greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I have ever had. It went down so smooth and tasted excellent. The finish was money. Yum yum, Milwaukee you are still the greatest.
ronaldtheriot (972) - 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
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Living in Milwaukee, I have a deep sense of pride that one of the best beers in the world is made right here. Too bad it’s not available everywhere.
timmy4 (18) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer starts out malty and has a hoppy finish. One of my favorite beers, and one to which I compare all other Ambers. Excellent.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sprecher Special Amber pours to a deep golden/light amber color with a creamy white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is striking. Toasty, sweet malt aromas marry with vibrant, grassy hop aromas. There is a wonderful balance going on here, the malt and hop aromas play off each other perfectly. The palate is firm and smooth, with really great toasty/malty flavors that slide down the throat. The finish starts off aggressively hoppy and bitter, then gives way to the malt, ending clean and balanced.
This beer is amazing. It is like drinking two beers in one, you can really taste the hop and malt flavors in this beer, they are crystal clear. Special Amber has plenty of flavor, yet is so smooth and drinkable. The fresher you drink this stuff the better. You won’t do better than having it at the brewery’s indoor beer tent, but fresh bottles of this beer will knock your lederhosen off as well. This beer is one of Milwaukee’s favorites, and it goes great with what else? German fare. Match this with a grilled bratwust with saurkraut, German mustard, and hot German potato salad.
SeizOne (29) - USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was impressed, even the wifey liked this one. It was tasty but not over done. It was kind of sweat and the sweatiness stayed with till the very end this one i drank pretty quik. Ill buy this for sure in the future.
aetheon (82) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 medium dark golden color some lacing, light warm hoppy aroma starts out smooth and highly carbonated, medium body with flavor of light roasted malts, grass, very light note of clove and brown sugar with moderate hoppiness Very drinkable, I ll be getting this one again and trying some more from Sprecher - this has turned into one of my favorite beers
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - JUL 21, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This might be the most full-flavored and drinkable amber I’ve had in a while.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect copper color amber that is as smooth as it gets!
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is another wonderful Sprecher beer and my second. It is a deep amber with a dense, moderately sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thick ring. The aroma is malt, grain, yeats, with a hint of nuts, very nice and fairly strong but not overly so. The taste is very pleasant and wuite full, but excedidngly smooth. It has a wonderful balance of malty sweetness with flowery, hoppy bitterness.