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EisPhyre - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: heyitsbyron on 03-13-2006)
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-02-2013 08:04:45 | More by bismarksays
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matjack85

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $3.29, so not a cheap beer. That comes to almost $20 a six pack if bought separately. No freshness date.

The beer poured a nearly clear bronze color, but only produced a ½-finger of light tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing at all.

Concentrated malt smell along with brown sugar and molasses.

This stuff is malty to the max. Roasted, almost burnt malt flavor, caramel, hard candy sugar, sweet brown sugar, dark fruits, and a good dose of alcohol make up the flavor profile. No hop flavor or bitterness at all.

This is thick and full bodied with medium carbonation.

I guess it fits the profile for an eisbock, but this being my first one, I have nothing to compare it to yet. Definitely a sipper to be enjoyed slowly and savored.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 04:29:50 | More by matjack85
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2012 04:33:35 | More by ssimpson89
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-02-2012 05:24:06 | More by GRG1313
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archi348

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-15-2012 04:32:12 | More by archi348
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-13-2012 19:08:28 | More by imperialking
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Brunite

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-23-2012 14:03:03 | More by Brunite
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-21-2012 09:03:55 | More by CarolinaKev
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Duff27

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

Short off white head on a murky copper colored body.collar left throughout. Nice lacing, especially for the style.

Sweet boozy aroma, some toast.

Booze and almost a smoke flavor come out towards the end of each sip. Toffee. I must say. Very drinkable for nearly 10%abv.

Thicke mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation which works well.

I really liked Eisphyre, nice and drinkable. Worth a try for dopplebock/eisbock fans.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 00:49:50 | More by Duff27
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2012 20:25:42 | More by GeoCait
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one many moons ago from a trader I can no longer remember. If it was you, cheers for the brews!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, fizzy, off-white head with lousy retention. Head fades quickly to a ring only. A slightly hazy maroon red in color with no carbonation evident. A very slight ring remains, but it looks relatively flat by the end.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee, and lots of sugary aromas, especially brown sugar. A hint of red fruits as well. A light alcohol scent as well.

TASTE: Caramel, toffee and some nice red fruits up front. Lots of berries and malty, sugary sweetness. Bold and lingering finish of sweet candy, red fruits, some light, bitter hop notes and a touch of alcohol. Flavorful stuff, and quite sweet.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bit of heat lingers on the palate.

OVERALL: This was a solid brew. More of a doppelbock than an Eisbock, as it really wasn't as boozy as most eisbocks might be, but that is beside the point. Flavorful, interesting and enjoyable, I'd recommend this to anyone. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 19:56:07 | More by Jeffo
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-15-2012 03:39:59 | More by danthehopslamman
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2012 17:16:51 | More by FreshmanPour77
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-30-2012 02:29:27 | More by ms11781
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-26-2012 04:13:05 | More by TonyTalon
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from jkane101, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, maple, bourbon, fruit, lager yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet and very barleywine-like with flavors of bourbon, caramel and fruit up front. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, well-disguised strong kick, good representation of style, this is a nice stronger lager to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 01:23:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-15-2012 20:51:59 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-09-2012 16:45:56 | More by Harvey98
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love that there's a relatively local brewery specializing in doppelbocks. Okay, so this one's not a doppelbock, but it was before they froze it. Bottled 18 Jan 2011, but this is a beer I'd expect to hold up over that time.

Pours a very coppery dark amber, clear despite the dark color. Even an aggressive pour can only coax a thin layer of foam out of it, and that's quickly gone. Nice lacing, though.

Smell is sweet and spicy. Loads of dark fruit (dates), coated in brown sugar, and topped with some chopped hazelnuts, a dollop of alcohol, and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Has that rich sweetness I expect from a doppelbock, just jacked up a little higher. There's a lot going on here, and I like it.

Taste is nuttier and less sweet, with the alcohol even more prominent. Starts out with some of the same malty character, but I don't get the brown sugar, and what fruit there is quickly gives way to a drying slightly bitter alcohol taste.

Medium-bodied, less sticky than I expected. A little on the flat side, though a nice wave of carbonation sweeps through late. Finish is surprisingly dry - perhaps the driest beer I've had at this high ABV.

Smell carries this beer a long way for me, but the flavor just isn't what I want it to be. I want more of the sugary, fruity sweetness to show up when the beer hits my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 02:08:54 | More by zeledonia
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

03-17-2012 20:59:30 | More by jrpapajcik
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Mug.

Appearance: Reddish copper with thin light tan head.

Smell: Very toasty and fruity, with plum, cherry and light spiciness.

Taste: Pretty sweet, with layers of fruitiness (plum, cherry, and other stuff I can't place). There are some toast, biscuit and spicy hop qualities, which showcase the Marzen-like Autumnal Fire base, but the sweetness and fruits really dominate.

Feel: Pretty smooth, full body for a lager with a fairly clean taste. Just barely dry at the finish, as there is a decent level of residual sweetness.

Overall: Bigger version of Autumnal Fire, but not better, as this is sweeter, friuitier and not as balanced. Still, besting Autmnal Fire is near impossible in my eyes, so this is another great Doppelbock from Capital.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 00:59:31 | More by bsp77
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Crstumpf

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-11-2012 05:55:20 | More by Crstumpf
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warnerry

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear reddish orange with one finger of tan head. Head fades relatively and leaves almost no lacing.

S - Smells of dark dried fruits like raisin and plum, with caramel and toasted malts also prominent. A nice sweetness in the aroma. Faint amount of alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to smell with some additional dry earthy malt. Bigger caramel presence in the taste than the smell. Nice toasted and bred malts. Also a bit of hop bitterness.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes more dry and with a faint bitterness. Some alcohol burn.

O - A good eisbock, but not among the best. Still, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 22:41:02 | More by warnerry
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-20-2012 01:12:47 | More by minneapolitanjim
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2012 01:58:28 | More by whartontallboy
EisPhyre from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.