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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sprecher is only now distributing frequently to our area and I have had this one on my "want" list for some time. And now it's in cans (so it tastes like it was just made). Picked-it up last night (cold) and took it home. Poured deep golden/amber with nice 1/2 inch cream-color foam on top. Ample carbonation brought out a subtle malt smell and hint of bitterness in the nose. Initial taste was biscuity malt with a hint (just enough) of sweetness, followed by a refreshing hops bitterness that immediately tickles the taste buds and makes your mouth water. As it warmed, it just got better, lacing the glass all the way down. Very well balanced, very drinkable (maybe too drinkable) and yet with a craft-brew mouthfeel and only 5% ABV, it was hard to put down. Excellent!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a 14-ounce tumbler. White head settles into a raft about an eighth of an inch thick. Beer looks rich. Bittering hops are evident in the aroma to balance the malt.

Taste -- wonderful. Lots of malt flavor, true to a Vienna lager, with a welcome bitter hops backdrop that's offers a little variation on the form. Great balance. Restrained carbonation and generous malt create a smooth, substantial mouthfeel.

I've been drinking this beer for 25 years. It's one of my two or three standbys, offering smoothness in a sessionable brew.

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s - sweet caramel with some floral hops. hint of lemon.
t - caramel, apples, bready.
m - slick and thin with some crispness.
o - pretty good session lager. i'd drink this again especially if it was fresher.

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Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 360 ratings
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