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Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

305 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 12
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rorjets, Sep 14, 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

harpus, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Danni, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

bernat1971, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

cdm1313, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Riik3, Aug 16, 2014
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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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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

ahuey333, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Big_Dave, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mpalestino, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Crozzlow, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

CraigTravor, Jul 23, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

JayQue, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

slayernation, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

swtchuck, Jul 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Kevinpitts, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bpkrippner, Jun 29, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from Miller Park. Brewers vs. Nationals.

The beer has an amber body with a half inch of soft, off-white head. Aromas of toast, mild sweetness, perhaps a touch of fruit (apple). Nice flavor. Easy drinking and smooth on the palate with a simple, well-balanced blend of toasted grains, fruit sweetness, caramel malt. Enjoyable.

Huhzubendah, Jun 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 06-22-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: 6-pack from Midtown, Nashville

Pours a clear amber-colored beer with a white head. Lots of lacing is on the glass and it has good head retention.

Smells of rich caramel malts and reminds me of the aromas in the pot when I homebrew. I also smell earthy hops.

The taste starts with the malty caramel flavor and is soon followed by the light bitterness of earthy hops. There's also a toasted grain aspect that lends some woody notes and even a bit of smokiness to it.

Medium in body with a lightly sweet finish, but well balanced between hops and malts.

Overall a delightful beer I'd be happy to have again.

sommersb, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

juicebox, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ChipChaight, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

rudabegga9, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jjhardy12, Jun 06, 2014
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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.