1906 Reserva Especial
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

1906 Reserva Especial1906 Reserva Especial
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Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Ranked #91
Ranked #28,137
3.3 | pDev: 18.18%
Nov 01, 2023
Oct 12, 2005
Elegant, bright, amber beer. Aromas of roasted malt with soft notes of caramel and coffee. Water from the city of A Coruña, two-stroke malts (Pilsen and toast), corn, and hops Perle Hallertau. Selected yeast from Hijos of Rivera. Hops with slight floral and herbal nuances on the nose. Roasted taste predominates on the palate, with the hint of a pleasant, well-integrated warmth with each drink. Made from a specific wort in the exclusive production centre, Hijos de Rivera in A Coruña. It has one of the longest ageing periods among national lagers.
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Rated: 3.66 by Roberto11232 from New York

Nov 01, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by TerryG from Illinois

Oct 19, 2023
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tumbler.

Appearance: rich dark golden hue with a totally clear body and a finger of frothy tan-ivory foam atop. Nice!

Smell: richly sweet aroma with a bit of grain and a fair amount of biscuit. Not too bad, but not entirely my favorite.

Taste: biscuity, sweet malt, with a somewhat heavy bitterness at the end for the style. Instead of balancing, the sweet and bitter are more discordant. It's not terrible, but it definitely doesn't strongly appeal to me.

Mouthfeel: pretty rich body with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: like I said, this beer isn't terrible, but it's really not suited to my taste - it's sweet, even for the style.
Oct 16, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by jchanley from Illinois

Sep 22, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 10, 2023
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber color. Toasted malt and coffee on the nose. A roasted malt taste and mildly hoppy. A very enjoyable brew.

BOM 5/2023
Jul 28, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer seems a bit underrated and maybe mislabeled as to style.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Actually a nice looking beer. Golden amber color with a nice white head and great curtain lacing. Sweet, fruity smell and taste. Pleasantly malty and a nice full feel. Wish this was more available at local Mexican restaurants!
Jun 16, 2023
Rated: 3.32 by mystisal

Jun 13, 2023
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
At the Columbia Restaurant in Sarasota FL
Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
33cl bottle from Half Time. Amber pour with a small, tight off-white head. Malty aroma, nutty, sweet. Taste doesn't deviate, more sweet malty flavors, drying out a bit towards the end.
Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 2.54 by pkalix from California

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden amber with a very dense clumpy white head, great retention; and above average retention; the clarity on this beer is stunning.

Nose is rich in malt with a very well balanced bit of toast quality to carry it along; has a subtle little bit of dark red fruit to it, cherry like in nature.

Taste is all about the malt again, it is very rich without being sweet or cloying; carries a perfect little bit of toasted quality to it. I pick up the same little bit of dark red fruit, in the form of a balanced aftertaste, just a hint of spicy hop quality. It carries just the slightest hint of macro lager taste as well, not strong skunkiness but it pokes its head out as it warms.

Medium body, with an amazingly creamy carbonation to it, low to medium bitterness, tongue drying sensation on the finish, abv is just slightly noticeable as it warms as well; but it is in a gentle warming sort of way, far from harsh or off putting.
Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hijos De Rivera, S.A. "1906 Reserva Especial"
33cl brown glass bottle coded "L2878 13:42 10.2023" and sampled on 23 November 2022

Notes: Brewed with barley and corn.
Look: A clear dark amber colored body is capped by a finger's width of white foam that displays good retention and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: Grainy and bready malt and softly earthy and herbal hops.
Taste: Grainy, bready/ toasty, and subtly caramelish with a snappy bitterness and herbal hops leading to a dry, lingering finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft, moderate level of carbonation.
Overall: In comparison to most of the other Estrella Galicia beers this one has a bit more character that keeps it interesting.
Review #8,422
Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 3.29 by IJIN

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 2.65 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by Beecham from California

Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I tried a bottle of this beer at Bar /restaurant I believe called “supercevezaria” near the Posada del Dragon hotel the old town square in Madrid . It poured a clear golden with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with crisp malt base and subtle grain and finishing hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
330 ml slimline can, as 1906 Año Reserva Especial, produced in Spain for Hijos de Rivera. www.club1906.es . ABV is 6.5%. Ingredients include maize. Golden (nearly deep golden) colour, moderate white head. Fairly decent aroma of grassy hops. The flavour is "dusty", bland and boring, but not offensive.
May 31, 2022
1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 198 ratings