Category Archives: Spain

La Pirata Black Block Bourbon Aged

Brewery: Cerveses La Pirata
Country: Spain
ABV: 13%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 72 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Russian Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel Aged. The “Bourbon” version of Pearl Pirate. An even more incendiary beer warms much heart and soul.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.26
My rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 12th September 2017 and a best before date of September 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Nice bourbon, vanilla and liquorice with chocolate, cocoa, roasty malts and alcohol in the background along with hints of oak.
Taste: Lightly sweet beginning with bourbon, vanilla, raisins and dried dark fruits followed by a light roast, chocolate and cacao.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation and a lightly boozy finish.
Overall: A very nice RIS with great bourbon flavours coming through. Body could have been heavier, but despite this, it was still very good.


BIIR Sweet-Sour Red Series 2014

Brewery: BIIR
Country: Spain
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Bottled at De Troch, Belgium by BIIR Brewer Assoc

Brewer Description: (from bottle) BIIR Sour Sweet is a 100% lambic beer, aged 12, 18, 24 and 36 months in French oak barrels. It has 450gr/l of whole cherries and raspberries, without added sugar. Blended by Gunther Bensch (Montaigu), the maker of Triple Gueuze. Lambic beer is a traditional Belgian style beer with a combination of red fruits to get an unique and balanced sour and a sweet taste. It is made exclusively in the Zenne Valley.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.26
My rating: 4.1

Intro: A 375ml corked and capped bottle, bottle no. 870/3800, with a best before date of June 2017. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.
Appearance: A nice clear dark ruby red colour with a thin soapy pinkish head that dissipates quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and sour red berry fruit with cherries and raspberries leading the way. This is followed by blackcurrants and oak with hints of vinegar and funk.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour cherry, raspberry and oak with a hint of red wine.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: It’s more sweet than sour which is not my preference, but it is still an interesting and very nice Fruit Lambic.

Sagra Premium

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.4%
Style: English Golden Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Very aromatic, blond, full bodied. Due to its ale fermentation temperature it has distinct and unforgettable fruit flavors and aromas with a refreshing bitterness and floral finish.

My rating: 2
My rating: 3.12
My rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange pale copper colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention.
Aroma: Fanta orange soda with some bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Orange sweetness mixed with some herbal and floral elements and biscuity malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The fruitiness was quite nice, but the herbal elements I was getting, was not really my thing.




Sagra Blanca de Trigo

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.2%
Style: Witbier

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The secret of Cerveza SAGRA lies in its brewmasters’ obsession to create a 100% Spanish flavoured product. Spanish craft beer inspired by the flavourful Belgian Wits with a distinct Spanish touch. Fruity flavour and citrus aroma and taste. Creamy body, refreshing bitterness and floral finish. Brewed using orange peel and coriander.

My rating: 2
My rating: 2.48
My rating: 2.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 30th April 2017 and poured into a Hoegaarden pint glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a hazy golden straw colour with a slightly less than one finger white head that dissipated slowly.
Aroma: Strong orange and lemon aromas. Very orange juice like.
Taste: Citrus flavours mainly lemon and orange, with a little wheat and a slightly bitter orange peel finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, oily and creamy.
Overall: I thought it was ok but the citrus orange and lemon was a bit over the top. Not one of the better witbiers I’ve tried.




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