Sprecher Special Amber

Sprecher Special Amber

Rated 3.375 by BeerPals

Brewed by Sprecher Brewing Company Incorporated

Glendale, WI, United States

Style:  Vienna / Amber Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

22 International Bittering Units

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A delicate balance of toasted malt and fresh hops give this medium-bodied German-style lager an intriguing, complex malt flavor. A creamy head, deep golden color and an impressive hop bouquet make this a very special beer. Malts: Caramel, Caravienna, Munich, Pale; Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood; Sizes: 1/2 and 1/4 Barrels, 16oz Bottles

ID: 3469 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank6623
Overall Percentile87.6
Style Rank20 of 594
Style Percentile96.6
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.420
Weighted Score3.375
Standard Deviation0.356

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Comes out of the can a clear and pretty amber with a thick, if none too persistent, pale golden tan head. Malty aroma is none too strong - maybe the can didn’t do this beer justice. Flavor has malty and fruity notes with a hoppy and slightly bitter undertone; the bitterness nicely balances the fruity sweetness. Nothing special, but refreshing and more than just palatable. Smooth texture has typical body and fizz. Maybe not worth tweeting all your friends, but fine for a laid-back afternoon or with lunch.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear deep amber with three inches of creamy, sticky tan head. Smell is bready with some sweet malts and floral hops in the background. Taste is smooth, sweet malty up front, some drying hops and a yeasty biscuity finish. Nothing earth-shattering about it's taste, it's just a good straight forward, well balanced amber.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    5.4% ABV- Decent hop for an amber. Light brown murky appearance. Aroma a little caramal and slight citrus. Flavor has some caramal malt and light citrus as well. Sweet start- bitter finish. Mouthfeel is crisp too. 2nd sample from Sprecher and liked each one. Very drinkable for the spring/summer season.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Not a bad session beer, it's a light vienna but it still has all the telltale flavors, unfortunately it has almost no aroma. Easy to drink, mildly hopped for balance, and overall not terrible.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A beer of the month club entry for may/june 2011. Pours a nice burnt amber color withe a medium head. Rather full bodied malty brew that has pleasant hints of bitterness tucked in here and there around the edges -- another good with a meal beverage.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer while on a work trip in Milwaukee. This beer was a decent amber. It had nice color and crisp flavor expected from a Vienna style beer. I would have this again. Not bad.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Courtesy of the Wisconsin beerman, pfoxyjohn. Pours a clear amber with a nice frothy white head and some lacing. Some carbonation. Aromas of sweet toasted malts with a very slight ripe fruitiness and slight hops. Taste is rich and creamy with a slightly toasted malts and hops finish.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Not the best amber I've had but still pretty good. Pours a clear amber with a small head, aroma is hoppier than I expected but still some malt evident. Smooth finish but not extraordinary.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours mostly clear amber with short, lasting head. Aroma is balanced with light maple topnotes. The flavor is clean and balanced with an astringent finish. Light bodied, but not watery, with effervescent carbonation.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    Sampled from bottle, thanks to pfoxyjohn. Pours amber as advertised with short head. The aroma is delicate with faint hops and toasted malt. The flavor is slightly sweet - almost balanced lots of bready malts. Very quafflable - an enjoyable session lager.

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