Beer Of The Week # 18 // Alhambra Reserva 1925


In 1890, Enrique, Luis, and Carolina, the children of a French entrepreneur born in Lorraine, founded Hijos de Casimiro Mahou in Madrid. Their French surname was to become the flagship name of one of Spain’s most famous beers, Mahou, which they still produce alongside San Miguel, Mezquita and the Alhambra range of beers, including the 1925 Reserva Especial.

Slightly darker than most Pilsners this beer pours dark gold, with a frothy white head. Medium bodied, this pils has notes of honey and caramel, buttered toast and grain on the nose. Malts, light bitterness and a slight sweetness balance against metallic hints on the taste. It is also deceptively strong! 33cl // 6.4%ABV // £1.97