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Alhambra

Alhambra
Reserva 1925 Strong Lager

Category: Strong Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 6.4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Alhambra
Reserva 1925 Strong Lager

Category: Strong Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 6.4%
Brilliant old gold color. Aromas of honeyed raisin toast, caramelized nuts, and belgian waffle with syrup with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-length buttered scone, caramelized roasted carrot, peppered greens, and clay finish. A nice toasty, chewy strong ale with a persistent snappy finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: honeyed raisin toast, caramelized nuts, and Belgian waffle with syrup
Taste Flavor: buttered scone, caramelized roasted carrot, peppered greens, and clay
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Vesuvio, Roast Turkey Leg, Sharp Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice toasty, chewy strong ale with a persistent snappy finish.

The Producer

Mahou San Miguel

The Producer
Titan 15
Madrid,
Spain
34 -932272300

Strong Lager

Beer Glass Pokal Gold.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Strong lagers range widely in color, averaging between 6.5-7.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. Many breweries are now producing stronger, or imperial, versions of standard styles. The increased alcohol content should not be intrusive and should enhance, not diminish, the identifiable character of the original style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Carlsberg Elephant Lager, Baltika #9 Extra, and Jack’s Abby Baby Maker.