1906 Reserva Especial
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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From:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
 
Spain
Style:
Maibock
Ranked #91
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
76
Ranked #29,642
Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 18.6%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
122
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 28, 2022
Added:
Oct 12, 2005
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  58
SCORE
76
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1906 Reserva Especial1906 Reserva Especial
Notes: 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: 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 +4%
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%
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
 
Rated: 3.56 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 07, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
great german style helles bock old world tasting
Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by altrio

Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.48 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Archbrau from Florida

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
In the spirit of traveling by beer, we have the 1906 Reserva Especial by Hijos De Rivera, S.A. It's a helles bock that pours a clear amber with a mostly white head. The nose is a smoky malt, I would have associated with a rauch beer. The taste is definitely sweet though, as the roasted malt fits well here, with a pleasant hops bitterness to balance it. The mouthfeel is clean and leaves you ready for more.
Oct 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.09 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by Enomas from Portugal

Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by joeagain from New Jersey

1.53/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Label announces this beer as a Helles Bock. Some reviews on here call it Viena style. I think it falls somewhere in between the two, but clumsily so.

Pours a reddish, coppery color, almost like a Rose wine in appearence. Nose is slightly coffee and brown sugar like, no hops noticable.
Head dissapates quickly, resulting in a carbonated beverage that strikes notes of a vanilla (cream) soda. Hops are very faint, more hop bitterness than aroma or flavor. Nothing much, really.

The 6.5 alcohol content shows up as the beer warms, this doesn't pair well with the other characteristics of the brew.

With this beer coming from a family owned independant in Spain, I was hoping it'd be worthy of a decent review. But the overall product, and the fact that it goes for about 10 bucks in the tri-state area, made it difficult to find anything redeeming about the beer.
Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: Slightly hazy light amber. A thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

Smell: Mild toasted malt. A little bubblegum and earthy hops. Slightly sweet.

Taste: Biscuity malt, slightly toasted, a little bitter but not much hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Average, with mild carbonation.

Overall: A fairly typical example of a cheap European amber.
Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.23 by wize from Norway

Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.18 by Askala from Spain

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

4.24/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 33 cl can to a glass. Very dark orange color. Opaque. A lot of carbonation. Small head of 5 mm head. Grassy smell, not as hard as you would expect from a heavy lager. It is rather a "humid" smell. You can smell oak smell. It leaves a bitterness in the tongue after sipping it. I believe it is a very decent beer regarding the Lager scene of Spain.
May 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.32 by AntonVila from Spain

Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.11 by Corkykab from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.34 by embogo from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Oct 23, 2019
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

1/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I'm still looking for beer. The tin put it was a special beer. As if it were a special beer, well made and worked. Made for people who like good beer. I can not stand up, I prefer to tell me it's a normal beer. This beer is a crap
Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by Conall from California

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Crystal clear darkish amber, white head recedes to a nice looking film, some lacing; It has a nice mild beer small; Moderate carbonation; The flavor is very mild.
May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by mothman from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.6 by Goity from Scotland

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
6.5% lager and generally mild. Had one from the bottle and another on tap. My review initially considered the bottle but now based on the version on tap. Medium amber color. Medium/luscious lacing (originally, I wrote it was thin from the bottle). Light carbonation, little bitterness, pleasant finish. Nice tasting but nothing stood out in particular. Sweet, caramel, malt overtones. Good balance. Enjoyable.
Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/2019. Pours crystal clear medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough/crust, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, caramel, pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough/crust, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, caramel, pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough/crust, toasted biscuit, honey, nuttiness, caramel, pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a delicious Vienna Lager. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very clean and rich Vienna/Munich malt showcase, with nice earthy noble hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example.
Feb 07, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Cerveza de cuerpo ligero y baja carbonatación. Aroma a malta y caramelo. En boca es dulce, con un leve sabor a caramelo. A mí gusta le falta un poco de cuerpo.
Dec 17, 2018
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
M57
Dec 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.02 by SomethingClever from Ohio

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by louiebianchi from New York

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.22/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is quite an okay red lager with slightly higher ABV than your average lagers. There is nothing wrong with its taste, quite well made imho (as a lager should be), with a bit hoppy tone, crisp carbonation and here, as a red lager, a bit maltier body - but not too sweet at all! and therefore it's right there at that sweet spot where you can still enjoy amalt-heavy beer without it being overwhelming, or too sweet or too boozy. This is like the lager counterpart of an Amber Ale, I think, and it is good. And this one is still being brewed, try it (also try the original Estrella Galicia) when in Barcelona, it is maybe one of the best in Spain!
Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by ninaturner from Florida

Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.93 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jun 30, 2018
1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 182 ratings