Alhambra Especial | Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerSox on 09-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
47
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
18.06%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TGS
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ant777uk
3.43/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just drank the traditional/lager one which is weaker, this is stronger so hoping it's an improvement...though I was pretty impressed with the last one, especially considering price...

Again, very good creamy head for a lager, that lasts a reasonable time...like the traditional one, not much aroma, possibly a bit more.

Definitely more hops and bigger alcohol kick, that makes it a more interesting flavour. The last one was good though there was something missing, this has a much more pleasant flavour of sweet malt and hops, with a deep complexity for a lager. This is much better than most of the established names like Heineken, Carlsberg, Amstel, Stella...and also many of the German pilsners also. Though it still needs more strength and more hops!

Really cheap too

Superior to Mahou, though Mahou could be argued as more refreshing...

As a lager, very impressed

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Photo of Foley67
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Draft: Poured a clear golden color lager with a nice pure white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes with some light cereal notes and residual sugar notes is OK. Taste is also a mix of adjunct and residual sugar notes with light cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Typical pale lager with more residual sugar then I would care for.

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3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
2.81/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.92/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught at La Adelita in Andorra. Served in stemware.

A: ~1cm white cap. Frothy and soft in appearance. Retention is decent - ~2 minutes.

Body colour is a clear vibrant pale copper; almost a gold. Clean-looking, bereft of yeast or sediment.

Sm: Clean malted barley taste. Fresh mineral water. Subdued grassy hop character. Fresh Pilsner malts. Cleanly attenuating lager yeast/saccharomyces.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T/Mf: Follows the aroma in terms of flavour, with a soft mouthfeel supporting its simple malty taste. Munich malts fill out its light-body, but unlike many beers in the style, it never tastes too sweet. Balanced albeit shallow and plain.

It's somewhat refreshing. Smooth, wet, well-carbonated.

O: A drinkable brew for pairing with food, but little more. Its simplicity is both its strength and it's weakness. I'd nab another for casual drinking, but discerning drinkers won't be dazzled.

C / AVERAGE

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4.13/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.07/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.7/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

18 March 2016: Bottle from Carrefour. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x03. Much better than the canned version I previously took. This one hasnt that nasty sweetness and is pretty decent for its price



24 May 2015: From Dia. Playing Kings Bounty Dark Side, in cup of Legado de Yuste. Supersweet. Very bad. The can was hit, so maybe it was in bad state, although no leak were appreciable. Overall: 1.1

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2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.81/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.92/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Alhambra Especial from Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
2.99 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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