jezmez68 (402) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another pale lager to add to my list. Served in a bottle at Don Quijote’s restaurant in Valparaiso. Straw colored, had sort of a sweetness to it that made it unique. It is what it is.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Labeled as Alhambra Premium Lager. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head. Aroma and taste of malt and grain with clean finish. Drinkable Pale Lager, nothing to write home about.
FarFromHome (85) - Philadelphia, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2008
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bought in Casablanca, Morocco, under the name of "Alhambra Premium Lager". This implies that I have forgotten, or somehow misunderstood, what the word "premium" means. Looks all right, tastes of water and vaguely metallic. Utterly forgettable, but at least it avoids the defects of other beers I’ve had in Morocco.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Daknole. Next country: Spain. This one was a bit of a gusher when I opened it. Pours a semi-hazy honey color with 2 finger white head. Nose is grass, malt and some floral hops. Taste is sweet malt and grain with a touch of sour hops in the finish. Light-to-Medium mouth feel. Not a bad lager for the region.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured with a white head and a bit of lace. Clear golden yellow color, medium size bubbles. Had a malty, grassy, grainy, a tad bitter, and a hint of butterscotch. Flavor was about the same. Not bad beer. Decent body. Good finish. Could drink more of these. Had it at Cubanitas Restaurant in Milwaukee last night.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Big, frothy head that diminishes. Dark yellow body. Looks inviting, but that’s where inviting ends. The aroma is mostly malty, grainy, with a trace of hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of canned sweet corn. Medium body with a slightly sticky finish. Moderate to fizzy carbonation.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz. bottle pours cloudy apple juice gold color with white head that dissipates quickly without leaving any lacing. Aroma is of apples and bread. Front palate is sweet and yeasty, with a rotten apple middle and a sour finish. Not a spectacular beer, tastes like a nasty Spanish version of Bud and apple juice. Ick.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 330 ml 5% version
Appearance: Dark gold , color of ripe corn , bright large, frothy ornamental head placed on top. A bit on weak side.3+
Nose : Plain sweet sugar like aroma , slightly dusty mineral hints.
Flavor/Palate : Thin body , off malty bread like middle with thin finish (bread crust and corn syrup). Lightly bitter aftertaste with some alcohol abound. Over all this beer sounds better on paper than whole makes.
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light brown/dark amber bottle. Aroma is grassy with weak hops. Yellowish pour, with a small white foamy head that all but disappears. Flavor is weak malts with a heavy influence of grass. Nearly indistinguishable from any other pale lager.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark straw to light golden in color. Taller, foamy white head. Certainly skunk or actually closer to fox scent. Hints of grain and herbal hops. Sweet chalky flavors with quite some amount of floral hops. Somewhat watery in feel. Sort of sugary and syrupy flavors at time along with the grain and husky. Some hints of alcohol Mid to late quaff drag this one down further.