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Alhambra Negra - Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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BA SCORE
76
okay

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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WakeandBake

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A deep dark brown color body with a short lasting light tan head , light carbonation . Aroma of licorice, brown bread faint floral hops and brown sugar . Flavor of toasted malt , caramel, cereal grain , light chocolate , spicy hops , and a hint of dark fruit . Light body, thin mouthfeel, with a hint of licorice in the finish . Drinkable and better than expected but nothing special .

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 22:58:03 | More by WakeandBake
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-10-2014 19:38:36 | More by kscaldef
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-31-2014 17:48:33 | More by endless1408
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-26-2014 21:29:07 | More by Latarnik
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dryndantheman

Ireland

3/5  rDev -8.5%

05-01-2014 15:14:35 | More by dryndantheman
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FLima

Brazil

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 23:32:04 | More by FLima
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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

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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

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Wyoming

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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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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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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Arkansas

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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +22%

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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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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
76 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.