Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery
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3.38/5 rDev +4.6%
A-Pours a chalky white head that quickly dies. Straw golden with just the slightest cloud noticed.
S-Pale malt aroma, just a hint of hoppy spice, and an ethanol astringency.
T-lagerish-hints of malt and a little touch of hops but not much else going on
M-A little heavier than many domestic lagers
D-As with most lagers this could be pounded into oblivion.
O-This is a nice lager. As with most Capital brews it is well done. But in my opinion if you're going to have a lager-why bother spending the extra money for this one and just get one of the cheap domestics. This one isn't that much different. I doubt that many people could distinguish this from MGD.
04-08-2011 02:43:05 | More by deebo
3.08/5 rDev -4.6%
12oz single left in my fridge. i've seen the billboards, figure i should try this nonsense
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
03-17-2011 23:57:10 | More by dirtylou
3.83/5 rDev +18.6%
"Not bad", reads the label of Supper Club Lager. This straight up traditional Wisconsin lager has the look of a midwest lager with an amber color, light head, and little retention. Its smell is a little more floral than the mass produced brews and a taste of sweet piney malts on the front of the pallete. After working on a 6 pack of Capital's Wisconsin Amber last week, this compares well as a toned down version. Sup Club is a very easy to drink session brew, and while the mouthfeel isn't as sophisticated as many ales reviewed on BA, its drinkability factor is real strong. Above all, at $7 for a 6 pack, I'd have to agree this isn't bad at all!
02-22-2011 18:15:03 | More by innersanctum
3.1/5 rDev -4%
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.
02-21-2011 19:21:16 | More by TheDTrain
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
3.6/5 rDev +11.5%
Bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.
Golden color with white head
Light and refreshing taste. Slightly malty with little bitterness.
Good mouthfeel with little hops bitterness.
A very drinkable lager. One that I could have quite a few of in an evening.
02-17-2011 03:40:11 | More by jsulko
3.65/5 rDev +13%
12 oz into a pint
A - Very lager like pour, easy carbonation, lots of head, very clear. Head formation is strong, 1/8" down to a film, very pearly white. Lots of bubbling. Golden in color.
S - Lightly malty nose, smooth sweetness seemingly driven by lightly caramel vienna malt.
T - Starts off lightly malty, smooth two row. Some pilsner and vienna malts sneak in, given some grainy and husky balance. Hopping is restrained, but some yeast comes through. Finishes balanced, the first bit husky malts and bitterness coming through.
M - Light body, smooth carbonation - somewhat balanced. Massages the tongue with higher carbonation levels. Finishes clean.
D - Easy drinking, lightly filling. Flavors are not overwhelming, complimentary. Good for a night as a session beer. The peak on the malts just gets a little bit troublesome - hidden astringency on the vienna.
01-21-2011 06:10:14 | More by katan
3.83/5 rDev +18.6%
This beer pours a clear goldel color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of pale malt and mildly spicy noble hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but stronger. It is a very pleasant, and enjoyable taste. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice pale lager that I could easily enjoy again.
01-10-2011 20:06:41 | More by KarlHungus
3.4/5 rDev +5.3%
Here's another beer that I had on NYE at Towne Inn in Jefferson, WI. I had heard that this beer was pretty good so I thought I'd give it a shot.
It's a good quality beer. This is a good simple balanced beer with a medium body, good mouthfeel and taste. I could see myself drinking a few more of these in the future.
01-04-2011 20:36:17 | More by richkrull
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
3/5 rDev -7.1%
(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.
01-04-2011 03:54:17 | More by rhoadsrage
3.88/5 rDev +20.1%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of bright-white colored head. This mostly retains with a thin fizziness but this does still stay fairly frothy and leaves back some decent looking spotty foamy lacing. The aroma smells grainy sweet, with a grassy and spicy hop presence to it. This is maybe showing a little citric fruit here as well but the overall nose is coming off as fairly sweet to me.
The taste is sweet toasted grains, with a tingle of earthy hops and some green citrus flavors. The finish on this is bitter, dry, and spicy, and all around a bit dirty feeling but it doesn't impact the profile a whole lot. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied and fairly crisp feeling at first but then thins out some towards the back. Overall not a bad feel here.
Capital kept it simple with this Pale Lager. Well balanced and clean malt and hop flavors combined with an easy going and crisp drinkibility. I ended up enjoying this bottle much more than I thought I would. I need to pick up a case of cans next time I'm in WI. I would keep this one around for sessionability in the summertime.
