Special Amber | Sprecher Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,042
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
363
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, caramel malt, hint of spicy hops, and a hint of tea. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is a slight bitterness. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, caramel malt, hint of spicy hops, and a hint of tea. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend, but too carbonated.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle off the single shelf at a grocery store outside of Milwaukee. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had slight bitter hop zeal. the taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlitz74
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a nice deep amber color with an off white head. There is a little lacing left on the glass. This is slightly above average for the style.

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Photo of thenameisjohn
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobus79
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spiceboy
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly a very good amber lager that actually came from a can:)lol It was smooth & malty, slightly sweet with very little to no hops. Would definitely recommend for Lager Lovers like me;)

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've noticed Sprecher makes better looking beers than any other aspect of the scores. This one is no different, vibrant amber color here with a 1.25" head formation. Aroma kicks that Vienna sweetness in the right range.

High carbonation and a minor hop kick, but its the sweet malt mouthfeel that comes in first. The body stays light, despite giving a caramel sweetness that usually comes with heft and stickiness. Great format, great price. They do a good job on this one, nice around this time of year.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice amber. Well-balanced, maltier as it warmed. A am enjoying lagers more with mild-ish lunch food.

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Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange with a on-finger, off-white head.
A nice sweet malt smell.
A very nice Carmel malted breadiness and lightly hopped.
A thinner mouthfeel helps make this a refreshing selection.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

With a nice amber color, it has bready biscuit and dried apricots for the flavor, with the slightly bright hops rounding out the flavor, albeit it’s a little too hoppy. This tastes just like a hoppier version of the Oktoberbest from this brewery and Karl Strauss Brewing in San Diego.

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Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tommy5
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichardARoss
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrwrightttt
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 363 ratings