About Lagers from Spain

About Lagers from Spain
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
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 Keler Pale Lager
90 points
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 Estrella Damm Pale Lager
88 points
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.