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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:
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Added by tesguino on 10-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,511
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
139
pDev:
18.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
Gots:
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Photo of Rkspar
5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. From Spain and great taste.

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Photo of Petertauro
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Photo of paumontini
4.65/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EddieJoe
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.36/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1906 Reserva Especial has a thin, white, soapy head, a hazy, orange-golden appearance, lots of little orange chunks floating about, some streaming bubbles, and a decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is bold and rich. One picks up medium-roasted barley malt, some alcohol sweetness, and brown bread. Taste is of all those, plus some bread crust, a slight hop bitterness, and even a fruitiness (figs?). Mouthfeel is medium, and 1906 Reserva Especial finishes mostly dry, fairly refreshing, bold, and strong. This is more of a sipper, really. Overall, I think it’s a really delicious beer. You should try it!

RJT

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Photo of Fedebadra
4.36/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JARCasas
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of fido
4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1906 Reserva Especial, Pours a nice honey color, very good head and excellent lacing; Smell is fruty, malty and a little bit of alcohol; Taste is malty and maybe some caramel; Mouthfeel is smooth and bitter; Drinkability is good.

This is a good beer.

¡Salud!

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Photo of Pepeton
4.13/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was really surprised with this beer. Brewed in Spain, where wine is by far King, I'm still amazed.

So amazed, that the style puzzles me. Has most features of a German Pilsener, buy color and ABV are different. I have the feeling it's a Maibock, so I wrote the brewers and waiting their answer.

Pours a dark golden, it almost remembers me a Pale Ale. White quasi tan and stubborn head and a lacing that seems everlasting along the walls of my glass.

Smell is malty and more fruity than most lagers I've had. I can't find the corn that the ingredient description says it has.

Taste is crisp, just as a lager is supposed to be. Lots of malts, although round and balanced; fizzy due to carbonation. So much carbonation that a light swirl and up goes the head again.

Mouthfeel is bone dry and bitter, oh, yes, bitter.

Good beer, will buy it again. No doubt. But with an ABV of 6.5% it's not a session beer.

¡Salud!

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Photo of GentleKnight1
4.04/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.01/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated beer. Enjoyed this, even though it was toward the end of evening. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of RaphaelSC
4.01/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well to me 1906 Reserva Especial is the best cost x benefit beer to the moment, it costs the average price of the america adjunct lager but with much more quality and flavour.

A: a Ligh copper amber with a creamy head that leaves a lace when dissipates.

S: A faint alcoholic smell with some hop notes, nothing special here.

T:The malts and hops working together in the mouth creating a tasteful and bitter beer, with a complexity not found in some expensive/famous beers.

M: Bitter and refreshing, the toasted malts and hops brings a excellent mouthfell.

O:When a drink this beer I cannot stop to think that it is too damn good for its price ($1,50). I'll make 1906 my session beer from now on!

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Photo of wilsonbaron
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Irilian
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From my point of view really nice beer; strong enough but not so alcoholic you cannot have 2 in a row.

A: Amber with a creamy head

S: Faint, but somehow persistant, alcoholic smell with hop notes

T: Smooth and malty, The light thickness and flavors work in the mouth creating a tasteful and low bitter beer. The complexity can be better tasted when comparing several intakes. Again in my opinion the mix makes an almost perfect beer for repetitive drinking. ( Please, see my tastes have been raised in Europe. )

M: Refreshing and quite drinkable.

O: Astonishing price/quality ratio ( $1.5 / 1 Eur ) Refreshing in Summer when served almost chilled and able to join a stew in Winter.

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Photo of CLEISON
3.94/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good sample of a German Märzenbier style from Spain. A amber lager whit a good orange-gold collor. A light aroma of malt like a crust of bread in foreground with a little of floral hops in background. The malt aroma could be more pronounced, but is ok. In mouth the malt is again in foreground but balaced by the hop bitterness. The aftertaste is dry whit a persistent bitter end.

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3.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.76/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of smbslt
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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1906 Reserva Especial from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 139 ratings
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