RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

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r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Coppery amber in color with a whitish head. Malty and sweet with a hint of citrus zest. Smooth finish with a hint of hops.

brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle at Oakcrest. Special Amber is a copper colored lager with a decent amount of hops and a slight bitter-grassy aftertaste. Medium-to-light bodied, and not especially smooth.

savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap in Milwaukee. Clear amber with a small head. Toasty, bread aroma with minimal hop. Flavor is malty with a balancing hop bitterness. Medium to light body, active carbonation and a clean finish. Nice Vienna, fairly drinkable.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear amber pour with fine tan bubbles. Nose of sweet grain, toffee, a bit of trash, banana laffy taffy and peel, plus alcohol. Taste of old stale grain, banana, bit spicy, clove, and stale linger.

Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
Fresh bottle from the brewery. A little cheesy aroma. Much head that resulted in a small retained head, on light yellow body. Not very drinkable,medium body. A Vienna, just not so tasty.

SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Canned! Always interesting to see a new can on the market. Almost clear amber color with a medium head with poor retention. A little cilantro on the nose, as well as some canned corn, mint, and a general funky, herbaceous hop note. A little sweet cinnamon-spice cake as well. Lots going on in the aroma for a vienna. Bready and sweet with a medium body and a bitter, herbaceous finish and low acidity. Definitely some sweet melanoidin stuff going on, and hops also get in there and mix it up for balance. Almost a raw fruity, yeasty note to it as well. Flavorful and lingering in the finish with some bitterness. Not bad but a bit coarse, and I’m just not that into it.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and toasted grain. Flavor of grass, caramel, roasted grain, and light citrus.

jmohno (1662) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Poured from a can a dark copper/gold.Small amount of head diminishing to a creamy ring of foam around the edge medium-full carbonation. Heavy sweet caramel malt aroma almost dark sweet fruti aroma maybe some hop and english.Some dry toast balancing the sweet malt,crisp taste with hops/ english present in flavor finished dry crisp kind of bittersweet citrus bittering that is pretty mild with a mild toasty base . A bit of mineral aroma and in taste also.

nearbeer (5604) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12 oz. can. Clear copper-brown with a lasting ring of suds. Nose is caramel apple, fresh cracked grain, light citrus. Flavor starts sweet with caramel, turns to some toasted grain and pecan, with a light touch of citrus and tart apple on the finish providing a delicate foil to the sweetness. Medium body is soft and to the sweet side. A little too fizzy for my tastes, but the carbonation does provide some astringency to help balance. Nice sessioner for a warm fall day.

Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and floral hops. Flavor was toasted malts, bread, grains, caramel and floral hops with a bitter dry finish.

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