Alhambra Negra | Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

Alhambra NegraAlhambra Negra
BA SCORE
22.3%
Liked This Beer
3.29 w/ 157 ratings
Alhambra NegraAlhambra Negra
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rhoadsrage on 03-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,100
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
157
Liked:
35
Avg:
3.29/5
pDev:
15.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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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.
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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Beer rating: 22.3% out of 100 with 157 ratings
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