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Reserva 1925 | Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Spain
cervezasalhambra.es

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,448
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
150
pDev:
15.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Photo of SkiBum22
2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of mfkr
2.02/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- A golden red color and a really good head.

S- Sweet malts and some hint of hops, felt a bit to artificial.

T- Lots of sweet malt flavor, some hops.

M- Thin body and low carbonation.

To sweet for a lager in my opinion, could be a good lager if it would get some more bitternes.

Serving: Bottle

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Photo of Rodrigols
2.03/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

N o R m a L

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Photo of MattMorin
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Did not care for this one

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of fizzyted
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nighthawk
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

33 cL bottle with best-before stamped on glass poured into pokal.

Pours a deep yellow that nears amber, producing a good-sized fluffy white head that leaves great lacing on the glass.

Grains and honey nose, bare hints of earthy hops.

Taste brings a big dose of sweet malt; sometimes honey-like, more often a candy sweetness, followed by a mild burst of bittering hops that are quickly swallowed up. Doesn't feel particularly light in the mouth. There's a stickiness to it that just doesn't fit. Not quite carbonated enough for my tastes, combined with the sweet taste, this seems almost syrupy. I was surprised to taste some warming alcohol near the finish.

The drinkability takes a hit from the syrupy quality. Can't imagine myself drinking more than one or two at a sitting. There's just nothing to balance the sweetness.

The bottle is intriguing - raised text for the ingredients and logos - but is unfortunately green, which can cause problems (though this bottle does not seem to have been lightstruck).

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Photo of SaranacinTexas
2.66/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of josanguapo
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

From Mercadona. In Ikea's pilsner glass. Playing Goodbye Deponia. Specially refreshing. Better than average

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. The embossed green bottle is uncommonly fancy for a lager - it seems to imply higher quality (although the ingredient list mentions maize).

Poured into a straight pint glass. A deep amber colour with medium carbonation and some slight floating sediment. Forms a large head of creamy white foam with decent stability; this slowly subsides to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of light malt with notes of harsh stewed leaves, overdone veg, corn and a hint of sulphur in the background. Deteriorates as it warms.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of stewed leaves, overcooked veggies, solvent and corn. Rather harsh and astringent, with a hint of cardboard and slick, solventy booze in the background. A dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, oily and tingly, with decent body. Somewhat acrid; dries the palate. Aftertaste of stewed leaves/veg/corn and alcohol.

Not very nice. A crappy lager with lots of unpleasant off-flavours and excessive booze. It's strength doesn't improve anything. It gets worse as it warms, but it wasn't good to begin with. Don't let the classy bottle deceive you - this is best avoided.

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Photo of sfprint
2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

exp 5/31/12

A: Foamy and healthy head with lots of rising carbonation. Medium gold and transparent.

S: Very weak in smell. Actually hints of lime. Bits of grass, but very very weak.

T: Metallic, but also a fairly weak flavor. Higher alcohol is detectable but not negative. Grassy. But fairly neutral, a hair sour.

M: Watery.

O: The taste is Ok, but the rest really doesn't stand up.

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Photo of brp94
2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Mattias
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kyonashi
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of wl0307
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of carloskleber
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nose spicey malts, corn, grass, faint skunkiness & burnt caramel. Taste crackers, slight spicey, grass, sweet malt, ABV, honey. Ok Pils!

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Photo of CraigS119
2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a yellow-amber with decent head retention. Malty aroma with some skunkiness, notes of Belgiumy yeast. Mild fruity flavors of grape skin and caramelized plantain accompany a strong, malty beer beverage. It's not great. I could see it accompanying a large, greasy pizza. Or a dimly-lit hipster-Euro-trash college party.


What she said: "It's very... something."

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Photo of rf1963
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a small head.
Slightly skunky aroma with some grassy and spicy hops alongside biscuity and grainy malt.
Flavours are a little harsher but retain some of the spicy hops and grainy malt. Some cardboard notes.

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Photo of risenz
2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Reserva 1925 from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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