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Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Special AmberSpecial Amber

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319 Ratings

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998

No notes at this time.
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Photo of mothmanscott
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful pale amber producing 2+ fingers of beige, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a few motes & thin strings of lace. Aroma is a blend of toast & biscuity malt, notes of honey, fruit jelly/marmalade like notes of pear & maybe a hint of peach, cobbler like with a faint grassy hop hint. Taste is malty-sweet up front with the same fruit jelly/marmalade like notes of pear & maybe a hint of peach, cobbler like with less honey than the nose, then come notes of biscuit, toast, caramel, a hint of butter & grassy/herbal hops. Dry in the finish with an astringent & bitter aftertaste with mineral & metallic hints. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky, maybe even a little slick with a nice prickle over the tongue.

Photo of RJB66
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor from the bottle, easy to drink. Good local beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Sampled this evening on 11/8/14. Comes in a 16 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L handled glass stein.

Pours a pretty amber in color with a good 2-finger foamy off-white head that stays around for a while and then settles to a good 3-4mm. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped, like a good German brew. The aroma is of malts for the most part. Pretty much the same is for the drink with a slight hoppy and bitter finish. Medium-bodied and good carbonation. Overall, really not a big fan of this type of brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

From notes on 1/9/14

Won a free 4 pack at Steve’s on University. Thanks! Lite amber color, two inch head. Has a malty funny sour smell. Nice mellow, smooth flavor. Decent bitterness. The funky sour smell doesn't translate to the taste, which is good. Would without a doubt take another free 4 pack if given one.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of workingclassbrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nice lager ,1st one went down real quick after working a double shift. Poured nice copper color in a small lager stein. Looks like a Oktober fest, but taste wise , a nice heavy, well hopped brew.

Malt character, my favorite part of why I prefer lagers, in this Sprecher is nice and heavy. Subdued swetness. The hops hit upfront, bitter, in the mouth. They disappear fast, leaving the taste of a quality lager behind.

Almost too heavy to be a session lager, maybe thats why its a " Special Amber ", but then again...I like that Sprecher makes it available in cans, hopefully Black Bavarian will be next.

Sprecher a great German Lager brewery.

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.