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Estrella Galicia | Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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264 Ratings
Estrella GaliciaEstrella Galicia
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jackndan on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,252
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
264
pDev:
20.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2017. ABV is stated as 4.7%. Acquired recently from Home Bargains. The ingredients include maize.

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. A bright golden-amber colour with excellent clarity and good carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of light malt with hints of mild grain, husks, faint stewed hops, a touch of earthy yeast and a twinge of corn in the background. OK - par for the style.

T: Tastes of pale malt with notes of subtle grain, mild stewed hops, faint husks and vague earthy yeast. Very dry, followed by a crisp, understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the style. Light but lively. Aftertaste of pale malt, faint grain and subtle stewed hops.

O: No world-beater but decent enough for a macro lager. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are a bland mix of light malt and faint hops. Body is OK. Goes down readily enough; would be fine on a hot day. That said, no need to hunt it down.

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Photo of wjbent
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CamRun
3.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Review: 33cl Bottle of Estrella Galicia : ABV: 5.5%

Came in a nicely looking brown bottle with the Estrella Galicia logo standing out.

On pour I got a big fluffy white head and a golden coloured beer. Head does maintain well, but there is a lot of carbonation and feck me there isn’t much left to come out of the bottles, a lot of it evaporated!!!

Get a faint lagery, yeasty and malty smell, very malty smell in fact but it is ok.

Not a bad first impression, a nice light bodied taste on mouthful, easy to chug, not bad. Light, no bitter tastes.
Corn taste to it as well.

Smooth and crisp, very smooth.

Smooth, no great standout tastes. or complex flavours, but its a regular lager so dont expect too much. Light in the mouth. Overall not bad, solid.

Lager taste. Barley malts. Light and smooth. Nice mouthfuls. Good session beer, pleasant and easy enough to drink, I liked it overall.

Ok, not bad, and can imagine it would be a good accompaniment to some tapas on a hot Spanish day.

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Photo of breakingbland
3.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

An ok beer. Not a complex flavor profile but has a bit of malty sweetness but virtually no interesting hops.

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Photo of Golfontap
3.92/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fedebadra
2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ordybill
2.34/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is old musty malt. The taste matched the smell. This was a completely unpleasant experience. I was not able to read the age of the beer on the bottle.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

**
4/3/2011

Partaken at Malaga, Trenton, NJ.



**

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Photo of TGS
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barnzy78
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drank from the bottle. Notes of grain, cereal grain, grassy & herbal hops that are more bitter than expected. Decent flavors but nothing special here.

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Photo of kbrown
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of migleskun
2.63/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Aechavar
4.22/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gaddabble
3.47/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matuto
3.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle (exp. 07/2017), made in La Coruña.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.78/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.58/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugar and adjunct notes is more or less pleasant. Taste is also dominated by residual sugar notes with some adjunct that is more or less pleasant overall. Body is about average with good carbonation. Adjunct base lager with limited flavour profile.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From bottle, label states it's 4.7% ABV, pours a clear golden colour with a good white head that disapates to a small thin ring.
Aroma grainey, light malt, sweet.
Taste malty, grainey not to bad goes down easy.

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Photo of lmaduells
2.19/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Sometimes people think that beer is good and it is still the same crap that the vast majority of Spanish commercial beers. With star galicia happens, beer unfortunate that people think that is good. All this lamentable

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good head level, inviting reddish lager colour, good amount of effervescence.

Frothy aroma with hops.

Fairly well-balanced, dry and quite bitter. Not a strong taste, though pleasant and complex.

Feel is good also, great altering of flavors on the tongue.

Liking this actually

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Estrella Galicia from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 264 ratings
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