italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours amber with standard white head. Aroma is light with hints of malt, caramel, and wheat bread. Flavor is biscuit and caramel with a touch of grass. Light body. I forgot about it two seconds later.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin half finger fizzy head that quickly fades away into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel along with some subtle hops. Smells kind of bland really.
Thin bodied with some slight crisp hop bitterness up front that balances out the sweet caramel malt flavor. Subtle nut presence and a dry finish. Easy to drink but pretty boring.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sprecher Brewing Company, Inc.--Special Amber Lager--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 22 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection June, 2007. Tight dense lacy white head. Tight aged sediment dusting. Clear bright amber color. Mild hop fruit sweet floral front. Delicate toasty caramel fruit hint mild sweet smooth light creamy Amber Lager body. Clean mild hop smooth end. Well made & Aged well. Sampled 4/23/2010.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light amber with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention. Aroma is sweet grass, toast, cereal, mineral and some spicy hops. Flavor is strong cereal grain, grass, toasted bread, dry herbs and dry leaves. Palate is lightlish bodied somewhat oily on entry, light carbonation and a fairly neutral finish. Good stuff.
17thfloor (2403) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle from too long ago. Pours a clear glowing orange amber closer to red with a medium thin bubbly foamy white head. Aroma is nicely spicey and rich, munich malt, malt flour, hint of fruit, cinnamon, a nice smelling marzen. Flavor is same but a tad soapy bitter, some spiciness, nice richness, surprisingly clean with all the nuances of the malt and hops in a wonderful supporting manner, smooth lager, lasting bitterness. Medium bodied, lighter feeling, light carbonation, smooth.
Trev (1663) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber pour with a persistent medium head.
toasted malt, light caramel with a kind of metallic aroma,
Malty medium body with some honey and caramel sweetness and again some kind of tinny bitterness left in the finish.
JCB (3808) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of my Dean (!!!) - thanks, Jeff! Nice deep golden pour, lively and lustrous. Sharp and somewhat spicey aroma, giving the toasted malts a bit of an edge. Mouthfeel is modest, and the beer tastes very clean. Not very sweet at all, which is fine by me, with a fairly dry finish. Solid, average brew but very nice to try it.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A clear amber orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma is toasty, light caramel, a bit metallic. Taste is an ugly toastiness, grainy, husky, astringent, light caramel sweetness.
BVery (4262) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Gold/red pour, very minimal head. Very slight aroma of bread and malt. Pretty good flavor thanks to the hops.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly bland offering from Sprecher. Not too much aroma, appearance, taste, palate, or overall goodness. The best thing about this brew is its drinkability.