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Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company

Special AmberSpecial Amber

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BA SCORE
82
good

278 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 278
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%


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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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – A clear honey amber brew with an off-white 1 finger head which reduced to a thin layer with no lacing 3.5
S – Sweet caramel malts with subtle florals and a slight citrus hoppiness 3.5
T – Reminds me of the sweet Hawaiian bread. Malts are caramel with a nutty characteristic with just enough hop presence that you will not miss it nice balance 4
M – Light body and very good drinkability with enough substance to keep it from feeling thin 4
O – As I grow older I find the good experiences in my life are growing in number enough that I will only remember the extraordinary experiences. A nice beer I will not remember or visit again. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 05:09:44 | More by rsdaugherty
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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.