About Spanish Beer

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

Damm Brewery Voll-Damm Doble Malta Märzen Doppelbock
93 points
$0
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of toasted pumpkin loaf and hints of carob with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, relaxed finish that shows nuances of caramel peanuts. A spot-on Doppelbock with extroverted fruitiness and great balance.
Awards: 2021 Best Lager
Damm Brewery Daura Märzen Double Malt Gluten Free
93 points
$0
Amber color. Aromas of toasted pineapple bread, hints of coconut, and seedy bread with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length snappy rapini finish. An estery, chewy, full-flavored Gluten-Free Lager to be enjoyed by all, not just those avoiding gluten.
Damm Brewery Inedit Witbier
92 points
$0
Bright gold color. Fresh aromas and flavors of bananas in whipped cream, lady finger cookies, chamomile tea with honey, and crushed coriander with a creamy, bright, effervescent, fruity light body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of candied lemon peel. A fresh and creamy Witbier with exceptional balance and instant appeal.
Damm Brewery Keler Pale Lager
90 points
$0
Old gold color. Aromas of fresh popovers with butter and crispy corn tortillas with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length fresh pico de gallo finish. An easy-drinking everyday Lager that delivers!
Damm Brewery Complot IPA
90 points
$0
Bright golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of braised escarole, wheat germ, crushed coriander, onion blossom, and dried sour orange peels with a round, crisp, effervescent, dry medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long finish. A savory and balanced IPA with a bold bitter finish; will appeal to culinary-minded drinkers for thoughtful pairings.
Damm Brewery Daura Damm Gluten Free Lager
90 points
$0
Pale golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of fresh crumpets, cultured butter, marmalade, and banana with a satiny, crisp, light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of spearmint. A chewy and satisfying Gluten-Free Lager with great finish and body.
Damm Brewery Complot IPA
89 points
Pale clear golden yellow color. Aromas of cilantro leaf, catty, toasted rice, and honeysuckle with a silky, soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length peach juice, cottony, papaya jam, and fresh cucumber finish. A very smooth IPA with soft, fruity flavor that invokes a feeling of springtime.
Damm Brewery Estrella Damm Pale Lager
88 points
$0
Pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of whole wheat cracker and wheat germ with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of peppercorn muffin and cucumber skin. A refreshing, creamy-bodied Lager that checks all the boxes.
Damm Brewery Free Damm Non Alcoholic Beer
87 points
$0
Light gold color. Aromas of lemon and orange rind, cream of wheat, fresh grapefruit, and green tea with a round, soft, finely carbonated, fruity light body and an effortless, medium-length crusty baguette and herb butter finish. A crisp, light and satisfying Non-Alcoholic Lager.
Damm Brewery Equilater Imperial Stout
87 points
$0
Dark mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of candied cherry, rum raisin, sweet plantains, spiced coffee, sourdough, licorice, and toffee with a supple, crisp, petillant, fruity fat body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish. A high octane, brooding Imperial Stout with flavor that doesn’t quit.