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

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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

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Added by Globetrotter on 11-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
40
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
21.84%
 
 
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4
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Photo of spycow
2.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Lare453
1/5  rDev -61.7%

Photo of 22Blue
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.28/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Maruhn. Bland and uninteresting, not much in the aroma department, and taste of oatmeal and cereal. Mediterranean grain lager, thirst quenching beach beer.

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Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%
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 BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev +18.8%
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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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.9/5  rDev -27.2%
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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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Suds
3.16/5  rDev +21.1%
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 ovaltine
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stcules
2.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The color is straw yellow with a clear perlage. Fairly fine white foam on the sides, but not particularly compact and creamy on top.
At the smell all the fears are confirmed: wheat and corn are the masters/lords and misses at all the hop. Unfortunately, the improvements are limited in the flavor: again corn and little of malt, but nothing more. To grasp the sign of hop you should go to the aftertaste, where after a brief hint of malt and corn, you can also find a drop of hops, but with several efforts!
Per se the beer is not undrinkable, but is without any claim, without elements of interest and ultimately noise and essentially useless. Fortunately that has at least a few alcohol degrees.

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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Chucker17
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of leitmotif
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of VABA
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AD17
2.17/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of josanguapo
2.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A very typical spanish lager in the sweet side. Can be drinked but you wont find anything special here. Not excesively sweet but a bit more than desiderable. 2.50 overall.

13 Apr 2016: From Carrefour. In shaker glass. Watching Vikings 4x02. More balanced than the typical cheap macro lager, with less bitterness, more smooth sip

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San Miguel Especial from San Miguel Fabricas De Cervaza Y Maltas S.A.
2.61 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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