1906 Reserva Especial - Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
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4/5 rDev +23.8%
From my point of view really nice beer; strong enough but not so alcoholic you cannot have 2 in a row.
A: Amber with a creamy head
S: Faint, but somehow persistant, alcoholic smell with hop notes
T: Smooth and malty, The light thickness and flavors work in the mouth creating a tasteful and low bitter beer. The complexity can be better tasted when comparing several intakes. Again in my opinion the mix makes an almost perfect beer for repetitive drinking. ( Please, see my tastes have been raised in Europe. )
M: Refreshing and quite drinkable.
O: Astonishing price/quality ratio ( $1.5 / 1 Eur ) Refreshing in Summer when served almost chilled and able to join a stew in Winter.
06-08-2014 14:58:12 | More by Irilian
United Kingdom (England)
3.46/5 rDev +7.1%
330ml Bottle: poured into a 'Chimay' chalice at home on 4th March 2014.
Nice old gold colour to the clear body with a white head that fell away to a wisp and collar fairly swiftly.
Malty feel throughout the brew, in all aspects, the nose being full of molasses type smells with very little else to find.
The taste is also leaning heavily towards a semi-sweet maltiness with next to no bitterness until the finish which has a weak hop dryness which helps to balance out the malts sweetness a little.
I like the sweeter brews so this suited my taste buds, others will find it too sweet for the style and unbalanced because of that.
03-04-2014 20:12:29 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
3.49/5 rDev +8%
330ml bottle poured into beer specific glass. A: Strawberry blonde, darker than adjunct lager, clear, no head, minimal lacing. S: Not overly pronounced but notes of farmyard, molasses, malt and slight hop. T: Caramel, molasses. M: Body on the thick side, slight tingle from the carbonation but went down well. O: Definitely a step up from typical mass produced lagers, more challenging but not one to throw back.
11-13-2013 13:16:51 | More by jonb5
3.18/5 rDev -1.5%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some hints of amber hues. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts and spicy hops are present in the nose along with hints of fruity esters.
T: Compared to the smell, the taste is a little more pronounced with flavors of caramel, pale and toasted malts as well as hints of adjuncts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and is clean with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Depending upon how you perceive the beer, it seems to taste either like a watered down version of an Oktoberfest or a maltier version of an American Adjunct Lager. The beer is rather easy to drink and does not have any "off" flavors.
09-24-2013 00:49:19 | More by metter98
1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
75 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.