Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company
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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.
08-16-2014 05:33:39 | More by workingclassbrew
3.61/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-21-2014 17:31:35 | More by JayQue
District of Columbia
3.74/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
06-24-2014 01:55:19 | More by Huhzubendah
3.85/5 rDev +6.4%
Tasted On: 06-22-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
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.
06-23-2014 02:04:03 | More by sommersb
4.16/5 rDev +14.9%
16 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
5.0% ABV, 22 IBUs
A - Special Amber's beautiful deep golden hue shines with bright clarity while crowned by a dense cap of off-white foam that leaves chunky, mountainous peaks of lace on the glass.
S - The aroma of freshly toasted bread fills the nostrils with a lovely Vienna malt presence that's backed up by trails of richer Munich malt breadiness and a sweet drizzle of caramel for a fully malt forward but even-keeled balance.
T - Initial bready malt sweetness is swept away quickly to reveal a more toasted Vienna malt flavor that brings subtle complexities of nuttiness before the brew finishes with a metallic suggestion.
M - Round in feel, this medium bodied lager drinks pretty well due to its balancing hop bitterness and dry toasted malt finish that keeps the beer from being too sweet.
O - One of the two brews that I would consider to be Sprecher's flagships, Special Amber creates a nice, vivid picture of the amber German brews across the pond; malt forward but balanced and drinkable with subtle complexities coming out with each sip.
05-08-2014 00:58:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.