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9 Spanish Beer Brands To Keep Your Eyes On

21/11/2019

Looking to import Spanish beer brands to add in your portfolio? Here are the 9 best Spanish beer brands to check out.

What are the things that a beer importer or distributor would be constantly thinking of? Mostly, which brands to source and how to distribute them. So, if you are looking to source some new beer brands to add in your portfolio, go for these 9 best Spanish beer brands without giving them a second thought.

  1. Tsarish Double Imperial Stout

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Tsarish Double Imperial Stout is a strong dark beer brewed in England in the 18th C. to export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. It is double hopped for an extra character and includes the rare English hop, Bullion, grown in Tenterden, Kent. 

Raw Materials

Malts: Pale ale, Black malts, Blat, Avena

Llupus: Bullion, Bramling Cross, Chinook

Technical Details

ABV: 8%

IBU: 60

EBC: 92

  1. Mahou Cinco Estrellas

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Mahou Cinco Estrellas has a glossy appearance with a golden colour and firm, creamy foam. On the nose, it lets out a slightly fruity and fresh aroma of banana and apple. It also has a certain dry fragrance and a touch of yeast. On the palate, it exudes floral notes. The beer is strong and consistent on the palate. It is very well-balanced with moderate bitterness and a slight acidity.

Raw Materials

Malts: A slight toast of Pilsen malt provides the colour and cereal aroma. 

Hops: European bitter and semi-aromatic hops varieties give the elegant bitterness and delicate herbal and floral aromas to this beer. 

Other: Yeast & water

Technical Details

ABV: 5%

IBU: 27

EO: 13


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  1. Rondadora Blanca

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Rondadora Blanca is a wheat beer made in American wheat style with 4 malts and 4 hops. Its refreshing character comes from the wheat malt, while “Citra” and “Yellow” hops give it a fruity profile. 

  1. English Barley Wine

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English Barley Wine is made by Rondadora in collaboration with La Montnegre. It is a dark copper coloured beer and it has low CO2 content and low foam retention. Its full-bodied palate has a silky texture and complex shades of malts. 

ABV: 10.5%


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  1. Marciel

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Marciel is a high-middle fermentation beer with caramel, aromatic and fruity notes. It is a very well-balanced beer with medium carbonation, creamy and dense foam. 

Hops: Summit, Mosaic, and Citra 

  1. Rondadora Porter Onso

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Rondadora Porter Onso is a high-fermentation beer made with water from the Sierra Ferrera. It is made using Pale Ale, Caramunich 3 and Simpson DRC malts. It also has oat flakes and Citra, CTZ, and Chinook hops.

Technical details:

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 35

  1. Platja D’or

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Platja D’or is a low fermentation beer made using traditional Bohemian recipe. With a very light body, this beer shows off the light golden colour and high carbonation. It has been infused with traditional hops such as Saaz and Northern Brewer. It is drinkable and refreshing beer with citrus notes, floral and dry finish.

  1. Old Skull

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Old Skull is a dark English-style beer in the whisky boots. On the palate, it is maltose with notes of fruity esters, cocoa and dried fruits. 

Raw Materials

Barley malt, oat flakes, hops, and yeast

Technical Details

ABV: 8.5%

IBU: 55

  1. Tropical Funky

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Tropical Funky shows off an apricot colour. It is of a mixed style between acidic beers with fruits and IPAs. It is created using local natural apricots. A large amount of hops is added after the fermentation. It is a very aromatic beer with a bitter and acidic feel in the mouth.

Raw Materials

Water, barley malt, apricots, oat flakes, hops, and yeast

Technical Details

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 16