Estrella Galicia | Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

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Estrella GaliciaEstrella Galicia

Brewed by:
Hijos De Rivera, S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The perfection attained in the crafting of this beer is the fruit of experience transmitted through the years and constantly improved by four generations of the Rivera family.

Added by jackndan on 08-15-2002

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1/5  rDev -66%

Photo of gnikola
1.11/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Worst industrial product. No qualities at all.

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

Photo of crossovert
1.57/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

11.2 oz brown bottle. Best before NOV 10.

It pours a vibrant gold, the head is very adjunct lager-like and unpleasant to the eyes. It leaves some lacing.

The smell is super skunky, funny because it is a brown bottle that is also within it's due date. Do they purposely skunk it?

The flavor is watery, there is some typical macro flavors here, a slight bit of hops, not much.

Pretty bad.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.58/5  rDev -46.3%
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 prsguitarsr4me
1.58/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not impressed. No aroma. Almost no flavor, but it has some malty character - cold enough, its slightly refreshing drink with some chips. After two of them, I was so sick of the taste I had to order a Dos Equis! Not the worst beer I ever had, but pretty terrible. Just an annoying bland taste and not really any redeeming qualities.

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of drpimento
1.77/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Got this bottle here in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina at a little liquour store/market (sort of). It was in a cooler and there were only two. I was worried about being light struck and with good reason. It was skunky. Did pour with a nice big foamy, frothy, textured head and lot of lace. Color is a polished brass. As soon as I opened the bottle I smelled skunk. There's some corn or rice sweetened beer lurking in there somewhere., but mr. skunk keeps that at bay. Don't think it was really anything special to start out with. Alas, I may never know. I shall cry myself to sleep this night.... or maybe not. Still have a few local micros to absorb. Tally ho!

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Photo of sfprint
1.8/5  rDev -38.8%
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 Guinness4me
1.83/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Imagine you take a handfull of loose change, put it in a cup and pour Corona over it. Let it sit for a minute. You've got this "beer".

The appearance appeared safe enough but the smell and all it's funk should have made my defense mechinism kick in. But no such luck.

Reference the first paragraph of this review.

Mouthfeel was tolerable. The fizz took my mind briefly off the taste.

Drinkability was maxed by the 1/2 a bottle I could barely down.

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Photo of woomThomas
1.84/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The beer is finished with a light dark yellow color. The foam is white and a little svårflörtat to come up. The foam has small to medium bubbles and disappears relatively quickly. The foam does not leave any direct traces in the glass. The scent has a lightly roasted barley. It is light malty with hints of lemon and some honey. Are some bread smell, but otherwise resembles that of a typical light lushunna stock. The flavor has a slightly roasted malt tons in itself. Also here you will find lemon and a little bread. Some honey and a little more bitter than expected. Got it in the finish. Light body. Average high Carbonic. Slightly bitter and surprisingly affordable okay. Small resentment and bitterness.

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Photo of TLove
1.93/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured yellowish/pinkish and otherwise indistiguishable from most Euro/American macro lagers.

Very sour and hard, with a moderate crispness and light body. A touch of pine needle and macadamia nut.

Could use a touch of sweetness or citrus on the back end, but otherwise refreshing in the summer with some white fish if you like really acidic beers.

Very poor drinkability. Poured it out 3/4 of the way through.

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1.93/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not a good beer. Just finished my meal a few minutes ago and had that for a drink. Should have ordered something else. It pours alright. Pale yellow colour typical of light lagers. Reminded me of Coors. About a 1/2 finger head, that disappeared after a minute or two. Smelled, odd... Alright, I can detect something metallic, a little hops, and a decent amount of barley. But what is that odd smell? Well, I after a few sips, I pinpointed it. Old basement. The malt, hops and metal flavours are overpowered by what seems like an old basement, covered in cobwebs. Or an old warehouse. Very old, dusty, musk flavour that is unpleasant to smell and taste. Not something I'll drink again, nor recomment to anyone else. If offered for free, I doubt I'd take it.

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1.94/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle. Pokal glass. Brass color, cristal clear appearance. White froth, brief crown leaving some rings. Metallic & sugary to the nose. Grainy upfront. Light but fat body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery. Cloying sweetish maltiness, low bitterness & subtle spicy touch. Flat beer. You´d better avoid it.

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1.98/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a four-finger white head that fades quickly to a ring but leaves a good lace. Clear pale amber color. Light=medium bodied and light carbonation. Slightly sweet nose. Taste has hints of an American macro but it is better - not skunky, still nothing special. Gift - 12oz bottle is available at the Vintage Cellar Blackburg, Va.

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of stephendr
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle- color of honey yellow , with a thin white color head - nose of sweet corn ( white , yellow) , milk thistle , and metallic – watery taste of corn , rice , and soapy – body is watery , and lightly carbonated – light aftertaste of melon , and sweet corn

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2/5  rDev -32%

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Estrella Galicia from Hijos De Rivera, S.A.
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 282 ratings