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ZZ+ Amber Ale - Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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ZZ+ Amber AleZZ+ Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Naparbier Sdad. Coop. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beer made with 3 different malts and American and Australian hops. The color is amber/copper brown with good head retention. ZZ+ has a moderate caramel flavor and a notable hop aroma and flavor, giving it a pleasant mouth feel. Top fermented.

50 IBU.

(Beer added by: smithj4 on 05-28-2014)
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A: Pours a golden orange hue with moderate carbonation jets producing a 3 inch light tan head with good retention. Light lacing persists throughout.
S: Light caramel malt, sweet citrus hops, and soft pine hops. A nice balance which you normally don't find in the aroma.
T: Soft and sweet lighter caramel malt meets up with dry, bitter, citrus and pine hops. In the taste, the balance is shifted more toward the fresh hops. As this settles in, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and herbal notes arise from the complex hop profile. With warming, brown sugar, toast, and toffee notes emerge from the less complex--but still good--malt profile.
M: Light-medium body. Initially soft and sweet, but quickly overtaken by astringent, bitter hop notes that last well into the finish.
D: This brew was a pleasant surprise. I like the complexity of the malts and hops. The balance is good...perfect on the nose. An interesting take on the style.

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Smell: The most distinctive note I got was of honey, with a little bit of the hops and malt.

Taste: The taste was a well-balanced combination of a clean, dry hoppiness (no lingering aftertaste or bite) and brown-sugar maltiness.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel was light without being thin or effervescent.

Overall: Very drinkable. The melding of the hops and malt flavors was very well done.

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Smell: Hoppy notes of pine, grassiness, as well as fragrant, glistening orange and grapefruit atop the diversely bready, lightly caramelized maltiness.

Taste: Caramel and spiced brown sugar sweetening the fullish bready, toasty malts with the richness soon cut by the oily, scantly citric fruitiness of oily grapefruit and bitter orange. Also, a piney quality and some sustained grassiness. Moderate bitterness. Faint toasted almond on the back half as the beer warms a tad. A smattering of light esters. Herbal and citrus flavors linger beyond the long, dry, bitter finish.

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Overall: A good, hoppy brew from Spain, no less.

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ZZ+ Amber Ale from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.