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


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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Cerveza Especial / Premium Lager
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, maize and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2007
Look, I’m gonna be honest here. I bought this and rated it because I hadn’t had it before. It’s as average as average can be, Hell, you could probably rate it with out even tasting it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
Bottle at North End, Leiden, Netherlands: Decent golden Lager from Galicia, Spain, but its a simple fine lager nothing more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle - Golden with white head. Typical pale lager, but slightly better than, say, Bud or Miller. I’m getting some malt nose, but not much else. Flavor of malt, citrus maybe, fruit hint. Not much hops to speak of. Average brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Bottled. (Txh to Ungstrup for this free bottle). Light golden coloured. Light hazy. Fluffy off white head. Aroma is light grainy and light fruity. Has some vague spicy notes. Flavour has light flowery notes and some vague caramel. Is medium to thin bodied. Sweet and fruity end with no bitterness whatsoever.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2007
bottle - Pours pale yellow and a really hard pour yielded a moderately sized head with some lacing. The aroma is mostly corn. Not too many beers list their ingredients when one of those ingredients is "maize", so at least they’re honest about the cheap adjuncts... I guess. The commercial description of a "dry hoppy lager" seems offbase as there is only a very mild hops taste to be had here. It’s mostly just sweet, corny maltiness. the body is kind of thin and and the finish clean. My bottle says that Spain is "one of Europe’s leading beer-brewing countries". That’s also amusing as I’ve yet to hear of a truly good Spanish beer. In Spain the three beers that virtually every bar I visited had on tap were San Miguel’s, Heineken, and Amstell Light. Yes, only one of those is Spanish. There’s a reason for that...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle from World Market. Pours a clrear medium golden color. Aroma is skunky with some fig and caramel. Somewhat bready. Lots of corn. Somewhat metallic as well. Fairly full mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Not exciting though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle with a blurb on the neck label and a best before date in the upper right hand corner of the front label. Poured a clear dull orangey golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing. Aromas of cooked sweet corn mixed with a lemon honey and lightly floral and spicy. Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. If this didn’t have a corny metallic edge towards the end, it would be a decent macro lager, starts with a sour grassy graininess, sweet corn and lemon, a light spiciness, then comes the metallic flavors that also adds a staleness in the aftertaste, and a dry malty finish. I wonder if this would be better closer to actually source than here in the middle of America, nothing special, but could be decent hot weather lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 I saw this beer being introduced as a special beer during the Spain episode of “Three Sheets” with Zane Lamply. Then the next day I see this beer and the Damm version too at Total Wine in Clearwater. Cool. Maybe if I drink this I’ll be as cool as Zane (not likely, Zane ROCKS!!). Well, lets see if this beer lives up to the Spanish hype. (and wow, I’ve actually rated it before.

Pours from the 12oz bottle brilliant clear gold with nice slightly frothy quarter inch bright with head. The aroma, hmmm, not too bad. I get some floral and spicy noble hops with a faint light roasted to grainy to almost cereal maltiness. OK, pleasant tasting beer. It is wafer thin and watery but refreshing. I get lively sugar malt sweetness mixed with a nice level of spice hop bitterness and some floral hop notes. It gets faintly acidic into the finish (hardly worth noting) and has sugary malt sweetness ending with a stronger note of floral hops.

12 oz bottle poured a clear bright gold with white head. The aroma is pale grains, a nice fruity note and hints of spice. The aroma gets it off to a good start. The flavor starts off almost neutral with a slight hop spice brought out by the above average carbonation. That taste rolls into a grainy maltiness and unfortunately good old metal shavings. Once the metal flavor finally subsides somewhere during the aftertaste a floral hoppiness is noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VVilliam (50) - USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottled. Pours a light brown/tan with large puffy head. Not much smell, but what is there is corn and malt. Very smooth beer with malt and hint of nuts, with a light hop finish. Overall very enjoyable, and a pleasant surprise.

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