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Ambar Especial | La Zaragozana S.A.

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La Zaragozana S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-12-2002

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Ant777uk
2.62/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Brewed in Zaragoza in Spain. Pretty good colour, fairly impressive head. Looks good in glass...

Oh, and gluten free, much better for your health...and that's true, I am a nutritionist.

Not much aroma...just carbon dioxide.

Wow, flavour is unique and strong. Yet still refreshing. Lots of elements and complex...too busy to write more sorry...Russian and Ukrainian girls about

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying a whole lot of these while visiting Zaragoza...

It's nothing 'especial' but its a pretty solid lager. Crisp and refreshing, it's not really my style but I have no qualms about drinking it. The ratings are unfairly low in my mind, but whatever.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.57/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2017. Acquired a while back from Aldi. The label features a golden triangular emblem that is vaguely reminiscent of Bass ale....

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. A deep golden hue with light carbonation and some floating sediment. Produces a small head of foam that rapidly dissipates.

S: Aroma of stewed malt with a grainy character and hints of cooked leaves. Subpar.

T: Tastes of stale, watery malt with a touch of graininess. Mild stewed leaves in the background; faint harshness. Not great.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and relatively full-bodied for a mass-produced lager. Light carbonation. Aftertaste of stewed leaves/cooked grain.

O: Meh - not brilliant, even by macro standards. Lacklustre looks, while the aroma and flavour are grainy and a tad harsh. Body is OK. Possibly a bit stale, though within date. A below average lager - when in Spain drink the wine.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
2.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of _drummer_
3.45/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Koh Samui. Generally an average beer in all categories for me. I drank from a bottle, so the color is a bit of a guess, to be honest. The flavor was full and smooth, but the aftertaste was a bit bitter. It was a refreshing combination of carbonation and the initial taste really isn't bad - light hops, hint of malts. I'd have it again, but it is a bit light for my taste in general.

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Photo of juannmcc
2.82/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.15/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought back from a supermarket on holiday in Fuerventura. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aromas are sweet & malty. Tastes of corn, grass, bread & sweet malt. Aftertaste is dry with light bitterness. Overall a decent enough massed produced beer, one I'd have again if I was in Spain.

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Photo of vinicole
2.8/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, golden yellow colour. Poured quickly resulting in a thick frothy head.
Sweet cloying aroma.
Little flavour with a harsh bitterness to finish.
The colder the better with this one to avoid the taste.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Playing KB Dark Side. In Legado de Yuste glass. An Average macro lager. Drinkable

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Photo of patre_tim
2.51/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of Nine_Tails
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gimenez
4.85/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Es una de las mejores cervezas

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -46%

Photo of lmaduells
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rusty3335
3.21/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Bickelb
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mhuber
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

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

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.65/5  rDev -4.7%

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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Photo of Arch578
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Limanuljaska
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sephyrott
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
3/5  rDev +7.9%
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

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Photo of dryndantheman
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Ambar Especial from La Zaragozana S.A.
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