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Brewed by Hijos de Rivera
Style: Pale Lager
A Coruña, Spain

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Cerveza Especial / Premium Lager
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, maize and hops.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2006
33 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Golden clear colour with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, corn and little hoppy nose too. Sweet malty flavour with notes of hops. Very average and some dull.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006
The aroma and flavor are pretty typical of a pale lager. They have plenty of malt and a little bit of hops. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The palate is thin. Not much to report.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006
tastes somewhat average for a export, Malt and Hops seem to present but not outstanding.. Avearge

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Hazey pale yellow appearance. Cardboard, metallic aroma. Slightly sweet flavor, mildly fruity, decent bite in the finish. Ok to swill.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1062) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
Sweet citrus taste predominates. One of the better European macro beers. Had at Capt Torres in Sydney.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2006
pours golden with a dacent sized white head, aroma of grain, sweet malts. flavor is a little boring, sweet malt and grain flavor, very slight amount of grassy hops. thin body, not worth buying.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Estrella is your typical European golden lager, on par with Heineken and its ilk. What I like about Estrella is the fact, that is seems to have a touch more color, body, and flavor than a typical Euro lager, and maybe it is just me willing this, but is seems to go very well with tapas. Estrella Galicia pours to a deep golden color with a thick and creamy white head and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer has light aromas of grassy hop, and some crisp malt aroma. The plate on this beer is very crisp with good pilsner malt flavor, and a touch of sweet malt flavor. Estella Galicia finishes with more crisp malt up front, then ends slightly malty and grassy. This is an enjoyable Spanish lager that works very well with tapas. Much like I enjoy Tsingtao when I eat Chinese, I enjoy Estrella when I eat Spainish. I enjoy the fact that a Spanish beer is available to enjoy, with real Spanish food. I enjoy this beer with my tapas, rather than the domestics, Mexican, or other European imports. That and the fact, that Estrella, like Tsingtao, is actually a respectable tasting golden lager. If you ever find yourself at a Spanish tapas bar, Estrella Galicia is a good choice to match them with.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimhilt (2445) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2006
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Never had a Spanish beer before. Bought it at a local package liquor store. Carton claims 5.5% alc. by volume. Pours clear, golden from bottle. I noticed a yeast residue in the bottom of the bottle. Good carbonation in the glass, but this extends to the mouth so it gave me the feel of champagne. All that carbonation should have resulted in good head formation, but there was hardly any with almost no lacing. I didn’t find this appealing. Aroma is slightly skunky, grassy. More aroma than I would have thought. Contains maize in the recipe according to the bottle, so its a bit thin tasting. Slight hoppiness in the aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew marked L0203 Dec 04 poured a medium sized head of frothy fine to medium sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent and yellow orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty bready . Its mouth feel is initially tingly crisp clean with a slightly tingly mellow palate and a crisp clean aftertaste. Its flavor contained tingly mild astringent hop notes. An OK beer, but nothing special.


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