Special Amber | Sprecher Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
355 Ratings
Special AmberSpecial Amber
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jacobus79
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spiceboy
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +5%
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 -3.9%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -7.8%
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 -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tommy5
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichardARoss
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mrwrightttt
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phizzle
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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