About Spanish Beer

Beer in Spain lags far behind wine in terms of production and what is brewed is often acceptable beer from one of a handful of commercial breweries.

Specialty beers do exist, but licensing technicalities have kept this industry down. What is produced is of very good to excellent quality, examples include amber lagers, bocks and pale ales.
Top Picks for Spain
218565
Damm Brewery
Keler
Old gold color. Toasty, grainy aromas and flavors of Italian bread, delicate fruit pastry, omelet, and corn meal with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long banana bread pudding, sprouts, and pepper finish. A delightfully malty and satisfying lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218564
Damm Brewery
Estrella Damm
Brilliant old gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of fresh baked baguette and banana nut muffin with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long corn pudding, peppercorns, and arugula finish. A great lager with toasty refreshing flavors and wonderful balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218566
Damm Brewery
Daura Gluten Free Lager
Clear gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of egg croissant, butter sautéed carrot, rice cake, and ginger snap with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, long nutshell and nettles, clay and crayon, metal, and dried plantain finish. A spry, toasty gluten free lager with ample bitterlng hops
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218568
Damm Brewery
Inedit Wheat Beer
Hazy color. Spicy aromas of coriander, floral honey, and lemon poppyseed muffin with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lilac and jasmine water, clementine and starfruit, and pink peppercorn muffin finish. A delightfully spry and spicy wheat ale that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214173
Damm Brewery
Inedit Wheat Beer
Clear light gold color. Delicate, grainy, earthy aromas of wet grain, butter roasted corn, and clay with a silky, bright, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, easy grain husk, lemon pepper, orange, and nutskin finish. Not really a wit, more of grainy golden ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218567
Damm Brewery
Daura Gluten Free Märzen Lager
Brilliant golden amber color. Toasty aromas and flavors of raisin toast and egg muffin sandwich with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length fruit nut pastry, lemon pith, and nettles finish. A nice malty gluten free lager with robust bittering hops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220639
Alhambra
Reserva Roja Bock
Clear bronze color. Toasty aromas and flavors of chocolate dried fruits and nuts, butter toasted grain toast, and clay with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long chocolate cream pie, watercress, roasted root vegetables, and earth finish. A lovely, chewy chocolatey bock that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204686
Damm Brewery
Bock-Damm
Amber color. Aromas of chocolate, orange blossom honey on muffin, grape, and salted nuts with a crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a frothy, zippy, peppercorn, peach and radish sprouts accented finish. Nice fruitiness.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218569
Damm Brewery
Voll Damm Doble Malta Märzen Lager
Brilliant amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of toast, omelet, dried fruit, and pumpkin with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, medium-length roasted nuts, chicory, and arugula finish. A rock solid, Märzen with nice balance and refreshing crispness and bitterness.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220637
Alhambra
Especial Pilsner
Bright light gold color. Savory aromas of Denver omelet, Greek toast, honey scented candle, and fruity gum with a supple, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, rapid toasted grain, crayon and clay, and waxy taffy wrapper finish. A cheery summer crusher.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab