Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +39.3%
Besides Old Style, I always have at least one of these when I'm Chicago. They say "Don't Judge a Beer By the Label"! I did, and that's what struck my fancy on this one. Very easy drinking, and especially good in Summer. For a micro/craft brewery specializing in pale ales, they did a very good job on this pale lager.
06-16-2014 01:54:13 | More by 302BeerGuy
4.4/5 rDev +36.2%
Poured from a twelve once bottle into a czechvar glass.
Pours a medium straw with a decent head that recedes to a cap and laces adequately.
Aroma is of light malt and toasted bread with honey. Light noble aroma, slightly floral. Crackery malted notes dominate.
Flavor opens with well attenuated malts. Flavor is of hard tack bread and sourdough biscuits. Middle brings slight hops flavor. Hops are light and slightly bittering with a bit of fruitniness, but not well represented which I don't expect out of this style. Finishes dry even though the malt is heavy in this brew and a bit sweet. Hops actually finish with a flavor that I can only describe as floral, like rose hip tea.
Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonation is a bit high. There is a bit of a light mouthfeel given the flavor, but I think tis is what Kirby was after with this brew.
Overall I will say that this brew is a PERFECT bridge between BMC and light BMC to a good beer. This is what a lager should taste like and the malt is excellent in this one. This beer is flying off the shelves, and I have heard this first brewing is sold out, and I can tell why. This is a beer for macro drinkers that think that this is close to a macro, but isn't. The biggest thing I like about his beer is it has what other American Lagers don't have, flavor. I do think that other reviewers have been extremely harsh on this beer and have not rated it according to style, which it is excellent in i'ts style guidelines.
I hesistate to rate beers really high. That said, based on the style this is a HOME RUN. Keep it up Kirb.
04-24-2010 00:16:17 | More by wheatyweiss
4.2/5 rDev +30%
Pours a clear pilsner grain yellow with mybe a brassy tinge. Very quick hed with no retention and ok bubbling.
Grassy hops and toasted sweet pilsner grains with maybe alittle toased Rice-a-Roni rice. You when you need to brown the rice before you add water. Inviting and simple smell. No musty, skunky adjunct aromas.
Starts out sweet and savory with some faint bread, a little corn, and the toasted rice. I don't know if this is an all-malt lager or not. The sweetness gets a little twang of lemon on the finish to balance the malts sweetness out.
This is a crisp, sweet, refreshing, ad super sessionable lager with good balance.Maybe leaning a little more to the sweeter side, but thats just fine with me.
05-02-2010 21:14:26 | More by scruffwhor
4.18/5 rDev +29.4%
A - Crisp golden color topped by a quick-lived off-white head starting at a quarter inch and fading off to mere whisps. The body displays action as I would expect from a lager, lots of bubbles.
S - Malty thick with a hint of pear.
T - Now this is a tasty lager. A beer that tastes as those my grandfather would have at one time enjoyed. Smooth, subtly roasted malt accompanied by hintings at a hop presence. There is a slight sweetness in the finish that really makes this brew go.
M - Mildly coarse throughout but differences among each texture, which makes this difficult to explain. Basically, this brew's feel offers different levels of mild texture as it transitions from the start to middle to end to finish. I'm rather impressed.
~ Overall this is a good beer offering from my fellow Wisconsite from the south. I could certainly kick back with a six pack of this brew and watch a fire burn.
04-23-2010 03:02:53 | More by cdkrenz
4.18/5 rDev +29.4%
For every thing a time and place. No sense in really going out of my way to describe this beer, We have all had it before. This is a cut above many though. It's clean, no corn aromas or flavours, just sweet husky malts and a touch of floral hops. Finishes dry for the style. Refreshing and very well done.
07-18-2010 20:14:17 | More by mjryan
4.08/5 rDev +26.3%
"Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper."
Kruggerand gold with corn silk yellow accents and a modestly sized lid of newspaper hued foam that doesn't even reach two fingers on the initial pour. The suds hang around for a spell, but don't grace the glass with much residue.
The nose is simple, clean and fresh grain-like, with none of the nastiness that is common with most adjunct/pale lagers from lesser breweries. A hint of corny sweetness does not seem out of place and portends good things to come.
Supper Club Lager is damn good beer (for what it is). It's too bad that all APLs don't taste like this. Simple and clean works on the palate as well, which is why this little lager is so damned refreshing... never mind that it's 3 degrees outside with a wind chill of -8.
My guesses on the grain bill include pilsner malt, pale malt and flaked corn for sweetness. The herbal-spicy-grassy hops, which do a wonderful job balancing malt sugars with alpha acids, most likely have German origins. A lighter, drier beer wouldn't have worked as well.
The mouthfeel almost earns the next highest score. No kidding. It's easily medium-full for the style and has close to ideal carbonation that is just peppy enough to keep mouth interest high.
If it's one thing Capital knows, it's lagers. Supper Club Lager is a bona fide hit as far as this BA is concerned. The fact that it's available locally is another reason to be pleased. Love the 50's, retro-style label.
12-13-2010 13:14:20 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.06/5 rDev +25.7%
I love the concept and label. I remember those days, although I lived across the border to the west, there are many similarities.
Very attractive with a very classic look. Perfect in a pils glass.
Soft spicy hopping. Sweet and semi-sweet malt. Again familiar.
Reasonably complex. Some nice drying on the finish, which is also where the corn character is most distinguishable (from corn grits - does that make this "all-malt" as noted in this category?) at first, although as it warms it flows throughout. Nice pale malt flavors too. Soft bittering, just enough to cut the sweetness some.
Full and ample carbonation, prickly, again right on for style. Thicker than many. I kinda' like it.
A classic beer in many forms and really quite enjoyable. A little pricey for style ($9.99/6-pack), will keep me from being a regular purchaser, but I give it all the credit for what it is and doing a very good job at capturing the aura of an era.
07-28-2013 16:22:12 | More by garymuchow
4.03/5 rDev +24.8%
Appearance - Light yellow to gold. Clear and fizzy. Medium-tall white head that stays only briefly. Pretty standard.
Smell - Sweet light malt. Picking up only faint floral hops. Low to medium strength.
Taste - Light malt opens - not overly strong. Nicely contrasted by surprisingly evident hops. Tilts well to the hoppy side for a beer of this variety.
Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.
Drinkability - A pretty decent beer in a usually undistinguished category. Plus as a Sconnie, the supper club theme just feels good. In a bar with limited choices, I might choose this just because of the label.
05-13-2010 03:53:56 | More by scaliasux
4/5 rDev +23.8%
Pours a clear, golden color with a small white head. Head falls to just about nothing. Very thin lacing.
Big caramel malt aroma. Not getting much hop.
Yep, tastes like a lager. Some sweet caramel malts ending with a mild sweetness then finishes clean.
Thin to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.
Decent lager, I like this one. Worth trying if you like lagers.
01-04-2011 15:35:18 | More by dstc
4/5 rDev +23.8%
Pale gold brew, small white head, maybe just a touch of haze but that could just be left over from college. Light sweet malt scent with a nice touch of floral hops. Nice sweet malt front, faint floral and ever so slightly citrus hops. Very well crafted. Medium to full bodied, nice soft fluffy feel. I dont see capital as much as I did back in the day in Iowa, but i cant recall them making too many clunkers, and this is no exception. Very well done.
02-19-2011 02:59:29 | More by Tballz420
Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.