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EisPhyre - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

imperialking, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Brunite, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev -2.7%

CarolinaKev, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Duff27
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.

Duff27, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of GeoCait
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
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!

Jeffo, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

FreshmanPour77, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

TonyTalon, May 26, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, May 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Harvey98, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
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.

zeledonia, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

jrpapajcik, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of bsp77
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.

bsp77, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of warnerry
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.

warnerry, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

minneapolitanjim, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

whartontallboy, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

reviewed from notes on 12/30/2011.

poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: reddish brown bodied beer with a small cap of white head. spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Super malty sweet with some fruit and spiciness.

Taste: Lots of malts the caramel and toffee character of the malt profile. It tastes like a pretty standard dopplebock, but the finish is bitter and I really dislike the bitter aftertaste / finish of this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Sticky and a little bit rough around the edges.

Overall: It a really strong beer and just not my thing. I have never been a huge fan of capitol brewery, but a friend told me this beer is a game changer. I gave it a shot and still feel that same about capitol brewery beers. Maybe some age will do this beer a whole lot of good.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 04, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to tulip glass.

Pours clear, light amber with a half finger of stone colored head, good retention and some lacing. Really love the color. Smells like raisin, malts, caramel, and some red dried fruit and spice. Taste is bready and caramel malt, off dry and a tad flabby, with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, medium-light carbonation. The alcohol is quite well hidden. Overall, a pretty good beer, though not something I really find myself wanting to drink a lot of.

pmarlowe, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Gonzoillini, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

sgoro, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
EisPhyre from Capital Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.