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Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

300 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 169
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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cdm1313

West Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +17.1%

08-18-2014 01:28:16 | More by cdm1313
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2014 21:30:56 | More by Riik3
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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

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
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ahuey333


3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

08-14-2014 14:10:49 | More by ahuey333
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-02-2014 07:56:40 | More by Big_Dave
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-31-2014 01:12:23 | More by mpalestino
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Crozzlow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2014 04:07:49 | More by Crozzlow
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-23-2014 03:26:38 | More by CraigTravor
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JayQue

Virginia

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
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slayernation

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

07-15-2014 00:37:35 | More by slayernation
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 23:19:38 | More by swtchuck
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-04-2014 18:38:27 | More by Kevinpitts
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bpkrippner

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-29-2014 19:58:15 | More by bpkrippner
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Huhzubendah

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
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

06-23-2014 02:04:03 | More by sommersb
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juicebox

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

06-15-2014 14:45:52 | More by juicebox
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ChipChaight

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-14-2014 23:34:12 | More by ChipChaight
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-09-2014 18:24:22 | More by TX-Badger
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-09-2014 10:07:13 | More by rudabegga9
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jjhardy12

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-06-2014 21:04:19 | More by jjhardy12
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-27-2014 11:48:16 | More by dtivp
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-27-2014 05:17:08 | More by PhilMiller
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-26-2014 00:59:34 | More by SaranacinTexas
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2014 05:00:28 | More by SkinniePost
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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.