Today I bring you another beer from my travels through Spain. A good example of a Spanish take on the Germanic ‘Bock’ style lager. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bock
Check out Cruzcampo Gran Reserva’s cool website here: http://www.cruzcampogranreserva.com/
Beer: Cruzcampo Gran Reserva
Brewery: Grupo Cruzcampo, Heineken Espana, Spain
Impressions: This was a smooth darker Spanish lager. A light bitterness is well married to a sweet (light) dark chocolate malt. Medium to low carbonation.
Score: 7 / 10 (Good)
Verdict: I was a bit let down by this beer. I had high hopes for a rich chocolate malt married to a decent amount of bitterness. The high ABV makes one think it will have quite a bit of punch. Unfortunately it has these qualities to a lighter extent. Overall a good beer though that could use a bit more body and depth.