12-29-2010 17:48:38 | More by Kegatron
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
3.2/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
12-07-2010 04:48:28 | More by afinepilsner
3.78/5 rDev +17%
12 ounce bottle. Poured into a slender pilsner glass. Beer pours a bright gold with lots and lots of effervescent bubbles. Beer is very clear, as you would expect with this style. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Grainy taste with a nice crisp and clean finish. Refreshing, witha sweetness that's almost like drinking apple juice. Enjoyable and inoffensive.
11-25-2010 18:16:26 | More by eclaycamp
3.9/5 rDev +20.7%
Supper Club pours a pale golden in color with plenty of effervescent bubbles throughout the body. Nice white head. The aroma has a sweet graininess to it- almost like a cheap adjunct lager. There's some biscuit in the nose and I detect German hops... Noble? The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and soft. The taste is very nice and authentic for what this is - a throwback to the retro style beer. This is crisp and snappy with a pleasant mild bready flavor.
This is very easy going. None of the harsh awful tasting flavors of the cheap retro macro brews that this beer is trying to emulate.
11-18-2010 04:48:27 | More by Winter
3.5/5 rDev +8.4%
Picked up a single can from Princeton's Liquors. It's always nice to see a respectable take on the ol' American lager. It poured clear gold from the can and had a quickly receding head of foam. The aroma was a husky, slightly vegetal bread smell with a hint of malt sugar. The flavor then, is unsurprisingly sweet. It's not anything overpowering, just a nice light caramel to go along with the white bread, barley and slightest hint of spicy hops. Overall, this is a great lawnmower beer. I'd take a case out to a lake house in the summer.
11-16-2010 23:59:43 | More by tempest
3.58/5 rDev +10.8%
Capital Supper Club pours a a thin head over a clear straw colored brew. Carbonation is lively, and the nose is light barley malt, sweet corn, and lager yeast. The flavor is simple and direct- light sweet malt, notes of corn, and a little herbal hop off the back. Mouthfeel is light and crisp- the whole package easy drinking, inoffensive, and like the label says, "not bad."
11-04-2010 06:12:15 | More by shadow1961
3.03/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
11-04-2010 01:07:17 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.38/5 rDev +4.6%
This was a perfectly acceptable lager--I had a few bottles at a dinner party, and found that it was well-carbonated, lightly malted and sweet, maybe some hops at the end.
Nothing about it is memorable, but it does serve to inoffensively quench your thirst. This makes it pretty great for the style, but I would never seek it out again.
10-17-2010 06:08:18 | More by lstokes
3/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
10-14-2010 22:29:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5 rDev +11.5%
Light golden body. Ample amounts of carbonation are noticeable in the beer. Nice aroma of bready malt. Active carbonation hits the palate first. I take a big swig because I'm very thirsty and it doesn't disappoint. Light malty tones with a honeyed feel to it. Not a lot of depth, but no biggie for this beer. It's quenching. Solid enough. Now that I'm in a Wisconsin state of mind, I'm thinking a few of these would go nicely with a Friday night fish fry.
10-11-2010 05:28:21 | More by Bighuge
3.05/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
10-01-2010 02:58:54 | More by bristol2120
3.33/5 rDev +3.1%
Giving this a second run, thanks to beertooth for the can.
Poured into a small Hamms goblet, there's a half inch of creamy white foam, and a cluster of larger bubbles in the center. Bright gold color, with slow streams of visible carbonation. Settles to a thin ring fairly quickly.
Sweet bready biscuit aroma, better than I remembered before.
Flavor is similarly sweet, vague cracker/biscuit notes, very one dimensional. Feels a little prickly and astringent at first, aftertaste pretty much vanishes. A little papery with apple hints.
It serves it's purpose as a utilitarian lawnmower beer, and I wouldn't turn one down, but why does it cost as much as other craft 6 packs?
09-27-2010 23:46:21 | More by emerge077
3.85/5 rDev +19.2%
I like that Capital Brewery has begun CANning some of their beers and I hope they expand their CANned beer repertoire. Viva The CANQuest (TM)!
After the Crack and Glug, I was looking at two rocky fingers of bone-white head with "not bad" retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pleasant lager sweetness, nothing wild or amazing, but no adjuncts, either. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice sweetish lager flavor in the mouth. It is enough to make me weep when I think of how many AALs I have drank when this would be the right way to make a lager. Finish was simply lager, unencumbered and tasty. I liked this better than I did initially, on draft at Old CHI and I could see putting some in my cooler. If that constitutes "A Wisconsin State of Mind", I'm there. "Not bad", indeed.
09-26-2010 22:17:19 | More by woodychandler
Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.