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Special Amber | Sprecher Brewing Company

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359 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-13-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,509
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
359
pDev:
12.98%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
29
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of smcolw
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, light amber color. Small head that settles to rim bubbles--no lace.

Creamy and lightly toasted malt. Light hop.

The flavor is similar to the smell. Rich bodied with moderate carbonation. The hop is more present but has only a bittering effect. Relatively short aftertaste.

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Photo of penguin66
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance: Hazy orange-brown body, crowned with a small, coarse off-white head, which slowly collapses. Coarse and chunky lacing lines the glass walls. The carbonation is slight, with fat bubbles that drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Munich malt, and caramel, play off against spicy hops for an inviting aroma.

Taste: Opens with toasted bread and caramel, soon followed by spicy hops. Throughout the taste, the malt and hops compliment each other well, with neither dominating the other. Late in the taste, the hops offer a pronounced earthy and grassy quality, with the malt, while still notable, assuming a supporting role. Finishes with a bit of lingering medicinal and herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full with a bit of zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A fine example of an uncommon and excellent style that was nearly lost.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful pale amber producing 2+ fingers of beige, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a few motes & thin strings of lace. Aroma is a blend of toast & biscuity malt, notes of honey, fruit jelly/marmalade like notes of pear & maybe a hint of peach, cobbler like with a faint grassy hop hint. Taste is malty-sweet up front with the same fruit jelly/marmalade like notes of pear & maybe a hint of peach, cobbler like with less honey than the nose, then come notes of biscuit, toast, caramel, a hint of butter & grassy/herbal hops. Dry in the finish with an astringent & bitter aftertaste with mineral & metallic hints. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky, maybe even a little slick with a nice prickle over the tongue.

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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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4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Sampled this evening on 11/8/14. Comes in a 16 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L handled glass stein.

Pours a pretty amber in color with a good 2-finger foamy off-white head that stays around for a while and then settles to a good 3-4mm. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped, like a good German brew. The aroma is of malts for the most part. Pretty much the same is for the drink with a slight hoppy and bitter finish. Medium-bodied and good carbonation. Overall, really not a big fan of this type of brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Special Amber from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 359 ratings
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