Alhambra Negra | Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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Alhambra NegraAlhambra Negra

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Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rhoadsrage on 03-18-2005

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Photo of josanguapo
2.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From Carrefour. In Teku glass. Playing Blackwell Epiphany. Decent. No torrefact nor coffee notes. Dull, with some metallic notes. Wont displease but dont provide much flavor or aroma either. A bit sweet

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Photo of Beginner2
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Also on the "1001" list.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours nearly black under a 1” light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin film.

S: Dark malts, some spice, faint chocolate, no burnt or coffee with more malt than hops. Traces of fruit.

T: Dark malts with chocolate notes meld with some apple flavors to suggest dark fruit, plums. Medium malt, medium low hops.

F: Very creamy, medium body and medium high carbonation. A trace of grainy astringency on the finish.

O: Actually better than expected but not as good as I would have liked.

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Photo of bwood06
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pitch black beer with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Head is thin and doesn't size up even with a hard pour. 3.5/5

S - Very focused on espresso and dark malt. A bit of rye bread perhaps? Grassy hops. This beer just smells dark (more like a dunked than a stout). 3.75/5

T - Follows the nose nicely. Very focused on the dark malt here along with some espresso, but not as much espresso as the nose. Not much in the way of sweetness. More grainy than anything (like Grape Nut O's). Some slight grassy hops on the back end. 3.5/5

M - Lighter than expected. More carbonated than expected (moderate carbonation). Disappears from the palate rather quickly with a light drying astringency. 3.25/5

O - Good beer to pair with food since aroma and flavors are so simple and is very light for a dark beer. Definitely a lager rather than an ale. 3.5/5

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Photo of Alpha309
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wac9
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

just a smooth drinking beer nothing i wont seek it out but it would be my go to beer if thier nothing else

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Photo of Merticois
4.39/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this beer on a whim. It was in a Beers of the World sampler.

A: Dark even when held to a light, slightly red tint. Foam receded rather quickly, but I personally like that.

S: Cocoa, Vanilla, Caramel, Malty

T: Very smooth, caramel notes are strong cocoa and vanilla more subtle. A pleasant mild bitterness at the finish, presumably from the hops.

M: Despite it's appearance, it feels rather light in the mouth, yet it doesn't feel too thin either.

O: A surprisingly wonderful beer, very tasty. Only 5.4% ABV too, so you can have a couple without being too worse for the wear.

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Photo of Khornet93
2.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ryan1788a5
2.97/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass. Best by date makes no sense to me.

A: Dark chestnut brown, very nearly black. Fine-bubbled sandy head retains well in the narrow glass. Foamy sheets of lacing.

S: Blackstrap molasses, toasty grain, mashed figs and raisins, lightly woody/nutty, more molasses. Slightly steely and grassy. Clean.

T: Blackstrap molasses is the dominant flavor. Slightly nutty/woody. Dried grass. Spicy hops. Coarsely grainy at times, almost sickly sweet. Very clean. Molasses on the finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Syrupy, sticky, and coating. Low carbonation augments the syrupy/sticky feel.

O: Another Euro dark lager. Par for the course if not a notch below. Drinkability suffers as the body is rife with residuals to the point of being sticky. Nothing here that warrants a second look.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of lmaduells
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.52/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Fusebuddy
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of endless1408
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dryndantheman
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of FLima
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of thecheapies
2.89/5  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.

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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 157 ratings