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Estrella Galicia | Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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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:
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Added by jackndan on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
246
Avg:
2.86
pDev:
33.57%
 
 
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Reviews by megahurts4:
Photo of megahurts4
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Estrella Galicia

Appearance: Clear golden with a fair amount of lacing and a nice head.

Smell: Warm malts and grains.

Taste: Warm malts, nuts, honey, grains, and very subtle floralness.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth.

Overall:
This is a good, plain lager. It is inexpensive and medium-light flavored. It is best suited as a session beer.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DeanBB
3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.65/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12onz brown bottle with freshness on the fron label

The appearance golden color with a thin white head that goes away instantly.

There's some malt when you smell it.The taste got malt also,nice taste.

There's nothing amazing in this beer ,feels good on the mouth(when cold), not bad for macro...

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Photo of Hrgomar
3.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guinnsslvr
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of JIMTRK16
1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of brewQ
2.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A whipped white head with some staying power atop a basic macro color. (They proudly admit to Maize on the label- figure the gringos find that more exotic than corn).

The aroma is lightly earthy- leading into a metallic taste.

The finish clangs on in a harsh, metallic way. Luckily, some C02 washes it out.

Drinkable? MAYBE with spicy food or tapas.

The Gambrinus name is on the label- if this is in league with Corona that expalins alot.

Okay- I tried one Spanish beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Estrella Galicia
33 cl can, 'consume before 9/16'... 10 months to go
,66 € @ Superservis, S.A., C/ Avinyo 11-13, Barcelona, Espana

This clear golden pilsner is surprisingly rich in malt that's peppered with herbal and spicy hop flavors. Unfortunately it's not particularly grainy as it's loaded with adjunct.

Its head retention is good, and it leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass.

The nose is malty and hoppy as well, but also a touch fruity.

The flavor follows suit and It's balanced by a solid bitter back-bone that along with its spicy & herbal hops holds its malt well in check. (Or is that spicy edge actually coming from alcohol?). It finishes short and dry with some herbal, grassy, and leafy hops a short-lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is an interesting European lager because it's got a little bit more malt and hop to it, although it's use of adjunct and fermentation characteristics hold it back.

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Photo of ElGordo
2.46/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours pale golden from the twelve ounce bottle with a rather large, foamy white head. Immediate unmistakable aroma of a cheap euro lager - some pretty pervasive skunkiness. Aroma actually subsides the closer you get to the beer. Seriously foamy body holds a decent flavor of mid-grade Eurpoean lager - clean, with a slight hoppy bite. Not a bad flavor, but the body and smell make this one pretty undesirable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of PatrickCairns
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sfprint
1.8/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: transparent, single finger head, quickly dissipating, mild rising carbonation, golden orange in color.
S: malty, sour grass.
T: dull with a tinge of sourness. kind of foul and tart.
M: a bit fuzzy, but filmy and tart
O: it's a dump. pretty bad aal

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Photo of cjgator3
2.61/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a Pale golden yellow with a fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is faint grainy malt and really not much else. The aroma is very faint.

T- The taste starts off with some malt and just a hint of hops in the finish. Very light and on the watery side.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. 

D- Overall, this tastes like a Spanish version of Budweiser. Not horrible, but pretty bland.

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Photo of Iaido
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Momon
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chrishiker1409
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Ant777uk
3.59/5  rDev +25.5%
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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Photo of jackndan
3.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Estrella Galicia, from Spain: made from “water, maize, barley, hops” got to hand it to a company that boasts its use of adjuncts right on the label. This Spanish macro-brew really grew on me over the course of the six pack. Light amber color, with a head that disappeared very quickly, and had that slightly skunked euro-lager aroma. Initial taste was a mild soapy malt taste, followed very quickly very by a strong hop bite. On its own, it wasn’t very good, but it matched extremely well with slightly spicy foods. I’ll look for this next time I’ve having tapas.

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Photo of Jacobus79
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%

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