Sigmund (7910) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
330 ml bottle, as Estrella Galicia Premium Lager, from REMA 1000. ABV in Norway is 4.7%. It has the black & red label of the ordinary Estrella Galicia, not the green label of Estrella Galicia Pilsen (which is 4.7% ABV even in Spain). To make further confusion, the label says in Spanish that it contains gluten (which is logical, as the beer contains barley malt), while there is also a sticker in Norwegian, saying that the beer is gluten free. I suspect the Norwegian importer may have misunderstood something here ... At any rate, the gluten content is probably fairly low, as maize (corn) is also an ingredient. Pale golden colour, large to moderate white head, nice lacing. Heineken-like "skunky" and grassy aroma (which I can’t say I find offensive), hints of citrus. Initially a fairly clean and crisp flavour ( I drank it very cold), with a distinct and rather sharp and unpleasant bitterness in the finish, metallic in the aftertaste. Little hop flavour besides the bitterness. Not a great beer, but I’d probably prefer it if the only alternatives were the blandest of Spanish supermarket pale lagers.
gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle from my local Rema 1000 grocery store, abv 4,7%. Pours clear light golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of strong malty grain, boiled vegetables and wet cardboard. Taste is bitter, astringent and unpleasant. High carbonated. ralphdot (1102) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
5.5% golden colour with a good head, slight malt aroma and taste, a bit fizzy but not bad. marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head and a skunky lager aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2011
bottle. pours murky caramel with quickly diminishing white head. Nose is lightly hoppy. Aroma adds caramel malts. Definitely the maltiest of the lagers I’ve ever had. Taste is sweet and ends slightly bitter. Sticky texture. Surprised me in a good way.
andrepintado (3661) - Porto, PORTUGAL - DEC 16, 2011
On tap at el corte ingles, lisbon. Golden appearance. Thin head and texture. Medium carbonation. Low bitterness. Cereal/barley aroma. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle in Barcelona. Not too bad for the Spanish mainstream. Aromas of hay, citrus, band-aid, and a hint of butter. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and average length. Palate is oily, with a medium body. Yellow, with a frothy head. zvikar (6444) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2011
Pours yellowish with a nice head, aroma of hay, sugar, malt and some yeasty notes, flavor is malt with some yeast and sugar, some herby tones, medium bodied, nice lager. teddybeer (4112) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Blonde beer with off-white head. Aroma is malty, cereal. Taste light bittery, malt and sweet hints are present. On palate results a beer with moderate carbonation, medium body and bitter final. tnkw01 (1800) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Tastes like Heineken. Not that good actually. Straw colored. Bitter taste with metallic aftertaste. Nice head that didn’t last. Smelled like hops and chemicals.