Alhambra Especial 68A strong Spanish lager with plenty of hop character but a rather harsh finish.
Alhambra Mezquita 75A dark copper lager brewed in Cordoba, Spain, home to a stunning 10th century mosque (mezquita). Rather strong for sipping in the blinding Spanish sun.
Alhambra Reserva 1925 65Quite a smooth, golden, Spanish lager but rather strong tasting. The hoppy finish is not bad but the overall impression is that this is just too strong to be enjoyable.
Alhambra Reserva 1925 73The hops in the decent finish go some way towards redeeming this bright golden Spanish beer, but it's still too obviously strong for its own good.
Western Europe - Beer from wine country
Although better associated with grape than grain, the nations of France, Spain, Italy and Portugal still have much to offer the beer lover. Richard Jones reports
Italy & Spain: A brave new world
Italy and Spain might be best known for wine, or for cold lagers suitable for quenching a Mediterranean thirst, but there's a lot more going on. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports.