1906 Reserva Especial | Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Spain
estrellagalicia.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toasted malts, aromatic hops and long, careful aging give life to an extraordinary beer, the heritage of a family brewing tradition started in 1906. A flavor, aroma, and color with a character that alone achieves a special reserve.

Added by tesguino on 10-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,034
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
150
pDev:
17.85%
 
 
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8
Gots:
53
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Photo of SomethingClever
3.02/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Zekenyce
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of louiebianchi
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.02/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best if consumed by 11/2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear copper color with a three quarter inch, egg shell white head initially, good retention to more than a rim, a solid rings of lacing. Champagne bubbles.
S: Aroma of caramel and dry grasses with cherry and chardonnay notes. Nutty aroma.
T: Caramel and bread rind flavors predominate with light but solid bitterness leaving a clean, crisp finish.
M: Light bodied with excellent persistence of carbonation.
O: This is a well designed and well made Vienna Lager. Certainly on a par with any I have had in the past, Import or Craft.

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Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
2.96/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BucBasil
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dandy14
2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

only a decent vienna lager objectively speaking, but its an outstanding food beer for a number of reasons, and in that context, especially with quality spanish food, its tough to argue with. lightly copper colored and impossibly effervescent from the bottle, soda-like fizzy white head on top of the clear beer. aroma here is mildly malty, a little sweet and a little nutty, but thin, dumbed down to me, which would bother me if it wasnt about to be consumed with an enormous meal. its earthy and grounded, and the lager yeast is just flavorful enough. its a relatively neutral palate, which really works with food. everything from spicy shrimp to grilled beef, this beer refreshed the palate after every bite whether it was oily, fatty, spicy, or whatever, and allowed me to appreciate each bite anew. the high carbonation works not only to get this down quickly, but also to cleanse the palate of food residuals, i liked it a lot in the context of our meal. the beer is dry for a vienna type, and its less filling than many. im not sure i would call something this basic a special reserve if i was a brewer, but as a food beer, i really dug its role on the table...

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.26/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled
I'm not sure how many times I can do anything to get my phone to the point of the day when it stops being on my iPhone

pours a bronzed body with splattered white head
Corn syrup aroma
Slight aesthete flavour

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Photo of Fedebadra
4.36/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GentleKnight1
4.28/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on a visit to Spain. Very nice every day brew with nice malt, good carbonation and is widely available. Would most certainly buy again. (and did before I left Spain).

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3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mncoinman
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium translucent brown. Reasonable head, nice effervecsence. Aroma indicates good malty presence. Good carbonation at start of taste that just goes flat. No afterbite or follow through on the malt. Low hops presence (yahooo!!!!). This is an OK beer for the second or third one of the night...but I wouldn't make it my first.

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Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Clear dark Amber color with medium bubbles to the body.

Smell: Lemon and hops,

Taste: Bitter citrus feel, malts are pretty smooth.

Mouth: Medium stickiness.

Overall: Nice free one, reminds me a bit of Bavarian not sure of they are one in the same but similar characteristics.

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Photo of Griphon
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 150 ratings