1906 Red Vintage
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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Lager - European Strong
Ranked #13
Ranked #47,594
3.32 | pDev: 18.98%
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
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Notes: Intensa lager extra con un excelente equilibrio entre las maltas, los lúpulos y su alto volumen de alcohol. Es el resultado de la recuperación de una receta histórica de Hijos de Rivera, la Especial Extra (La Colorada). Su elaboración, en nuestro único centro productivo, sigue nuestras pautas tradicionales: las mejores materias primas, un mosto específico, una guarda prolongada, ...
De color oro viejo, brillante. Aromáticamente se percibe el balance hacia las maltas, con agradables notas dulces, a caramelo. En boca el amargor equilibra su alto grado alcohólico y su ligero postgusto picante.

A strong lager that offers a perfect balance between the malts, the hops and the high alcohol content.
Our Brewmasters recover one of the old Hijos de Rivera historic recipes, the “Especial Extra” (aka La Colorada). Brewed in the only Company’s brewery placed in A Coruña using our traditional methods: best ingredients, long maturing time, passion for the excellence.
An intense amber beer. In aroma the balance shifts slightly in favor of the malts, with pleasant sweet notes, caramel-like. The bitterness balances the intense alcohol content and the light piquant aftertaste.
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janubio from Spain

3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep golden colour, with a two fingers head that leaves a ring and a good lace. Smell of caramel, honey, some roasted notes and blue cheese? Lively carbontaion, medium body. Taste of caramel, butter, malts and some roasted notes. Good.

Jun 03, 2015
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elnachooo from Spain

2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

De color ámbar, con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Aroma a malta tostada. En boca es equilibrada y aparecen ciertas especias que se detectan. Largo retrogusto.

Apr 30, 2021
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Book ended my weekend with these 1906 named brews - though I liked the Black Coupage better, this one ain't so bad...

Reddish tinged, amber colored brew with short-lived head and no lacing, I found the accompanying smell to be lacking - it was like, essentially, non-existent. The mouthfeel was certainly carbonated but not as strong as other beers I've had, just this weekend, and the taste was probably the next most appealing aspect. Booze forward but not so strong as to detract from light flavors of honey and spice. Overall, it's solid enough, though it won't be the 1906 I reach for moving forward.

Aug 26, 2019
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.89/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wide flute glass.

Appearance: Super clear dark gold color with medium bub Les and white head rising quarter of an inch off the body.


Taste: Sweet honey and bitter raw hops. Alcohol feel and taste is subtle and not all at once.

Mouth: Sticky beer. Settles easily and comes off a touch strong finish.

Overall: good brew and always serve In a glass. Salud!

Jul 04, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I'm actually impressed by this strong lager. (Too many are brewed as a cheap thrill.)

1906 Looks a pretty amber. While its Smells are average, Tastes balance very well the sweet malts contained by drying hops at the finish. The mouth could be fuller and more bubbles... but the intent was not to produce a lager for the table.

While this is my second from Hijos De Rivera, I neglected to make a quickie review and do now. I went on their website and they had an English button, but it didn't seem to work. So I read through in Spanish to get the gist and then the language of Galego for this region of $2 million north of Portugal. The Hijos make a big deal of "la resistencia" which goes back to their four decades of struggle against Franco for self-autonomy (1930s thru 1970s). They have had self-governance since them along with the other 4 regions on the north coast of Spain. But it is nice that they keep the reminder and beer's role. More important, I wish they had made more references that I could find to the Galacian kitchen which has good stuff for gourmands.

Jan 15, 2021
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AntonVila from Spain

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 29, 2020
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alexsergio from New York

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2019
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CrusherMKT from Spain

4/5  rDev +20.5%

May 10, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass along with a narrow collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with some hints of dark fruits.
T: The taste is a near mirror image to the smell and has flavors of pale malts and dark fruits. Although no bitterness is detectable, the hops mostly serve to mask any malty sweetness (and also contribute a bit of herbal flavors).
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although the description of this beer says it's brewed in the style of a German Doppelbock, I'd say that it is more of a hybrid between a Euro Strong Lager and a Doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 25, 2018
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smithj4 from New York

3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 10, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 06, 2017
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jonb5 from England

3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Bronze, clear, medium tanned head made a fairly quick getaway, didn’t leave much lacing.

S: Sugar beet and malt, not too much in the way of hops as is the norm for Spanish lagers.

T: Started out with sweet malts which lead to notes of corn and gave way to a lingering wheaty finish.

M: Medium to thick texture, fairly smooth, not much carbonation, slipped down pretty well.

O: All in all it wasn’t offensive, kept the booze under wraps.

Apr 08, 2016
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Campodog from Spain

3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 23, 2017
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FLima from Brazil

2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Light copper color with a very thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of corn syrup, metallic, floral hops and apple juice.
Sweet flavor with notes of spicy and floral hops, drops of Cointreau liquor, corn syrup, metallic, very distant toasted malt, caramel, mild orchard and booze. Medium dry aftertaste with a booze finish.
Relatively light body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv feels lower despite of its lighter body.
Not my favorite style, but this is actually not too bad for a Malt Liquor. Nevertheless it is sweet, and it misses body and hops to help to counterbalance its alcohol.

Jan 05, 2015
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Bellonc from Spain

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Aug 15, 2014
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gnikola from Serbia

1.36/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Slightly better than their standard lager, a bit of roasted flavor.

Jul 16, 2015
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Petertauro from Spain

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 25, 2014
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mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. White head. Lace. Dark golden color. Clear.

Very simple. Light honey sweetness. Bready malts. Grassy hops. More flavor than the regular 1906, but not a ton more.

Mar 28, 2019
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RaphaelSC from Brazil

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Sep 11, 2014
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BGCoon from Connecticut

3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 28, 2018
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josvemden from Belgium

4.45/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Onverwacht lekker, heerlijke mout smaak met bitter en zoet tot perfectie

Feb 20, 2016
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Arriskuwonder from Spain

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jul 13, 2014
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sephyrott from Spain

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

May 25, 2014
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MartinCalvino from Spain

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jun 02, 2014
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AntonioJuan from Brazil

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Jul 09, 2014
1906 Red Vintage from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 51 ratings