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Estrella Galicia - Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

Not Rated.
Estrella GaliciaEstrella Galicia

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89 Reviews
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Reviews: 89
Hads: 218
Avg: 2.88
pDev: 32.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: jackndan on 08-15-2002

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Reviews: 89 | Hads: 218
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
3.08/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: pretty standard macro fare. 330mL brown bottle, average label.

Appearance: pours a medium straw colour, brightly clear, and with very solid head retention.

Aroma: not much there on the nose, but there are some standard grains as well as some more pungent adjuncts.

Taste: follows from the aroma. Quite a reasonable beer to be honest.

Aftertaste: starts becoming a bit awkward metallic after the fact.

Mouth feel: crisp beer with moderate carbonation that carries the flavour well.

Overall: not a bad lager, at least it's a bit different tasting. Not brilliant, but not terrible.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12onz brown bottle with freshness on the fron label

The appearance golden color with a thin white head that goes away instantly.

There's some malt when you smell it.The taste got malt also,nice taste.

There's nothing amazing in this beer ,feels good on the mouth(when cold), not bad for macro...

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of JIMTRK16
1.25/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of brewQ
2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A whipped white head with some staying power atop a basic macro color. (They proudly admit to Maize on the label- figure the gringos find that more exotic than corn).

The aroma is lightly earthy- leading into a metallic taste.

The finish clangs on in a harsh, metallic way. Luckily, some C02 washes it out.

Drinkable? MAYBE with spicy food or tapas.

The Gambrinus name is on the label- if this is in league with Corona that expalins alot.

Okay- I tried one Spanish beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Estrella Galicia
33 cl can, 'consume before 9/16'... 10 months to go
,66 € @ Superservis, S.A., C/ Avinyo 11-13, Barcelona, Espana

This clear golden pilsner is surprisingly rich in malt that's peppered with herbal and spicy hop flavors. Unfortunately it's not particularly grainy as it's loaded with adjunct.

Its head retention is good, and it leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass.

The nose is malty and hoppy as well, but also a touch fruity.

The flavor follows suit and It's balanced by a solid bitter back-bone that along with its spicy & herbal hops holds its malt well in check. (Or is that spicy edge actually coming from alcohol?). It finishes short and dry with some herbal, grassy, and leafy hops a short-lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is an interesting European lager because it's got a little bit more malt and hop to it, although it's use of adjunct and fermentation characteristics hold it back.

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Photo of ElGordo
2.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours pale golden from the twelve ounce bottle with a rather large, foamy white head. Immediate unmistakable aroma of a cheap euro lager - some pretty pervasive skunkiness. Aroma actually subsides the closer you get to the beer. Seriously foamy body holds a decent flavor of mid-grade Eurpoean lager - clean, with a slight hoppy bite. Not a bad flavor, but the body and smell make this one pretty undesirable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of sfprint
1.8/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: transparent, single finger head, quickly dissipating, mild rising carbonation, golden orange in color.
S: malty, sour grass.
T: dull with a tinge of sourness. kind of foul and tart.
M: a bit fuzzy, but filmy and tart
O: it's a dump. pretty bad aal

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Photo of cjgator3
2.61/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a Pale golden yellow with a fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is faint grainy malt and really not much else. The aroma is very faint.

T- The taste starts off with some malt and just a hint of hops in the finish. Very light and on the watery side.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. 

D- Overall, this tastes like a Spanish version of Budweiser. Not horrible, but pretty bland.

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Photo of Iaido
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Momon
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of chrishiker1409
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jackndan
3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Estrella Galicia, from Spain: made from “water, maize, barley, hops” got to hand it to a company that boasts its use of adjuncts right on the label. This Spanish macro-brew really grew on me over the course of the six pack. Light amber color, with a head that disappeared very quickly, and had that slightly skunked euro-lager aroma. Initial taste was a mild soapy malt taste, followed very quickly very by a strong hop bite. On its own, it wasn’t very good, but it matched extremely well with slightly spicy foods. I’ll look for this next time I’ve having tapas.

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Photo of Jacobus79
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HalfFull
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass, this premium lager pours a quite clear light straw in color with a half inch of soapy white head. Retains a solid cap with an occasional spin and yields some soapy lacing.

Bit of husky grain on the nose and some Noble hops, somewhat grassy. Bit of light corn syrup sweetness detected yet typical of a macro. Euro. Lager.

Taste follows suit with no notable adjuncts in the house. Light malt flavor is simple but pleasant. Offers an average feel and drink.

Viewed as a Euro. Pale Lager, this beer has no resemblance whatsoever to any Amero-adjunct I've witnessed. Overall a bit sweet and simple minded in a Euro Strong sense. Not much character..

Note: Best by May 2010.

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Photo of hophugger
2.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light gold in color with almost a finger of head and very light spotty lacing. Aroma is very heavy with grain, yeast, corn, rice, etc. Taste is very similar close to the big AAL's, but has just a touch more refinement. Overall, a step above the Buds and the Coors...

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Barracudas
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Estrella Galicia from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.