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Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

314 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998)
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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.

BeerWithMike, Nov 09, 2014
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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.

kkleu357, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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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.

workingclassbrew, Aug 16, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber color with a medium size frothy white head. Good head retention and thick bands of lacing on the glass.

There is hardly any aroma to speak of.

Tastes like a crisp, malty lager. Very refreshing...malt forward all the way with very little hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, just rich enough. Very refreshing.

An excellent session beer. Simple and tasty.

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.