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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

Supper Club LagerSupper Club Lager

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.46%


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Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fartknocker on 07-03-2009)
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gobeer

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nice enough looking beer. Brilliant clarity and dancing bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice head. Aroma not off to a good start. Taste confirms aroma. Diacetyl, DMS, mercaptan and astringency all playing a part. Not much good to say about it. Although the bitterness is a nice touch towards crispness. The crispness is interupted by the off characters. This one needs help to clean it up.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 01:26:12 | More by gobeer
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was not fun.

Bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Results were not too good.

One finger fast reducing head

Over carbonated

Awful wet grain taste, there was nothing else there for me.

Mouthfeel: harsh!

Smells: grain

Overall, this is not a complex beer. Furthermore, I have never really found a pale lager that I truly liked. I do not think I would seek this beer out. Quite frankly, I think I may avoid this style in general from now on.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 15:48:27 | More by BierStein711
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am greeted with a label that says "Capital Supper Club - A Wisconsin state of mind" paying homage to the dying prevalence of the small town Wisconsin Supper club. It brings back some nostalgia having grown up in rural Wisconsin. Off to the side it offers the description of "Not Bad", and nothing else.

A - pours like a high life, a thin white film resides over the painfully transparent body, a shade dark of straw yellow.

S - Smells of some basic grains, it is nice to see a lager of this kind without the overbearing slap in the face of corn. Smells really sweet.

T - Sweet in a weird way, a lot like a malt liquor. Sweetness is a kind of astringent fruitiness almost like a cheap white wine.

M - Tart and thin, about what you'd expect.

O - The label says it all

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 02:24:24 | More by ChimRichels
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levifunk

Wisconsin

2.45/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been hearing a lot about this beer around town, tons of advertising. my wife picked up a 6 pack and we split a bottle tonight. looked decent enough, but the nose and then the taste was pretty bad. tastes like miller or any other macro brew. if anyone wants the other 5 bottles, let me know.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 23:04:41 | More by levifunk
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes.
Poured from a small capped bottle into a pint glass.

Light yellow, average white head, it does not look bad, would even make for a nice picutre, but the resemblance to a Bud is kind of surprising, although that could be my imagination after tastinf it.
Watery, markedly devoid of significant aromas or flavors, a significant disappointment. You can find a faint hoppiness, some bready notes, but really nothing else.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 02:28:21 | More by brdc
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jsh420

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pours clear bright straw yellow with a 1+ finger fizzy white head that left no lacing

smells like many macros but with more grain

taste - light cereal grains and some grassy hops that have more of a sour lemon flavor

mouthfeel is good - very light crisp

drinkability not that good with little flavor and a high price

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 02:49:24 | More by jsh420
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Supper Club pours a straw yellow, no head, and alot of carbonation. The smell is offensive, and does have sweet banana like smell mixed in. The taste is mellow, a bit sweet, has some banana and tropical fruit notes. Rather light in flavor, but not too bad. Overall not a horrible beer, kinda interesting, and the most important part, the taste, is not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 01:33:55 | More by vette2006c5r
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, my first beer review from Canfest. . . my old friend Capital Brewery, ah, they should do some big business with the Buckeyes coming to Camp Randall this Saturday.

Yellow pour, a little darker than usual canned yellow beer. Not much if any aroma going on.

Taste, wow, this is really bland. Talk about "truth in advertising," the can actually says "not bad." True, the best thing you can say about this, is 'not bad' indeed. This is their BMC beer, and well, all things considered . . . ('not bad'). Somewhat smooth, as if a light cream ale. Not a lot of anything (hops, malt, yeast flavor) aside from water.

I hear its $10 a 6 pack? That levels out the otherwise awesome drinkability of a marginal beer.

Serving type: can

10-14-2010 22:29:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer has a very slight hint of hazy to the golden body with a thin white head that soon fades away. There is a big carbonation of bubbles that pop of the bottom of the glass and glide to the surface.
S- This beer has a clean aroma with a soft note of dry corn and a faint sulfur smell in the finish. There is a faint musty quality that reminds me of roast beef but it is very light.
T- This beer has a very clean taste with a carbonic acid note in the finish. The dry corn hint comes through in the aftertaste and grows as the beer warms. The taste of raw grain hulls grows as the beer opens.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a slightly flat texture and a soft fizz in the finish.
D- This beer is dry and clean with no off flavors or much character at all. It is a well build beer just a bit bland and dull to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 03:54:17 | More by rhoadsrage
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schoolboy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm, not sure why I switched from the better beers they had on tap in the hotel lobby bar here in House on the Rock Inn in Wisconsin. I guess I can feel the alcohol and I will soon be falling asleep at 9PM central time.So I tried this lighter one.

It has the american lager taste or lack therof down good. Actually, it is the style well done, but that isn't saying much.Thie style never really impresses.

It'sa perfect clear dark yellow. Very little head or lace. The aroma is missing and the taste is crisp, with a hint of yeast,. which almost makes it interesting. Why this cost a little more than the other stuff at the bar is really a mystery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 01:13:50 | More by schoolboy
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer exited the bottle with caramel color and very little foam. The aroma has a metallic husky grain character to it. More of this on the palate. A little sweet, almost in an adjunct way, as the beer flows across the front of the palate. A touch of bitterness at the back. Overall I wasn't impressed.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 01:07:17 | More by BeardedBoffin
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hahahahaha ya, well.... Trying to think of the biz plan for this: we're going to make an average cheapo beer, use a marketing gimmick, an there ya have it. That's what this is. While it's true this is what's common in the county supper clubs, so what? Wax nostalgic.Poured with a nice white head and good lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is world common beer with a little extra malt. Flav is the same. Body is world common and ok. Finish - ditto. Session if it's your only option.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2010 05:25:23 | More by drpimento
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bristol2120

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep gold with a decent head that shows some staying power before eventually settling down to about a half inch layer of foam. Aroma features graininess, and citrusy hops notes. Tasting also puts the hops at the forefront, thought hey do have a somewhat jarring harshness to them; graininess is also there to be found. There could have been a bit more carbonation to lighten up the mouthfeel. Overall, not unpleasant, but certainly not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 02:58:54 | More by bristol2120
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dirtylou

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz single left in my fridge. i've seen the billboards, figure i should try this nonsense

12oz single

appearance: served in a GTTM taster glass in anticipation of drain pour. lifeless macro-straw body. like orange water almost

smell: woo - macro lager. not sure how they worked that green-bottle skunk into this but bravo on that

taste: if this beer is produced to sell to the masses in order to fund more expensive craft offerings, then i'm cool with it. however, i dont see the point in capital disregarding their capabilities and making something this average - skunky, dull hops, almost makes you wish it was flavorless.

mouthfeel: light, lawnmower beer

drinkability: fine, decent enough to finish a bottle, but i probably wont

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 23:57:10 | More by dirtylou
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Fartknocker

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Capital Bier Garten. Also availble at a handful of bars around Madison.

A- Fairly dark amber/golden color
S- Average malt aroma
T- Prety malty, with a bit of a burnt or sour tinge to it
M- average carbonation, slightly fizzy
D- average, nothing great but nothing bad

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2009 21:49:25 | More by Fartknocker
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold, with a shallow white ring of head - just barely enough to be noticable.

No distinguishable smell - lager-esque, but nothing that stands out.

It's a notably better version of the classic American lager - the result of using higher quality ingredients? It has a more well-rounded flavor than those from larger breweries, but not a markedly different one. Sweet, malty, with just a hint of hops at the end.

Nice in the mouth - an easy summer drinker - great for a ballgame or enjoying with a steak, no doubt.

Drinkable if that's what you're looking for, but don't expect much else.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:53:30 | More by mdcrouser
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TheDTrain

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Supper Club is suppose a nod to the lagers of old Wisconsin before Miller ruled the state & ruined everyones tastebuds. Decent looking with carbonation & musky flavor with mild hops and yeast. Definitely drinkable and a step up from Miller Lite, but not enough character for me to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 19:21:16 | More by TheDTrain
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After a stop at the the brewery I was introduced to this beer. It tasted pretty good out of the tap so I figured I'd take a growler home and see what it's all about. It poured a golden straw color with lots of carbonation but little to no head. The aroma was faint. I got a whiff of sweet grain and a touch of malt. The flavor was a tad muted. Crisp and clean but not much flavor other then a bit of malt a slight hop bite. This seems like afairly light offering from Capital. The carbonation was decent but it felt very thin in the mouth. Not a bad beer overall. Not a great beer though either. I could drink this but, would rather have many other beers from this brewer.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2009 17:38:06 | More by beerwolf77
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beagle75

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one rapidly diminishing finger of white foam that leaves behind a continuous surface residue. Scant lacing remains on the glass and multiple streams of eager bubbles rise in the column.

