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Top 7 Beers From Spain To Gulp This Year

26/09/2020

Next time you are in Spain - you ought to try these amazing beers alongside some delicious tapas.

Apart from its Mediterranean Beaches, La Sagrada Familia, Paella, La Tomatina - Spain is also famous for its alcohol and drinks. Spaniards look at beer as something to accompany while spending some quality time. Also, Spain is one of Europe’s biggest beer producers. So next time you are in Spain - you ought to try some amazing beers alongside some tapas. 

 

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Here are 7 beers from Spain to gulp this year (2020).

  1. Bachiella Hazy IPA

Bachiella Hazy IPA by Cerveza Bachiella is cloudy and extra aromatic thanks to the late additions of hops, it stands out on the nose for its hints of pineapple, peach, and citrus. In the mouth, it is characterized by its tropical fruit flavour, silkiness and contained bitterness. Serving temperature to be kept between 6-8 ºC. Bachiella Hazy IPA contains 6.3% ABV.

Bachiella Hazy IPA won a Silver medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020.

  1. Manila De San Miguel

Manila De San Miguel by Cervezas San Miguel marks the explorer spirit since its creation. It is an especially hoppy lager with herbal notes and surprising nuances and aromas that have been collected around the world from the most exotic places.

Manila De San Miguel is an Indian Pale Lager with 5.8% ABV. This beer has an appearance of intense golden colour, shiny appearance, and with a creamy and consistent head. Manila De San Miguel has a careful selection of aromatic hops of American origin that provide herbal, floral, and resin aromas with hints of tropical fruit. In the background, there are flavours of caramel and toast of the malts.

In each gulp of Manila De Sans Miguel, hoppy notes are enhanced and certain notes of alcoholic fragrance appear. In the mouth, it is balanced, in body and intensity of bitterness. The persistence is light and dry.

 

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FOOD PAIRING: It combines perfectly in more elaborate recipes of meats with barbecue or mustard sauces, or in fish and seafood with spicy and spicy nuances.

Manila De Sans Miguel won a Silver medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020.

  1. San Miguel Especial

San Miguel Especial by Cervezas San Miguel is an amazing example of German-inspired Pilsen beer. San Miguel Especial is a malt combination of Pilsen and roasted malt, which comes from selected barley. They are responsible for the light golden colour while providing a touch of cereal and notes of white bread.

San Miguel Especial is light golden in colour, shiny in appearance, and has a creamy and consistent head. This beer contains delicate aromas of white fruits, banana, and apple, with a soft touch of white bread and a floral background. On the palate, it offers body, balanced with moderate bitterness and a dry background. The finish is balanced with hints of cereal and hops.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Tomato and avocado or beet gazpacho, Vegetables in their juice or grilled, Grilled or marinated fish, Russian salad or patatas bravas.

San Miguel Especial won a Silver medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020.

  1. Maestra Dunkel

Maestra Dunkel by Mahou is a Munich Dunkel with 6.1% ABV. Maestra Dunkel is quite dark in colour due to its three malts (Munich, Color, Pilsen) and intense body. The aromas of Maestra Dunkel emerge from the hops and the combination of malts that are reminiscent of roasted notes, coffee, and chocolate with a slight touch of smoke.

Soft bitterness that brewers of Maestra Dunkel have achieved - thanks to the triple tempering process, where the cooking of their malts is carried out in several phases and containers. Silky in texture, it is complemented by complex notes of raisins.

FOOD PAIRING: Accompany it with hamburgers or ribs with barbecue sauce, it will encourage the smoky touch of this beer.

Maestra Dunkel won a Silver medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020. 

 

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  1. Mahou Cinco Estrellas

Mahou Cinco Estrellas by Mahou is a 5.1% ABV deep blonde Pils-style lager beer. It has a well-defined aroma with a hoppy, zesty flavour and a soft lingering finish.

Mahou originates in Madrid, where this celebrated lager has been synonymous with the city's beer and tapas culture since 1890. First brewed by the children of Casimiro Mahou, it has a five-star taste created using high-quality ingredients: premium Spanish and Bavarian hops and a century-old strain of brewer's yeast. A hint of malted barley and a gentle bitterness combine for a clean refreshing flavour that makes Mahou the ideal companion for Spanish cuisine.

Mahou Cinco Estrellas is served between 6-8°C, in a branded glass poured at an angle to allow a large creamy head, keeping the beer fresh and full of flavour to the last drop.

Mahou Cinco Estrellas won a Silver medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020. 

  1. Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout by Cerveza Mica is made with local products (fresh barley macerated in the brewery’s Ribera del Duero barrels and mixed with RESERVA Ribera del Duero wine for 48 months).

Imperial Stout beer has characters from the Ribera del Duero, with the connotations of French oak barrel and acidity of the fruit of the Ribera del Duero wine.

Imperial Stout beer won a Bronze medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020.

  1. Selecta De San Miguel

Selecta De San Miguel by Cervezas San Miguel takes its inspiration from every corner of the globe to create a flavour that’s both rich and distinctive. Selecta De San Miguel is bright golden-amber colour and thick, consistent foam. It has a medium to the strong aroma with notable hints of fresh fruit, mixed with the smooth toasted notes of malt and a slightly dry fragrance. In tasting, the cereal aromas are intensified, supported by subtle floral notes.

Selecta De San Miguel comes with pronounced bitterness on the palate, with a sensation of fullness and a balanced body. It is a beer with a soft finish on the palate, slightly dry, and with hints of malt.

San De Miguel Selecta is well suited to rich flavoured foods including game meat and chocolate-based desserts.

San De Miguel Selecta won a Bronze medal at the London Beer Competition held on July 6, 2020.

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