San Miguel Especial | San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.

San Miguel EspecialSan Miguel Especial
BA SCORE
2.58/5
163 Ratings
San Miguel EspecialSan Miguel Especial
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
Spain
sanmiguel.es

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Globetrotter on 11-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,964
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
163
pDev:
22.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
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4/5  rDev +55%

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4/5  rDev +55%

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4/5  rDev +55%

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3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.67/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25cl brown bottle purchased in Spain and brought back by my father. Pours a crystal-clear straw yellow body with not a whole lot of head to speak of. Smells faintly sweet, fruity, bready, with hints of cooked vegetable. Bread with hints of apple, pear, caramel, with a noticeable herbal hop presence. Hints of butter and cooked vegetable toward the finish. Easy-drinker. Light bodied with moderate to full (but not overly done) carbonation. Not as clean as it could be for the style, but the flavors, while a bit subdued, are noticeable and harmonious. I actually like it.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on draft throughout Barcelona. This beer is everywhere.

Poure a pale straw hue with a two finger foamy bone white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured some ;light malts and a cleansing hop.

The taste was light and balanced with a crisp grain and utilitarian grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with good carbonation.

Overall a delicate and well balanced refreshing lager. These went down very easily.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

The "especial" San Miguel appears to be brewed in Spain and, at 5.4%, is stronger than the regular variety.

A pleasant drinking lager with no off notes or faults. The lacing is quite good and the smell and taste are rather unexceptional but quite nice.

Apples, sweet malt and a touch od herbal hop are all detectable.

Overall, an ok lager to drink cold. Better than many big name lagers.

72/100

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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Way better than Budweiser, Coors or Miller.

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Photo of reddomino
3.45/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a nice pillowy head and lots of bubbles wising from the bottom. Good lacing as the head slowly dissipates. The aroma was somewhat earthy, mostly hops with a light, citrusy undertone. The flavor was very light. In fact the only discernable flavor was slight hop notes that complimented the dry finish. This beer provided a very light mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation. Fifteen minutes into this beer there was still a steady stream of rising bubbles and a small head still visible.

Nothing really sets this beer apart, but it is very drinkable. It would make a great session beer.

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Photo of BlackVeg
3.29/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Globetrotter
3.28/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

San Miguel Especial – Euro Pale Lager, 5.4%. Ubiquitous in southern Spain, this review is based on a sampling on tap from the el Rancho restaurant at the Marina del Sol resort outside Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. A can I saw later listed corn as an ingredient. Comes out clear solid gold, perhaps a shade or two darker than standard, under a one finger white head that looks thin but lasts remarkably long and leaves excellent sheets of lace most of the way down the glass. The nose is full of sweet barley malt, tainted ever so slightly by the corn and with a touch of hops spice. The mouth is light and very prickly. The flavor is pretty standard, with malt up front more bready than corny. A pretty decent hop bite follows, leaving a good mixed finish and an enticing aftertaste. I expected horrible, and got pretty respectable.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.25/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.21/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fresh and very drinkable lager. It does the job

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.19/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds
3.16/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled a few bottles of this brew in northern Italy. It's a yellow-golden liquid with a thin head. Nicely, the head presents a thin and soapy sheen of lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is uninteresting. A bit of grain, and some malt in the nose, but not much else. It clearly smells a step above typical macro swill, but the aroma is faint and uninteresting. The tast is a bit better. Sweet, with a little malt and bread up front. The finish has a little corn, and a bit of a cereal adjunct flavor as well. Light mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable. This one is not half bad.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50cl Can, best before 11 Jan 2011, drank and reiviewed 27 Apr 2010. Poured into my lovelly 'La Chouffe' badged stemmed tulip glass (twice).

The regular pale yellow/golden clear beer you expect from a lager/pilsner style beer. Snow white head on top, large bubbled.

The smell is weak, some cereals, maybe some grain too, but my normal score of 3 for a non-aroma is given.

I've had a hard day teaching electrical fault finding to 15 students and this is the beer I've choosen to chill with. It is refrfeshing and pleasant enough and you can just about feel the 5.4% ABV within it. No huge flavours or tastes though, just a run of the mill Euro pop sort of beer. I've drank it many times on Spanish Islands (Ibiza and Formentera) and have never had any problems with it, ideal for quenching a thirst on a hot day, but not a 'must have at all costs' sort of thing. Better than average, but only just.

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3.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of monkist
3.02/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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San Miguel Especial from San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
Beer rating: 2.58 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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