1906 Black Coupage
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

1906 Black Coupage1906 Black Coupage
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From:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
 
Spain
Style:
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #86
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,847
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 9.68%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2023
Added:
Feb 01, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  11
Lager Extra negra marcada por las notas a café y regaliz aportadas por el coupage de maltas. Su elaboración, en nuestro único centro productivo, sigue nuestras pautas tradicionales: las mejores materias primas, un mosto específico, una guarda prolongada,… El peso que el coupage de cuatro maltas tiene en la receta es la base del carácter de esta cerveza.
De color negro, con reflejos cobrizos y rubí. Aromas tostados que recuerdan a las maltas y al café. En boca destaca por su pronunciado y prolongado amargor combinado con sutiles notas de fondo que recuerdan al regaliz y al cacao.

A black strong lager marked by coffee and liquorice notes provided by the coupage of four malts. Brewed by Hijos de Rivera’s Brewmasters in the only Company’s brewery placed in A Coruña, using our traditional methods: best ingredients, long maturing time, passion for the excellence. The coupage of four traditionally floor malted Check barley malts is the base of this beer’s character.
Black color, with copper and ruby shades. Roasted aromas reminiscent of malts and coffee. Intense and lasting bitter character combined with subtle liquorice and cocoa notes in the background.
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best Spanish beer I have had, nice and boozy...

This beer pour brown but looks black in the glass with a nice frothy head. The head has some staying power but no lacing. The smell was all booze - not quite what you would expect for the style - but not necessarily bad. Mouthfeel was lightly carbonated and the taste was boozy as well, but it did not overpower the other spicy and cinnamon flavors that added to a special experience with this beer. Definitely a very solid beer, something that though I paused picking up, I'm definitely glad I did.
Aug 24, 2019
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.78 by socon67 from New York

Aug 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.74 by RockyM72 from Florida

Aug 05, 2023
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Reviewed by rclangk from West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Black color, with flashes of red. Roasted bread aromas. Tastes of toasted bread and roasted coffee with hints of cocoa. Somewhat bitter and somewhat sweet.

I like this brew very much.

BOM 5/2023
Jul 21, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by altrio

May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by Enomas from Portugal

Mar 09, 2022
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Reviewed by illtexzona from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
11.2oz bottle into a shaker at La Malquerida Latin Fusion in Berwyn, IL

L - Very dark, but not heavy, with a frothy head.
S - Very dark roasted malt forward with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of spices.
T - Char, dark roast coffee, caramelized brown sugar, indistinguishable spice.
F - Light and crisp for as dark as it is, but with a slightly sticky finish.
O - A solid Munich Dunkel brewed more inline with Ayinger's darker version than some of the more brown ones.
Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Sep 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Aug 20, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
De color negro, con una fina espuma beige de retención media. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta tostada, café y pan. En boca predomina el dulzor.
Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
33cl bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.29):
A translucent copper brown with a quarter cm, foamy head that's light tan coloured & holds throughout. It's The nose is rich & sweet with caramel malts, dark sugars with hints of coffee & chocolate at the end whilst the taste is similarly sweet but not quite as pronounced. There's some chocolate & darker malts, with a little caramel & sugar again then some faint bread malts & alcohol nearer the end. The body is quite smooth & lightly carbonated but it's definitely more flavoursome that expected with a rich, sweet finish on top of a medium body that's slightly sticky too.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L- Very very dark, then held up close to a halogen it's a striking crystal clear ultra-deep red. Pours with 3mm ultra-fine bubble tan head.
S- Rich, malty and toasty.
T- Toasty, pretty deep roasted grains, some hints of coffee. Overall quite pungent, pleasant.
F- Deep, intense, has some richness to it = would work well in cooler months. I'm having this on a hot day so am glad it's chilled.
O- One of the most interesting Spanish beers I've ever had. That said it's not a high hurdle; it's simply that it's not a bland factory 'Euro-lager', it has character and some impact.
330ml bottle BB: 09/2020 £2.99/330ml bottle from Garcia + Sons (Spanish deli) at 250 Portobello Road, London W11 = expensive but I've seen this beer nowhere else in the UK.
May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by AntonVila from Spain

Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.55 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
The pour is dark brown. The taste is roasted barley, some caramel, some anise & slight toffee. This is one smooth Dunkel Lager whereas the 7.2% abv is well hidden. Furthermore, I do not see a date on this beer. Cheers! B
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served in a wide flute glass from the bottle.

Appearance: dark amber color with medium bubbles to the body. Orange tinted white head rising almost one fingers length off the body.

Smell: Light yeast scent.

Taste: Sweet coffee,liquorish with hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Touch sour, with a dose of malts and hops.

Mouth: Medium carbonation. Full body coming off a nice medium sticky.

Overall: Good brew. Needs no tweaking just let it sit in the fridge. Salud!
Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle. Light tan head. Dark copper brown color.

Caramel and toffee. Bready malts. Little bit of chocolate. Smooth, light bodied, easy drinking. Nice Munich dunkel.
Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Goity from Scotland

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch of off white, creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An underwhelming aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of bit of chocolate (could've used more), a hint of dark fruit (raisins, in particular), lots of sweet malt (very much present), and a tinge of coffee. Like the aroma, the flavor was pretty underwhelming. The malt - always the primary dunkel flavor - dominates everything, leaving no room for anything else. Not a terrible flavor, but kind of boring.

S: A good amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer. Could have been more interesting.
Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2018
1906 Black Coupage from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 40 ratings