Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Company
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2.25/5 rDev -37.8%
Weird - this tastes almost exactly like the previous beer I drank (Big Wood Bad Axe).
Less head (this one almost looks flat when poured) and more yellow than orange. Less hazy.
Smells less pungent - but has same over-ripe nectarine with subtle hints of pineapple but no grapefruit.
Tastes almost identical to Bad Axe. I wonder if recipes were shared?
M - Less syrupy but still somewhat 'thick' for a beer.
O - As with Bad axe, glad I bought only one. Not one of my favorites.
12-28-2013 07:00:29 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
3.49/5 rDev -3.6%
Special Amber pours a darker golden color with a small head. There is a slightly hoppy aroma. The taste has a noticeable hop flavor, but mostly on a flat malty backbone. Good flavors, and good body, but a bit harsh on the tongue. Overall its a not bad Vienna lager, good full flavors, but a bit boring and harsh.
12-01-2013 05:07:05 | More by vette2006c5r
3.61/5 rDev -0.3%
16 oz. bottle - twist-off cap:
Pours slightly hazed amber with a thick off-white head that decends to a thin cover and stays. Trailing lace sticks.
The smell is of a floral hop aroma with a toasted caramel backing. Very pleasant.
The taste of toasted malt initially gives a slightly metallic tinge to it, but fortunately that soon fades. Caramel mixes with a floral/lemony citric hop touch. Finishes with a refreshing dryness, with caramel coming back in the aftertaste.
Although it could be smoother for a lager, it is refreshing and easy to drink.
While softly roasted caramel-ish malt is in the spotlight, it does have a noticeable noble hop touch, especially in the aroma. It works well enough to be an enjoyable lager!
By the way, this brewery makes an outstanding root beer!
11-08-2013 04:54:34 | More by jwc215
3.83/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours amber in color with a half finger head that disappears quickly.
this has a very clean yeast smell. Malt is lightly toasted and has a nice warm bready and grainy charicter. Hops smell slightly spicy.
Taste follows the nose with grainy and bready malt forward. This is followed by a slightly spicey and floral hop precence which balance it out nicely.
Medium to light bodied with high carbonation gives this a nice feel.
Overall really nice lager, great balance and very drinkable.
08-25-2013 23:35:06 | More by Fcolle2
4.64/5 rDev +28.2%
Sprecher Special Amber has a thick, creamy, spongy, head, a clear, amber, somewhat bubbly appearance, and a lot of heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is subdued, but one can pick up pungent, bready, medium-toasted malt, and the flavor is of sweet, bready, malt, white bread crust, slight toffee, and elevated, punchy hop bitterness. There is a medium mouthfeel, and Sprecher Special Amber finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is an almost perfect, flawless lager, and I rate it outstanding!
08-06-2013 21:36:13 | More by RonaldTheriot
Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.