Brewed by Alhambra (Grupo Mahou-San Miguel)
Style: Pale Lager
Granada, Spain


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Only our master brewers have the competence to create beers following rules set by years of tradition. Alhambra Especial is an excellent example of this. It is brewed with style and dedication, incorporating the knowledge and wealth of experience required to produce such a beer. The presentation is incomparable, different yet modern. The bottle is dressed in gold and white – symbolic of its purity. It projects an image of elegance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, cookie, grain, vegetable, light cardboard. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20111207]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
33 cL can. Pours pale and golden yellow with a fully diminished white head. Light cornish aroma. Dry grassy and cardboard flavour. Ends bland and light bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2009
Can. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of straw and metal. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of metal and brewing cereal. The body is thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
(Can 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear golden with a white head. Unclean brewing cerealic nose. Medium body, dominated by cardboard with a lightly bitter finish. 080408

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottled@Sangria Tapas Bar, Stockholm. Pale yellow colour with small, but fluffy head. Aroma is grains, some grass, hay and mild notes of bready malts. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight cardboardy notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Clear very pale yellow color, white coca-cola head. Aroma is subtle malt. Taste is similar. More like a developing world lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2005
Blond color. Light malt aroma. Very common taste, with a soft residual sweetness, but unpleasantly an unbalanced final; strange...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
33cl bottle from Budgens Islington drunk at Shitty Beer Night 2013. Clear pale gold, thin rim of white bubbles that quickly dissipates. Well it smells of wet newspaper mainly. Some rotten garbage. If I�m being generous, then some metallic lemon masquerading as hops. Flavour - well hmmm. Not much. Thankfully. It�s fairly horrific. Reminds me of bad gin. Do I really have to finish this? Palate - 2/5 it has some carbonation. Overall - 5/20. I mean it�s horrible. I finished the 33cl bottle but only cos I had to. Yuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
saxo (15413) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grass, citrus and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Draught at Restaurant Primavera, Los Boliches, Spain. Clear golden beer with a rather quickly disappearing white head. Malty bready aroma, biscuits, grassy hops, some biscuits. Malty bready flavor, papery notes, some hops, surprisingly clean and drinkable with a quite pleasant spicy finish.

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