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Brewed by La Zaragozana
Style: Pale Lager
Zaragoza, Spain

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Pale. Light grain, light fruits (pear and apple), along with some grassy and herbal hops in the aroma. This beer is lame. Period. There isnít much to say about it. Light malt, light hops, light flavor. I bet this beer is really low in calories! Still though, for what it is trying to be, this isnít bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1045) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2004
Pretty inoffensive. Sweetness of lollywater though permeates. No doubt this is not considered a great drop in Spain.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Yellow Coloring. Carbonated. Definitly Fizzy, but I was Expecting Far Worse. This was Definitly Drinkable. Had a Very Sweet Taste to It. Some Hops and Malt... Not Great, but Great Swill Beer.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2004
Pours a short fizzy head that doesnít hang around. Colour depth is ok - gold tending to orange. Nose doesnít give away much, whilst the palate is bit ho hum...just tastes like a whole bunch of other mainstream pale ales. Quite fizzy, distracting from the flavour, although some bitterness kicking in at the end. In the Oz market this wine is actually hard to find and at $3.00 a pop needs to give more.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Head is small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The artificial sweetness is the main problem here...otherwise, itís inoffensive and fine for the style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Guam SwillFest 2004: Pours yellow with a thin white head. Slightly skunky aroma with a bit of coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of malt and a little hops. A little bitter and metallic in the finish. $3.90 a bottle here in Guam. Way overpriced.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Pours with a giant head, but absolutely no bubbles, "Where did the head come from?" one might ask. The answer is all the bubble went into the formation of the head. The explosion wrought by the opening of the bottle tore a whole in the space-time continuum, thatís where the bubbles went. No one knows for sure, but one thing is certain, this beer doesnít smell good. The taste is wooden and unconvincing, who knew such a product could come out of Spainís fantastic brewing traditions?

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2004
I guess Iím rating this crap under the right listing. Mine just said Zaragozana, not Ambar Especial... so Iím going by the ABV. Anyway, not good. Pale (like sickly pale, not hops) and soapy. Watery crap that has a somewhat developed palate, but not even this can save the beer. Not for me, speedy. $1.69 a 12oz

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
A go-down-easy beer without compromising taste Great in hot weather being overly fizzy. Spanner.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
Light style, quite thin, corny, oaty maltyness with a slight touch on the palate on the way down. Lacking a bit but pleasant.


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