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Ambar Especial - La Zaragozana S.A.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Zaragozana S.A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-12-2002)
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent amount of bubbles race to the top. Decent lacing around the glass. The smell is floral and grassy but not hoppy. The taste is strong on the sweet malt flavors but there's not much in the hops dept. Finish is sharper than most lagers and decently refreshing. All in all this is a good beer but I couldn't have too many of these because of the sweet malt abundance and lack of much else.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 00:08:18 | More by granger10
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3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have had this beer on multiple occasion in Spain, Morocco, Portugal, and the United States. In the United States I procured this Spanish Beer at Friar Tucks in Savoy, Illinois. Pours golden clear, with average head, some lacings, and average carbonation. Has a malt taste, notes of rice, hops, and grains; it has aroma similar to Budweiser, which fades rapidly. It leaves a metallic aftertaste, pretty refreshing on a hot day, and it won't leave you bloated. For an American Adjunct Lager it is really well made for a big brewery.

Stationed at Rota Naval Station 2003 (U.S. Army)
Morocco May 2013
Madrid/Toledo Spain May 2013
Portugal June 2013

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 00:37:10 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Michigan

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Michigan

3/5  rDev +9.9%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +19%

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Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, grains, corn. Taste is not so good. Something a bit sour or medicinal like is present, along with grains and corn. Not sure what it is, but it's not pleasant. Feels light in the mouth and overall I was not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 12:16:44 | More by tone77
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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Being as that our options for buying single bottles of beer are so limited, I tend to pounce like a (Pitt) panther on any that I see in various coolers that I scour. This was just such a recent score.

From the bottle: "Lager Beer Biere Speciale Bier Cat I Birra Speciale Super"; "Brewed & Bottled in Spain, Espagne, Spanien, Spagna, Spanje".

My pour produced a foamy, soapy finger of bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled especial with an odd sweetness, not honey-like as lager should be, but with a kind of chemical quality, too. Not as odd as Minhas, but not right, either. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not all that bad, with a cereal sweetness along with a metallic tang and a smoky, anise quality. Okay, I have no idea what adjuncts went into this one, but it surely did not include corn. This was one strange piece of chicken. Finish was semi-dry and not all that bad, if it really is an AAL. I was surprised, but still not a fan.

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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Mexico

2.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: straw color very pale maybe some golden hues inside, body looks very light with some carbonation and a withe little head that disappears fasts and doesn't last on top of the beer, nothing to remember.

S: some malts can be sensed but nothing important and not something to notice.

T: average flavor to say something positive a malty body is sensed just that.

M: not very pleasant sensation it is light and to refresh but not nice, a lasting ending but not the good one that you remember.

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Ambar Especial from La Zaragozana S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.