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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tesguino on 10-12-2005

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Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Irilian
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of sephyrott
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Chris00710
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Tarso
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of DNICE555
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TapRoomMonkey
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jonb5
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Blumstein
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of metter98
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of JARCasas
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of smbslt
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Kirian
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.96/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with no BB date (missing label). Acquired recently from a friend's party, so hopefully it's still in good shape.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear honey-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with mild hints of toasted grain, corn, stewed leaves and faint solvent in the background. Uninspired.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of mild caramel, hints of toasted grain, faint corn/DMS, stewed leaves and cardboard. A touch of harsh solvent in the background, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation but a rather insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed leaves/corn and cardboard.

Meh - no great shakes. Looks pretty good, but the aroma/flavour are dull and characterless. Body is OK but not amazing. Drinkable enough but too many off-notes spoil it. No need to seek it out.

Photo of felipeprates
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of RaphaelSC
4.01/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well to me 1906 Reserva Especial is the best cost x benefit beer to the moment, it costs the average price of the america adjunct lager but with much more quality and flavour.

A: a Ligh copper amber with a creamy head that leaves a lace when dissipates.

S: A faint alcoholic smell with some hop notes, nothing special here.

T:The malts and hops working together in the mouth creating a tasteful and bitter beer, with a complexity not found in some expensive/famous beers.

M: Bitter and refreshing, the toasted malts and hops brings a excellent mouthfell.

O:When a drink this beer I cannot stop to think that it is too damn good for its price ($1,50). I'll make 1906 my session beer from now on!

Photo of Petertauro
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Photo of janubio
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml. bottle. Copper-amber colour, correct head that dissipates too soon but leaving a good lace. Smell of malts, caramels and some hints of ripe fruits, even some damp earth. Light to medium body, creamy palate. Taste of caramels and ripe fruits. Not too complex, but overall a good beer that one can enjoy.

1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
75 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.