S: Mild crackery grain has aromatic qualities of its own that are joined by a fine thread of grassy hops.

T: Begins dry, with bready pale malt that takes on a more husky and aggressive Munich quality into the middle. Sweetness edges upward before acidity peaks, then flavors clear out in the short but yeasty finish. A trace of herbaceous green plant stems linger on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, very acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This pale lager portrays a malt focus that is well established, yet fails to elevate the product out of mediocrity. Flavors have little opportunity to become established before textural acidity becomes distracting. In a style that does not demand much respect, this beer would be better served by setting out to exceed the 'about as expected' reaction by its drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:07:20 | More by beagle75
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a pale straw color with a very thin white head that dissipated to nothing. There is a faint aroma of grain, almost a corn and grassy note as well, but not much. The taste is clean and crisp. Very thin taste but nice carbonation. This brew is a good lager, but just too light for me to enjoy one. This would be decent for a tailgate or a few on a hot summer night. Decent brew, but not great for the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 01:00:21 | More by WJVII
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle

Capital Supper Club was golden in color with good clarity. It had a white head that did not last. The aroma was lightly malty. The taste was lightly malty with a dry finish. It was medium-light in body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was above average. Supper Club is a pretty basic lager, but is quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 04:48:28 | More by afinepilsner
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Produced a 1 finger white head, which dissipated fast. The beer color is a light gold.
The aroma was of biscuits, and barley.
The taste is the same, but with a light dish-water taste. No noticeable hops.
Light mouth-feel, and medium carbonation.
Easy drinking, but it is a mediocre beer at best.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 22:27:13 | More by TCMike
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: US pint glass

Capital's Supper Club is a fairly refreshing, if unoriginal, light American lager. Clean pale malts, hints of corn, and mild noble hops are the major flavors. Not unappetizing, but not something I see myself seeking out to drink again.

Pours a 2cm tall, clean white head. Retention is average for the style, lasting about a minute, and the head leaves little lacing with its descent. Body is a transparent golden yellow with slight orange tint, light bringing out bright yellow highlights and illuminating plenty of small, streaming carbonation.

Aroma is of light grain, corn, and slight iron. Fairly bland, though this seems like average for the style.

Overall, the beer tastes like sweet pale malts, some cooked corn, mild noble hops and hop bitterness, particularly in mid-palate and aftertaste. Specifically, tasting opens with sweetness: a hint of apple juice and light pale malt sugars. Mid-palate of continuing malt sweetness and some noble hop flavor and bitterness. Closes out with continued malt sweetness and modest, lingering bitterness.

Beer is light in body, somewhat watery, with carbonation of medium intensity that foams this up on the palate somewhat, creating a mouthfeel that is at first mildly fizzy and then foamy and watery around the edges. Does not close very dry, minor stickiness lingering across the palate after a sip.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 19:20:55 | More by falloutsnow
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morimech

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I generally rate lagers higher than most other reviewers, but this beer did nothing for me. Clear yellow in color with a small, short lived head that settled to a thin skim of suds. Very little, if any lacing is left on the glass. Aroma of grain and a slight hint of lemon. Nothing remakable. The flavor is a slight improvement but not by much. Just the slightest hint of some Noble hops to compliment the otherwies unremarkable malt flavor. Slight lemon in the finish. Bitterness is low. Body and carbonation is average. Priced at $9.99 this is way overpriced as well. Buy a 12-pack of Dave's Brewfarm Select for a couple dollars more and you will be much happier.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 23:44:38 | More by morimech
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augustgarage

California

3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"0302" stamped on the bottom; poured from a 12oz can into my Harriet pils glass.

Clear pale golden amber with a soft milky white head. Soapy lacing, average retention.

Sweet faintly grainy aroma with a hint of grass.

Sweet grainy palate entry with hints of corn (despite this not being brewed with adjunct) and hay. Low bitterness. Relatively crisp, yet still sweet finish.

Light bodied, well carbonated, and nicely lagered.

Not bad for the style, but a bit too sweet and dull. Their motto is apt: "Not Bad."

Serving type: can

06-09-2012 20:15:20 | More by augustgarage
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Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.