Tyris de Valencia
Whilst walking around the cobbled streets of San Sebastian a couple of days ago, I chanced upon this store, which appeared as a shining light amidst all of the darkness that is the majority of Spanish beer. What I chanced upon readers, was a Spanish craft beer shop, and whilst YM and I had already committed to sangria for the night, there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to try some Spanish craft beers.
We needed up buying a selection of 3 from various breweries, along with a Flying Dog that YM really wanted to try. I think over the course of our month in Spain/Portugal, we’ll end up trying all of them, as the sangria and wine here are just too good to pass up on.
After our first day of sun in San Sebastian, I decided it was time to open up the Tyris de Valencia, in order to quench my thirst from lazing about on the beach being in the sun all day (which proved to be very very tiring).
I was assured by the owner of the shop that this was similar to Hoegaarden, but it really wasn’t. It had slight hints of orange peel and yeast, but the Spanish have a long way to go if they think they can make a beer that tastes similar to Hoegaarden (which i feel is a stock standard wheat beer).
YM had a taste, and gave me the rest to finish. He described it as “too bland to even bother with” and I totally have to agree with him. The beer did nothing for me, other than make me slightly bloated afterwards. Whilst it may have been refreshing, there is nothing that makes you go wow, this is awesome, or wow, I need some more of that.
Whilst I don’t regret buying it, I am very much looking forward to the other Spanish beers we’ve bought, to see if they are any better. Fingers crossed they are.
Bought for €2.15 from La Boutique de la Cerveza