Alhambra Negra | Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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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:
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Added by rhoadsrage on 03-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
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Photo of mikeg67
2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle at Rodega in Washington, DC. Pours brown with off-white, medium lasting, thin head. Aroma is of bready malt and buckwheat. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is toffee, caramel and hint of herbal hops. Finish is medium and dry. Drinkable brew.

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Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Shasty
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Lager glass. From my notes. Dark brown color, deep ruby to the light. Brownish beige crown presents acceptable retention & short lacing. Roasted malt aroma, sweet touch & candy hues. Flavor profile shows roasted malts, sweet –no annoying- character , hints of licorice, anise & subtle chocolate. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. ABV is well hidden so drinkability is ok. Pretty decent Euro Dark Lager.

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Photo of vegasmac99
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Beermazter310
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of PorterBoy14
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of greybeardloon
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before ALH1 1328. Helpful...

A: Dark brown, some retention, nice lacing.

S: Slightly sweet. Lager yeast. Faint hops. Not much going on.

T: Slight sourness at first, which comes thru again on the finish. Sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Mild hop bitterness. A hint of corn.

M: Full for a lager, but still "crisp" on the finish.

O: Drinkable, but. Fairly unremarkable.

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Photo of olbubba
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Rocketman8911
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Horbar
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Started trying this one with no expectations or anything to cause me to prejudice this beer in anyway.

The pour is almost black with a thin head that is almost white. The lacing is adequate. The appearance is good and dark. A very appealing glass of beer to look at.

The smell is of a sweet malt with subtle hops.

The taste is very good and satisfying. It is a nice balance of smoky bitterness and not to dry malt. There are very complex flavors here with some hints of dark chocolate and coffee.

The mouth feel is surpassingly effervescent for how dark this beer is. And the texture is bit more watery than I expected, but not is a bad way. For such a dark beer it is rather a refreshing beer.

Overall a very descent beer that I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of matjack85
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw this on the beer list at La Tasca Spanish Taoas Restaurant in Arlington Heights, IL., so I decided to give it a try. 12oz brown bottle with a best before date on the back label, but the printing was so faint I couldn't make out the date. $5 per bottle.

The beer poured out a deep dark brown color and made 2 finger's worth of light brown head. Retention was good and lacing was decent.

The beer smelled like roasted malts and chocolate.

This is a simple, but tasty beer. Nice roasted malt flavor with caramel sweetness and a touch of chocolate. Hop bitterness is very mild.

Smooth mouthfeel. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

This is a decent dark lager. Very drinkable with well hidden alcohol. I've never seen this on a store shelf, so if you're in the downtown Arlington Heights area, stop in and give it a try. Just a 2 block walk from the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, so a convenient stop for a before or after theater drink.

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Photo of TheBMan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Socramahis
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of metter98
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear very dark amber (near black) in color. It poured with a ½-finger high dark beige head that slowly died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface, a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing running down the sides.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts and cola in the nose along with hints of molasses and roasted malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of dark malts and cola along with notes of molasses and roasted malts. There are also some notes of artificial sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is extremely easy to drink and almost goes down like water.

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Alhambra Negra from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
3.32 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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