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Ambar Especial - La Zaragozana S.A.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-28-2014 00:59:27 | More by Latarnik
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Spain

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-25-2014 14:28:24 | More by sephyrott
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

3/5  rDev +9.5%
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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dryndantheman

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-21-2014 15:35:52 | More by dryndantheman
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

03-19-2014 03:19:53 | More by harpus
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2014 17:18:10 | More by BJSmit
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

01-08-2014 03:07:23 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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bigaddy

Michigan

3/5  rDev +9.5%

01-02-2014 23:21:02 | More by bigaddy
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

11-09-2013 17:25:49 | More by MichaelProcton
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Azpittil57

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-24-2013 22:36:03 | More by Azpittil57
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Campodog

Spain

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

06-10-2013 09:12:58 | More by Campodog
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-22-2013 20:54:44 | More by mcewesr
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Petertauro

Spain

5/5  rDev +82.5%

04-17-2013 12:41:48 | More by Petertauro
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:25:48 | More by woodychandler
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

03-17-2013 15:32:11 | More by Noelito76
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karait95

Mexico

2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:57:30 | More by karait95
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Kyrojack

Indiana

1/5  rDev -63.5%

11-28-2012 01:02:12 | More by Kyrojack
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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jonmikel

Spain

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

10-21-2012 08:30:47 | More by jonmikel
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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bpfrush

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -27%

11-16-2011 02:42:04 | More by bpfrush
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

2.42/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ambar Especial
11.2 oz brown bottled
Served in a glass and out of the bottle

Pours a cloudy light amber with a decent head.

Not a pleasant beer by any stretch of the imagination. Weird malts whiffs with a sour herbal kick.

A sweet flavored and lightly malted beer. The finish is watery and fizzy. There is a weird sour milk thing going on here.

I love beer, but this one is a struggle.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 22:31:15 | More by Hibernator
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Ambar Especial from La Zaragozana S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.