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Estrella Galicia - Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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Estrella GaliciaEstrella Galicia

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 08-15-2002)
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Less appealing to me : its kind of bitterness

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is being paired with a dinner of scallops and shrimp over pasta - should work, I guess...

Appearance: Pours a light golden color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. Retention is poor, but a small amount of lacing is left behind. (3)

Smell: Luckily, I'm not getting much in the way of cereal grains or cooked vegetables. Rather, I'm picking up a lot of crackery malt sweetness - and I mean, a lot. There's also a substantial amount of cotton candy and faint white wine. It smells much like an underhopped helles...or, maybe an overmalted one. As far as simple, regional lagers go, it's pretty decent. (3)

Taste: First comes the not-so-good news: it's very sweet. I'm tasting plenty of cotton candy and bready malt. I can't call it underhopped, though, because I actually do taste a grassy bite on the back end. So overmalted it is, then. But now comes the good news: the adjuncts are concealed beautifully. It really just tastes like an average helles instead of a lame AAL. Awesome, I s'pose? (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Despite the sweetness, the crisp bite keeps it easy to drink. But also because of the sweetness, there's to much body when the carbonation fades. And the carbonation fades very quickly. It's decent to start off, though. (2.75)

Overall: I can't hate on it. It's not really a bad beer at all. It goes really well with the dinner I made, too. I just wouldn't buy it again with so many other (cheaper) lagers around. Still, it's actually good by adjunct lager standards. (3)

2.86/5: Much better than Budweiser, at least...

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4.7 % ABV version.

The colour is yellow with some gold (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white, firm, uneven and compact. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is sweet with some floral notes. Hints of minerals and butter.

The taste is bitter than expected, and less sweet. Very slight notes of corn and flowers. French loaf and a touch of black pepper. Medium body. The aftertaste is a bit dense with growing sweetness and metallic bitterness. The finish is short with distinct iron flavours.

The carbonation is medium to strong; the many very small bubbles are long-lived and fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Better than expected, almost no off-flavours at all.

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Estrella Galicia from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.