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Ambar Especial - La Zaragozana S.A.

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BA SCORE
67
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: rastaman on 08-12-2002

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 32
Photo of patre_tim
2.51/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Deep golden filtered with soda like carbonation and a floating white head of 1 finger.



S: Malt, a slight astringency, perhaps a hint of paper and animal offal.



T: Malt, apple juice, astringency, wet cardboard, iron, a light bread, some dull bitterness and animal offal.



M: Medium light body, lots of big bubbled tapioca like carbonation, a cling to your tongue astringent finish.



O: Got at Ginko’s supermarket in Kunming, drank here March 14th, 2015. We don’t get many from Spain here so that was a pleasant surprise. As far as a beer its not awesome.

Photo of Nine_Tails
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gimenez
4.85/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Es una de las mejores cervezas

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.21/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.72/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mhuber
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Pours clear, medium copper color, not much head. This is a full-flavored beer with just a bit of sweetness to it.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I think they spelled "Amber" wrong... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass-straw topped by a finger or so of relatively short-lived dirty white foam. The nose comprises corn, wild rice, hard water, and light sweet vinyl. The taste brings in more of the same, a sweeter, less watered-down version of your usual macro fare. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, this is as bland and unfortunately-everyday as it gets. Its Spanish origins aren't helping, as they're not contributing anything. Pass, and then some.

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
3/5  rDev +9.1%
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

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of tone77
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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Ambar Especial from La Zaragozana S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.