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1906 Reserva Especial - Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 21.07%


Brewed by:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tesguino on 10-12-2005)
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8Phoenix

Australia

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this bottle from a local bottleshop for cheap price, $1.5 Aus (didn't investigate why)

It pours a nice head which slowly decede into a lace. Pretty dark colour for a lager, tannish.

The smell is average, a bit skunk but strong toffee.

The taste is very maltly, with strong flavour of toffee and caramel, yet no fruitness. This puzzled my mate who looked at the bottle to find out that it was 2 and half year old, best before October 2005.(assuming it was brewed in Oct 2004)

No crisps, it is a bit full-bodied for a lager.

This surprised me as it is average-nice beer for past its best by. Hard to say if it is an off beer. But drinkable.

Might give it another try. (to make sure it is not freakish once off bottle)

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 05:17:46 | More by 8Phoenix
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fido

Mexico

4.22/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1906 Reserva Especial, Pours a nice honey color, very good head and excellent lacing; Smell is fruty, malty and a little bit of alcohol; Taste is malty and maybe some caramel; Mouthfeel is smooth and bitter; Drinkability is good.

This is a good beer.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 05:23:06 | More by fido
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this 33cl can in April 2006, best before 11/06. It came as a six-pack.
Poured a clear tan body with a nice white head. Good malty smell welling up. Not your usual pale euro/spanish lager at all, I don't know if it's description on BA as a German Pilsener is correct. It has a nice "bite" to it, reminded me a little of an English bitter.

Overall, a nice refreshing drinkable beer (a present from Spain; thanks Alfonso!).

Serving type: can

05-09-2006 08:14:27 | More by JohnfromDublin
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Pepeton

Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was really surprised with this beer. Brewed in Spain, where wine is by far King, I'm still amazed.

So amazed, that the style puzzles me. Has most features of a German Pilsener, buy color and ABV are different. I have the feeling it's a Maibock, so I wrote the brewers and waiting their answer.

Pours a dark golden, it almost remembers me a Pale Ale. White quasi tan and stubborn head and a lacing that seems everlasting along the walls of my glass.

Smell is malty and more fruity than most lagers I've had. I can't find the corn that the ingredient description says it has.

Taste is crisp, just as a lager is supposed to be. Lots of malts, although round and balanced; fizzy due to carbonation. So much carbonation that a light swirl and up goes the head again.

Mouthfeel is bone dry and bitter, oh, yes, bitter.

Good beer, will buy it again. No doubt. But with an ABV of 6.5% it's not a session beer.

¡Salud!

Serving type: can

02-21-2006 06:51:04 | More by Pepeton
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tesguino

Mexico

3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Good in its appearance, made by gallegos, smell , appearance and mouthfeel, good, can be drink with mexican and american food, had more mouthfeel and drinkability than its sister estrella galicia, only sold in the center of my country, easy to drink, in general very recommendable spanish beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 16:21:36 | More by tesguino
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1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
75 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.