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Mezquita - Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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77
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 2.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 09-18-2006)
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JavierGC

Spain

3/5  rDev -2.6%

02-04-2013 18:05:00 | More by JavierGC
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Florya

Norway

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2014 19:35:55 | More by Florya
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle (£1.99, Lupe Pinto deli, Glagow):
Bright amber to copper colour with a thin, half centimetre tall and foamy, white head that holds exceptionally well.

Sweet with a lot of rich and creamy malts to begin with together with a good helping of caramel malts that was not what I was expecting from this one. There is a touch of fruit and maybe some vanilla but it is the caramel that stands out from the start.

Darker fruits, mainly figs and some raisins to begin with along with a lot of caramel from the nose and some sweet malts as well. Pretty much mirroring the nose but somehow not quite as nice and more harsh in the taste department. There is some sugar and a boozy, alcohol taste along with very strong kick right at the end.

Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a sweet, alcohol laced mouthfeel with a strong, wet finish that had a real kick to it.

Good looking and great smelling beer that was let down severely in the taste department due to the excessive alcohol content and a beer that I feel would have benefited from being a lot less strong and more of a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 21:38:22 | More by flyingpig
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33cl Bottle: BBD 24 June 2013. Drank @ home on 2013's New Years Eve during a 'Drinking around Europe' evening.

Copper/reddy amber body, clear and bright: on top a thin crown of white foam.

Malty aroma: various molasses within those malty smells with caramel leading the way.

The taste was a mix of the aforementioned maltiness and a hop sharpness joined by a big helping of alcohol. The body depth didn't quite carry the flavours passed the alcohol level and I have a feeling this is one of the beers that gave be the headache I woke up with on 1st Jan 2013!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 09:29:10 | More by BlackHaddock
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Pokal glass. From my notes. Reddish amber color. Light beige froth. Brief crown. Toasted malts & molasses, dark fruit touch & alcohol to the nose. Flavor as expected from aromas. Quite sugary finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. ABV is felt while lingers into the aftertaste. A little bit of hoppiness to balance sugars will be appreciated. Even though,

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 14:45:02 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Campodog

Spain

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-31-2012 13:05:49 | More by Campodog
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karait95

Mexico

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: good brown color not very deep but with some tones of reddish. The head is not to big and dissipates somehow fast leaving some traces behind on the glass.

S: Toasted malts can be sensed with some alcohol presence.

T: Some caramel due to the toasted malts, alcohol also can be sensed it is malty flavor not lots of hops are present.

M: A little sweetness can be sensed but as the alcohol is present the beer is refreshing in general but the alcohol disturbs a little this feeling.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 14:19:31 | More by karait95
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stcules

Italy

2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reddish color, a quite compact beige foam.
Malty smell, with ligh touches of caramel.
A good full maltiness in the taste, alcohol well hidden, and the same for the corn.
Malty aftertaste, too, with caramel, and some hints of fruitiness.
We thought a lot worse. Decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 11:52:39 | More by stcules
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thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2008.

Appearance : red amber color, with white foam head (some lacing).
Smell : caramel and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with notes of caramel, with some alcohol.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Strong Lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 18:57:12 | More by thierrynantes
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: bright with a beautiful reddish amber colour. The head has a light tan colour, is medium sized and foamy but with an impaired retention.
Aroma: sweet, alcoholic and kind of grainy and slightly fruity
Taste: sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and little hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth, reasonable carbonation, high alcoholic strength (7.2% ABV) and medium body.
Finish: not very long sweet alcoholic aftertaste.

Overall: an acceptable beer. Not great but enjoyable. Could use more hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2007 14:53:19 | More by AlexLMS
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted this on 5th October 2006, a present from Spain.
Poured a dark amber colour with a thin head that left no lacing.
Smelled subdued, some malts coning through.
Tasted very malty with some Christmas cake spices. It left a sharpish tang as an aftertaste. Alcohol also evident in the taste.

Overall, this beer didn't work for me. It does not compare well with the Alhambra 1925 Reserva which is a much better crafted brew, in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 08:43:18 | More by JohnfromDublin
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janubio

Spain

3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. A copper-reddish colour. It developes a malty aroma with licorice and molasses. Medium to light body, I would like some more strenght for this kind of beer, but it's ok.. A bit toasted palate, with slight notes of coffee. Caramel, bread and some citrus.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2006 12:23:31 | More by janubio
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a dark amber red colour... Creamy tan head poured thick and foamy then faded to nice thin layer. Some patchy lacing... No real carbonation...

Aroma - Very sweet caramel maltiness, dark vinuous fruits (raisins, prunes, some figs), nuttiness, some rum notes, peppery, some spicy hop bitterness just cuts through the sweetness, toasted bready notes...

Taste – Sweet dark fruits (definite figs and raisins), toffee maltiness, alcohol pretty noticable, sweet nuttiness, strong breadiness, some toasted biscuitiness, peppery hops, maybe some hints of adjuncts / cereals coming through...

Feel - Pretty smooth... Medium body... Quite drinkable for the strength but becomes too sweet after a while. Couldn't drink more than one per sitting...

Overall - A pretty good beer - better than expected... Nothing mind blowing but probably worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 08:59:36 | More by mdagnew
Mezquita from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
77 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.