San Miguel Premium Especial is one of the most popular beers in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. In fact, the brand comes from the Philippines. It was there, in Manila, where the brewery was founded in 1890. This beer did not enter the Spanish market until 1953.
Since 1946, in Spain there was a company La Segarra, which was engaged in the production of malt. In 1953, the shareholders of the company contacted the San Miguel brewery to request permission to sell their beer in Spain, but it ended up creating a new brewery, La Segarra, which was later renamed San Miguel Fabricas de Cerveza y Malta.
In 1970 it bought the Spanish-Dutch beer brand Gulder and its brewery in Burgos. As a result, it had three breweries with a combined capacity of 600,000 hectoliters, which accounted for 7% of the national market. So that’s the story.
San Miguel Premium Especial (Spain, Malaga) – 5,4/13 When we present a mass market from southern European countries, first of all it is something light and almost without hops. But here, surprisingly, the opposite is true. I have to say that there is also a version with 5% alcohol, it is perhaps more watery and malty.
There is a slight hopiness in the aroma. The taste is full, malted, clean. In the aftertaste a bit of honey and grassy hops on the throat. As it turns out, quite a pleasant beer. Not hollow, neat and like I said with hops. Rated “B-“.