Special Amber | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Special AmberSpecial Amber

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.59/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!


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Photo of Offa
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent Vienna, interesting, complex, tasty, yet very smooth and highly drinkable.

Deep amber, it has medium, dense, off-white head that slowly dissipates to a rich, foamy ring and leaves a little weak lace.

The aroma is malty with grain, toasted whole wheat, yeast, and a hint of nuts. It's very nice and fairly strong.

The taste is similar to the aroma, with malty, toasty whole wheat bread, hitns of yeats, caramel, nuts. It's very pleasant and smooth, yet tasty and wonderfully balanced between malty sweetness and flowery hop bitterness.

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Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of GhostMtnAbbey
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best Sprecher beers I've enjoyed.

I'd rate this second (so far) under the Black Bavarian.

It pours great with a big billowy head with an aggressive pour. However like most Sprecher beers leaves very little lacing on the glass.

Smell is a great balance of malt and hops - with multiple hops seemingly present.

Very drinkable. Ambers are not one of my favorites, however this amber is worth buying a case for easy accessible drinking. Not an award winner for uniqueness, but its a great drinkable beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours a rich clear amber with a small frothy head that sticks around. Light lacing. Love the pint bottle. You get a good amount of hops when you take whiff, followed by some caramel sweetness and the tiniest bit of fruit. The taste is a robust and full-flavored combination of hops and malt, with a lightly sweet finish. Not too heavy and not too light, makes for pleasurable drinking.

This is pretty impressive stuff. Its well balanced enough to go with all kinds of hearty meals, but with good quality flavor that makes it a fine stand alone drink. It strikes a balance as both refreshing and full-flavored.

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

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4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor from the bottle, easy to drink. Good local beer.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour yielded an amber body with an orange tint topped with a full finger of off-white head. Modest foamy residue left little lacing. Rich, malty aromas confront the nose, on the sweet side with caramel and berry. I'm much more impressed with the taste than the smell, which I'd sooner be any day. Full-bodied, this is a damn good, malty beer with a hint of hazelnut finish. Creamy and smooth, Sprecher has again produced a very good and satisfying brew worthy of attention and praise. Delicious, and one I'll frequently revisit.

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4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This light amber beer throws out a nice creamy off-white head that has some retention. Very nice toasted malt on the nose mixed in with some slight floral hop tones. This is a very nice tasting beer. The toasted malts really shine through. Maybe a little biscuit on the tongue as well. Some very light floral hop tones as well. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice medium to hefty body. Nicely done brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.2% out of 100 with 356 ratings
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