Sprecher Special Amber

By on March 25, 2008 @ 6 PM (No Comments)

Brought to you from the fine folks at the Sprecher Brewing Company in Glendale, WI, this Special Amber Lager is their best seller. It’s a medium bodied German style lager, checking in at 5% ABV and it was was served up in an American pint glass.

The initial pour yielded a large 1 1/2″ frothy off-white head that didn’t sport any lacing and dissipated quickly. The body is a beautiful amber/orange that’s slightly hazy in appearance. There was very little carbonation to the body.

The aromas were solid – caramel and honey, citrus, banana and maybe a hint of mint. The initial flavor was a moderate sweet and the finish was a light sweet. The finish is about average in duration and the mouthfeel is somewhat dry. The aftertaste is a bit awkward – you brace yourself for sweet but it doesn’t really hit you like that.

Overall there’s not a lot to the beer – it’s good, not great – it’s right in the middle. It’s not very complex but it’s a good balance between the malts and the hops. It wouldn’t be a bad beer with burgers. I’d say it’s worth a shot – repeatable and drinkable, but not really memorable. You won’t be crazy about it but it could make for a good session beer.

Sprecher Special Amber Rating: 5 out of 10 (?)

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