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Alhambra Negra - Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 03-18-2005

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Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 91
Photo of Merticois
4.39/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this beer on a whim. It was in a Beers of the World sampler.

A: Dark even when held to a light, slightly red tint. Foam receded rather quickly, but I personally like that.

S: Cocoa, Vanilla, Caramel, Malty

T: Very smooth, caramel notes are strong cocoa and vanilla more subtle. A pleasant mild bitterness at the finish, presumably from the hops.

M: Despite it's appearance, it feels rather light in the mouth, yet it doesn't feel too thin either.

O: A surprisingly wonderful beer, very tasty. Only 5.4% ABV too, so you can have a couple without being too worse for the wear.

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2.86/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ryan1788a5
2.97/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass. Best by date makes no sense to me.

A: Dark chestnut brown, very nearly black. Fine-bubbled sandy head retains well in the narrow glass. Foamy sheets of lacing.

S: Blackstrap molasses, toasty grain, mashed figs and raisins, lightly woody/nutty, more molasses. Slightly steely and grassy. Clean.

T: Blackstrap molasses is the dominant flavor. Slightly nutty/woody. Dried grass. Spicy hops. Coarsely grainy at times, almost sickly sweet. Very clean. Molasses on the finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Syrupy, sticky, and coating. Low carbonation augments the syrupy/sticky feel.

O: Another Euro dark lager. Par for the course if not a notch below. Drinkability suffers as the body is rife with residuals to the point of being sticky. Nothing here that warrants a second look.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.52/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of FLima
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Black color with red highlights and very thin aired off-white head with short retention.
Light aroma of chocolate, corn syrup and caramel malt.
Refreshing, crisp and clean taste with notes of toasted and grainy malts, mild cocoa, minerals, diacetyl that does not bother, corn, nuts and earthy hops. Mildly dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Quite decent considering it is an Adjunct Lager, plain but tasty with high drinkability.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of thecheapies
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark. Red-black with a drying layer of off-white foam. Head looks nice and a decent amount of it sticks.

Musty Euro malts with a rough graininess, some adjunct impurities, light roast bitterness, and obvious corn. Hardly a hop note in here.

Semi-roasted grain with a sweet astringency of nickel, corn syrup, and light cocoa. Not terrible. Easy 'kick-back' beer. Drinks light with a rough carb-rush finish. Husky grains accentuate that coarseness.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
76 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.