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

San Miguel EspecialSan Miguel Especial
BA SCORE
2.5%
Liked This Beer
2.58 w/ 162 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:
#43,542
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
162
Liked:
4
Avg:
2.58/5
pDev:
22.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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1.37/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

It looks just like any other mass-produced pilsner, but has a Very uninviting taste of metal and corn. Very little aroma (if any at all). I would not get this again.

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1.44/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A fairly drinkable pale lower, very bright, slightly slightly slightly yellow body, no foam, vague tones of fine malt with a bitter edge; advice good cold for the best taste

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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

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1.77/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

San Miguel Especial should be classified as a Macro Lager. The label even states the corn presence.

Appearance: very good clarity with a golden blonde color. The head is white and extremely low. No retention as there is no head to begin with.

Aroma: corn and husk.

Taste: corn grits, adjuncty. Unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: dry, low carbonation, reasonable alcoholic strength, light body.

Finish: short and a little bitter.

Overall: no news here. Another macro lager. Nothing special. Spain has better beers.

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1.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

It's kind of strange as when you drink the San Miguel in Mallorca, it's a pretty good beer, both as draft or in bottle. However when bought outside Spain, it seems to be different!

This apparently is brewed in Barcelona, and it actually called "Tradicion" as opposed to Especial. Not sure what the difference is, and couldn't tell from their website.

Spanish draft San Miguel I actually like and would give a good rating to. This however is very lifeless and not so great...

Anyway, aroma is very malty. Flavour is quite flat, but improves as it warms up slightly. Not much of an aftertaste and quite dry, very overtly pasteurized I would suggest.

Not a fan, it's a shame as the stuff in Spain is pretty good. Now sure about the Singapore version...

Interestingly on the bottle it does not seem to specify exactly where it is made, it's very possible this is a cheaper and totally different version of the Spanish one, from memory I have had a UK brewed one before that was not so great also...

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1.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This one I've had many times on vacation in Spain, but when you're on the beach about anything goes... No I'm going to put this to a more organized test.

A: Straw-colored, with a even white head - that sadly "dies" to soon.

S: Not many smells, but there is some malt, some hops and I can also Sence some citrus.

T: The taste of this beer is weak. There are malt, bitter hops, some pears and a little dryness though.
The aftertaste is very short (on a bad day I would call it non-existent).

M: Some carbonic acid, a bit dry and very thin - almost like water.

D: If you're going to quench your thirst this could work, but if your not into the very pale lager with small taste and aroma I suggest you avoid this one.

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look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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1.98/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drunk on my executive hotel balcony in Mallorca earlier this month.
Looked like every other pale Euro lager you've ever seen but there was some individuality here. Too bad it was mostly distinquished by the taste of over boiled cabbage/brussel sprouts, skunk, rubber notes, cigarette butts and a faint wavering of malt.
Smelt no different either. And slightly over acidic in the mouth too.
Certainly not to be repeated. Fortunately a distant memory once I was in the middle of dinner with a bottle of Macia Batle Crianza.

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Beer rating: 2.5% out of 100 with 162 ratings
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