SSSteve (3950) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cousin_Larry (616) - - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Über Tap Room in the Wisconsin Cheese Shop, Milwaukee. Bland sweetish caramel with wintergreen notes. Odd.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-amber with a thin, off-white head.
Aroma of crackers, a little caramel.
Taste is strong breads, toast, malt...
Caramel, a slight grassiness.
ronaldtheriot (1522) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sefbeer (9) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight, roasty, caramel aroma with mild, spruce accent cloudy dark amber color with a quickly disipating frothy thick head light tan in color. Floral spruce hopp taste that finishes quickly making it light and refreshing. Probably not for the "hop head" but a good tasting decent brew.