Island Wheat - Capital Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 232 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
1.98/5 rDev -41.6%
Beer has color of cloudy urine, no lacing and no head
Smells citrus and cooked veggies
Tastes like lemons
Feels like water
Overall, this beer is a poor example of the style, and is more so fermented lemon juice. I enjoy good wheat ales, and this is one I would have as a last resort.
05-05-2012 18:38:54 | More by BierStein711
2.33/5 rDev -31.3%
This pours a pale golden, with a healthy white head.
Hardly any aroma at all, just a hint of grainy wheat. They must not have used a German weizen yeast -- no ester or phenol smells.
The flavor might kindly be described as delicate. Again, just enough flavor to hint that it is a wheat. No noticeable hops, esters, anything at all, really
The texture is soft, nice on the mouth, but the rest of it is bland, unremarkable. Drink it if you are afraid of beer. There is nothing here to offend you.
I am disappointed that I laid out $7.79 for this 6-pack
08-08-2006 19:31:39 | More by pweis909
2.34/5 rDev -31%
Really??? How did this one ever get brewed for production? If someone told me the goal of the brewer was to make a replica of Corona I would have believed them. Capital is one of the top brewers in the nation, which is why I was shocked by this lame beer.
04-18-2014 20:51:33 | More by Hoploaf
2.68/5 rDev -20.9%
This beer bored me. Nothing to make it stand out.
The color was a dark straw-like brown and the smell got me excited. But the taste was boring and the finish was not clean.
Sure. You could drink this as a session beer, but why?
It might be better with a slice of orange in it or something. But by itself, it isn't worth the price compared to other wheat beers.
05-22-2008 14:59:12 | More by nightcrawler
2.68/5 rDev -20.9%
Twist-off cap, pours a vivid, straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Pungent grains present in the nose, both sweet and bitter. Yeasty, grassy... Nothing special, nothing bad. Grassy and bitter to taste, fading into a macro-style sweetness, though not in a terribly overpowering way. Bitter again, with a hint of skunk at the end. Meh. Good carbonation. Not a highly drinkable beer, in my opinion. The bitterness is a bit much.
04-03-2009 18:55:49 | More by Opethsprite
2.75/5 rDev -18.9%
Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is cloudy lemonade with an orange tone. The head was absolutely pathetic, probably because I poured it too carefully. A finger of white foam dissipated quickly to leave a ring around the edge and a wispy lacing.
Smell: It does not exhibit the usual wheat qualities I want, but it has a very unique, industrial baked wheat bread smell to it — especially the kind sprinkled with flakes of whatever-that-stuff-is on the top for aesthetics. Lots o’ wheat. Other than there is a faint aroma of lemon and orange citrus in the background.
Taste: Mirrors the smell, but the citrus is much more prominent.
Drinkability: This is nothing to write home about. With so many real, Bavarian wheat beers available, I have no clue why I should even bother with the pale American versions. It is definitely drinkable, and true to style, but it lacks the flavor and aroma experience I want from wheat beer.
09-10-2011 05:45:30 | More by TheQuietMan22
2.78/5 rDev -18%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves a one finger pure white foamy head that recedes to surface skim, and it leaves a small amount of spotty lacing. Body is a cloudy, straw pale gold. Looks nice, and appearance is this ale's high point.
Smell - weak aroma of toasty maltbiscuits and saltine crackers, and butterscotch.
Taste - as promised by the smell. Weak taste of toasty maltbiscuits and saltine crackers, and butterscotch.
Mouthfeel - thin bodied, and watery at times.
Drinkability - this is not bad, but it is not good either, and certainly not inspiring, and so its sessionability for me is quite low.
08-19-2007 16:39:21 | More by ultralarry2006
2.8/5 rDev -17.4%
Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.
Don't know how many islands there are in the lakes surrounding Madison, but I'm pretty sure that not much wheat would grow there regardless. Still, this stuff pours a slightly hazy pale sallow topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, light puffed rice, and the vague notion of lemon peel. The taste holds notes of damp wheat, grass, musty lemon rind, and light powdered sugar. Something very unappealing about this flavor combination... The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda watery feel. Overall, a weak beer all-around, one I'll probably never seek out again.
11-15-2011 03:56:11 | More by TMoney2591
Island Wheat from Capital Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.