San Miguel Especial

To make the best beer we could, we travelled the world to find the very best it had to offer. And nearly 130 years later, San Miguel Especial is testament to that journey. A premium pilsner style lager, golden in colour and sparkling, with a generous white creamy head and citrus aroma, San Miguel Especial perfectly balances bitterness to deliver full bodied beer with a clean, crisp and refreshing taste.

Technical info

E.O. (ºP): 13
Alcohol (%v/v): 5
Bitterness (IBU): 28
Colour (EBC): 8.0

Serving temperature

Between 4º-6ºC.

Alcohol content

5% ABV

Especial

Appearance

Light gold colour, bright in appearance, and creamy, consistent foam.

Flavour

Delicate aromas of white fruits, banana and apple are noted with a slight nuance of white bread and a floral base.

Bitterness

On the palate it offers body, balanced with a moderate bitterness and dry base. The finish is balanced, with a hint of cereal and hops.

Hops

A blend of hops giving a floral base and moderate bitterness. The hops used are of varieties originating in the region of Hallertau in Bavaria (south of Germany) and Oregon in the USA.

Malt

Combination of Pilsen and roasted malt, from select barley. These give the light gold colour, while providing a nuance of cereal and notes of white bread.

Yeast

This gives the fruity aromas: white fruits, banana and green apple.

Pairing

San Miguel Especial is well suited to various cuisines from around the world, including spicy food, tapas-style food, cured meats, hams and cheeses.

Frito

Fried

Slice of fried hake with pico de gallo.

Fried potatoes with kimchi.

Fried calamari with wasabi powder.

Shrimp tortillas with tikka masala.

Plancha

Grilled

Beef bulgogi roll.

Fish, beef, chicken, lamb and vegetables.

Crudo

Raw

Beef, ox, fish, shellfish and vegetables.

Curado

Cured

Salmon pastrami.

Meat, fish.

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