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Alhambra Negra - Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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BA SCORE
76
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134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.16%


Brewed by:
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 03-18-2005)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin, almost tan head. Black body.
Pure rich roasted malt smell.
A nice roasted malt taste too. Mild bitterness a little nutty.
Crisp with a medium body. Holds the flavor well.
Really a solid dark lager. Great taste and smell with that lager "lightness" to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 02:22:56 | More by Fatehunter
More User Reviews:
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -8.5%

02-07-2014 13:02:46 | More by Schmoog
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 15:54:14 | More by thecheapies
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BrewClint

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2013 14:30:21 | More by BrewClint
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Luiz0930

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

11-10-2013 19:25:37 | More by Luiz0930
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

10-30-2013 03:48:24 | More by Chugs13
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-28-2013 02:12:21 | More by goldenM13
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -8.5%

10-19-2013 16:52:12 | More by jaydoc
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -8.5%

09-25-2013 19:05:56 | More by Bitterbill
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

09-08-2013 01:11:37 | More by mpalestino
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

09-06-2013 02:02:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.15oz bottle(330ml) into a weird-ass 8oz glass

look is a very dark amber, with a small, bubby, mocha head that fades quickly to a ring. smell is faint roast and wheat... maybe some hops. feel is a little on the flat and syrupy side. the taste is mildly roasted and savory, with some earthy hops (think moss, or wheatgrass).

not a bad choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 04:07:52 | More by jimmah120
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-24-2013 22:46:03 | More by Azpittil57
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thorjand

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

07-18-2013 01:09:38 | More by thorjand
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +22%

07-06-2013 17:38:29 | More by mrfrancis
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

07-03-2013 04:50:29 | More by BlackBeerDown
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +22%

04-19-2013 01:08:26 | More by Rempo
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Petertauro

Spain

1/5  rDev -69.5%

04-17-2013 12:40:44 | More by Petertauro
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

33 cl bottle, dated "Best By HLH12086"?, served in an American lager glass. Pours a very deep brown color with a nearly opaque body, but when held to a light a faint red hue shows. The tan head is medium size and resembles that of a root beer float. It is moderately durable and leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Purchased today {although best by date may be 8/12}, yet this is a bit skunky; the only skunky black beer I can remember. This is a problem in both the aroma and the flavor. There’s a suggestion of hops in the nose with little in the flavor, and only a suggestion of medium malt in the nose with, thankfully, more in the flavor. More sweet than bitter; a tad too sweet. Some smoke in both the nose and mouth. Alcohol is surprisingly prominent in the nose.

M: Medium body; medium carbonation.

O: needs to be revisited with a sample that is definitively fresh. Reason #1345 for a trip to Spain.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:12:26 | More by chinchill
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.79/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from Lupe Pinto Deli, Glasgow (£1.49):
Dark mahogany colour with red tinges and a bubbly looking, thin head that is a brownish white and settles about half a centimetre tall. There is a touch of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Rich, roasted malts aroma with a touch of sweetness and quite a bit of chocolate. There are a few hops but these are light and subtle. I could detect a touch of alcohol, some mild coffee and more sweetness with syrup as the drink settles.

Sweet with nice roasted malts and a solid chocolate flavour. There is some light caramel and coffee with a nice earthy taste too.

Light medium & sweet with a good balance and a smooth, dry finish.

A definite step up from the other Alhambra beers I've tried. There was a great balance to the beer and the roasted malts are complimented beautifully by the sweetness and the touches of chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 22:46:38 | More by flyingpig
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NeoClassicist

New York

3/5  rDev -8.5%

03-15-2013 21:41:02 | More by NeoClassicist
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

01-18-2013 03:37:55 | More by NeoZaZ
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-04-2013 18:07:51 | More by cliff1066
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

12-29-2012 04:12:01 | More by ssimpson89
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LoFiDave

California

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

12-27-2012 02:39:03 | More by LoFiDave
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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
76 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.