Alhambra Negra

Alhambra NegraAlhambra Negra is from Spain and brewed by Cervezas Alhambra; it’s the first Spanish beer that I’ve had that I’m aware of, and it came in last year’s Beer of the Month club package. (Yes, this is another old review.)

The style is a dark lager and it’s 5.4% alcohol by volume.

Appearance: Dark brown bordering on black, reminds me of a cola… not much of a head.

Smell: Very bready… raw bread dough. Some dark roast character.

Taste: Very dry with a touch of astringency. Dark grain notes that are a touch spicy and different than the types of grains I’m used to… a slight metallic twang in there too, not sure what that means because it doesn’t taste like it’s gone bad.

Mouthfeel: Dry and prickly in the carbonation, body feels bot complex and thin at the same time.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B-. On RateBeer, it scores 2.74 ouf of 5 and is in their 25th percentile.