. Bottle says brewed and bottled in Morocco, although mother ship is in Spain.

S-Faint aroma of light, sweet malt, noble hops that impart a faint grassy skunk note.

T&M-Goes down like sweet plastic. It's slightly reminiscent of the phenolic band-aid flavor. The syrupy sweetness coats the tongue in an unpleasant way. Just before the finish the plastic comes back out. The finish is actually not bad, but the overall flavor just isn't pleasant. Aftertaste is strange mix of spicy hops, plastic, sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, perking up an otherwise stale experience.

D-Had this last night w/a spicy dish: an interesting chicken in cocoa sauce. The beer went okay w/it, but at times the phenolic band-aid still showed through. Yes, this beer has a lot wrong with it, but it's still drinkable w/fare that drowns out the flaws.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 18:10:30 | More by BoitSansSoif
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.15/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Few aromas on the nose, a very important carbonation that gives the body enough sparkling. As far as taste, we feel the grain but without much conviction, just like a beast european-style lager and so it remains watery. As for the bitterness, it is not interesting enough to raise the level of the beverage. The latter also has a very bad reputation, and it hardly seems unreasonable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2010 17:07:43 | More by ThaCreep
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Floydster

California

2.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle bought individually at Trader Joe's in Riverside

Pours a golden brown color with no head and smell was pretty weak

Tasted alright wih my burrito, but got bad as it got warm

Could drink a lot of these because it is light

Would not drink this again

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 06:58:38 | More by Floydster
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

09-29-2013 02:27:58 | More by cam477
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San Miguel Especial from San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
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