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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A delicate balance of toasted malt and fresh hops give this medium-bodied German style lager an intriguing complex flavor. A creamy head, deep golden color and an impressive hop bouquet make this a very special beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JAPanek (2) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
This is one of my favorites. Local Milwaukee brew. Toasted flavor with just the right amount of hops. Clean appearance and very smooth. One of my go to beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3993) - - DEC 1, 2013
can. cloudy amber under a medium sized beige head. malty, toasty, buttery aroma. floral hops with a big malty lager beer. medium bodied. a bit creamy. very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Nice clear reddish pour with a modest soft head. Aroma and taste blend for caramel sweetness in nose and mouth. Hops are prevalent and end well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (676) - - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Had this one on tap at Mama Mia’s in Mequon. Reddish color with no head. Has a nice sweetness and malty flavor. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with thick white head. Smells of malt and hops. Tastes of caramel, slight bread and slight hop bitterness. Good beer but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8208) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap @ the Über Tap Room in the Wisconsin Cheese Shop, Milwaukee. Bland sweetish caramel with wintergreen notes. Odd.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steve_0 (3496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle in my hotel in Omaha. Pour is clear amber with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Husky, grainy, sweet caramelly, somewhat grassy, rough, lightly buttery aroma. Taste is a little smoother - bready, caramel, grainy, grassy, light corn, and cereal with a light bitter finish. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Orange-amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of crackers, a little caramel. Taste is strong breads, toast, malt... Caramel, a slight grassiness. Amazingly bready... Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1577) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
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! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at Sprecher's in Lake Geneva. Pours a copper-amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, bready, a little fruity. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor Is sweet, malty, bready, a little nutty, a little caramel, with a light clean bitter finish. A nice Vienna.

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