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Grupo Cervezas Alhambra pays homage to Córdoba with a beer of the highest order. Sense the magic of Mezquita as each sip brushes the palate. For true connoisseurs.
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Cereals, Hops, Yeast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (243) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl. adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, alcohol, con regusto a caramelo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (1728) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2014
330ml bottle. Caught somewhere in time.
In short: a boozy strong lager.
Pours quite clear dark gold-gopper, with nice off white head. Moderate head retention,poor lacing. Caramel and spicy aromas. Light body, some cripsy texture, average to high carbonation. Taste is caramel, malty, some liquorice. Alcohol noticed, not so well balanced. Pretty decent for a macro brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alfguybrush (3) - - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Recomendable para el amante de la cerveza oscura sin llegar a ser negra, ligeramente fuerte y con mucho cuerpo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, süß. Geschmack malzig süß, getreidig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Monchito_IPA (112) - SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
Una especie de dubbel a la española. De lo mejor del panorama industrial nacional pero por detrás de las referencias que sigue. Alhambra mola.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Excalibur123 (62) - Soria, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
Buena cerveza industrial, una strong lager de las tres mejores que se fabrican actualmente en España, Color caoba claro, media capa de espuma que perdura. Olor a caramelo y maltas tostadas sabor a torrefacto muy armónico, dejando el amargor justo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ussitano (1) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
Sorprende por su olor a Caramelo. Mezcla mal conseguida: la mezcla de caramelo y alcohol cubre cualquier otro sabor. Ni refresca ni es una cerveza noble. No pude terminarla. Decepción.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, hops and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel, malt and grain with a pronounced note of alcohol and a touch of hops. Rough aftertaste. Not my favourite beer style, but this brew is OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
moncara (9) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
La mejor de la marca sin duda, muy sabrosa con gran regusto y un aroma especial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2013
330ml bottle (£1.99, Lupe Pinto deli, Glagow):
Sweet with a lot of rich and creamy malts to begin with together with a good helping of caramel malts that was not what I was expecting from this one. There is a touch of fruit and maybe some vanilla but it is the caramel that stands out from the start.
Bright amber to copper colour with a thin, half centimetre tall and foamy, white head that holds exceptionally well.
Darker fruits, mainly figs and some raisins to begin with along with a lot of caramel from the nose and some sweet malts as well. Pretty much mirroring the nose but somehow not quite as nice and more harsh in the taste department. There is some sugar and a boozy, alcohol taste along with very strong kick right at the end.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a sweet, alcohol laced mouthfeel with a strong, wet finish that had a real kick to it.

Good looking and great smelling beer that was let down severely in the taste department due to the excessive alcohol content and a beer that I feel would have benefited from being a lot less strong and more of a session beer.

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