Reserva 1925
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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From:
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
 
Spain
Style:
European Strong Lager
Ranked #4
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,200
Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 14.88%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
140
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2022
Added:
Mar 23, 2004
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  66
SCORE
77
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Rated: 3.66 by rangerred from Tennessee

Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.4 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served in a wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Transparent amber with a white head very bubbly to the body.

Smell: hoppy creamy aroma.

Taste: Semi sweet yet heavy malt coming off with a creme feel to the brew. Think of marzen on roids.

Mouth: smooth finish with a semi sticky aftertaste. Medi to heavy carbonation to the body.

Overall: Nice smooth beer for a hot summer day. Will definitely buy more. Salud!
Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A 330ml, beautifully embossed, green glass bottle from my hotel minibar in Seville, Spain.

Pours golden amber with a one finger head that collapses quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Bready, malty, woody nose.

Pronounced malt flavours - honey and light treacle. Alcohol heat is present.

Rich & smooth mouthfeel. Lightly drying. Foaming carbonation.

Am drinking this at 6pm in 36C/97F heat on my hotel balcony. What I really need is a light, cold lager but this is all there was. Too heavy and alcoholic for a summertime thirst-quencher but worth seeking out as a nightcap.
Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jun 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml green bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Crystal clear deep golden colour, big to moderate white head. Fairly nice and moderately sweetish aroma, notes of hops and spices. The flavour has a noticeable malty sweetness but also fairly decent hops, with some spicy notes. Hints of caramel. Better than I feared.
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried a bottle of this beer at Mirador Del Arco de Cuchilleros restaurant near the old town square in Madrid . It poured a clear golden with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with crisp malt base and subtle grain and finishing hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
the maltier of their popular lagers, serves from a green glass bottle without a label on it, cool looks, but i wasnt blown away by the beer, and in the end i think preferred both the classic and the red to this one. its brassy colored, richer looking, and nice and clear and bubbly, as needed in a lager like this. the nose is a little skunked from the green glass, always a weird choice to me in almost anything but lambic and saison, but it also has some meaty maltiness to it, sweet and a tad metallic, toasted and kilned and a bit caramelized, no real balance from yeast or hops, which both come across as minimal in the aroma. the flavor is fully grain driven, less sweet than it smells, golden raisin and even dried berry fruitiness for a flash in the middle, then more classic and bready, a european vibe to the lager yeast, some light nuttiness in the second half, and a slower more drawn out finish with a tea note and some late bitterness, not wildly dynamic but it moves. not sure how fresh mine was, had it at a wine bar where maybe the beer turnover is a little low, but this was a great sipper in the context of old granada and after visiting the actual alhambra itself, such a cool experience. not my favorite of their beers overall though, heavier than it needs to be, perhaps a little light on carbonation, and malty without really being unique in any way...
Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear amber color with a gruffly whit head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells bready.
T - Tastes of bread and malts.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Easy drinking Spanish lager.
Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought at a Bar in Algorta (Basque Country, Spain).
-Pale yellow color. Foam head, decent.
-Pilsener smell.
-Pilsener taste.
-Bubbly: carbonation felt.

Good Spanish beer.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.24 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by aabear from Russian Federation

Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Dive 106, NYC.

Pours a clear caramel amber color with a modest head. The head soon dissipates and leaves no rings.

The aroma is malt forward and sweet with notes of caramel, toffee and a touch of nutty/ roasted malts. There is also the smell of sweet alcohol.

Taste of sweet cereal grains, doughy bread, caramel and a touch of nutty malts. Balanced well by a touch of hops bitterness, as it is not too sweet. The alcohol is detectable, although it is not too boozy.

Medium bodied and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is semi crisp and the carbonation is moderate but dies down somewhat.

Not bad if you want a lager for the purpose of warming up. To its credit it was not too boozy, although the body and flavors were not too exciting.
Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by BonedrySaint from New York

4.31/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Surprisingly good beer. Doesn't look like much in the green bottle. Reminded me of Lucky Buddha at first glance.

It pours nicely with a decent head that lingers more than expected. Color is light amber/copper. I thought it would be lighter judging from the bottle.

Some aromas of toasted bread, a lot of malt, and some grassy sweetness. No doubt this is a malt-forward brew as there are no hints of hops anywhere here.

The taste confirms what the aroma suggests; this is a malt beer. Some don't like that. Hops people will dislike this beer so I wouldn't bother if you need hops balance. The taste is clean and bready with a bit of sweetness; clean overall. Mouthfeel a little on the light side but good for the style.

This is a drinkable, tasty beer that exceeded my expectations. When you want a break from the piney, fruity hop-forward beers that dominate the market, this is a nice escape.
Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottled in a big 700ml bomber bottle and purchased from Tesco
Pours a crystal clear golden body with decent enough white head
Aroma is big malto
A dryness overrides the sweetness making this pretty decent stuff
Sep 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.15 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2020
 
Rated: 2.86 by Cortes33 from Puerto Rico

Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by wc94wc from California

Aug 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.01 by Askala from Spain

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Picked up a 12er at TW. Cool bottles, looks like a mini wine. Smells sweet and adjunct. Pours to a pee yellow with a bright white pillowy head. Taste is silky in the mouthfeel, sweet upfront, a tad bit of bitterness and lightly bitter aftertaste. A nice brew, sweet for my tastes, but pairs well with the pool.
May 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.12 by AntonVila from Spain

Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by generallee from Virginia

Jan 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by Boone757 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2019
 
Rated: 2.34 by RockyM72 from Florida

Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by David19457 from New Jersey

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by Macamah from England

Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

2.26/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is of caramel and some sulfur. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of herbal hops and some caramel. Finish is long and dry. Drinkable brew.
Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 2.83 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Hanhwaeaglesv2 from Portugal

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
6.4도길래 페일에일인가? 하고 시켰는데 스트롱 라거였다. 잔에 따르지 못해 룩 스멜은 중간값으로 했다. 도수에 비해 시원하게 잘 넘어간다. 부드럽다고는 표현할 수 없겠으나 거부감은 없다. 마지막에 홉 향이 살짝 올라오는데 약하긴 해도 나쁘지 않다. 스트롱 라거라는 게 거의 처음이라 신ㄱㅣ..
Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by marcrech from Brazil

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by s4s from Puerto Rico

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Cerveza con una cabeza espumosa. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y caramelo. En boca es suave, dulce, con un gusto a malta y cereales.
Dec 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.6 by JPadilla from Florida

Oct 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by gwydno from Spain

Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I tried this from the bottle chilled in a willybecker

the color is ruddy amber with 3 finger white head with tiny bead with lasting retention and good clarity
The smell is sweet with caramel in the malt upon opening with lightly fruity and cereal like aroma
the feel is moderately sweet with mild carbonation and gentle yeast texture with moderate alcohol in the feel and dry finish
The taste is semi-sweet with mix of malt sweetness and almond-like nutty dry taste with light alcohol in the middle that increases to a dry toasted taste as it finishes with a semi-sweet caramel linger in the end
This is good in general but just ok as far as the style goes w/ mild adjunct taste yet moderately strong quality
Aug 30, 2018
Reserva 1925 from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 197 ratings