Sprecher Special Amber Lager
by Matt Morgan
(Beer Delegate, IL, USA)
Sprecher Special Amber Lager: malty IPA-alike?
Sprecher Special Amber Lager (5% ABV)
One brew that I took home as part of a four-pack of pints Cal graciously let me mix was Sprecher Amber Special Lager, 5% ABV. The hoppiest of the Sprecher beers I have tasted so far, and as you know bitter, you know hops.
If that is your flavor, then order a Sprecher Amber Special. If you like a lot of hops, that is the bitterness in this brew, you probably are a fan of IPA. Sprecher does have an IPA, but as I am so excited to report on my recent experience, I have yet to taste said ale.
I believe the Amber Special is a very malty interpretation of an IPA. In fact, I do enjoy some bitters, but I think the hops in Sprecher’s IPA would ravage my taste buds to the point of being unable to taste anything else for a week.
Now I am sipping as I type, sloppily backspacing and correcting errors of grammar, spelling and judgment. In fact, did I just deduce that hops are the dominant flavor of IPA? Hops are bitter? Sounds like beer 101 to me, even as if I know what flavors I speak of...
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